Baptist Health

Fort Smith

Fort Smith Photo

1001 Towson Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901


Parking Lot: P1 (View Parking Map)

24 hours 7 days a week


Baptist Health-Fort Smith is the oldest hospital in Arkansas, having originally been built in 1887. Since then, the Fort Smith hospital has expanded at its current location on Towson Avenue. Baptist Health-Fort Smith, which serves residents of the River Valley, joined Baptist Health in November 2018 and has 492 licensed beds. The nationally recognized, faith-based hospital is just south of downtown Fort Smith.

Baptist Health-Fort Smith’s Emergency Department is a Level III trauma center, which means it has demonstrated the ability to provide advanced trauma life support (ATLS) prior to the transfer of patients to a higher-level trauma center.

Also located on the campus is the Marvin Altman Fitness Center. Nearby, Baptist Health Medical Plaza-Fort Smith at 1500 Dodson Ave. is home to a number of Baptist Health specialty clinics and the Jennifer’s Too gift shop.


Before Arriving

Please use the designated parking. At Baptist Health-Fort Smith, look for the lot labeled P1. To view the parking map, click here.

Our Visitor Guidelines outline visiting hours and information regarding waiting rooms/areas. Should you feel unwell, we ask that you please postpone your visit. Notify the admissions desk or speak with a guest representative if you have questions.

Awards & Recognition

Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award

Designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Arkansas Department of Health

Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure quality achievement award

Demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry for four consecutive quarters during 2022 and performed with distinction in specific performance measures to receive the Platinum Performance Achievement Award in 2023

Recipient of the Accredited Primary PCI from the American College of Cardiology