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The Alice L. Walton Foundation and Washington Regional Medical System on Monday said they will create a new health system as part of a larger plan to improve access to specialty healthcare services in Northwest Arkansas.
The foundation last year announced a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic to evaluate which types of specialty care are needed in the region, and then make recommendations on how to achieve those improvements.
A 2019 report showed that many Northwest Arkansas residents currently travel elsewhere for specialty care. Those findings indicated that the region lost an estimated $950 million