Sparks Gift Shop, Fitness Center Among "Best" in Arkansas

FORT SMITH, AR (April 12, 2013) Sparks Health System is proud to announce two of our facilities have been named “best” in their fields.

AY Magazine readers voted Jennifer’s at Sparks the “best gift store in Fort Smith,” and Marvin Altman Fitness Center the “best health club in Arkansas.”  Both are located inside Sparks Regional Medical Center.  The rankings were published as a part of the magazine’s annual “Best of the Best” list in the April issue. 

Jennifer’s at Sparks is operated by the Sparks Guild, one of Sparks Health System’s two non-profit women’s auxiliaries.  Sales at the gift shop help fund valet parking at the hospital’s main entrance, a service that is provided free of charge to patients and guests and is fully funded by the non-profit groups affiliated with Sparks.

Marvin Altman Fitness Center is the only fitness facility in the state that is fully hospital integrated.  Trained instructors offer a wide range of programs and classes at the health club, and a variety of exercise equipment is also available for use.  Individual, Couple and Family memberships are available.

To thank the community for its support, Jennifer’s at Sparks is hosting a special Open House Tuesday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Come help the gift shop and fitness center celebrate their awards with door prizes and special sales.  Refreshments will be provided.  Attendees can also register to win a one-hour massage that may be redeemed at Marvin Altman Fitness Center.

The full list of AY Magazine’s Best of Arkansas for 2013 can be found at