Benefiting your community

Baptist Memorial Health Care is an award-winning network dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality care for patients.

NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital

Baptist Memorial Health Care operates 14 hospitals in West Tennessee, North Mississippi, and Northeast Arkansas. With more than 12,000 full-time equivalent employees, Baptist serves the medical needs of its communities, while also playing a significant role in area economies.

NEA Baptist located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, was built in 1976 and became affiliated with the Baptist system in 2007. The hospital has 100 licensed beds and approximately 726 full-time equivalent employees. In 2012, the hospital reported an average daily census of 67 and had 22,555 emergency room visits, 743 births, 6,761 surgeries, and 6,301 discharges.

In 2013, NEA Baptist opened a new fully integrated medical campus with a six-story, 181 bed hospital, a clinic with both a 3-story and a 5-story multi-specialty physician structure, and the Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care. The construction project is the largest investment made by Baptist in a single community and one of the largest health care investments in Arkansas in the last decade.

An annual study conducted by the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis showed the economic impact of Baptist on the surrounding local economies. The total production of goods and services created by NEA Baptist was valued at more than $135 million; total salaries, wages, and benefits valued $54 million; state and local taxes generated by the hospital was more than $4.7 million; and more than 1,200 full and part time jobs were created.