Emergency Services

Emergencies can happen at any time. That’s why it’s important to be prepared and know where to go when you need medical care- fast. The emergency medicine team at Baptist Health provides care to patients when they need it most.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

Baptist Health features two 24/7 emergency departments: one in Fort Smith at Baptist Health-Fort Smith and one in Van Buren at Baptist Health-Van Buren.

Both emergency departments are fully staffed to provide care for everything from cuts and broken bones to life-threatening conditions such as heart attack or stroke. We provide efficient, prompt and compassionate care, and offer:

  • Multi-functional treatment rooms for patients with varied conditions.
  • A dynamic ER design focused on providing a better experience for patients and visitors.
  • Highly qualified, dedicated health care professionals who are committed to the highest standards of care.
  • A continued commitment to keep wait times to a minimum.

Baptist Health-Fort Smith
At Baptist Health-Fort Smith’s Boreham Emergency Center, our physicians and staff are committed to providing the highest quality of emergency care through continuous education and training. Our nurses have all been certified in Stroke Care, TNCC, ACLS and PALS while several also hold CEN and ENPC certifications.

Baptist Health-Van Buren
Baptist Health-Van Buren’s emergency department is a designated Trauma IV center by the Arkansas Department of Health.