Mobile Health Unit to Deliver Care to Underserved Communities Thanks to Fowler Family Donation of $1.6 Million to NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation

From left, Robbie Johnson, vice president and chief development officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care; Kim Provost, executive director of NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation; Kim Fowler; Chris Fowler and Sam Lynd, CEO of NEA Baptist

NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation received a donation of $1.6 million from Chris and Kim Fowler in February. The gift will fund Big Blue – a comprehensive mobile health unit that will deliver care to uninsured and underinsured individuals in underserved communities in Northeast Arkansas.

Big Blue will be equipped with technology to perform breast cancer screenings, community health screenings and sports physicals, wellness and prevention visits, vaccination clinics, as well as provide pandemic rapid response and interventional resources. Features include mobile digital X-ray, mammography, lab testing and spacious exam space.

“NEA Baptist is grateful to receive this generous gift from Kim and Chris Fowler,” said Sam Lynd, CEO and administrator of NEA Baptist. “The Fowlers are champions of this community and have demonstrated a long-term commitment to helping the people of northeast Arkansas grow and thrive. Through this gift, NEA Baptist will have the opportunity to make use of technology to extend our resources and expand our mission of providing quality care to the community.”

NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation is the charitable arm of NEA Baptist Health System, an integrated delivery model connecting NEA Baptist Clinic and NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, a 228-bed facility. The NEA Baptist Foundation is committed to enhancing the lives of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri residents through generous gifts from the community.

NEA Baptist Foundation supports six programs: the NEA Baptist Center for Good Grief, the Center for Healthy Children, the Medicine Assistance Program, HopeCircle, Wellness Works and ShareHope.