Hospital History

People are at the heart of all we do.

River Oaks Hospital opened on January 6, 1981, with 100 licensed beds.  The hospital was built due to the efforts of 72 physicians, who envisioned a new facility in which physicians would play a vital role in the administration.  Approximately 190 medical staff members were on board when the hospital opened.  The hospital was partially owned by outside investors until October 1986 when River Oaks Hospital purchased all stock for total individual (non-corporate) ownership.  

In August 1994, River Oaks Hospital acquired Woman’s Hospital.  This acquisition provided obstetrics, women’s health services, and additional bed capacity for River Oaks Hospital.  In November 1994, River Oaks Hospital opened The Baby Suites, the only LDRP family-centered obstetrical unit at that time in the Jackson area.  River Oaks Hospital currently operates with 160 patient beds. 

On October 29, 1997, the Board of Directors of River Oaks Hospital and Health Management Associates, Inc., announced the definitive agreement to merge with comprehensive medical services, a quick-response emergency department, and a convenient location in Flowood near downtown Jackson, River Oaks Hospital serves as a major healthcare resource for the Jackson Metropolitan Area and central Mississippi.   

Since 1981, we've consistently improved and renovated our hospital, and added modern technology to meet the ever-changing needs of our physicians and patients.  Our board-certified physicians, skilled nurses, and devoted staff work hard to ensure that each patient receives the quality medical care they require, administered with a personal touch.  You and your family can rest assured, knowing that we strive to meet this goal every day, with every patient. That is the hallmark of River Oaks Hospital, one that has served us well for twenty-five years.