Fort Smith ER & Hospital Staff at awards

After only nine months of being open, the specialty hospital is recognized as the best of the best by the community. 

Media Contact
Miranda Palmer 
Director of Marketing

For Immediate Release:  

November 8, 2023 (Fort Smith, AR) – After being open for only nine months, Fort Smith ER & Hospital placed in the top three for ‘Best Hospital’ in the 2023 Fort Smith Community Choice Awards. The nomination and votes by the Fort Smith community highlight the hospital’s success in reaching its mission early on – commitment to a patient-first, healthy community marks the ER as a standout of excellence in the Fort Smith area and beyond.

 “We feel very honored to be voted in the top three for ‘Best Hospital,’ which only further shows the support our hospital has from our community,” said Dr. John Weddle, Medical Director at Fort Smith ER & Hospital.

The annual Fort Smith Community Choice Awards recognizes more than 510 businesses and organizations in the local area for their exceptional dedication, service, and impact on the community. The community members are given the chance to nominate local businesses in over 100 categories, where the top five are voted on to win the “best of the best” awards.

Fort Smith ER & Hospital placed in the top three out of five major hospital systems.

“Thank you to all who have entrusted us at Fort Smith ER & Hospital with you or a loved one’s care,” said Dr. Weddle. “We take pride in being the community’s go-to ER and hospital and to continue providing excellent state-of-the-art care for all patients.”

The Fort Smith Community Choice Award winners were revealed at an award gala on November 2.

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 health care 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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