UAMS Health Specialty Center to Open In Premier Medical Plaza in Early 2023

By Yavonda Chase

The UAMS Health Specialty Center will house an Ambulatory Surgery, Interventional Radiology, a Urology Clinic and an Advanced Imaging Center.

“We are excited to be moving some of our services to Premier Medical Plaza in west Little Rock,” said Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, UAMS chancellor and CEO of UAMS Health. “This agreement allows us to expand our services in a convenient location that is easily accessible for our patients because of its proximity to public transportation and its ample parking.”

UAMS is leasing 32,000 square feet of space from Moses Tucker Partners and will join several medical providers in the state-of-the-art plaza. Between UAMS, Premier Gastroenterology Associates, Baptist Health and Natural State Laboratories, the medical facility is 100% leased.

Premier Medical Plaza was redeveloped by Premier Gastroenterology Associates and Moses Tucker Partners in 2019. The $50 million adaptive reuse development turned the former K-Mart store into a first-class medical facility.

“The UAMS lease, and their long-term commitment to Premier Medical Plaza, is the culmination of a thrilling, collaborative journey with Premier Gastroenterology Associates,” said Chris Moses, principal, president and CEO at Moses Tucker Partners. “Our involvement with such a transformative redevelopment project is extremely gratifying.”

“There is an ongoing trend in the medical industry toward convenience, with patients seeking health care in medical office and outpatient surgery settings close to home. As the health care industry continues to grow, we are incredibly excited to see the synergies evolve at Premier Medical Plaza,” said Todd Greer, CEO at Premier Gastroenterology Associates.

The general contractor will be Clark Contractors of Little Rock, WER Architects/Planners of Little Rock will provide architectural services, and financing for the project will be provided by First Security Bank of Searcy.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and eight institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute, Institute for Digital Health & Innovation and the Institute for Community Health Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’ clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,275 students, 890 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 12,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube or Instagram.