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Press Releases 2011

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December 29, 2011AMMC Hosts Childbirth Education Class
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center sponsors a monthly childbirth education class for anyone who is expecting. The first class of the New Year is schedule for Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 8:00 am-4:00 pm and Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 9:00...
December 29, 2011AMMC Hosts Mommy and Me Breastfeeding Support Group Meeting
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and the Greene County Health Unit sponsor a monthly breastfeeding class for new and expectant mothers. The first one of the new year is scheduled for Wednesday, January 18 from 10:00 am-11:30 am in the 2nd Floor...
December 6, 2011Foundation Christmas Auction Raises More Than $4000
The Foundation, the fundraising arm of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, raised $4,235 at its 8th annual Mingle and Jingle Christmas auction Monday night. The Foundation supports the growing healthcare needs of the people of Northeast Arkansas and...
November 18, 2011AMMC Auxiliary and The Foundation Host Tree Lighting and Auction
The Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Auxiliary and The Foundation are hosting their annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Mingle and Jingle Christmas Auction on Monday, December 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm in The Herget Atrium at AMMC. Beautifully decorated...
November 16, 2011AMMC Foundation and Women's Council Host Holiday Tour of Homes
The Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Foundation and Women’s Council is hosting the first annual Holiday Tour of Homes on Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Callaway Hills Subdivision. Don't miss your chance to see some of the most...
November 10, 2011AMMC Receives VHA Awards for Outstanding Clinical Performance
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is pleased to announce it has been recognized for outstanding clinical performance by VHA Oklahoma/Arkansas, one of 16 regions that comprise VHA Inc., the national healthcare network. The awards celebrate Arkansas...
November 6, 2011AMMC Teams Up with Arkansas Hospitals to Fight Stroke
Forty-one hospitals serving Arkansans have joined a collaborative effort to reduce the devastating impact of stroke in the state. Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is one of the hospitals to join the effort. In 2007, Arkansas ranked first in the...
November 4, 2011AMMC Hosts Community Diabetes Program 11172011
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and CarePlus are hosting Naughty but Nice Holiday Recipes Community Diabetes Program on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm in the auditorium of the Professional Office Building at AMMC. The...
November 3, 2011AMMC Home Health Named to the 2011 Top 500 HomeCare Elite
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Home Health today announced that it has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its sixth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the...
November 2, 2011AMMC President/CEO Announces Retirement
Ron Rooney, longtime president/CEO of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center (AMMC), announced today that he is retiring effective December 31, 2011. Mr. Rooney has devoted more than half of his 42-year career in healthcare administration to...
November 1, 2011AMMC Receives More Than $82,000 Through State Medicaid IQI Program
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center was recently recognized as one of 31 hospitals in the state to receive monetary awards through the state’s Medicaid Inpatient Quality Incentive (IQI) Program. To qualify for the 2011 incentive payments, AMMC...
October 31, 2011AMMC Recognized with Seven Awards by Arkansas Hospital Association
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has been honored by the Arkansas Hospital Association (AHA) for outstanding hospital advertising, marketing and public relations with seven awards including two Diamond Awards, two Certificates of Excellence and...
October 27, 2011AMMC Announces Additional Internal Medicine Physician
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Coralee Harris McKay to the healthcare team at the hospital. Dr. McKay is a graduate of Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Illinois. She is certified...
October 27, 2011Chateau on the Ridge Names Hoke Dietary Service Director
Chateau on the Ridge, a premier assisted living facility, has named Nancy Hoke as the Director of Food Services. In her position, Nancy will lead all nutritional services for residents, employees and guests. Hoke comes to Chateau on the Ridge...
October 27, 2011Chateau on the Ridge Names McKinney Community Director
Chateau on the Ridge, an assisted living facility, has named Brinda McKinney, RN, MSN, as Community Director. In her position, Brinda will be responsible for overall daily operations at the center. McKinney has multiple degrees including an...
October 4, 2011Support Group Hosts 4,000 Steps Diabetes Awareness Walk 2011
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and the Moms of 1’s Support Group for Mothers of Children with Type 1 Diabetes are hosting the 4th Annual 4,000 Steps Diabetes Walk. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 12:00 pm-1:00...
September 30, 2011Application for Free Mammogram Through Susan G. Komen Foundation
Project Hope Eligibility Request I hereby request Arkansas Methodist Medical Center to make a determination of my eligibility for the Project Hope Program:   Patient Name:...
September 22, 2011AMMC and the American Red Cross Host Blood Drive 10132011
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 12:00 pm-5:30 pm in the auditorium in the Professional Office Building. According to the Red Cross, one in...
September 20, 2011AMMC Hosts 14th Annual Women's Health Fair
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is sponsoring its 14th annual Women’s Health Fair on Thursday, October 6 from 7:00 am-3:00 pm in the auditorium of the professional office building at AMMC. This year’s health fair will include: · Lab tests...
