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ABOUT ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S
Arkansas Children's is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' more than 700,000 children. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs — all focused on fulfilling a promise to define and deliver unprecedented child health.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state's only burn center; the state's only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state's only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS); the state’s only magnetoencephalography (MEG) system for neurosurgical planning and cutting-edge research; and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven pediatric specialties (2022—2023): Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, is a level IV pediatric trauma center.
ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas' only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can deliver on its promise of unprecedented child health.
To learn more, visit archildrens.org.
Arkansas is a great place to live, raise a family and pursue an exciting career. Known as the Natural State, Arkansas hosts an
abundance of scenic vistas from lakes and rivers, to the breathtaking Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas is home to endless outdoor adventures. Our temperate climate allows you to enjoy all four seasons in the great Arkansas outdoors. There is more to discover than just natural wonders around the state. Each region has its own unique attractions that draw increasing crowds from across the nation.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park is minutes west of town, and the mountain’s summit provides hikers with a birds-eye view of the city. The hike to the top includes several overlooks, some offering views of the water portion of the Trail of Tears route. The park consists of various nature trails around the base, exceptional mountain bike trails for every level of rider and several canoe and kayak areas.
Heading east towards Tennessee is the Arkansas Delta. This region of the state boasts some of the region’s best artists, BBQ, and Blues. You can visit sites dedicated to Johnny Cash and Ernest Hemingway. Each artist had a lasting connection to the region.
The northwest corner of Arkansas is home to truly worldclass mountain biking, hiking and backpacking. Visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art showcasing worldclass art collections, beautiful Eureka Springs with its gorgeous historical buildings and wonderful shopping, and
the state’s wine-making region through the Ozark Wine Trail.
It is a testament to the state’s love of outdoor recreation, conservation, wellness and the diverse geographies of Central Arkansas, connecting 38 parks, six museums and 5,000+ acres of federal, state and local parkland.