The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is moving a complement of specialty services to Premier Medical Plaza at 10915 Rodney Parham Road in west Little Rock. UAMS plans to open the facility in early 2023. The UAMS Health Specialty Center will house an Ambulatory Surgery, Interventional Radiology and Advanced Imaging Center, as well as a Urology Clinic.
“We are excited to be moving some of our services to Premier Medical Plaza in west Little Rock,” said Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, UAMS chancellor and CEO of UAMS Health. “This agreement allows us to expand our services in a convenient location that is easily accessible for our patients because of its proximity to public transportation and its ample parking.”
UAMS is leasing 32,000 square feet of space from Moses Tucker Partners and will join several medical providers in the state-of-the-art plaza. Between UAMS, Premier Gastroenterology Associates, Baptist Health and Natural State Laboratories, the medical facility is 100% leased. Premier Medical Plaza was redeveloped by Premier Gastroenterology Associates and Moses Tucker Partners in 2019. The $50 million adaptive reuse development turned the former K-Mart store into a first-class medical facility.
“The UAMS lease, and their long-term commitment to Premier Medical Plaza, is the culmination of a thrilling, collaborative journey with Premier Gastroenterology Associates,” said Chris Moses, principal, president and CEO at Moses Tucker Partners. “Our involvement with such a transformative redevelopment project is extremely gratifying.”
The general contractor will be Clark Contractors of Little Rock, WER Architects/Planners of Little Rock will provide architectural services, and financing for the project will be provided by First Security Bank of Searcy.
“There is an ongoing trend in the medical industry toward convenience, with patients seeking health care in medical office and outpatient surgery settings close to home. As the health care industry continues to grow, we are incredibly excited to see the synergies evolve at Premier Medical Plaza,” said Todd Greer, CEO at Premier Gastroenterology Associates.
UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation.
UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’ clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke.
UAMS has 3,047 students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and six dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 11,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.
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