October 14, 2019

Nata Matthews, DNP, APRN, has joined Baptist Health Family Clinic-Massard.

As a nurse practitioner, Matthews can diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions, as well as provide wellness exams and education on preventing illness.

October 14, 2019

Plans to build Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Smith are becoming more of a reality thanks to the recent land donation by the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE).

In June, Kindred Healthcare, LLC and Mercy announced that they had signed a definitive agreement and created a joint venture to construct and operate a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, called Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Smith. Kindred will manage day-to-day operations of the facility.

October 6, 2019

If it’s time for your annual mammogram, you may qualify to take part in a national research study at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

TMIST (Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial) compares two standard breast cancer screening methods—tomosynthesis (3D) mammograms and digital (2D) mammograms. The study is designed to help researchers determine whether one method is better than the other at finding life-threatening breast cancers.

October 6, 2019

The bookshelves and tables in the waiting room at Community Clinic in Rogers are filled with new books, thanks to recent gifts from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine-Arkansas.

Staff members from NYITCOM-Arkansas in Jonesboro visited the Rogers clinic last week to donate toys and books that are in English, Spanish, and Marshallese. The donation will help to promote childhood literacy and encourage parents to read with their children. Medical students at NYITCOM-Arkansas perform clinical rotations at Community Clinic.

October 6, 2019

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will be offering free screenings for depression Oct. 10 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the UAMS Medical Center lobby gallery for anyone age 18 and older. No registration is necessary.