February 18, 2013
Learning Needs Presentation
Baptist Memorial Hospital is an acute care hospital located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The hospital is licensed for 100 inpatient beds with 88 of those beds on the main campus and 12 beds at an off site surgical center. Baptist Memorial Hospital provides many types of services, including emergency care, orthopedics, neurosurgical, general surgery, interventional cardiology, obstetrics and gynecological, oncological, interventional radiology, and general medial care. The hospital average daily census is 80. The operating room averages 325 cases per month and the emergency room provides care to an average of 2300 patients per month. Baptist Memorial Hospital takes pride in delivering quality patient care and recently was awarded the HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the fourth year in a row (Kait8 News, 2013). To meet the health care demands of the community, the hospital is building a new facility. The integrated health care facility includes a 550,000 square foot building with 181 hospital beds (Hoar Construction Healthcare Project, 2013). The 220,000 square foot clinic building connects floor by floor with the inpatient hospital (Hoar Construction Healthcare Project, 2013). The building project also includes a freestanding cancer center as well as administrative offices and a central energy plant (Hoar Construction Healthcare Project, 2013). Construction began April 2011 and will be completed by December 2013. Community
Jonesboro, Arkansas, in Craighead County, is a progressive city located in northeast Arkansas among the hills of Crowley’s Ridge. For better reference, Jonesboro is located 60 miles northwest of Memphis, Tennessee. The average population in Jonesboro is 68,000 (City-Data.com, 2012). The average population in Craighead County is 97,000 (City-Data.com, 2012). The average household size is 2.5 people with a...