Baptist Health-Fort Smith

About Baptist Health-Fort Smith

Baptist Health-Fort Smith was the first hospital built in Arkansas in 1887. It is currently a 492-bed medical center accredited by The Joint Commission. In addition to operating one of the busiest emergency departments in the state, the hospital offers providers who specialize in areas such as cardiology, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, interventional radiology and stroke care, orthopedics, general and trauma surgery, labor and delivery, pediatrics, and many more.

From screenings to expert treatment to surgical procedures, we provide advanced, state-of-the-art services to ensure you get the best possible results from your care including the minimally-invasive da Vinci surgical system.

In addition, we offer Aquablation therapy— an advanced, minimally invasive treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Another unique attribute is the hospital’s gym, Marvin Altman Fitness Center, which features a junior Olympic-size indoor pool, indoor rubberized track, yoga studios, massage therapy, and cardiac rehabilitation services.

Awards & Recognitions

American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Achievement Award.



Baptist Health-Fort Smith received the American Heart Association’s  Gold Plus and Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Get With The Guidelines award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized research-based guidelines. Learn more about the providers at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center-Fort Smith.







Baptist Health-Fort Smith has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry for four consecutive quarters during 2020 and performed with distinction in specific performance measures to receive this 2021 award. 




Baptist Health-Fort Smith was also recognized by the American Heart Association for its commitment to safety and quality care for patients with heart failure. Learn more about our cardiologists at Baptist Health Cardiology Center-Fort Smith.








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