$14 Million Donated to Planned Chaffee Medical School

$14 million has been donated to a planned medical school at Chaffee Crossing, according to Ivy Owen, who is the Executive Director for the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority.

The donation was anonymous and was announced Thursday (May 22) at the Chaffee Crossing board meeting, Owen said.

The Fort Smith Regional Healthcare Foundation announced it’s  plans to build the new medical center at Chaffee Crossing this past February.

The proposed school will be able to teach approximately 150 students and is designed to be a 60,000 square foot building, according to plans released earlier this year.

It will employ 65 people and create jobs with an average salary of more than $100,000.

For more on the planned medical center, click here.