Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock Opens New Critical Care Unit

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock on Wednesday, March 1, held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of a new 10-bed critical care unit, bringing the total number of critical care beds to 44.

“At Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock, we continue to increase access to life-saving care for those in greatest need,” said Cody Walker, president of Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock. “The addition of this state-of-the-art ICU is an embodiment of our organizational mission to improve the health of Arkansans by changing the way health care is delivered.” 

The medical intensive care unit (ICU) on the hospital’s ground floor, across from the Emergency Department, is equipped to care for an assortment of complex patients. CDI Contractors completed construction and Nashville-based Earl Swensson Associates Inc. was the architect on the project.

The experienced physicians at Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock are dedicated to providing high-quality, patient-centered care for emergency medical conditions including heart attack, stroke, injuries, major illness and more. 

Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock’s Emergency Department employs APRNs in triage areas for faster screening, easier access and providing prompt assessment for patients. As a Level III trauma hospital, it provides emergent services for: surgical, cardiac, neurosurgical, orthopedic and intensive care patients in the stabilization of injured patients.

To learn more about the services that Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock provides to residents of North Little Rock and surrounding communities, visit or call Baptist Health HealthLine at 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