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 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

J. Paul Mounsey, MD, PhD, a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of heart rhythm disturbances (cardiac electrophysiology) has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as director of its cardiovascular program.

Mounsey is also director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine.

October 14, 2019

Baptist Health Orthopedic Clinic-Little Rock recently welcomed David Sokolow, MD, to its team of orthopedic surgeons. 
Sokolow, who has practiced medicine for more than two decades, previously served as an orthopedic surgeon at Fredericksburg Orthopaedic Associates in Fredericksburg, Virg. 

October 14, 2019

The public is invited to a free educational event Oct. 23 in Little Rock to learn about opioids and non-opioid pain management alternatives in the older population.

The presentation will be held 5 – 7 p.m. at the Life Line Baptist Church, 7601 Baseline Road. For more information or to register, call Renee Steed at (501) 603-1969. Space is limited. Dinner will be provided to attendees registered by Oct. 18.