Washington Regional is the only not-for-profit, community-owned and locally governed healthcare system in Northwest Arkansas. Since opening as a county hospital in 1950, Washington Regional Medical System has grown to comprise an impressive network of world-class health care services. With its 425-bed medical center, over 50 outpatient clinics and some of the area's most successful outreach programs, Washington Regional Medical System is Northwest Arkansas' largest health care provider, offering: Primary Care at 17 clinic locations, Urgent Care at 5 locations, Integrative Medicine and 19 Types of Specialty Care Clinics. Northwest Arkansas residents consistently rank Washington Regional as the hospital of choice for overall quality, highly trained doctors and nurses, and care in a variety of specialty areas including stroke care, cardiology, senior health, orthopedics and women's services. Washington Regional was recognized for organizational excellence in 2018 as the recipient of the Governor's Quality Award. One of the only 4 hospitals to receive this recognition in the 22-year history of the award.Most recently, Washington Regional was recognized as one of the best hospitals in t...he state, ahead of all other hospitals in the Ozarks region, in the U.S. News & World Report annual "Best Hospitals" list.