August 19, 2011AMMC Announces Additional Staff Pharmacist
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has named Brandon White, Pharm.D., as an additional Staff Pharmacist in the hospital’s pharmacy. As a pharmacist at AMMC, Brandon is responsible for reviewing and monitoring all medication orders for hospitalized...
August 18, 2011AMMC Hosts 14th Annual Men's Health Fair
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is sponsoring its 14th Annual Men’s Health Fair on Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 7:00 am-3:00 pm at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Professional Office Building Auditorium at 1000 West Kingshighway. This...
August 16, 2011AMMC Names Rannals Director of Security and Environmental Safety
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has named Chris Rannals as Director of Security and Environmental Safety. Rannals comes to AMMC, from the Paragould Police Department where he served a total of eight years as a police patrolman. He has also served...
August 15, 201117th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament
The Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Foundation is hosting its 17th Annual Golf Tournament, four-person scramble on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at the Paragould Country Club (3300 Pruetts Chapel Road). The first flight will begin with a shotgun...
August 3, 2011AMMC Names Holmes Core Measure Coordinator
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center’s Amanda Holmes, RN, has recently been named the Core Measure Coordinator for the hospital. She will work closely with hospital staff and physicians to ensure quality care for all of AMMC’s patients. Amanda began...
July 29, 2011AMMC Names Jeff Estes Ambulance Base Coordinator
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center’s Jeff Estes, RN, has recently been named the Ambulance Base Coordinator for AMMC’s bases located in Paragould, Corning and Rector. He oversees the bases, makes sure that all operations are functioning at optimal...
July 28, 2011AMMC Recognizes 2011 World Breastfeeding Week
WHO: Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and the Greene County Health Unit WHAT: 2011 World Breastfeeding Week Community Awareness Event WHEN: Friday, August 5, 2011 from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. WHERE: Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Professional...
July 25, 2011AMMC Announces Additional General Surgeon
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Steven Branch to the surgical team at the hospital. Dr. Branch is a graduate of Arizona State University as well as Boston University where he received his medical degree and a Ph.D. in...
July 19, 2011AMMC Holds Annual Meeting
During the meeting, Chairman Pat Quinn thanked W.T. Shewmaker for 24 years of distinguished service to the AMMC Executive Board. While Shewmaker has retired from the executive board, he will remain a member of the corporate board of directors....
July 14, 2011AMMC and the American Red Cross Host Blood Drive August 4
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive Thursday, August 4, 2011 from 12:00 pm-5:30 pm in the auditorium in the Professional Office Building at AMMMC located at 900 W. Kingshighway. As of Monday, July...
July 11, 2011AMMC and the American Red Cross Host Critical Appeal Blood Drive
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive on Monday, July 25 from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. The Red Cross Donor Coach will be parked in the parking lot of the medical center located at 900 W. Kingshighway. As of...
July 7, 2011AMMC and CCS Medical Host Community Diabetes Program
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and CCS Medical are hosting the Community Diabetes Program, Explosion of Cool Summer Dishes, on Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 6:00-7:30 pm in the auditorium of the Professional Office Building at AMMC. Arkansas...
June 22, 2011Reeves Joins Foundation Board
Melinda Reeves, RN, has been elected to serve as the newest member of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center’s Foundation’s Board of Directors. "Mrs. Reeves is a Registered Nurse and has been employed at AMMC since 1994. She currently serves as the Unit...
June 21, 2011AMMC IT Director Appointed to HIMSS Board
Mardy Holmes, Director of Information Technology at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, has been appointed to the Board of Directors and named Advocacy Chairman of the Arkansas Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The...
May 19, 2011AMMC Hosts June Blood Drive
AMMC is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. in the Professional Office Building Auditorium. According to the Red Cross, one in 10 people entering a hospital needs...
May 19, 2011AMMC Names Brad Bloemer Chief Financial Officer
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has named Brad Bloemer, CPA, as Vice President of Finance/CFO. Bloemer comes to AMMC from Murray, Kentucky where he was the CFO for more than six years at Murray Calloway County Hospital. He has also worked at...
May 17, 2011AMMC Wins Quality Awards from AFMC
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has earned two Innovator Awards in the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care’s annual Quality Awards program. The Quality Awards are designed to recognize improvement in individual healthcare organization’s...
May 16, 2011AMMC and Affordable Medical Supplies Host Community Diabetes Program-May
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and Affordable Medical Supplies are hosting Pass the Salt Shaker Community Diabetes Program on Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Professional Office Building...
May 16, 2011Newer, Gentler Breast Biopsy Available at AMMC
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center’s Dr. Walter Waechter is offering women faced with a suspicious mammogram or small breast lump a less invasive breast biopsy that keeps women out of the operating room and avoids the stitches and scarring associated...
May 13, 2011News Alert National Disaster Drill
On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 starting around 8:00 am, several entities, including the Paragould Police and Fire Departments; the Greene County Rescue Squad and Arkansas Methodist Medical Center as well as others from multiple jurisdictions, will be...
