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Press Releases 2010

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December 23, 2010AFMC Ranks AMMC 5th in State for Appropriate Care Measures
The Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC), the Medicare quality improvement organization for the state of Arkansas, has ranked Arkansas Methodist Medical Center fifth in the state for the second quarter of 2010 among Medicare prospective...
December 7, 20107th Annual Foundation Mingle and Jingle Auction Raises $7,572
The Foundation, the fundraising arm of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, raised $7,572 at its 7 annual Mingle and Jingle Christmas auction Monday night. The Foundation supports the growing healthcare needs of the people of Northeast Arkansas and...
December 7, 2010AMMC Home Health Named HomeCare Elite Top 500
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Home Health today announced that it has been named one of the top 500 home health agencies in the country, according to the 2010 HomeCare Elite. Now in its fifth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent...
December 1, 2010AMMC and ARC Host Blood Drive
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross to help collect the life-saving gift of blood for patients in need during the holiday season on Thursday, December 16, 2010 from 12:00 p.m.-5:00...
November 19, 2010AMMC Auxiliary and The Foundation Host Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Auction
The Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Auxiliary and The Foundation are hosting the annual Christmas tree lighting and Mingle and Jingle Christmas Auction on Monday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. in The Herget Atrium. Beautifully decorated Christmas trees,...
November 17, 2010AMMC Promotes Lee
Bryan Jackson, Vice President of Finance/CFO, of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has announced that Julie Lee, RN, has been named the Case Management Manager. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing the case management department and is...
November 15, 2010AMMC Receives Awards for Clinical Performance
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has received three awards from VHA, Inc., a national healthcare network that helps not-for-profit hospitals improve their clinical and economic performance. The Surgery Department at Arkansas Methodist received the...
November 9, 2010AMMC Woman to Woman Cancer Support Group Hosts Meeting and Special Guest Speaker
The AMMC Woman-to-Woman Cancer Support Group is having their next meeting on Tuesday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Professional Office Building located at 1000 W. Kingshighway in Paragould. The meeting will feature Matt Knight...
November 3, 2010AMMC Hosts Community Diabetes Program
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and CarePlus are hosting Holiday Healthy…Are You Nuts?, Community Diabetes Program, on Thursday, November 18 at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Professional Office Building at AMMC located at 1000 W. Kingshighway....
October 21, 2010AMMC Hosts Stroke Awareness Event with UAMS
Residents of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri who are interested in spreading the word about stroke are invited to attend an October 27 conference on the importance of stroke awareness in Arkansas, which ranks first nationally in the...
October 20, 2010AMMC Promotes Smith
Debra Vassar, RN, Chief Nursing Officer of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has announced that Robin Smith, RN, CEN, has been named Emergency Department Unit Coordinator. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing and directing the ED. Smith...
October 20, 2010Annual Quality of Care, Safety and Infection Prevention Fair
Healthcare quality professionals at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center join those around the nation in celebrating National Healthcare Quality Week, October 17-23, 2010. The week highlights the influence of healthcare quality professionals in...
October 14, 2010Shane Carter Receives ACHE Regent's Award
Shane Carter, MHA, Arkansas Methodist Medical Center’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement, received the American College of Healthcare Executives Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award Thursday, October 7 at the 80th meeting of...
October 11, 2010AMMC Promotes Carter
Ronald K. Rooney, president/CEO of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, has announced that Shane Carter has been named Vice President of Institutional Advancement. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing vital areas of the healthcare...
October 7, 2010Support Group Hosts 4,000 Steps Diabetes Awareness Walk
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and Moms of 1’s Support Group for Mothers of Children with Type 1 Diabetes is hosting the 3rd Annual 4,000 Steps Diabetes Walk on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. Participants should meet in...
October 4, 2010AMMC and American Red Cross Host Blood Drive
AMMC is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross to help collect the life-saving gift of blood for patients in need on Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Professional Office Building...
October 1, 2010AMMC Wellness Center Offers Additional Group Fitness Class
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Wellness Center has added a Step Aerobics Class to the Group Fitness Schedule. It is held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30-6:30 a.m. at the AMMC Wellness Center Aerobics Center located at...
