Hot Springs, Arkansas
National Park Medical Center
About the Community
Known as America’s First Resort, Hot Springs is a city alive with activity. Downtown features a number of art galleries and antique shops and serves as host for the nationally recognized Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and Hot Springs Music Festival. Oaklawn Park is the site of exciting thoroughbred racing, and Garvan Woodland Gardens is a magical 210-acre botanical garden surrounded by Lake Hamilton. The Hot Springs Convention Center is a state-of-the-art concert and sports arena, and the Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Theme and Water Park offers summertime family fun and a summer concert series. Hot Springs National Park, the first federally protected area in the nation’s history, features 147-degree thermal water flowing year round from 47 hot springs.
Hot Springs is surrounded by abundant opportunities for camping, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and water skiing. There are 17 championship golf courses in the area and four major tournament lakes for fishing. The mountains surrounding the city are part of the Ouachita National Forest, one of the oldest and most scenic in the nation, with plenty of trails that take avid hikers to spectacular overlooks. Within the city, there are 19 parks and seven miles of hiking trails.
About the Hospital
National Park Medical Center is a 166-bed acute-care facility that provides services to a five-county area, including Garland, Hot Springs, Montgomery, Pike, and Clark counties. The facility provides a wide range of services, including The Heart and Vascular Center, digital mammography services, Center for Sleep Disorders, rehabilitation, ICU, emergency services, diagnostic imaging services, physical therapy, outpatient services, cardiac rehabilitation, pediatrics, The Family Maternity Center, home health care, medical and surgical nursing units, and a skilled nursing facility.