FORT SMITH, Ark. (July 2, 2018) – Health care services will be expanding soon in the Chaffee Crossing area of Fort Smith. ERC Holdings announces that two local healthcare providers will open practices at its new commercial complex, One McClure Place, located at 8101 McClure Drive. Beginning in October 2018, Women’s Center for Health and Wellness and Arkansas Vein Clinic and Skin Care will open practices in the second building to be completed at One McClure Place. These will be the fourth and fifth healthcare related practices in Chaffee Crossing.

ERC began construction of the first of three buildings at One McClure Place in 2017. The second and third buildings are currently under construction. Bob Cooper of Ghan & Cooper Commercial Properties worked with the ERC team, Dr. Wood and Dr. Smith Basinger to develop the concept for the shared-space clinic. Approximately 3,000 sq.ft. of “build to suit” space is available for lease in Building #2 and 6,000 sq. ft. in Building #3. For leasing information, contact Bob Cooper of Ghan & Cooper Commercial Properties, 479.478.6161, bob@rhghan.com.

Rod Coleman and the ERC team are committed to creating spaces where people can “Live Inspired” and “Thrive” in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Coleman says his staff works with designers around the country to “imagine new ways to make every day experiences exciting, inviting, attractive, and user-friendly. There is no reason why Fort Smith residents shouldn’t enjoy the same environments, conveniences, and amenities as people in larger metropolitan areas. We believe it is a great time to invest in Fort Smith and we are committed to doing that in a way that improves our overall quality of life by attracting and retaining innovative health care providers like Dr. Wood and Dr. Smith Basinger.”

Since he arrived in 2007, Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority executive director Ivy Owen has had a goal of attracting a wide array of healthcare services to Chaffee Crossing. Owen spearheaded a revised master land use plan in 2008 that allows healthcare services in close proximity to residential neighborhoods. Owen recalls, “We talked then about locating clinics within a short walk or bike ride from a resident’s front door. ERC shares our vision and found a way to make their commercial development complement the area in a way that is convenient and attractive for homebuyers, and good for the entire community. We couldn’t be happier with the location of these two medical practices near multiple neighborhoods.”


For Dr. Tommy Wood, D.O., the Women’s Center for Health and Wellness will be his second practice in the city. A Fort Smith native, he returned to his hometown to practice in 2007. He specializes in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, menopause, biodentical hormone replacement therapy, hormone testing, women’s wellness, and weight loss. Amanda Spahn, PA-C will be the provider in the clinic. She has been practicing medicine for six and a half years since completing her PA studies at Harding University. They will both see patients in the new office and Dr. Wood will continue to see patients in his office at East Side OB/GYN.

Norma Smith Basinger, MD, and Janet Newman, RN, of Arkansas Vein Clinic and Skin Care, will relocate their practices from 2713 S. 74th Street, Fort Smith, to the new complex. Dr. Smith Basinger, has been in private practice since 1993 beginning her medical career as a board-certified physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. In 2009 Dr Smith Basinger became Arkansas’ first Diplomat of the American College of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and refocused her practice to the treatment of varicose veins, vein disorders, chronic venous ulcers, lymphedema, and aesthetic treatments. Janet Newman, a Fort Smith native, is a graduate of the Westark Nursing Program, has been a practicing registered nurse for over 20 years, specializing in the latest and most advanced treatment of spider veins, aesthetic injections, dermal fillers, neurotoxins and skin rejuvenation, facial aesthetic injections, and laser and light treatments. She has been practicing with Dr. Basinger since 2003. Dr. Smith Basinger’s highly-trained team includes licensed nurses and four licensed sonographers, specially trained to assist patients with education, evaluation, and treatment. She and her licensed ultrasound staff are IAC accredited for peripheral venous studies.


ERC has been building high-quality apartment homes and developing exclusive single-family additions in the South and Midwest United States since 1957. Our goal is to build the best living experience, period. Through core values of unwavering integrity, hearts of service, authenticity, and acceptance of all possibilities, the ERC team builds contemporary, life-centered neighborhoods. We create places people want to call home.

Catch ERC’s vision for development at Chaffee Crossing, contact:
Rod Coleman, Chairman                            479.650.4102
rcoleman@erc.com   www.erc.com

To lease space in One McClure Place at Chaffee Crossing, contact:
Bob Cooper, Ghan & Cooper Properties   479.478.6161
bob@rhghan.com    www.rhghan.com



Chaffee Crossing is Arkansas’ premiere economic development project located within the cities of Fort Smith and Barling. Operated by the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority trust, Chaffee Crossing is bringing industrial, commercial, residential, educational, historical and recreational growth that is boosting the economy of the entire western Arkansas region.

Reach out for more information about Chaffee Crossing developments:
Ivy Owen, Exec Dir     479.452.4554       iowen@chaffeecrossing.com
Lorie Robertson, Dir. of Mktg.  479.719.6624    lorie@chaffeecrossing.com
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