About Arkansas Children’s

Children are at the center of everything we do. Arkansas Children’s is the only hospital system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows our organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas.

Arkansas Children’s is driven by four core values:  safety, teamwork, compassion and excellence. These values inform every decision and every action, from the aggressive pursuit of zero hospital infections to treating each family with dignity, kindness and concern. These core values fundamentally guide our work at Arkansas Children’s.

For more than a century, Arkansas Children’s has continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond. Today, Arkansas Children’s is more than just a hospital treating sick kids – our system includes two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, a foundation, clinics, education and outreach, all with an unyielding commitment to making children better today and healthier tomorrow.

Arkansas Children's Hospital

Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) is a pediatric hospital with a Level I Trauma Center, that’s located in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is among the largest pediatric hospitals in the United States, and serves children from birth to age 21. ACH is affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and is a teaching hospital with the UAMS College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics.

ACH staff consists of more than 505 physicians, 200 residents and 4,400 support staff. The hospital includes 336 beds, and offers three intensive care units. The campus spans 36 city blocks and has a floor space of over 1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2).

Arkansas Children’s Northwest Arkansas

The Arkansas community of supporters and companies played a major role in developing and completing Arkansas Children’s Northwest Arkansas (ACNW) in Springdale. The hospital includes 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services.

Arkansas Children’s Foundation

For more than 35 years, Arkansas Children’s Foundation has supported the mission of Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The largest gift to the Arkansas Children’s Foundation helped complete the hospital’s new facility in Springdale. The Tyson family and Tyson Family Foods committed $15 million to the project, which created the Tyson Family Tower at Arkansas Children’s Northwest. The tower anchors the new facility, which includes 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, diagnostic services and clinical space. Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation invested $8 million in the project, while J.B. Hunt gave $5 million toward the construction.

Arkansas Children’s Research Institute

Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) is a free-standing pediatric research center on the ACH campus. The center is designed to help faculty members from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences investigate disease development and treatment in infants, children and adolescents. Physician and biomedical scientist investigators at ACRI and the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center (ACNC) research clinical, basic science, and health services to learn how to treat and prevent illnesses and diseases in children.