• The newly renovated Heartcare Center opens, which features state-of-the-art electrophysiology facilities, as well as additional deluxe labs, bringing the hospital’s total number to six.  


  • Construction begins on the new surgical/intensive care tower at St. Bernards Medical Center.
  • For the fifth consecutive year, St. Bernards is named a finalist for Best Places to Work in Arkansas by Arkansas Business.


  • St. Bernards Cancer Center opens, bringing all cancer services under one roof.


  • St. Bernards Villa for Assisted Living and Memory Care opens. It is the only memory care community in the region. 


  • St. Bernards partners with Dr. Tommy Wagner to open St. Bernards Healthcare in a new section of the Wagner Family Clinic in Manila, Arkansas. 
  • St. Bernards adds an online patient portal for improved access to scheduling and patient information. 


  • St. Bernards begins to offer free screenings and education as part of Community Benefit.
  • St. Bernards is recognized as the area’s most comprehensive provider of Cardiac Care.
  • Paragould Medical Park opens.
  • St. Bernards and HealthSouth form a joint venture to provide a seamless continuum of care for patients the region.
  • St. Bernards becomes the official Healthcare Provider of Arkansas State University athletics.
  • St. Bernards is named a finalist in Arkansas Business's Best Places to Work in Arkansas.


  • St. Bernards announces a breakthrough cure for one of healthcare’s biggest problems: valet parking.
  • St. Bernards Health & Wellness opens. It is a premier fitness and athletic training facility. 
  • St. Bernards NICU opens, becoming the region’s only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and advancing care for newborns.


  •  St. Bernards celebrates 110 years of commitment, caring and serving.


  • The Senior Services division drastically expands its commitment to the aging community. 
  • In collaboration with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), the Area Health Education Center-Northeast (AHEC) and the Donald W. Reynolds Center on Aging in Little Rock, St. Bernards opens the Center on Aging-Northeast to provide resources to senior adults. 
  • St. Bernards adds specialized services at a new Senior Health Clinic and establishes Jonesboro's first geriatrician.
  • St. Bernards Village opens an expansion in the assisted living quarters of the facility and breaks ground for another expansion of the congregate living area.
  • Eight of St. Bernards Senior Life Centers begin operation in Craighead and Poinsett counties, serving hot meals daily and providing activities for area residents.


  • The Chest Pain Center opens in the Emergency Department, providing specialized life-saving care.
  • St. Bernards adds Brachytherapy as a treatment for heart disease.
  • The R2 Image Checker is introduced for improved breast cancer detection.
  • The Cancer Treatment Center celebrates 10 years of services.
  • St. Bernards Village announces an expansion to meeting the growing needs of assisted living in the community.


  • St. Bernards observes its centennial anniversary. 
  • In honor of 100 years of caring for the region’s residents, St. Bernards establishes a massive program called Mission: Serve, with the goal of giving back to the community. With assistance from the Arkansas Army National Guard and the Jonesboro community, a field hospital is established at the Craighead County Fairgrounds. Nearly 4,000 underserved individuals from throughout Northeast Arkansas receive care, valued at more than a quarter million dollars. 
  • St. Bernards opens DayPlace, a center for day-long care for senior adults. 


  • The Heartcare Center, a 70,000squarefoot facility opens to house heart services and nuclear medicine in one convenient location. 


  • St. Bernards Village, a unique retirement community, opens and enables its residents to lead full and active lives.
  • St. Bernards introduces a mobile mammography unit. The RV-style vehicle travels to 23 counties and improves access to care for women. 


  • St. Bernards acquires St. Bernards Behavioral Health and begins offering behavioral healthcare.
  • A new dialysis and cardiac rehab facility opens.
  • Construction begins on the Heartcare Center.
  • St. Bernards addsleading-edge mammography and ultrasound equipment to the Women’s Diagnostic Center,greatly increasing the level of diagnostic care available to women. 


  • St. Bernards adds a new MRI system. The waiting period for MRI testing shrinks to one day.
  • The addition of a new HiSpeed Computer Tomography System (CT/i) gives St. Bernards the most advanced CT diagnostic capabilities in Northeast Arkansas.
  • St. Bernards breaks ground for St. Bernards Village, a new retirement community on a 17-acre site in the center of Jonesboro.


  • St. Bernards Healthcare Associated Regional Providers (SHARP) is established as the first operational Physician-Hospital Organization (PHO) in the state.
  • The Transitional Care Facility opens.


  • The Center for Pain Management opens and program of pre-admission testing begins.


  • The Ben E. Owens Cancer Treatment Center. The cancer center also houses the Women's Diagnostic Center, the Area Health Education Center-Northeast and the Gastroenterology Laboratory. 
  • A new multi-level parking deck is completed.


  • Balloon Angioplasty is added for cardiac care.
  • A new helipad is completed. 
  • Construction is finished on a MRI unit building. 


  • The St. Bernards Sleep Disorder Center opens.


  • The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory opens at St. Bernards.


  • The bed counts at St. Bernards rises to 325 with the completion of the North Wing for Pediatrics and Medical-Surgical patients. 


  • A three-floor expansion of the East Wing brings bed capacity to 274.
  • The Intensive Coronary Care addition is completed. Cobalt Therapy, CT Head Scan and Nuclear Cardiology services are added.


  • The North Wing, Laundry Building and Pediatrics Department are completed. Bed capacity expands to 207.


  • The completion of the East Wing brings the total bed capacity to 150.


  • The hospital receives accreditation of its school for registered nurses.


  • The first X-ray machine is installed.


  • St. Bernards Hospital, founded by the Olivetan Benedictine Sisters of Holy Angels Convent, accepts its first patient in a six-room structure on East Matthews Avenue.