CEO Message

Aduddell-Chad

Welcome to CHI St. Vincent. Our founding sisters saw a better world. We are here today, continuing the mission they began in 1888, the vision they had for our community, the values that guide each day. We carry our founders’ legacy forward by imagining a healthier Arkansas, by providing the best care possible throughout our great state.

That legacy continues to guide our growth. Today, we are the largest integrated and community-based physician organization in Arkansas -- a system with over one million patient visits per year. CHI St. Vincent has four hospitals in Hot Springs, Little Rock, Morrilton and Sherwood and a growing presence in West Little Rock. Our extensive network of metropolitan and rural locations is made up of more than 4,500 coworkers and physicians—a system that serves patients from all 75 counties in Arkansas.

All of this works towards our goal to be a great place to work, practice medicine and deliver excellent and compassionate care.

It’s a mission that’s led to some truly impressive achievements: CHI St. Vincent is the first and only hospital in Arkansas to earn Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing leadership, clinical practice, innovations and positive outcomes. And CHI St. Vincent Morrilton is the first and only hospital in the state to achieve the Pathway to Excellence designation, an honor that recognizes exceptional working environments for nurses.

But it doesn’t stop with having better nurses—for the past four years, US News & World Report has ranked CHI St. Vincent Infirmary as the best hospital in Arkansas, calling attention to our excellence.

We’re the only Arkansas hospital Rated in the Top 100 for Neurosurgery by Becker’s Hospital Review. In Hot Springs, our CHI St. Vincent Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. We are home to one of the most sophisticated cardiovascular facilities in the United States—we have the state’s only dedicated cardiac hybrid OR, a facility capable of performing complex procedures possible in only a few other states.

And, our nationally ranked orthopaedic program has all fellowship-trained surgeons and is home to the 8th largest spine program in the United States. Today, we’re seeing a massive shift in the way healthcare is delivered and consumed. CHI St. Vincent is leading the way for more Arkansans by improving quality and safety through education and research and increasing access through innovative partnerships around the state.

Working with local physicians, we have established a unique, progressive network to manage our patients’ health. Today, the Arkansas Health Network has over 1,300 physicians and facilities, including Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Together we currently manage the health of over 56,000 lives in Central Arkansas, making AHN the largest of its kind in the state.

When we look beyond our walls, we see a world worth learning about, an Arkansas worth rolling up our sleeves for...We know what it means to care for each other - make each other better.

We’re invested in this State, every day - because we know when we work together we're healthier, better and stronger.

Please browse the website to learn more about how CHI St. Vincent can provide for your healthcare. If you or a family member have allowed us to care for your health care needs – we thank you for that. If you’ve never been a CHI St. Vincent patient, we invite you to allow us to care for you.

We start each day with a purpose: make our communities stronger, better than they were the day before. We’ve been doing that since 1888.

Just imagine what we can all do tomorrow.

Chad S. Aduddell
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
CHI St. Vincent

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