Baptist Health Medical Center

Little Rock Campus

Discovering Our Nursing

9601 Baptist Health Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205

24 Hours/Day, 7 Days/Week

Our Mission

Provide quality patient services and respond to the changing health needs of Arkansas with Christian compassion.

Our comprehensive services for our Little Rock community

Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock is the original Baptist Health hospital which opened November 1920. The medical center offers comprehensive services delivered in an inviting, less institutionalized setting. We focus on patient-centered care. Here are the comprehensive services we offer our community and state.

Cardiology and Cardiovascular

Through seamless treatment and the most advanced heart  health services in the state, we give you a level of care no other hospital in Arkansas can match. In fact, our cardiology department has historically set the standard of cardiac care in Arkansas. Our physicians performed the state’s first heart transplant in 1989 and the first total artificial heart transplant in 2017.

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Emergency/Trauma

Baptist Health’s mission is to provide quality patient-centered services and health education, and respond to the changing health needs of our state. Our top priority, as always, is protecting the health and safety of our patients and providers.Baptist Health’s Emergency Departments are open and providing care for all types of emergency conditions. We also have Level II Med Flight.

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Imaging

Imaging services and procedures are critical to accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for countless conditions. Your care depends on the quality of the imaging technology used to conduct your test and expertise of the radiologist who reads your results, and at Baptist Health, we make sure both are exceptional.

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Labor & Delivery

At Baptist Health, we understand that awaiting a child is one of the most exciting and rewarding events in a woman’s life. With our experienced medical staff of board-certified physicians and registered nurses, we provide expert care for both general and high-risk pregnancies. From family planning to breastfeeding support, our focus is you — and your healthy baby.

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Neurology

Baptist Health’s board-certified neurologists rely on sophisticated technology to diagnose neurological conditions, and potentially detect neurological damage at its earliest stages to provide the best opportunity for successful treatment.

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Neurosurgery

Baptist Health’s neurosurgeons work with a multidisciplinary team of specialists in radiology, pain management and other specialties to provide individualized care for each patient. We offer comprehensive surgical services in brain, spine, and peripheral nerve pathologies, as well as rehabilitation services to assist patients through recovery.

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NICU

As long as a baby is at the Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock NICU, that child will receive some of the most advanced treatments available.

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Postpartum

Our comfortable and serene Maternity Suites and Postpartum units are the perfect setting for welcoming your new baby and recovering from labor and delivery.

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Orthopedics

At Baptist Health our orthopedic team of surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and technicians work together to create a customized plan of care that will help you get back to the pain-free life you love.

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Rehabilitation

At the Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institutes in Little Rock and North Little Rock, we offer patients the care they need to help them restore as much function as possible after a major medical event.

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Urology

At Baptist Health, our specialists partner with you in strengthening your urological health through comprehensive care for male and female conditions concerning the bladder and kidneys, as well as issues with male reproductive organs.

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Women's Health

Our qualified women’s health specialists are trained to provide quality care for women of all ages. From gynecological exams to childbirth, osteoporosis to mammograms and breast health, we deliver the leading care and advanced services you need to pursue a lifetime of wellness.

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BHECH

At Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital (BHECH) we provide long-term acute care to patients who are recovering from a critical illness or other complex medical conditions. We specialize in treating patients who are expected to improve with time while receiving a continuation of high-acuity care. Our expertise allows patients to recover without strict time limits. The average length of stay for a BHECH patient is approximately 30 days. The long-term goal for each patient is for them to return to their highest level of functioning and return home.

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Professional Practice Model

Clinical Experience

The highest quality of care designed through professional standards, ethical principles, and evidence-based practices.

Professional and Personal Development

Commitment to innovation, education, lifelong learning, and mentoring.

Partnerships

Working together to provide better care for those we serve.

Servant Leadership

Devotion to others and commitment to their well-being and growth.

Shared Governance Structure

The Shared Governance structure is designed to support a philosophy of staff participation in decision-making that provides direct-care professional nurses with the opportunity to participate in decision making and policy formulation which affects their individual practice. It creates an open, collaborative, integrated culture within the department that respects dialogue to resolve issues, equally valuing each member’s expertise and contribution. Below are the councils that support this vision.

Nurse Practice

The Nursing Practice Council implements and maintains standards of clinical nursing practice and patient care consistent with evidence-based practice and requirements of regulatory agencies while monitoring the appropriateness and effectiveness of the care provided, assessing and ensuring compliance with established standards.

Education

The Nursing Education Council provides support for the development and implementation of diversity initiatives within nursing, and works to foster a respectful, culturally appropriate environment for patients, families and staff members. They are also responsible for fostering collaboration between clinical departments and the information services and technology departments.

