Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization, with approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians, and community outreach programs. The system offers a college with studies in nursing and allied health, a graduate residency program, and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. The thoughtfully planned spaces throughout this four-story, medical education building emphasize care for the caregivers, inspire teaching and learning, and support Baptist Health's growth plan to influence the future of healthcare.


Kimball International’s Kimball and Interwoven brands, in conjunction with Pettus Office (Kimball International Dealer partner), provided a unique and fresh approach to space planning and design with careful consideration for both people and place. The common purpose across the 160,000 square feet of this strategic building was to create experiences while meeting the needs of the greatest number of users. As healthcare undergoes the most extreme transformational shift in over a century, the role of space has never been as pivotal as it is today.

Baptist Health Community
Baptist Health modular lounge

“The innovative space planning and design strategies of our partners at Pettus Office and Kimball International solve challenges in academic medicine and support our growth plan. The rigorous day-in-the-life of our residents intentionally includes places for them to relax, refuel, and recharge.” 


CAREY THOMPSON OF BAPTIST HEALTH

With resident physicians and doctors spending thousands of hours in the same building, painstakingly pursuing their passion, Baptist Health believes that the experience matters. It matters considerably to Baptist Health leaders as they compete to attract, train, and retain top talent in the face of a national shortage of health practitioners. The experience matters as it significantly influences the important work taking place inside this new, four-story, medical education building. In addition to the vital settings that consider care for the caregivers, all who walk through the doors are greeted by environments that inspire learning and spark connection. 

Baptist Health modular lounge
Baptist Health bench

“The innovative space planning and design strategies of our partners at Pettus Office and Kimball International solve challenges in academic medicine and support our growth plan,” said Carey Thompson of Baptist Health. “The rigorous day-in-the-life of our residents intentionally includes places for them to relax, refuel, and recharge.”


“Everything is exactly as we envisioned it. The amazing value of selecting partners like the Kimball and Interwoven brands who offer expertise and product solutions for both medical and education allowed us to realize our dream.”