Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 3, 2015
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Saline Memorial Hospital CEO Bob Trautman points out the location of the new Saline County Memorial Bryant Medical Campus. Located at the intersection of Market Place Drive and Arkansas 5, the campus will include a medical office building that will house two existing clinics, plus an outpatient surgery center.

Adding to identity

Saline Memorial Hospital to build Bryant campus

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

Saline Memorial Hospital has been providing health care services to the community for almost 60 years. The hospital’s stated vision is to “remain the preferred health care provider for Saline County and surrounding areas by developing new services and creating ways to make quality health care convenient.” In keeping with that vision, Saline Memorial Hospital recently announced plans for a new health care campus in Bryant. “Three years a... READ MORE

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CALENDAR

    COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE TRI-LAKES AREA

    May 3 To Kill a Mockingbird BENTON — The Royal Players will present To Kill a Mockingbird at 2 p.m. at The Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information, call (501) 315-5483 or visit theroyalplayers.com. Malvern High School Baccalaureate Program MALVERN — The 24th annual Malvern High School Baccalaureate Program will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Bethel African Methodist... READ MORE