Arkansas boasts nationally-recognized doctors and health care facilities, with several large health care providers and the state’s teaching and research institute located in Little Rock. Whether you’re considering retiring or relocating to Arkansas, rest assured that your health is top priority. Services include the areas of heart health, orthopedics, home health care, wellness, geriatrics and hospice care.

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Central Arkansas

Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Way, Little Rock
501-364-1100 /
Arkansas Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas and one of the largest in the United States serving kids from birth to age 21. The private, nonprofit health care facility boasts an internationally-renowned reputation for medical breakthroughs and intensive treatments, unique surgical procedures and forward-thinking medical research, all dedicated to fulfilling their mission of enhancing, sustaining and restoring children’s health and development.

Arkansas Heart Hospital
1701 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
501-219-7000 /
A nationally recognized, award-winning hospital dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, Arkansas Heart Hospital teams advanced technology with a highly-trained support staff and Arkansas’s leading cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons. The hospital operates a 24-hour Heart Emergency Center, six catheterization labs and three heart operating suites.

Baptist Health
9601 Interstate 630, Little Rock / 501-202-2000
3333 Springhill Drive, North Little Rock / 501-202-3000
The state’s most comprehensive health care system, Baptist Health has more than 175 access points, including major medical centers, family clinics and therapy and wellness centers.

4 St. Vincent Circle, Little Rock
501-664-8573 /
The Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute has treated cancer patients at seven Arkansas locations in the past 35 years. Programs at CARTI include support groups for cancer patients and their families, CancerAnswers luncheons, weekend patient retreats and counseling.

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
4300 W. Seventh St., Little Rock
501-257-1000 /
This health system consists of two of the busiest veterans’ administration medical centers in the country. The John L. McClellan hospital in Little Rock focuses on acute care, while the Towbin Health Care Center in North Little Rock provides long-term, chronic care. Community-based outpatient clinics are located in El Dorado, Hot Springs, Mena and Mountain Home.

+ Conway Regional Health System
2302 College Ave., Conway
501-329-3831 /
Conway Regional Health System is a comprehensive health system that includes a medical center, four health clinics, a health and fitness center, home health agency, therapy clinics, inpatient rehabilitation and a physician staff of more than 180 primary care physicians and specialists. The health system’s anchor facility is a nonprofit, acute-care hospital serving Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Perry and Van Buren counties.

+ St. Vincent Health System
2 St. Vincent Circle, Little Rock
501-552-3232 /
Established in 1888, St. Vincent offers comprehensive health care services, including psychiatric programs, cardiology, urology and women’s services. The system includes St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, St. Vincent Medical Center North in Sherwood and St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Morrilton. The Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, located at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, offers a comprehensive program that incorporates all aspects of neurosurgery and the entire spectrum of neurological disorders: skull-base surgery, vascular neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, spine and spinal cord surgery, epilepsy surgery, and surgery for movement disorders.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock
501-686-7000 /
UAMS has been named nine times to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list. Since 2003, the magazine has named the UAMS Institute on Aging as one of the top 10 geriatrics programs in the nation. The institute’s focus is adding life to years, not just years to life.

White County Medical Center
3214 E. Race Ave., Searcy
501-268-6121 /
White County Medical Center is committed to the continuous improvement of quality patient care, as well as the provision of care at reasonable prices and the maintenance of an adequate margin for reinvestment in new technology, facility improvements, human resources and leadership roles for positive change in the health care environment.

The Delta

Arkansas Methodist Medical Center
900 W. Kingshighway, Paragould
870-239-7000 /
AMMC is currently constructing a five-story, state-of-the-art Patient Tower that will add 64 private patient rooms, a women’s center and a replacement wellness center. The hospital is also developing a continuing care retirement community on 53 acres off of Carroll Road. The first phase of construction will include a $13 million assisted living facility, expected to open fall 2011.

Crittenden Regional Hospital
200 W. Tyler Ave., West Memphis
870-735-1500 /
Crittenden Regional Hospital is striving to provide patient-centered health care services in convenient, accessible locations to better serve West Memphis and the surrounding communities. We live in a fast-paced environment in which patients expect to get in and out without compromising their quality of care. Crittenden Regional is committed to not only meeting that expectation, but to exceeding their patients’ expectations.

Helena Regional Medical Center
1801 Martin Luther King Drive, Helena-West Helena
870-338-5800 /
Helena Regional is a community-based hospital offering 155 licensed beds, a 24-hour emergency room, cardiac rehabilitation, home health care and a host of inpatient and outpatient services. The center also runs a local chapter of Senior Circle, a national organization dedicated to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and older.

+ St. Bernards Healthcare
225 E. Jackson Ave., Jonesboro
870-972-4100 /
St. Bernards Medical Center serves residents of Jonesboro and the surrounding northeast Arkansas community. The 55Plus program offers seniors a comprehensive package of health-related services, activities and discounts. St. Bernards also houses the Center on Aging-Northeast, serving the health and wellness needs of seniors.

The Ouachitas

National Park Medical Center
1910 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs
501-321-1000 /
National Park Medical Center is a 166-bed acute-care facility providing services to the residents of a five-county area. The hospital includes a Chronic Pain Management Center, Diabetes Center and Arrhythmia Center. The Home Health Care and Home Health Heart Care services are designed to assist patients after they are discharged.

St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center
300 Werner St., Hot Springs
501-622-1000 /
St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center is a nonprofit, Catholic-based hospital offering a wide range of comprehensive services, including the Mercy Heart & Vascular Center and Mercy Cancer Services. A team of specialists in geriatric medicine provides services for older adults, such as the personal emergency response system, Lifeline, home meal delivery and support groups.