Nursing Leadership

The Nursing Leadership Council provides a forum for the discussion of specific issues and priorities within the Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care. This inter-disciplinary input helps develop strategy, manage care delivery, and ensure excellent service and quality across all patient care settings.


Advanced Practice

The Advanced Practice Council provides leadership and direction. This includes the nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. The Council works collaboratively to identify issues important to their patients and develop strategies to address their needs.

Nursing Peer Review

The Nursing Peer Review Council works to improve overall and individual performance while promoting autonomy. They provide a process by which practicing registered nurses systematically access, monitor, and evaluate the quality of nursing care provided by peers as measured against professional standards of practice.

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The Little Rock Experience

Our Little Rock team is one like no other.  While all of our locations are special, and family, we want to highlight some of team members of our Little Rock location so you can see what makes this location so unique.

Bryan Benton, MSN, RN

My nursing careers has mainly been in Emergency Medicine. I have also had the opportunity to teach as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at UALR. Other areas include ICU, OR, MedFlight, Telemetry, and House Supervisor.

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Jennifer Boyd, BSN, RN

I have worked in OB for my entire nursing career. I  started my career at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.  I was there for 6 years.  It was a very high risk teaching facility.  I functioned in a charge nurse and preceptor role.  I began working at Baptist Health in 2006. I worked in an In-House Agency role here and stayed in that position for the next 6 years. In 2012, I took a part time position on night shift and stayed in that role for the next 2 years. In 2014, I became the postpartum nurse manager. In early 2015, I took over the nurse manager role for Labor & Delivery and Antenatal where I remain today

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Thad Carter, BSN, RN

I have been a nurse for 12 years.  I started as a new grad nurse in the Emergency Department at Arkansas Children's Hospital. I worked in the ED at ACH until 2021.  During my time at ACH, I held several positions including Clinical Educator, Patient Care Manager, and Assistant Director.  I joined Baptist Health in September 2021 as the Director of Nursing for BHRI.

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Hayley D. Cossey, BSN, RN, CMSRN

One year as an LPN in a Family Practice clinic followed by 7 years at BHMC-LR as a Staff Nurse/PFF/RNIII on 4U-CDU Med/Surg unit.  Obtained my Medical/Surgical certification in 2017 and have maintained since. After that, I have spent the last year as a Staff Educator for the BH System as well as site Coordinator for the RN Residency Program.  I have now transitioned to a Nurse Manager role.

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For Your Health and Happiness

Knowing that happiness and health are intertwined, we offer benefits that support your whole being. Benefits that are there for you and your family when you need them. When it comes to Arkansas employee benefits, we are proud to offer some of the best.

Health Insurance (HMO & HSA Compatible HDHP)

Two Dental Plans

Long & Short Term Disability Insurance

Retirement Plan

Health Insurance (HMO & HSA Compatible HDHP)

Baptist Health health plans include provisions to help manage the health of our employees and their dependents. Each plan offers a unique network of high-quality physicians and care management services.

Dental Plans

We offer access to the largest network of dentists in the state through two different plans. With family-friendly rates and 100% covered preventative care, working at Baptist Health keeps your whole family smiling.

Long & Short Term Disability Insurance

Disability insurance is one of the most important benefits you can have because it actually provides income to you while you are sick or injured. Our short and long term plans can work for you when you can’t work for yourself.

Retirement Plans

Our retirement plan has tools to help you determine how much to invest, track how your investments are performing, and manage your beneficiaries. Baptist Health will match a percentage of your savings for up to 8% of your pre-tax salary.

Employer-paid Life Insurance

Life insurance is an important part of your financial well-being, especially if others depend on you for support. Baptist Health’s Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance helps ensure the future of your beneficiaries.

Credit Union Membership

Baptist Health Federal Credit Union offers immediate access to direct deposit and payroll deduction; conveniently accessed through our eBranch, Mobile Banking, Telephone Teller, ATMs, and traditional teller service. Learn more here.

On-site Preschool Center

Baptist Health Preschool Center-Little Rock offers convenient, top-quality child care at affordable prices.

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Baptist Health health plans include provisions to help manage the health of our employees and their dependents. Each plan offers a unique network of high-quality physicians and care management services.

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Genuine Perks

Our employees go the extra mile, our employee benefits do too. To show our gratitude and respect we’ve added on perks that are greatly appreciated. 

Employee Tuition Assistance

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Employee Assistance Program

Free Parking

Continuous Education & Training

Erin Propst Scholarship for Continuing Education

The Erin Propst Scholarship is a scholarship started by the family of Erin Kahylene Shelby Propst. Erin worked at Baptist Health for 15 years on the administration side. She began as an evening administrator, then served several years at Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute before eventually leading the largest heart transplant team in the state. Her memory lives on through the care that each nurse exhibits to their patients. This scholarship was made for continuing education for Baptist Health oncology nurses. 

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