October 1, 2010AMMC Women's Council Invites You to Join Race for the Cure Team
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Women’s Council Ridge Runners for the Cure Team invites you to participate in the  Susan G. Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 16 in LIttle Rock, AR. Deadlines: Online registration in...
September 30, 2010AMMC Hosts Women's Health Fair
AMMC is sponsoring its 13th annual Women’s Health Fair, "Tech"nically Fit on Thursday, October 28th from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Professional Office Building Auditorium located at 1000 West Kingshighway. This year’s health fair will include:...
September 29, 2010AMMC Hosts Health Fair in Lafe
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and St. John’s Lutheran Church of Lafe are sponsoring a health fair to help raise awareness on the importance of preventative medicine on Wednesday, October 20 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm at St. John’s...
September 21, 2010AMMC Celebrates National Rehab Awareness Week
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is joining the National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation and more than 6,500 facilities nationwide in observing National Rehab Awareness Week, September 19-25. This week is designated nationally to promote the...
September 10, 2010AMMC and Affordable Medical Host Community Diabetes Program
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center & Affordable Medical Home Medical Equipment & Supplies are hosting Don’t Fall Off the Wagon Community Diabetes Program on Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm in the AMMC Professional Office...
September 10, 2010AMMC Foundation 60th Anniversary Golf Classic
The Foundation, the fundraising arm of AMMC, today raised $50,000 at its 60th Anniversary Golf Classic. The Foundation supports the growing healthcare needs of the people of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. "Because our community is...
September 9, 2010AMMC Hosts Giggles N Wiggles
AMMC is hosting a one-of-a-kind baby shower for expectant or new mothers on Sunday, September 19, 2010 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm in the Professional Office Building Auditorium located at 1000 W. Kingshighway.This is an opportunity to meet and...
September 9, 2010AMMC Wellness Center Packs the Track
The AMMC Wellness Center along with the Greene County Tech and Paragould School Districts; 7UP/RC Bottling Company and New Creation Designs are encouraging families to address the issue of childhood obesity in September during National Childhood...
August 30, 2010AMMC Foundation Hosts 60th Anniversary Golf Classic
The Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Foundation is hosting its 60th Anniversary Golf Classic, four-person scramble, on Thursday, September 9, 2010 with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. A noon lunch will be provided to all golfers...
August 30, 2010AMMC Women's Council Hosts An Evening with Beth Holloway
For one night only, Saturday, October 2, The Foundation and The Women’s Council at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center presents Beth Holloway and her message "Victim to Victor". Beth Holloway lived a quiet, somewhat uneventful life as a speech...
August 23, 2010AMMC Receives Three-Year CARF Accreditation
CARF International announced that Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has been accredited for a period of three years for the hospital’s Inpatient Rehabilitation and Stroke Specialty Programs. The latest accreditation is the fourth consecutive...
August 23, 2010AMMC Welcomes New Inpatient Rehabilitation Director
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is pleased to welcome Nate Miller as the new Inpatient Rehabilitation Director. Nate comes to Paragould from Forrest City Medical Center where he served as the Director of Rehab. At AMMC, he is responsible for...
August 19, 2010AMMC Hosts Blood Drive With American Red Cross August 30
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross to help collect the life-saving gift of blood for patients in need on Monday, August 30, 2010 from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.in the Parking Lot in...
August 18, 2010Chateau on the Ridge Groundbreaking
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and the Chateau on the Ridge Board of Directors and Officers will break ground on the first phase of Chateau on the Ridge, a 59-bed assisted living center on Friday, August 27, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. The...
August 6, 2010AMMC Hosts Annual Men's Health Fair
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is sponsoring its 13th Annual Men’s Health Fair, "Technically Fit" on Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 8:00 am-4:00 pm in the AMMC Professional Office Building Auditorium located at 1000 West Kingshighway in...
July 29, 2010AMMC Hosts Blood Drive with American Red Cross
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross to help collect the life-saving gift of blood for patients in need on Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm in the AMMC...