History and Mission

Our History

In 1977, NEA Clinic was formed as a single practice with a moderate number of physicians and subspecialties. Our founders include Dr. Ray Hall, Dr. Michael Mackey, Dr. Robert Taylor, Dr. Michael Hightower, Dr. Stephen Woodruff, Dr. Anthony White, Dr. William Hubbard, Dr. Ronald Blachly, Dr. Michael Isaacson, Dr. Allen Nixon, and the late Dr. Hank Jordan. Since forming in 1977, NEA Baptist Clinic has become a multi-specialty, award-winning clinic and partner with NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. We have become a leader in clinical research and key provider of medical specialty services with hundreds of thousands of clinic visits each year.

Our 2010 merger with Baptist Memorial Health Care out of Memphis, TN was a strategic step toward providing for the long-term well-being of our community. Our progress includes the construction and completion of our new medical campus that opened January 2014. The campus is comprised of the 228-bed NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, adjoining medical office building housing the specialty offices of NEA Baptist Clinic, and the first of its kind, free standing Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care.

The hospital offers extensive inpatient and outpatient services – emergency department, surgical services, neurology, respiratory care, cancer care, pulmonary rehabilitation and more. NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital also features advanced heart care through the Heart Center of NEA and labor & delivery through the hospital’s Women’s Center.

We’re shaped by the evolving health care needs of our community. We’re listening as our patients tell us what health is to them. And we’re steadily developing new specialty services to meet their expectations – right here at home.

Our Mission

NEA Baptist Clinic is dedicated to providing comprehensive, personalized, quality healthcare for our patients throughout the Northeast Arkansas region.