On Thursday, Jan. 5, Baptist Memorial Health Care celebrated the grand opening of our new Baptist Arlington Emergency Department at 5150 Airline Road in Arlington! A group of more than 100 medical and clinical staff, community leaders, elected officials and hospital supporters attended the event, which included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by tours of the new facility. The new emergency department will begin accepting patients on Monday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 a.m.
Baptist Medical Group-Family Physicians Group will also offer primary and walk-in care at the site starting on Feb. 1, and OrthoSouth plans to open offices in early 2023.
“We are thrilled to celebrate this one-of-a-kind facility in Arlington and look forward to treating our first patients next week,” said Jason Little, president and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care. “It’s an honor to be able to provide quality health care and emergency services closer to home for residents of northeast Shelby and surrounding counties.”
Baptist Arlington Emergency Department is West Tennessee’s first freestanding emergency department and will be the only hospital access for much of West Tennessee between Bartlett and Jackson, Tennessee. The $10 million, 35,000-square-foot facility features comfortable waiting areas; eight patient treatment rooms; on-site laboratory services; and an imaging center, including X-ray, ultrasound and CT, for instant diagnostic imaging results.
“The Baptist Arlington Emergency Department was an absolute need in our community,” said Mike Wissman, mayor of Arlington, Tennessee. “With the growth that has taken place in Arlington and the surrounding areas in recent years, we are thankful to have emergency services much closer to home for our residents. We are extremely grateful to Baptist for recognizing the need and for their ongoing support of our community.”
The emergency care facility, a department of Baptist Memphis, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering immediate care for emergencies, including illnesses and injuries, for both adult and pediatric patients. Additional rooms in the emergency department include an area for trauma patients, an isolation room for patients with a potentially infectious disease, a decontamination room for patients exposed to hazardous materials or chemicals and a private triage room for initial evaluations.
Construction began on the facility in September 2021. The facility was designed by E4H architectural firm, and Flintco Construction handled construction management and services. Rendina Healthcare Real Estate, a national, full-service developer of health care real estate, will own the building.