Sparks, Summit Celebrate National Volunteer Week

FORT SMITH, AR (April 22, 2013) – Sparks Health System and Summit Medical Center are celebrating National Volunteer Week by honoring the outstanding work of our volunteers. 

At Sparks and Summit, Volunteers aid in positions throughout the hospitals, from escorting patients and guests around our facilities to providing assistance in our patient care units. The selfless support provided by our Volunteers allows our medical centers to provide an added level of service to our patients and visitors.

Right now, volunteer positions are available at both Sparks and Summit to suit a variety of abilities and interests. If you would like to join the group of dedicated volunteers at Summit Medical Center, call (479) 471-4344. To learn more about volunteering with Sparks Regional Medical Center, call (479) 441-5555.

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 to recognize those who give their time to do extraordinary things through service. The week is supported and endorsed by the president, governors and other elected officials.

Sparks Health System includes Sparks Regional Medical Center, Sparks Clinic (an employed multi-specialty physician group), Sparks PremierCare physician-hospital organization, Sparks Home Health and the fully hospital-integrated Marvin Altman Fitness Center.

Summit Medical Center is a fully accredited, 103-bed acute care hospital. The medical staff includes numerous specialties such as Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Family and Internal Medicine, Bariatric and General Surgery, Orthopedic and Plastic Surgery, Pediatrics and Wound Care. For more information about Summit, visit