Arkansas Chil­dren’s North­west will soon open as the na­tion’s small­est free-stand­ing chil­dren’s hos­pi­tal, a 24-bed fa­cil­ity in fast-grow­ing north­west Arkansas near Wal­mart head­quar­ters.

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About $63 mil­lion of the Spring­dale hos­pi­tal’s $167 mil­lion cost has come from char­i­ta­ble do­na­tions from Wal­mart and its foun­da­tion, Tyson Foods, truck­ing gi­ant J.B. Hunt, and other prom­i­nent in­di­vid­u­als and em­ploy­ers in the area. Tr­isha Mon­tague, the chief ad­min­is­tra­tor of Arkansas Chil­dren’s North­west, said Arkansas Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Lit­tle Rock ex­plored build­ing the mi­cro­hos­pi­tal 10 years ago, but sup­port­ing a hos­pi­tal in Spring­dale was not ideal at that time.

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