St. Joseph's has been caring mercifully for residents in the Hot Springs environs for well over a century. St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center, the second-oldest hospital in Arkansas, has more than 300 beds and provides acute and tertiary care, as well as home health care. The hospital is a not-for-profit health facility and is part of the Sisters of Mercy Health System. It has specialty units focused on cancer, cardiovascular, women, and senior care. Established in 1888, in 2010 St. Joseph's Mercy announced it would acquire local rival HealthPark Hospital as well as HealthFirst Physicians Group and Hot Springs Village Clinic. All of the acquired medical providers will operate under the St. Joseph Mercy moniker.