Sparks Regional Medical Center
Intensive Care Units
Visiting arrangements will be made upon admission to the ICUs. The medical and nursing staff retain the right to limit visitors based on the clinical status of the individual patient and the overall status of the unit. The preferred maximum number of visitors within a room at one time is two.
Should you require surgery, comfortable waiting rooms for your family are located near the surgery suite, and a hostess is on duty to keep them informed of your condition.
If you want a family member or friend to stay overnight to be near your bedside, you may rent a cot (if you are in a private room) or, in some cases, the adjacent hospital bed in a semiprivate room. Ask your nurse to make the arrangements for you.
Cafe Sparks is located in the basement.
Daily cafe hours are:
- Breakfast: 6 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
- Lunch: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Dinner: 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Vending machines, available around the clock, are located accross the hall from Cafe Sparks.
Outtakes Coffee Bar
The Outtakes Coffee Bar is located near the lobby by the Main Entrance.
- Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Parking for visitors is conveniently located in lots near the Medical Center's Main Entrance. The lots are well lit and regularly checked by the security staff. However, Sparks is not responsible for damage to vehicles or property stolen from cars parked on the lots.
Free valet service is also available to all patients and visitors at our Main Entrance from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Jennifer's at Sparks is a full-service gift shop open seven days a week. It is operated by the Sparks Guild, a volunteer group dedicated to improving Sparks Health System and the community's health.
We offer a variety of products including:
- Baby Gifts
- Plush Animals
You are welcome to place your order by phone, and we will help you customize your gift. We are open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Our telephone number is (479) 441-4221.
Please be aware... Patients in ICU cannot have flowers or gifts. Some other health limitations may prohibit flowers.
Located at Sparks Health System, 1st Floor, 1001 Towson Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901, (479)441-4221.
Jennifer's, Too! is a branch of Jennifer's at Sparks. It is located in Sparks Plaza and operated by Sparks Guild.
Its hours of operation are:
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays
Special features at Jennifer's, Too! include cappuccino, coffee, soda, and tables and chairs for your convenience. We also sell used paperback books along with a full array of gifts.
Located at Sparks Medical Plaza, 1500 Dodson Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901,(479)709-1965.
Inspirations is located inside The Women's Center at Sparks, 1500 Dodson Avenue, Suite 140, Fort Smith, AR 72901, (479) 709-6881.
Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren
Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren understands family members and friends are an important part of the healing process for our patients and we welcome you to visit.
If you are visiting a patient at Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren, please check-in at the information desk. One of our volunteers will be happy to assist you. Our patients need to get adequate rest, so please encourage loved ones to limit their visits. Children may visit only if supervised by an adult at all times.
Our cafeteria is located on the ground floor and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren Gift Shop is located in the main lobby. All items purchased in our gift shop benefit Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren Auxiliary Community Scholarships. You may buy the items tax-free. Gifts include:
- Stuffed animals
- Artificial flowers
- Personal items
- A variety of other gifts
Please contact the gift shop at (479) 474-4436.
1916 N 6th Street
Van Buren, AR 72956
The Van Buren Hampton Inn offers 60 guest rooms and 4 suites. Amenities Include:
- Indoor swimming pool
- High-speed Internet access
- Whirlpool bath
- Air conditioning
- Conference center