St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center is a leading health care provider in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Founded in 1888, the non-profit Catholic hospital is recognized as the second oldest hospital in Arkansas. A member of the Sisters of Mercy Health System, St. Joseph's was honored with the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in 2003 and 2004 by HealthGrades - a national health care quality firm. With the latest technology and compassionate care, St. Joseph's is committed to fulfill the health care needs of Hot Springs and surrounding communities. St. Joseph's Mercy Heart Center was awarded a five-star rating and No. 1 ranking in Arkansas for its exceptional cardiac services. Comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs are also offered. The Mercy Cancer Center, unique in South Central Arkansas, features a full-range of cancer services. Further, it has a resource library, community and education rooms, and an educational office of the American Cancer Society. Patients are offered a comfortable stay at the Mercy Lodges. In addition, the 72-acre medical facility maintains a cluster of specialized treatment units such as Mercy Diabetes Center, Mercy Women's Center, Mercy Transitional Care Unit, Mercy Wound and Hyperbaric Center, Sleep Lab, and Cooper-Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center. Other specialty areas include Orthopedics, Neurology, Pediatrics, Radiology and Emergency Medicine. A full continuum of rehabilitation, home health/hospice, and case management services are offered, as well. As a major health care system, St. Joseph's operates six community clinics and numerous medical offices throughout the Hot Springs area. It conducts a series of classes, events and support groups. The medical campus includes an information desk, gift shop, uniform shop, and cafeteria.