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Our Purpose

Driven by Purpose, Led by Compassion

Every day, thousands of patients enter through the doors of Baptist Health as they face their most challenging moments, celebrate new lives, deal with unexpected emergencies, or seek guidance on how to live healthier lives. Time and time again, our healthcare teams provide them with the quality, compassionate care they need, because Baptist Health is more than a business – it’s a healing ministry.

At the Baptist Health Foundation, we strengthen the power of life-changing care by connecting philanthropy with the all-important purpose of providing compassionate care and building healthier communities.

We cannot achieve our mission alone. We need philanthropic partners – like you – to join us in advancing the important work of Baptist Health. Your gift at any level matters and will make a tangible difference in the health of our state.

Together, we can inspire a sense of hope in the thousands of lives we touch throughout our community.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

— Romans 8:29

Why I Give

Cathy Owen

As a community banker, I know a healthy population and workforce is of utmost importance to the economic well-being of our state. Baptist Health, a true Arkansas based healing institution, is the leader in compassionate quality care for our family, friends, and neighbors. They are our state’s healthcare center of faith, hope, and medical expertise."

— Cathy Owen

Caring Donor

Danielle Collie

I had a lengthy stay at Baptist when I was in my teens and will never forget how thankful I was for the medical team, especially the nurses that took such great care of me. A year ago I delivered my baby girl at Baptist and again had a wonderful experience. They have an extremely talented team of physicians, caring nurses, and a desire to provide an excellent patient experience. Baptist not only cares about its patients, but also the community as a whole and wants to do its part to help provide a healthier Arkansas. It's an honor to give my time and resources to this institution so that others can experience the top notch care provided by Baptist Hospital."

— Danielle Collie

Caring Donor

Daniel Robinson

I've been a supporter of the Baptist Health System for years through the Baptist Health Foundation Advisory Board, but the day my son, Nebby, was born I experienced the level of care Baptist Health provides firsthand. Nebby arrived 6 weeks early and the day he was born my wife and I were confused, lost and scared. The doctors and nursing staff did a phenomenal job making us feel safe and secure. Nebby spent the first 3 weeks of his life at Baptist and experienced all 4 levels of the NICU. At each of those levels the team of medical professionals went above and beyond to make sure our little angel was well taken care of and that we were informed of his progress. We could not be more thankful for the outstanding care he received and that our little guy is doing so well today.​"

— Daniel Robinson

Caring Donor

Heather Zimmerman

I was born at Baptist along with my brother and sister. 28 years later my first son was born at Baptist and just two years later we had our second son there. Both experiences were amazing. My wife has worked at Baptist as a CRNA for almost five years now. I have also been on the Associate Foundation Board at Baptist for almost 5 years. This year I am starting a two year term as the Chairman of the Board. Baptist has played a huge role in our lives and we are very thankful for all they have provided our family!"

— Robert "Bear" Van Ness

Caring Donor