Baptist Health Acquires Drew Memorial Health System

MONTICELLO, Ark.Baptist Health has officially added Drew Memorial Health System in Monticello to the Baptist Health system. Baptist Health recognized the momentous occasion during a ribbon cutting ceremony with hospital officials and local dignitaries at the hospital on Monday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. 

Operations include a 60-bed hospital, two clinics and home health. The Monticello hospital, which becomes Baptist Health’s 12th hospital, unveiled a new sign during the ceremony showing the updated name: “Baptist Health Medical Center-Drew County.”

“What an exciting day for Baptist Health and Drew County,” said Troy Wells, president and CEO of Baptist Health. “We’ve been looking forward to this day for many months. Working together we know that we can continue to provide the quality of health care that the residents of Drew County and surrounding areas deserve.”

“This is an energizing day for our physicians, caregivers and the entire community,” said Scott Barrilleaux, president of Baptist Health Medical Center-Drew County. “Combining forces with the outstanding reputation of the Baptist Health team will complement the quality of care this area has come to expect.”

The hospital, clinics and home health have approximately 300 employees in Drew County. The health system offers numerous services such as a cancer and infusion center, emergency department, wound center, rehab therapy, respiratory therapy, women’s services, a sleep center, radiology and laboratory, among others.

Baptist Health initially announced in October that it would begin managing the health system’s general operations until the official acquisition in December. Baptist Health added Drew Memorial Health System by subleasing its assets and assuming its operations. 


About Baptist Health

For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered all our best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health, Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization, is here For You. For Life. – with more than 250 points of access that include 12 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; and a graduate residency program. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app.