Relias Healthcare Announces Expansion into Arkansas with Mississippi County Hospital System Partnership

Tupelo, MS – (July 9, 2024) – Relias Healthcare, a leading provider of Emergency Medicine (EM) and Hospital Medicine (HM) practice management solutions, is excited to announce a new partnership with Arkansas-based Mississippi County Hospital System. This partnership covers two Mississippi County Hospital System locations in Arkansas.

Mississippi County Hospital System is home to Great River Medical Center, a 99-bed acute care full services hospital located in Blytheville, Arkansas as well as SMC Regional Medical Center, a 25-bed Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) located in Osceola, Arkansas.

This collaboration between Relias Healthcare and MCHS will provide high-quality healthcare services to both Arkansas communities. As the preferred practice management partner, Relias Healthcare will bring its expertise in Emergency Medicine to enhance the delivery of patient-centered care across the Mississippi County Hospital System network. This partnership will help fulfill both organizations’ patient-focused missions.

Leadership from both organizations are enthusiastic about the new partnership and the positive impact it will have on the healthcare landscape in Mississippi County.

“This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality of care to our communities,” said Jimmy Howard, Great River and SMCRMC ED Director. “Relias Healthcare’s expertise and dedication to excellence align perfectly with our mission, and we are confident that this transition will bring enhanced emergency services and improved patient outcomes. Together, we look forward to setting new standards in healthcare and ensuring our patients receive the best possible care.”

“Expanding into another state through this partnership highlights the dedication of the Relias Healthcare team and the strong reputation our clinicians and leaders have built in the region. By combining our specialized solutions with the solid foundation of the Mississippi County Hospital System, we are set to make a meaningful impact on patient care and community health in Arkansas,” said Relias Healthcare CEO Luke West.

The collaboration is expected to result in improved patient experience and clinical efficacy, increased operational efficiency, and a strengthened healthcare infrastructure for the communities served. The partnership began on July 8.

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Relias Healthcare is a multi-state healthcare solutions company with over 500 providers and over 530,000 annual visits. Relias Healthcare provides hospitals with a wide portfolio of management and staffing solutions within the acute care setting of hospital systems, tertiary referral centers and rural community hospitals. Providers are our priority, hospitals are our partners, and patients are our purpose.



Relias Healthcare is a multistate healthcare solutions company with over 300+ providers and over 400,000+ annual visits. Providers are our priority, hospitals are our partners, and patients are our purpose.