May 26, 2020

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center is the first hospital in Arkansas to operate with the ExcelsiusGPS robotic spine navigation system that helps improve accuracy and reduce the invasiveness of spinal surgery.

Noojan Kazemi, MD, an associate professor of neurosurgery in the UAMS College of Medicine and director of the Spine Neurosurgery Program, performed the first procedure at UAMS with the ExcelsiusGPS robot. Kazemi sees patients in the UAMS Neurosurgery Clinic.

May 26, 2020

Arthur Johnson, MD, recently joined Baptist Health Neuroscience Center-Fort Smith.

Johnson is a board-certified neurosurgeon with more than 30 years of experience. He has practiced medicine in the River Valley since 1998. His services include minimally invasive spine surgery, as well as surgery of the neck, brain, and back.

May 26, 2020

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas has awarded Conway Regional Health Foundation with a $150,000 grant as part of its Rapid-Response COVID-19 Relief program. In addition to Conway Regional, six additional grants were awarded to recipients throughout the state. The program has now funded $1.7 million in grants to organizations in Arkansas working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or helping communities deal with its effects.

May 26, 2020

For the first time in the state’s 184-year history, a medical student has earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree in Arkansas.

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University, which became the first osteopathic medical school in the state when it opened its doors in 2016, celebrated the commencement and hooding of its inaugural class in a virtual ceremony held recently. 

May 26, 2020

Arkansas Children’s has a message for families striving to protect their children during the COVID-19 pandemic: The best thing they can do is stay on top of vaccines, routine check-ups, and preventive healthcare for their kids.

A national trend indicates many children are skipping annual check-ups and vaccines that keep them healthy as cautious families postpone doctor’s visits. Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Little Rock and Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW) in Springdale have seen this scenario play out in the state.