About Our Hospital

At Chicot Memorial Medical Center (CMMC) in Lake Village, Arkansas, we understand that caring for your health is a team effort. You will be more to us than just a name on a chart. You’ll find a highly trained staff of employees, physicians, and volunteers who are courteous, respectful, and enthusiastic about serving your healthcare needs. We know that hospitalization is never an entirely pleasant experience, but we will do our best to make you as comfortable as possible.

Our History

The original hospital in Lake Village was the Lake Village Infirmary, located on South Cokley Street. The Lake Village Infirmary served the Lake Village area well for many years, but in the early 1960s, the increasing need for a larger facility became more and more apparent, and plans for a new county hospital were made. In 1964, the people of the county, in addition to making generous contributions, voted a revenue bond issue of almost a million dollars.

Architects for the 50-bed hospital were Wittenberg, DeLong, and Davidson of Little Rock, Arkansas. The project was started under the late County Judge H. L. Locke and completed under Judge James R. Burchfield and placed in operation on October 30, 1967.

In 1975, thirty more beds were added, making a total of 80 beds. The expansion project was completed on December 6, 1976. It was paid for with revenue bonds, which were paid from the hospital operations.

In 1991, Chicot County citizens voted to increase the mill tax from .6 mill to 1 mill in support of ongoing maintenance for CMMC.

On March 1, 2004, construction started on a new 45,000-square-foot patient care addition for CMMC to continue to provide quality care to our communities. This latest patient care addition was finished on February 15, 2006.

Open Admission Policy

It is the policy of Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village, Arkansas to admit and treat all persons without regard to race, color, sex, handicap, national origin, or religious creed. Admission requirements and assignments of hospital facilities are the same for all persons. There are no distinctions in eligibility for receiving any patient care services. Hospital facilities are available to all patients and visitors.

Individuals and organizations having the occasion to refer patients for admission or recommend Chicot Memorial Medical Center are advised to do so within the hospital’s policy to provide quality healthcare to all persons.


Chicot Memorial Medical Center is accredited by the Arkansas Department of Health, which means that we voluntarily submit to evaluations of our compliance with nationwide hospital standards on a continuing basis. Arkansas Department of Health accreditation is your assurance that CMMC practices continuous quality monitoring to provide you with quality health care.

Donations Policy

Should you wish to continue this tradition, there are a variety of ways in which you can help your hospital, and at the same time, help yourself. Any contribution that you may wish to make can be in the form of an endowment, a bequest, or a trust. Chicot Memorial Medical Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation.

To donate now, please complete our online Foundation Donation form. For more information, contact the CMMC Foundation at (870) 265-9200.

Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village, Arkansas is a critical access facility that uses state-of-the-art procedures and equipment to care for our patients. Our hospital offers extensive medical services and programs, from a 24/7 emergency room to home health care. We also have an onsite laboratory and specialized outpatient clinics, including cardiology.

At Chicot Memorial Medical Center, we aim to provide top-notch, financially affordable healthcare to everyone in our community. We offer our patients satisfaction found only in a small hospital environment and have quality ratings well above the state average.

To make an appointment with our outpatient clinics or to get more information on the healthcare services we provide, call Chicot Memorial Medical Center today at (870) 265-9200.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Chicot Memorial Medical Center, a critical access hospital located in the city of Lake Village in Chicot County, Arkansas, is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization. In order to fulfill the hospital’s mission and retain tax exempt status, it must provide programs and services that intentionally assess and respond to local community health needs.