HJAR Mar/Apr 2020

62 MAR / APR 2020  I  HEALTHCARE JOURNAL OF ARKANSAS Hospital Rounds and resources to help breast cancer patients with their treatment. Nurse navigators are vital to a breast cancer patient’s journey through the continuum of care, and provide the primary support and guidance to help a patient at diagnosis, when they require additional testing and when they need treatment, support, or other needed resources. The nurse navigators do not schedule appoint- ments, but they do follow up with patients weekly to ensure that they are making appointments and following through with their care. Each answers questions and provides guidance through each step – from diagnosis to surgery or needed treatment. The second grant, in the amount of $2,500, was awarded to Baptist Health Breast Center-North Little Rock. It will solely go toward clinical breast exams, mammograms, and ultrasounds for under- served women in 2020. Baptist Health Breast Cen- ter-North Little Rock will screen all patients for eligibility with special focus on those requiring diagnostic services. The National Breast Cancer Foundation, founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor Janelle Hail, helps women by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. Northwest Medical Center- Springdale Opens New Simulation Laboratory A new Simulation (Sim) Lab has opened at Northwest Medical Center- Springdale to enhance training opportunities for medical providers. A rib- bon-cutting ceremony and open house are being planned for Jan. 16 to allow the public to tour the new center, which is the only hospital-based Sim Lab in the region. A ribbon-cutting ceremony JeanMarie Householder, MD, a surgeon at Baptist Health-Fort Smith recently reached a milestone as she completed her 1,000th robotic-assisted procedure. Householder is shown being presented with an award by Baptist Health-Fort Smith COO Brandon Bullard.