The Ozarks

Baxter Regional Medical Center
624 Hospital Drive, Mountain Home
870-508-1000 /
This regional center for medical care offers a full range of medical and surgical options, while also providing services for patients in need of home health and hospice care.

Mercy Health Systems
2710 Rife Medical Lane, Rogers
479-338-8000 /
Mercy Health System of northwest Arkansas is a nonprofit, faith-based health system that provides health care services to residents in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri. The system includes Mercy Medical Center, St. Mary’s Hospital, The Gardens at Osage Terrace Assisted Living Facility and Mercy Medical clinics in 22 locations throughout the region.

Northwest Health System-Springdale
609 W. Maple Ave., Springdale
479-751-5711 /
Northwest Medical Center-Springdale has been providing quality health care for more than 50 years. The 222-bed acute-care facility has more than 300 physicians on its medical staff, representing a wide range of medical specialties and subspecialties. The state’s first open-heart surgery was performed here, and today, this rich legacy continues. As part of Northwest Health System’s Heart Hospital Network, the hospital is the first in northwest Arkansas to achieve Chest Pain Center Accreditation and is the only health care provider in northwest Arkansas to offer da Vinci™ robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery.

Northwest Medical Center-Bentonville
3000 Medical Center Parkway, Bentonville
479-553-1000 /
Northwest Medical Center-Bentonville offers a full range of services, including neurology, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics and more. The facility is a leader in diagnostic and interventional cardiac treatment. It was the first hospital in Arkansas to offer an Electrophysiology Navigation and Ablation System. Also, the facility was the first in the area to have Intravascular and Ultrasound with Virtual Histology technology. The facility’s Northwest Rehab offers an interdisciplinary program for joint, muscle and bone injuries that includes a state-of-the-art swimming pool with aquatic therapy and an outpatient physical therapy facility.

Washington Regional Medical Center
3215 N. North Hills Blvd., Fayetteville
479-463-1000 /
The flagship of the Washington Regional Medical System, Washington Regional Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of services, including the Walker Heart Institute, Pat Walker Center for Seniors, and the Johnelle Hunt Women’s Center. During 60 years of quality compassionate care, WRMC has been recognized as the hospital of choice in northwest Arkansas.

Willow Creek Women’s Hospital
4301 Greathouse Springs Road, Johnson
479-684-3000 /
Willow Creek Women’s Hospital is Arkansas’s only full-service women’s health provider. WCWH offers more than 10 specialties and subspecialties, including full obstetric and gynecological services, all-in-one labor and delivery, recovery and postpartum suites, lactation specialists/consultants, education in childbirth and parenting, wellness and nutrition. Willow Creek also provides a level III C Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Other services include cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, as well as services for women beyond childbearing years, from menopause management to bladder control concerns.

The River Valley

Sparks Health System
1001 Towson Ave., Fort Smith
479-441-4000 /
Sparks Regional Medical Center is a for-profit, tertiary-care community hospital licensed for 476 beds. Sparks, Arkansas’s first hospital, offers a full range of medical specialties and advanced diagnostic facilities that use the latest technologies (including a nationally-recognized stroke program) to ensure that patients receive the best care.

St. Edward Mercy Medical Center
7301 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith
479-314-6000 /
Since 1905, St. Edward Mercy has served the health care needs of Fort Smith and surrounding communities. St. Edward offers advanced technologies and the highest caliber of physicians and nurses to deliver a broad range of services, with dedication to providing care with compassion and Christian values.

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
1808 W. Main St., Russellville
479-968-2841 /
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center is a 170-bed, acute care hospital providing a comprehensive range of medical and clinical services to the River Valley area. Trust, teamwork and technology come together at St. Mary’s to make a positive difference in the health of the community and region. Services include cardiology, orthopedics, emergency services and general surgery, as well as inpatient rehabilitation, an outpatient therapy center, a cancer center and a wellness fitness center. St. Mary’s also participates in state-of-the-art Telemedicine programs for stroke treatment, pediatrics and obstetrics.

Summit Medical Center
E. Main & S. 20th streets, Van Buren
479-474-3401 /
Originally constructed in 1950 with 62 beds, Summit Medical Center is now a 103-bed, full-service general acute care hospital. Located in Van Buren, it serves more than 160,000 residents of Crawford, Franklin and Sebastian counties in western Arkansas and Sequoyah County in eastern Oklahoma.

The Timberlands

Jefferson Regional Medical Center
1600 W. 40th Ave., Pine Bluff
870-541-7100 /
Jefferson Regional Medical Center is a nonprofit medical facility with 471 beds that serves more than 280,000 residents in a 10-county area. The medical staff is comprised of 130 physicians from specialties that range from endocrinology to rheumatology. Jefferson Regional offers the 55 Alive Driving Course as well as numerous support groups for persons with diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and other medical conditions.

Medical Center of South Arkansas
700 W. Grove St., El Dorado
870-863-2000 /
One of the largest comprehensive medical centers in south Arkansas, this major medical center opened a new cardiovascular surgery center in March 2006. The South Arkansas Center on Aging Senior Health Center provides services in an environment designed for individual care needs.

Ouachita County Medical Center
638 California Ave. S.W., Camden
870-836-1000 /
Ouachita County Medical Center strives to provide the community with accessible, quality healthcare in a safe and confidential environment. The hospital offers a continuum of health care services ranging from preventive care to geriatric services.

Wadley Regional Medical Center
1000 Pine St., Texarkana, Texas
903-798-8000 /
Wadley began as a 15-bed hospital in 1900. Today the hospital, which lies just over the Arkansas state line, has 370 beds and continues a long tradition of family-centered care. Through all stages of life, Wadley’s staff works to ensure patients and their families receive the care and attention they need during their stay. Wadley offers preventative services, health screenings, a wide variety of treatments and surgeries, and educational seminars in order to provide well-rounded community care.