CHI St. Vincent has a legacy of nearly 130 years as a healing ministry serving the people of Arkansas.


CHI St. Vincent is a vibrant health care ministry striving to meet the needs of the communities we serve. Together, with compassionate caregivers, physicians, volunteers and the generosity of many, we are advancing patient care in Arkansas. In 1888, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Little Rock and the Sisters of Mercy in Hot Springs answered a call to help communities in need, with a strong faith and courage. We are proudly carrying their healing ministry into the future, and we remain committed to making CHI St. Vincent a great place to work, practice medicine and deliver excellent, compassionate care.

The CHI St. Vincent Foundation is dedicated to creating healthier communities, fostering innovations in health care and providing access to quality, affordable care across Arkansas.

Gifts to the foundation fuel transformative investments in innovative treatments, new technology, state-of-the-art facilities, and education and research that directly benefit Arkansas. Every contribution to the foundation is a meaningful investment in the health and well-being of Arkansans.

CHI St. Vincent and the CHI St. Vincent Foundation have a nearly 130-year legacy of caring for this community.

Dr. Ali Krisht, director of the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, is in the top 1 percent of neurosurgeons worldwide. ANI performs more than 1,000 intricate procedures nationally.


CHI St. Vincent relies on volunteers to assist in carrying on the legacy of caring for our community. Volunteers are needed to answer the phone, provide support to our patients and their families and assist during special events. The CHI St. Vincent Auxiliary has many ongoing projects with volunteer opportunities including Safety Town, Doctors’ Day and the Heart Pillow program.

The inaugural class of the CHI St. Vincent/University of Arkansas-Little Rock Pathway Program partnership began in fall 2017. The 37 students are part of an accelerated program intended to help address the statewide nursing shortage.


The Foundation hosts an annual Golf Classic in May to raise money for the UA - Little Rock Pathway Program partnership, which provides financial assistance to students and support for faculty of the college’s nursing program. The program addresses the critical nursing shortage and affords students who complete the program an RN position at CHI St. Vincent.

We also host “Feasts,” a series of small, in-home gatherings that engage potential donors in conversation about opportunities to advance our mission and ministry through philanthropic support. Community 1888 members are invited in March to our annual event at the Clinton Presidential Library.

A golfer aims for the green at the 2017 CHI St. Vincent Foundation Golf Classic.


  • Two significant philanthropic investment opportunities include creating a destination Neuroscience Institute and renovating the Mother Baby Unit in Hot Springs.
  • We are building a state-of-the-art Neuroscience Education & Research Center where we will train the next generation of neurosurgeons from around the world.
  • The Mother Baby Unit will offer families an advanced model of care with a lasting impact on newborns.
  • Community 1888 – Annual giving program to support our ministry.


CHI St. Vincent welcomes 1 million patient visits a year from all 75 counties in Arkansas.

US News and World Report has named CHI St. Vincent Infirmary the Best Hospital in Arkansas for five consecutive years.

CHI St. Vincent cares for the poor and vulnerable in our communities. Our clinics in Little Rock, Conway and Hot Springs serve more than 10,000 patients a year on a sliding fee scale.

Dr. Ali Krisht, director of the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, is in the top 1 percent of neurosurgeons nationwide; he and his team perform more than 1,000 intricate surgeries each year.

Hours volunteers provide to support our ministry and mission every year.

Nursing students are enrolled in the inaugural class of the CHI St. Vincent – UA Little Rock Pathway Program to address the nursing shortage in Central Arkansas.


Established: 1888

Employees: Approximately 4,500

Service Area:
CHI St. Vincent touches the lives of patients from all 75 counties in Arkansas and welcomes more than one million patient visits a year. Our ministry includes four hospitals in Little Rock, Hot Springs, Sherwood and Morrilton, a comprehensive ambulatory campus in West Little Rock and an extensive system of specialty and primary care clinics throughout Arkansas with affiliations with more than 1,000 physicians. We operate Centers of Excellence in Heart Care, Neurosciences, Cancer, Orthopedics and Urology and have a partnership with Conway Regional Medical Center.

Chad Aududdell


Chad S. Aduddell
CEO, CHI St. Vincent
Gus Blass III
Capital Properties
Bill Dillard III
Chuck Erwin
Erwin & Company
Jill Flaxman, MD
Southern Regional Anesthesia Consultants
Sr. Gertrude Foster, SCN
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
Tim Goodson, MD
Arkansas Urology Associates
Rush Harding
Crews & Associates
Eric Jackson
John C. Jones, MD
CHI St. Vincent Medical Group
Drew Kumpuris, MD
Chair, CHI St. Vincent Medical Group
H. Baker Kurrus
Chair of the Board
Charles Nabholz
Nabholz Construction
Bart Newman
Alliance Insurance Group
Sr. Judy Raley, SCN
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
Frank D. Scott Jr.
First Security Bank
Patty Shipp
University of Central Arkansas
Larry Schumacher
CHI Memorial Hospital
Susie Smith
Philip Tappan
Simmons Bank
Barbara G. Williams, PhD, RN
University of Central Arkansas


Susan Blair
Bank of the Ozarks
Rick Blank
Matt Chandler
Powell Brothers
Ray Dillon
Elizabeth Farris
Hot Springs city president
Rick Fleetwood
Snell Prosthetic and Orthotic Laboratory
C. Ann Fleming
Fleming Network Services
Eliza Gaines
Denise Hanson
Colliers International
Stacy Hurst
Arkansas State Historic Preservation
Dr. John Meadors
Radiology Associates
Mark Middleton
Middleton Heat and Air
Betty Pullam
CHI St. Vincent Auxiliary
Chris Roberts
Simmons First National Corp.
Wendy Saer
Robert Seay
Cromwell Architects Engineeers
Father Joshua Stengel
Our Lady of Good Counsel
John Wade
Haught and Wade
Kirby Williams
Kirby and Co
Erin Wood
Et Alia Press
Chad Aduddell

CEO, CHI St. Vincent
Laura S. Cook
SVP Marketing & Development, CHI St. Vincent
Patrick McCruden
SVP Mission & Ministry, CHI St. Vincent
Gus Blass III
Legacy board member
Ellon Cockrill
Legacy board member

2 St. Vincent Circle
Little Rock, AR 72205

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