Baptist Health Invites Community to Share Stories of Impact as Countdown to 100th Anniversary Begins

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health is counting down the days until its 100th anniversary in February 2021 and inviting the public to join in the preparations by sharing memories of how the health care organization has made an impact in their lives for the better.

While the official anniversary will be commemorated on Feb. 16, 2021, work on what Baptist Health would eventually become largely started 100 years ago this month. In November 1920, Baptist State Hospital began operations temporarily in the former Little Rock Sanitarium building at 13th and Marshall streets. Baptist Health was incorporated three months later on Feb. 16, 1921.

From humble beginnings of Baptist State Hospital nearly 100 years ago to more than 250 points of access across the state that include 11 hospitals, Baptist Health’s purpose has remained the same – to create a healthier community through Christian compassion and innovative services.

Throughout 2021, Baptist Health plans to celebrate its 100th anniversary via a special website, social media, events and other activities that will reflect on how the health care organization has remained committed to delivering All Our Best for residents in Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.

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For nearly 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. 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. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.