Jonesboro’s healthcare industry stands out. We are the regional destination for healthcare in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri, drawing thousands to our community daily.  Healthcare is one of Jonesboro’s key economic drivers and the industry employs over 11,500 people in the area. Our anchor providers include two major medical campuses – NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital and St. Bernards Medical Center. It also includes HealthSouth Rehabilitation Services; Mid-South Health Systems; Arkansas Children’s Hospital-Jonesboro, and a large array of specialty clinics and treatment centers.

The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine


The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) enrolled their inaugural class of 120 students in the fall of 2016.  The creation of this school, the first in the State of Arkansas, enhances our health care community and will have an $80 million annual economic impact on the region. Read more about NYIT Arkansas.

St. Bernards Medical Center

Ben E. Owens Cancer Center at St. Bernards Medical Center

St. Bernards Medical Center has been in Jonesboro for over 100 years. They are our largest employer with over 3,000 employees. St. Bernards has invested in advanced services and technology at St. Bernards Villa for Assisted Living and Memory Care, St. Bernards Health & Wellness Institute, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The hospital currently has a $130 million expansion and renovation construction project underway. Visit the St. Bernards Medical Center website.

NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital

NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas

NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital recently invested $400 million in the construction of an 85-acre, fully-integrated medical campus.  The campus includes a 192-bed, state-of-the-art hospital with specialist services at NEA Baptist Clinic, and the Fowler Center for Cancer Care.  It also houses the Heart Center of NEA, and the NEA Women’s Center.  The hospital and clinic employ 1,900 people.  Visit the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital website.