Leaders in Care

Heart Failure and Transplant Institute

Leadership often requires that you blaze the trails that others will follow. In 1989, Baptist Health was the first hospital in Arkansas to perform adult heart transplants. Since that time, Baptist Health has transplanted more than 275 adult hearts.

The Baptist Health Heart Failure and Transplant Institute offers a seamless care path for advanced heart failure patients who eventually require advanced heart failure therapies - from management to ventricular assist device to transplantation.

No other hospital in the state can offer this level of care.

The program is surgically led by Dr. John Ransom and medically directed by Dr. Steve Hutchins. Both physicians have been with the program since its inception and have worked hard to provide a high quality transplant program for all Arkansans. Currently, Dr. Ransom and Drs. Hutchins, Patrick Campbell and Keerthy Narisetty and their staff monitor and care for hundreds of transplant patients in varying stages of the transplant process. All transplant staff members involved with the program are dedicated to making this a positive experience for the referring physicians, their patients and families.

View the heart transplant page for a directory of transplant team as well as transplant statistics.

To contact Baptist Health’s Heart Failure and Transplant Institute, please call (501) 202-1500 or toll-free at 1-800-768-8003, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.