August 19, 2019

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

August 19, 2019

Baptist Health Urgent Care will open a seventh urgent care center in Fort Smith on Sept. 16. The new center will be located at 7600 Rogers Ave., by Hank’s Furniture. 

Baptist Health, in a joint venture with Urgent Team, one of the Southeast’s largest independent operators of urgent and family care centers, currently has urgent care centers in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Jacksonville, Cabot, Bryant, and Benton. 

August 19, 2019

People concerned about spots on their skin are invited to participate in a free skin cancer screening from 9 a.m. - noon on Sept. 14 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The screenings will take place on the second floor of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, and will be conducted by the UAMS Department of Dermatology.

Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis and are encouraged to arrive no later than 11 a.m. Free parking is available in UAMS Parking 3 at Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue. For information, call (501) 526-6994.

August 19, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study on Aug. 6 about pharmacy-based naloxone dispensing, which showed the rate of naloxone prescription was far too low in relation to the number of high-dose opioid prescriptions. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and prevent overdose deaths, and can be administered in a nasal spray called Narcan.

August 11, 2019

CHI St. Vincent has received theAmerican Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. The CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock earned the award for meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick, appropriate treatment through emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack patients coming into the hospital directly or by transfer from another facility.