Sparks Honors Doctors March 30
Each year, Sparks Health System and facilities across the nation celebrate Doctors’ Day on March 30th.
It’s an opportunity to thank the more than 250 doctors in our system – newcomer and veteran, primary care and specialist -- for their unwavering care to the hundreds of thousands of lives we at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Sparks Medical Center – Van Buren, and Sparks Clinic touch each year.
Health care is always changing, brought on by scientific breakthroughs, technological advancements, government regulation and reform. But there is one constant: physicians still shoulder the ultimate responsibility for a patient’s care. We are fortunate to have these men and women in our community.
Recent estimates from the Association of American Medical Colleges indicate that the U.S. will see a shortage of between 60,000 and 95,000 primary care and specialty physicians by the year 2025.
But it’s because of these dedicated physicians that more than 64,000 patients received the care they needed in Sparks’ Emergency Department and more than 197,000 were treated in outpatient visits.
The quality of Sparks’ medical staff is revealed through the notes and calls of appreciation and praise we receive from patients and their families who are grateful that these individuals chose medicine as their path.
From our dedicated primary care and ED physicians, to the hospitalists working around the clock in inpatient care, to the skilled surgeons and specialists, it is a privilege to work with them in caring for our community and we want to thank them for their commitment to quality care.
Sparks Health System includes Sparks Regional Medical Center, Sparks Medical Center – Van Buren, Sparks Clinic, Sparks PremierCare and the fully hospital-integrated Marvin Altman Fitness Center.