Conway Council Approves Rezoning of Baptist Health Property

by Lee Hogan  on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 10:26 am  

According to Avere Real Estate's website, Baptist's Conway hospital plans to have seven operating rooms, three cath labs and three procedure rooms. The website also shows plans for a 40,000-SF medical office building.

Putting the Pieces Together

Since making its intentions public, Baptist has doled out more than $10 million to acquire 37 acres west of Interstate 40 near exit 129 on Exchange Avenue.

More: Baptist Health Puts Together Properties Along Conway's I-40 Corridor

In February, Baptist Health President and CEO Russ Harrington told Arkansas Business the urging of about 30 area doctors, in addition to about 15 percent of its patients coming from the Faulkner County area, aided Baptist’s decision to come to Conway.

"It’s always been an important part of our market, and this gives us a chance to solidify that and hold on to it," Harrington said. "We also see it as an opportunity to spread our area of service."

Conway Regional Health System operates what's now the only hospital in the city, Conway Regional Medical Center. The system's board of directors announced in October that it would explore "potential strategic affiliation options" for the system, including partnering with another health care provider or system.

Conway Regional operates a 154-bed acute care nonprofit medical center, an outpatient imaging center, an outpatient surgery center, Conway Regional Rehabilitation Hospital and several primary care clinics.

 

 

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