Best of River Valley Awards Dinner

The premier ER facility is recognized as the best of the best in the Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma region by taking home a ‘Best Hospital’ award.

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Miranda Palmer 
Director of Marketing

For Immediate Release:  

October 18, 2023 (Fort Smith, AR) – Fort Smith ER & Hospital was awarded silver in the ‘Best Hospital’ category in the Best of River Valley awards. The honor cites the hospital’s success and dedication to the community and surrounding areas of the Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma region in only nine months of being open.  

“We are truly honored and grateful to be a part of this amazing community that recognizes us as the best, and we appreciate the overwhelming support we have received since our opening,” said Crystal Restine, Chief Nursing Officer at Fort Smith ER & Hospital.

The annual Best of River Valley awards is hosted by The River Valley Democrat-Gazette, the major newspaper of the Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma regions. The best of the best awards recognize, honor, and celebrate the top businesses and organizations in the local area for their exceptional dedication, service, and impact on the community. The fellow community members vote for the best businesses with over 400 ranking winners.

Fort Smith ER & Hospital took home silver, or second, out of the top three major hospital systems in the area.

The hospital facility takes pride in being the community’s go-to ER and hospital, providing excellent state-of-the-art care for all patients. The hospital’s unique value in unwavering commitment to a patient-first, healthy community marks the ER as a standout of excellence in the Fort Smith community and beyond.

The Best of River Valley Award winners were revealed at an award dinner on Wednesday, October 12.

For more information, contact Miranda Palmer, Director of Marketing.


Physician-owned and operated, Fort Smith ER & Hospital provides concierge-level emergency care to the local community and surrounding areas. Fort Smith ER & Hospital is open 24/7, 365 days a year, and their team of highly trained medical professionals and board-certified physicians specialize in individualized care without the wait. In addition to Emergency Medical Services, the hospital also provides IV therapy, pediatric care, obstetrics services, and laboratory and imaging services, including CT, Ultrasound, MRI, and X-Ray. With hundreds of 5-star reviews, patients can experience the difference in compassionate healthcare at Fort Smith ER & Hospital, conveniently located at 4701 Phoenix Avenue in Fort Smith, AR.

Fort Smith ER & Hospital is a Nutex Health Inc. affiliated hospital facility. Headquartered in Houston, Texas and founded in 2011, Nutex Health Inc. (NASDAQ: NUTX) is a physician-led, technology-enabled healthcare services company with approximately 1500 employees nationwide and is partnered with over 800 physicians. Nutex Health has two divisions: a Hospital division and a Population Health Management division. The Hospital division currently owns and operates over 20 healthcare facilities in eight different states, equipped with highly trained medical professionals who provide concierge-level care to their communities. The Population Health Management division provides management, administrative and other support services to its affiliated hospitals and physician groups.


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