The sight of big trucks, dirt and rocks made many people happy on Monday because it signaled the next phase in Crittenden County’s journey to bring health care back to its community. A journey that began when residents overwhelmingly voted to pay for a hospital through a special tax.
The trucks, dirt and rocks will help solidify the foundation on which the new Baptist Memorial Hospital-Crittenden will stand late next year. The hospital will bring much-needed health care, including emergency services, cancer services, imaging and diagnostics and surgery, back to the area. It will be our privilege to provide these services.
Brian Welton, who will be Baptist Crittenden’s CEO and administrator, has spent months working with Crittenden County officials and talking to community leaders about the hospital, and he has been met with enthusiasm and support. They have already welcomed us to their community because they have faith in our ability to care for them and their loved ones. Their faith is strengthened every day when they see you in action and the care you provide.