May 11, 2011AMMC Hosts Pork Steak Plate Fundraiser for American Cancer Society
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is sponsoring a pork steak plate luncheon with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society and this year’s Relay for Life. Plates will include a pork steak, baked beans, scalloped potatoes and a roll, all for a...
April 11, 2011AMMC and A Books Host Spring Book Sale
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and A+ Books are hosting a spring book sale with proceeds to benefit The Foundation. The sale will take place Thursday, April 21 from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Friday, April 22 from 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in The Herget...
April 11, 2011AMMC Hosts Giggles N Wiggles Baby Shower
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Women’s Services is hosting a one-of-a-kind baby shower for expectant or new mothers on Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm in the AMMC Professional Office Building Auditorium at 1000 W. Kingshighway. This is an...
April 7, 2011AMMC Hosts Silent Auction to Benefit American Cancer Society's Relay for Life
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is sponsoring a silent auction to help raise money for the 2011 Relay for Life. This event will take place on Thursday, April 28 from 9:00 am-4:30 pm and Friday, April 29 from 9:00 am-3:30 pm in The Herget Atrium at...
April 5, 2011AMMC Receives Grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Arkansas Affiliate recently handed out 21 grants totaling almost $1.2 million to organizations in the state of Arkansas. Arkansas Methodist Medical Center was awarded a grant of $13,595 for its program, Project Hope....
March 22, 2011AMMC and American Red Cross Host Blood Drive April 11, 2011
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Monday, April 11, 2011 from 12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Professional Office Building at AMMC. According to the Red Cross,...
March 22, 2011AMMC and MTS Host Donor Drive
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is sponsoring a donor drive in partnership with Mid-America Transplant Services on Tuesday, April 26 2011 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in The Herget Atrium at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. For 35 years,...
March 18, 2011AMMC Foundation Names 2011 Miss AMMC Winners
Wee Miss AMMC winners are Lexi Peyton Ring, Second Alternate; Pacey Brooks Vangilder, Queen; Whitley Jean Newman, First Alternate and Kenlea Jade Dawson, Most Photogenic. Baby Miss AMMC winners are McKinzi Skye Luster, Second Alternate; Chloe Sue...
March 18, 2011AMMC Honors Employees for Years of Service at Awards Banquet
Several Paragould residents were recently recognized at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center’s 45th Annual Employee Service Awards Banquet held at the Paragould Community Center. They include Suzanne Carlton and Carol Staggs, 35 years of service;...
March 11, 2011AMMC and Medical Necessities Host Community Diabetes Program
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and Medical Necessities are hosting A Spoonful of Exercise Helps the Sugar Go Down Community Diabetes Program on Thursday, March 24 from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Professional Office Building at...
March 11, 2011AMMC Patient Liaison Receives Award
Brinda McKinney, RN, MSN, Patient Liaison and Service Excellence Coordinator at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center recently received the Founder's "Lamplighter" Award at the 11th annual Healthcare Service Excellence Conference, held January 26-28,...
February 24, 2011AMMC Laboratories Receive Accreditation from College o fAmerican Pathologists
The Main and Outpatient Diagnostic Services Laboratories at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center have received accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite...
February 16, 2011AMMC Names Walker Women's Services Unit Coordinator
Debra Vassar, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has announced that Lori Walker, RN, has been named Women’s Services Coordinator. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing the OB-GYN Department, which includes...
February 10, 2011Ronald Rooney Named Chairman of VHA Board
Ronald K. Rooney, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, Paragould, AR, has been named chairman of the board for VHA Inc.'s regional network covering Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is one of 16 regional networks...
February 1, 2011AMMC Foundation 10th Annual Benefit Beauty Pageant
The Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Foundation is now accepting entries for its 10th annual benefit beauty pageant. The pageant is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Paragould High School Auditorium at 1701 West Court...
January 27, 2011AMMC and the American Red Cross Host Blood Drive
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive on Monday, February 14, 2011 from 12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. in the AMMC Professional Office Building Auditorium. The blood drive scheduled for Thursday, February 10...
January 12, 2011AMMC Adds Lactation Consultant to Staff
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center’s Tritia McGrew, RN, IBCLC, has recently been certified as a lactation consultant. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical...
January 6, 2011AMMC Diabetes Care Clinic Hosts Community Diabetes Program
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center's Diabetes Care Clinic is hosting Diabetes=Complications, That’s a Crock! Community Diabetes Program on Thursday, January 27, 2011 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Professional Office Building. Nurse...
January 5, 2011AMMC Sponsors Luncheon Fundraiser
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is sponsoring a $5.00 hot dog/chili luncheon with proceeds benefitting the Mission Outreach of Northeast Arkansas and this year’s Chili Rodeo on Friday, January 14 from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in The Herget Atrium at...