Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs Recognized with Five-Star Overall Hospital Rating by CMS

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs has been granted an outstanding five-star overall hospital rating by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). 

“While we do not set out to earn awards, it is nice to be recognized for our efforts to provide all of our best for the patients and their families we serve,” said Kevin Storey, the hospital’s president. “We are honored to receive this recognition and are committed to maintaining our high standard of compassionate care and exceeding the expectations of our patients.”

Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs has been committed to serving Heber Springs and surrounding communities since its opening in 1968. The hospital, which became part of Baptist Health in 1996 and moved to its current location in 2007, has 25 licensed beds.

Baptist Health is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art technology across the state, including in the rural areas it serves. This is evidenced by recent efforts to bring an advanced MRI with a patient experience module, a 160-slice CT scanner with full cardiac capabilities and a Mako orthopedic robotic system to Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs.

CMS awarded 483 U.S. hospitals with a rating of five stars as of July 26 as part of its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2023. Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs is one of three Arkansas hospitals to receive this honor.

To learn more the services the hospital provides to residents of Cleburne County and surrounding areas, visit or call 1-888-BAPTIST.

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 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.