Every day, more than 2,000 patient families walk the halls of our facilities. They are here for the routine well check, the acute injury or illness or in the hope of elusive answers. Arkansas is home to nearly 700,000 children, all deserving to reach their fullest potential. We are ambitiously chasing a vision of unprecedented child health for every child in Arkansas and are unwavering in that pursuit.

As one of the nation's leading children's hospitals and the only pediatric health system in the state, children and their families rely on Arkansas Children's for exceptional clinical care. In addition to ranking nationally in clinical outcomes, we are committed to pioneering bold initiatives that raise the bar in pediatric care and establishing and strengthening partnerships that enhance the whole health of the child. We are making extraordinary progress.

Last year, we served more children than ever and recorded some of our best-ever outcomes in quality and safety. We achieved many milestones this year, announcing the largest clinical expansion and the largest philanthropic gift of $25 million to expand facilities and clinical care in our 111-year history. We also announced a history-making $50 million grant from the state of Arkansas to advance research and led the country in system-wide patient experience for our emergency services.

As you read about our outcomes, I hope you are inspired to join us in improving child health.


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Marcy Doderer, FACHE
President & CEO
Arkansas Children’s