CHI St. Vincent Celebrating 135 Years





1888 is an important year in the history of health care in Arkansas. It is the year two hospitals – St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock and St. Joseph’s Infirmary in Hot Springs – began caring for patients with two groups of Sisters at the helm and at the bedside. Along the way, our Morrilton hospital joined our ministry and in 1999 we built CHI St. Vincent North. We have a fun and diverse history and are celebrating 134 years! 


Community Care - LRCHI St. Vincent Health Clinic East celebrating 50 years of service to East Little Rock


CHI St. Vincent Infirmary
Established May, 1888
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

3rd Location for St. Vincent 1954

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs
Established Sept., 1888
Sisters of Mercy

1926 construction
1926 construction Sisters of Mercy

CHI St. Vincent Morrilton
Established Dec. 1925
Benedictine Sisters

Burrow HouseBurrow House - 1st hospital 1925

CHI St. Vincent North
Established Oct., 1999
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

1994-Ground Breaking
Ground Breaking 1994

“We stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us.
Climbing atop those shoulders is one thing. Striving to gain our balance once we have arrived is another. 
But the perspective we experience from this vantage point, encourage us to stand tall and trustingly.”

Sister Margaret Vincent Blandford, President, Infirmary (1955-61, 1971-88) 

Aerial - 1950sInfirmary 1960
1927 St. JosephSt. Joseph Hospital 1927 
Sisters of Mercy
Benedictine Sisters
Benedictine Sisters 1925
North constructionConstruction on new hospital 1995

“There is nothing of greater importance than the perfect discharge of our ordinary duties.”

Catherine McAuley Foundress, Sisters of Mercy (1778-1841) 

CHI-St-Vincent-InfirmaryCHI St. Vincent Infirmary 2022
St. Vincent Hot Springs2014 CHI St. Vincent assumes ownership of Mercy Hot Springs 2022
MorriltonCHI St. Vincent Morrilton 2022
CHI St. Vincent SherwoodCHI St. Vincent North 2022

History is Fun!

1913 nurse1913 nurse
1923 Operating Room
1923 Operating Room
Mercy Sisters
Circa 1900 Sister's of Mercy
Hot Springs
1935-Radiology1935 Radiology
Sister Margaret with the first patient records
Sister Margaret Meisner, SCN, holding the first patient records. Infirmary 1888
1980-MRI-Hot Springs1980 MRI, Hot Springs
S Carol Kaucic and Mother Teresa 1982
Sister Carol Kaucic, SCN, introduces
Mother Teresa in Little Rock 1982
heritage thumbSt. Vincent Infirmary Heritage for Orientation 2009
winter warriors 2021 HS
Winter Warriors
Our staff is committed to their patients no matter what the weather, Jan. 2021
Magnet-HS-Oct 2020
Magnet designated, Hot Springs
Oct., 2020
Magnet re-designated, Infirmary
July, 2018
Pathways re-designation, Morrilton, Oct., 2017

It's not all work...

Pet Adoption Day 6-28-2022
Chad Aduddell, Market CEO, holding one of many pets who were adopted thanks to CHI St. Vincent Pet Adoption Day
June, 2022
Blessing of the Hands Hot Springs May 2022
Blessing of the Hands / Coworker Week Hot Springs May 2022
hot springs pet therapy 9-2021
Hot Springs Pet Therapy Sept. 2021
Calling the HogsSister Janice calling the Hogs in Nazareth, KY 2008
Sister Janice Campbell - tennis judge-cropped
Sister Janice Campbell, SCN, passing judgement at Run with the Nuns 2011
1997-Run with the Nuns at SVNorth1997-Run with the Nuns at St. Vincent North
Wheatley, Heavrin, Meisner
Sisters Wheatley, Heavrin, and Meisner, SCNs enjoying a hoedown, Little Rock, circa 2007
Sister's at birthday cake
1988 Sisters celebrate 100 years with school children
Little Rock

1991 Employee Choir - Infirmary

The Power to Heal

This Little Light of Mine

I need You to Survive

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