Baptist Crittenden officially opened and began seeing patients on Thursday, Dec. 13.
The 62,000-square-foot hospital has 10 inpatient rooms and 10 emergency department rooms. It offers inpatient medical/surgical services, inpatient/outpatient diagnostic imaging, inpatient/outpatient lab services; an endoscopy suite, two operating rooms and a cancer center.
Crittenden County, Arkansas, has been without a hospital since September 2014, when Crittenden Regional Hospital closed. Two years later, county residents voted to direct proceeds from an existing sales tax to fund the construction of a new hospital. Crittenden County officials chose Baptist to manage the hospital, and construction began in early 2017.
“This is a very special day,” said Brian Welton, CEO and administrator of Baptist Crittenden. “We are so grateful to the people of Crittenden County for supporting this project, and we are so excited to show them their new hospital.”
With the opening of Baptist Crittenden, Baptist Memorial Health Care now has 22 affiliated hospitals.