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Washington Regional to Honor CEO Bradley at Plaza Naming Ceremony


Washington Regional Medical System will celebrate the official naming of the William L. Bradley Medical Plaza on Thursday, May 11, in a 4:30 p.m. ceremony on the Washington Regional campus. The event, which is open to the public, will be at 3 E. Appleby Road, across from the Washington Regional Emergency Department entrance.

Bradley, who joined Washington Regional as chief executive officer in 2004, announced last year that he plans to retire this November. The Washington Regional Medical System Board of Directors voted unanimously to name the new building in honor of Bradley’s positive, lasting impact on the health of Northwest Arkansas. As Washington Regional’s longest-serving CEO, Bradley has led the medical system through an extraordinary expansion of programs and resources to serve the community: Pat Walker Center for Seniors, significant additions to the Emergency Department and medical center, Willard Walker Hospice Home, Stroke Care Program, Women and Infants Center featuring the region’s first Ronald McDonald House, a number of clinics throughout Northwest Arkansas and the namesake medical plaza that opened to patients April 18. During Bradley’s tenure, the medical system also implemented enhanced employee programs and created 600 new jobs.

The William L. Bradley Medical Plaza encompasses a four-story main building and separate one-story building, set on 5.22 acres and offering a total of 76,000 square feet for medical services. The main building provides an expanded Urgent Care Clinic as well as a comprehensive imaging center with MRI, CT scan, ultrasound and X-ray. Featuring on-site radiologists, the Plaza Imaging Center offers patients the relaxed setting of a clinic, as well as flexible scheduling options such as same-day or next-day appointments. The main building is designed so that the Urgent Care Clinic and Plaza Imaging Center can be served by the backup generator at the hospital, ensuring vital medical services are available if needed during a community emergency response.

Other services coming soon to the building include:
• internal medicine
• family practice
• urology
• endocrinology
• diabetes education
• gynecologic oncology
• nephrology