About Arkansas Children's Northwest

Arkansas Children's Northwest

Experience Care Close to Home

It is no wonder why Northwest Arkansas is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. The beautiful region in the Ozarks continues to grow economically and culturally, and now it has yet another crucial metropolitan amenity: a pediatric hospital campus with state-of-the-art technology and expert care. 

The Arkansas Children's Northwest campus is 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, surgical services, diagnostic services and clinical space. The campus also includes nature trails and gardens for patients and their families, as well as a helipad and refueling station for the Angel One Transport team.


Trisha Montague

Trisha Montague, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, was named senior vice president/Regional Services. Montague will oversee key leadership positions and the on-site construction of the new Northwest Arkansas campus under the direction of President and Chief Executive Officer, Marcy Doderer. Trisha will also collaborate with key physicians, executives and management to implement plans for regional growth.

Trisha has more than 30 years of experience in executive leadership in patient care delivery and nursing practice. At Children's of San Antonio, Trisha served as the executive lead on a $150 million renovation project for inpatient units and services.


The campus sits on 37 acres of land donated by David and Cathy (George) Evans, Gary and Robin George and their families. This $7.5 million gift represents a historic investment in the future of pediatric health care in Arkansas. Thank you for being partners with us as we build care close to home. 

Generous donors from all over the state pledged $80 million for the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest. 

The Tyson Family and Tyson Foods, Inc donated $15 million for the construction of Arkansas Children’s Northwest—the largest single contribution in Arkansas Children’s history. The historic gift established the Tyson Family Tower, which anchors the new facility.

Walmart and Walmart Foundation donated $8 million to the Arkansas Children's Northwest construction project. The gift is one of the largest ever made to healthcare by Walmart or Walmart Foundation.

Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation gave a culminating campaign gift of $8 million, one of the largest gifts given by the foundation, in tribute to Mrs. Pat Walker’s legacy of championing children.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. donated $5 million to the Arkansas Children's Northwest construction project.

Will Golf 4 Kids and Color of Hope Gala committed $5 million to the construction of Arkansas Children’s Northwest, to be distributed over the next five years. Will Golf 4 Kids Tournament and Color of Hope Gala have been integral fundraisers for Arkansas Children’s for more than 20 years.

Endeavor Foundation has donated $2 million to Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW) in Springdale. The gift will ensure ACNW can provide essential programs immediately and effectively deliver comprehensive, family-centered care close to home for every child who needs it.

Kaaren Biggs along with the Biggs Family and Packaging Specialties Inc. (PSI) gave $2 million to Arkansas Children’s Northwest.

Families in Northwest Arkansas will enjoy a 37-acre wellness campus, including an outdoor labyrinth and nature trail, thanks to a recent gift from the Walton Family Foundation in honor of family friend Amelia Faulk.

Additional members of the Caring Community include:


If you are interested in investing in the people and programs of Arkansas Children’s Northwest, please contact the Arkansas Children's Foundation at 479-725-0404.

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Specifics of the New Campus

  • 233,613 square feet
  • 24 inpatient beds to care for children requiring overnight stays
  • 24-hour pediatric Emergency Department
  • An outpatient clinic with 30 exam rooms supporting more than 20 subspecialty areas and a general pediatric clinic
  • Pediatric surgery unit with 5 operating rooms
  • A full range of ancillary and diagnostic services
  • Imaging capabilities (MRI, CT and routine X-ray)
  • Diagnostic services (infusion, PFT, EEG, echo, neurophysiology, audiology, rehabilitation)
  • A helipad and refueling station supporting Angel One, one of the nation’s leading pediatric intensive care transport services with more than 2,000 transports annually
  • Occupational therapy and physical therapy services
  • Chapel with Pastoral Care
  • Volunteer and Child Life services
  • Playroom for patients and siblings
  • Family house, cafeteria and gift shop
  • Outdoor gardens, nature trails, and interactive features designed for children

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