The story of CareArc has evolved over the years, but it is rooted in serving our community to make our friends and neighbors healthier and happier. We welcome all to CareArc, regardless of one's ability to pay. We have being treating our changing and diverse population with dignity since our earliest days.
CareArc is a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center with Patient-Centered Medical Home status providing a variety of services, including primary medical care, dental care, and behavioral health services. While the health center was formed in 1997, the story of how we came to be goes back much further
A postcard of the original St. Mary's Hospital. It stood on Exchange Street next to what would become Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
A postcard from 1940 featuring the new St. Mary's Hospital on 15th Ave.
The new St. Mary's Hospital cost approximately $250,000 to build. Newspaper reports at the time described the state-of-the-art hospital as having "bright airy rooms for patients," and operating rooms with "some of the best equipment in the state."
The new addition introduced 24-hour emergency physician services, and 11-bed inpatient treatment center, and a 10-bed skilled nursing unit.
The Eureka Health Center provides medical, dental and behavioral health services for the residents of Greenwood and Woodson counties.
"The name change helps us show our patients who we really are as an organization. We are so much more than a ‘health department.' With all the services that we offer, we are striving to help people get back to living their best lives."
Renee Hively, CEO of CareArc