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Baptist Memorial, Crittenden County Break Ground on New Hospital

Officials from Baptist Memorial Health Care and Crittenden County broke ground on a new, $25 million hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Crittenden County.

Officials from Baptist Memorial Health Care and Crittenden County broke ground on a new, $25 million hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Crittenden County.

Baptist will be responsible for day-to-day hospital operations and will employ the facility’s staff. Crittenden County taxpayers voted in March to direct an existing one-cent, five-year sales tax to build the hospital. The facility will measure about 50,000 square feet and include an emergency room, cancer services, imaging and diagnostics and a number of other services and is expected to open in early-to-mid 2018.

“We’re excited to help bring health care back to Crittenden County,” said Brian Welton, CEO and administrator of Baptist Crittenden County. “During the next two years, we will partner with local officials, physicians and community members to help build a hospital this community can be proud of and rely on to provide high-quality care closer to home.”