HJAR Mar/Apr 2020

HEALTHCARE JOURNAL OF ARKANSAS I  MAR / APR 2020 25 For weekly eNews updates and to read the journal online, visit HealthcareJournalAR.com youth and our agency would not be able to do this important work without you.” The adoption excellence awards, given each year by the Children’s Bureau at HHS’s Adminis- tration for Children and Families (ACF), recognize individuals, families, and organizations that have demonstrated excellence in making contributions to providing permanency for children in foster care. Erwin was among just five people across the country to receive the individual award in 2019. “Christie is committed to the vision that every child deserves a family and a safe, loving home. She is a tireless and passionate advocate for wait- ing children and teens, and she literally works every day to find the right families and bring hope to those who are waiting,” DCFS Director Mischa Martin said. “Arkansas is lucky to have amazing partners like Christie and Project Zero.” Erwin started Project Zero with the goal of hav- ing zero children waiting for adoption in Arkansas. She uses a mix of matching events, short films, and a Heart Gallery that features portraits and biographies of all waiting children to pursue this goal. Her approach has increased the number of finalized adoptions in Arkansas, helping to set statewide records the last two years. Erwin has established many activities and programs that impact the lives of children waiting for adoption including a scholarship fund, birthday parties for waiting teens, as well as a Disney extravaganza and a Candyland Christmas event that bring together community partners and waiting chil- dren and teens from across the state. CHI St. Vincent Opens NewPrimary Care Clinic in Hot Springs Village CHI St. Vincent opened a third Primary Care Clinic in Hot Springs Village at 903 DeSoto Bou- levard. Dr. Kristi Sutton, previously seeing patients at the Village East clinic, is relocating her practice to the new clinic location. Sutton has served the Hot Springs Village com- munity for 10 years. Specializing in internal med- icine, she completed medical school and resi- dency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Sutton is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. The new Primary Care Clinic on DeSoto Boule- vard complements the existing Primary Care Clin- ics at 410 Ponce De Leon Drive and 4419 North Highway 7, which will continue to serve the Hot Springs Village Community. Clinics provide care for both adults and chil- dren, including wellness checks, preventative medicine, management of chronic conditions like diabetes, and coordination with the network of heart specialists with the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute. Dr. Keith Norvill Joins CHI St. Vincent Neurosurgery Clinic in Hot Springs Dr. Keith Allen Norvill has joined the team of neurosurgeons at the CHI St. Vincent Neuro- surgery Clinic in Hot Springs, Ark. Norvill brings more than 20 years of experience in the field, including 19 years of service with the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps. “CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs is honored to have Dr. Norvill join the team of incredible neurosur- geons caring for our community,” said CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs President Dr. Doug Ross. “His dedication to the treatment and manage- ment of spinal pathology and brain pathology will help us continually enhance the care we provide to patients in southwest Arkansas.” Norvill joins CHI St. Vincent from Dane Street, a national independent medical evaluation and peer review organization in Boston. He previously served eight years as a physician in Colorado at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo and Centura Health in Colorado Springs. Norvill began his career as a neurosurgeon with Neurocare Net- work in Nacogdoches, Tex. After attending medical school at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo., Norvill completed post-graduate training at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Hermann Hospital in Houston, and Doc- tor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The CHI St. Vincent Neurosurgery Clinic in Hot Springs is located at 1 Mercy Lane, Suite 502. CHI St. Vincent Primary Care Clinic in Hot Springs Village Keith Norvill, MD