Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Aerial shot of the ACH Campus

The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Campus with the UAMS Campus in the background.

Arkansas Children’s is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas’ 703,000 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, as well as the state’s only:

Additionally, ACH is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in four pediatric subspecialties (2020—2021): Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Pulmonology, and Urology. ACH is one of only five hospitals in the nation that have achieved Magnet Status, ACS Level 1 verification, and a Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesUAMS Main Campus in Little Rock

In January 2009, UAMS opened a 10-level, 540,000-square-foot medical center to replace the original 1955 University Hospital. The UAMS Medical Center serves as the central teaching point for residencies in 25 specialties, including Internal Medicine. The hospital includes 234 adult beds and 64 neonatal beds, along with 40 inpatient beds in the adjacent Psychiatric Research Institute for a total of 437 hospital beds. As a Pediatric resident, you will rotate through the Newborn Nursery and the Intensive Care Nursery.