April 8, 2024

Northwest Health welcomes board-certified internist Philip Pitts, MD, to the medical staff, practicing at Northwest Medical Plaza – Pinnacle.

“As a physician, my practice philosophy is to provide excellent diagnostic services to alleviate the stresses of the unknown by giving clear, actionable, and correct advice,” he said.

He earned a medical education at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and then completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Ark.

April 8, 2024

Baptist Health Community Outreach invites able-bodied seniors to join “Eat Smart, Live Strong,” a new four-week wellness program. 

This free program, which starts May 1, focuses on eating more fruits and vegetables and getting more physical activity to help delay and prevent the effects of diet-related disease. Through group discussion and facilitated activities, participants will decide on and plan for lifestyle changes they wish to make.

Sessions will be Wednesdays through from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Baptist Health Community Outreach, 10117 Kanis Road in Little Rock.

April 8, 2024

Northwest Health continued its efforts to fight food insecurity and in celebration of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on April 2 with the second annual Jars of Love Peanut Butter Drive.

Peanut butter was donated by Northwest Health team members, medical staff members, volunteers, and community groups during the peanut butter drive.

And, Northwest Health’s five hospitals donated more than 1,300 jars of peanut butter (and other nut butters) to community food banks.

April 1, 2024

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute received a five-year, $11.48 million federal grant to create the Center for Molecular Interactions in Cancer (CMIC).

The grant was awarded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program. COBRE grants are awarded to establish centers of research excellence around a specific scientific theme that will ultimately become self-sustaining.

April 1, 2024

CHI St. Vincent announced plans for its hospitals and clinics related to the April 8 solar eclipse, including expanded convenient care hours for some of its clinics in the path of totality. The move comes as CHI St. Vincent aims to provide healthcare to an expected influx of eclipse visitors to Arkansas while mitigating non-emergency visits to local hospitals.