NEA Baptist Day of Giving

Each day, you give phenomenal care to all of our NEA Baptist patients. Your hard work and dedication make our health system what it is today. As you know, many patients have needs beyond their health. Thanks to the generosity of many people, we have resources to help meet current needs. With the growth of our health system, the demand for help has grown as well. More patients than ever are seeking assistance, and for that reason, we are needing to increase the support we provide.

On May 16th, we are celebrating NEA Baptist Day of Giving. Through this one day fundraising event, you can make a one-time donation to any of the nine funds our health system uses to help meet the various needs of our patients. 100% of the monies raised will stay in our community and will be used to provide a helping hand to needy patients in our region. Below you will find a list and description of each of these funds. Please join us in celebrating NEA Baptist Day of Giving and help us help others. If you have any questions, please contact Robbie Johnson at (870) 936-8479 or

Chaplain’s Fund
  • Through this fund, the NEA Baptist Chaplains are able to assist discharging patients with medications they cannot afford and help pay for transportation assistance. The chaplains also use this fund for emergency food assistance for guests who come to the hospital and are in need of food, or who are here on an outpatient basis and have no food money before going home.

Auxiliary Scholarship Fund
  • Each year, the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital Auxiliary awards scholarships to qualified colleagues, who are currently enrolled in college and studying in health care related fields. Recipients receive $500 that may be used to help cover the cost of books, tuitions, or fees. Since 2014, over $45,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

Cuddle Cot
  • Over three years ago, the NEA Baptist Auxiliary and NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation donated a cuddle cot to the Women’s Center. This crib allows families, who have lost a baby, to be able to keep the infant in the room with them until mom is discharged. Due to the need for the current Cuddle Cot, a second one is needed to expand the ministry to grieving families. The cuddle cot has been instrumental in allowing these grieving families time with their babies.

Emergency Medicine Fund
  • NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation assists needy patients with their much needed maintenance medications through the Medicine Assistance Program. When a medicine is not covered by the program, the foundation is able to assist these patients through this fund.

Friends of Nursing Fund
  • Through this fund, nurses, who need to attend conferences for continuing education, or who wish to sit for certification exams, can be helped with expenses.

Marc Ford Patient Assistance Fund
  • Started over four years ago by the family of Marc Ford, this fund is used to help chronically ill patients with day to day expenses. From bathroom scales and blood pressure cuffs for patients with heart disease to transportation assistance for dialysis patients, this fund has helped many needy patients throughout our health care system.

Kid’s Camp Good Grief Assistance Fund
  • For the past 20 years, Camp Good Grief in Memphis has helped children who are dealing with the loss of a family member or friend. Incorporating fun games and activities with group therapy sessions, this three day camp helps kids meet other children who have lost a loved one. Last year, the NEA Baptist Center for Good Grief was able to send two of their young clients to Camp Good Grief. This new fund is being started as a way to allow the grief center to assist needy families with travel expense related to driving their kids to Memphis to camp.

Good Samaritan/Employee Assistance Fund
  • These funds are a way for employees, who have been impacted by a catastrophic event, to obtain financial assistance.

Cancer Patient Assistance Fund<
  • Through this fund, we are able to assist needy patients, undergoing treatment, with gas and lodging expenses.