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Press Releases 2015

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January 23, 2017AMMC Diabetes Education Program Merits ADA Recognition
The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to the AMMC Diabetes Care Clinic. The program was originally recognized in 2009. ADA...
January 16, 2017GCTHS Receives National Athletic Trainers' Association Safe Sports School Award
Greene County Tech High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award...
November 5, 2015AMMC JOINS NETWORK TO IMPROVE SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCIES AND REDUCE COSTS
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center today announced they have joined the Upper Midwest Consolidated Services Center (UMCSC), a collaborative network of hospitals and health systems focused on reducing the cost of healthcare products and services...
October 13, 2015AMMC's Patten Honored by Senator John Boozman
Senator John Boozman selected Robin Patten as a 2015 Angels in Adoption awardee for her outstanding advocacy of adoption. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), which orchestrates the Angels in Adoption Program, honored Patten at...
October 9, 2015AMMC Recognized with Thirteen Awards
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has been honored by the Arkansas Hospital Association (AHA) for outstanding hospital advertising, marketing and public relations with thirteen awards including five Diamond Awards and eight Certificates of...
September 17, 2015AMMC Receives Bonus Performance Payment from Arkansas Medicaid and the AFMC
Arkansas Medicaid and the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) have released $3.7 million in performance bonus payments to 24 Arkansas hospitals as part of the Inpatient Quality Incentive (IQI) program. Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in...
September 17, 2015AMMC Welcomes McIntare as Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
Carla McIntare, RN, has been named the Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. She is responsible for performing chart reviews to help improve the clinical documentation by the physicians so that AMMC can...
September 11, 2015AMMC Foundation Raises $42,000 at Golf Tournament
The Foundation, the fundraising arm of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, raised $42,000 at its 21st Annual Golf Tournament held at the Paragould Country Club. The Foundation supports the growing healthcare needs of the people of Northeast Arkansas...
August 24, 2015AMMC Earns ACR Accreditation
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose...
August 24, 2015AMMC Foundation Hosts 21st Annual Golf Tournament
WHO:              Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Foundation   WHAT:           21st Annual Golf Tournament, four-person...
August 24, 2015AMMC Hosts 18th Annual Men's Health Fair
WHO: Arkansas Methodist Medical Center   WHAT: AMMC is sponsoring its 18th Annual Men’s Health Fair This year’s health fair will include: ·         Blood glucose and cholesterol screenings...
August 24, 2015AMMC Hosts 18th Annual Women's Health Fair
WHO: Arkansas Methodist Medical Center   WHAT: AMMC is sponsoring its 18th Annual Women’s Health Fair This year’s health fair will include: ·         Blood glucose and cholesterol screenings...
August 18, 2015AMMC Holds Annual Meeting
At its annual meeting on Monday, August 17, the Arkansas Methodist Hospital Corporation, which oversees Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, met to review AMMC’s activities and accomplishments over the past fiscal year with a keen focus on the medical...
June 25, 2015Hendrix and Schefano Named to Board of Directors
Dr. Barry Hendrix and Dr. Frank Schefano have been chosen to serve as members of the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center’s Board of Directors.             Dr. Barry Hendrix owns and operates...
June 15, 2015AMMC Auxiliary Awards Scholarships
The Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Auxiliary recently awarded seven $1,000 scholarships. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in an education program within the medical profession and be in the beginning of their second...
May 15, 2015Foundation Fiesta Raises More than $25,000
The Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Foundation’s inaugural “Foundation Fiesta” event raised more than $25,000. The Foundation Fiesta, held on Saturday, May 9, was a Cinco de Mayo-themed fundraising party coordinated by the AMMC Foundation...
April 21, 2015AMMC Honors Employees 2015
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center recently held its 49th Annual Employee Service Awards Banquet at Red Goose Restaurant and Catering. A total of 56 employees were recognized for a combined total of 665 years of service. Honorees were recognized for...
April 21, 2015Hodge Joins AMMC Board of Directors
Robert E. Hodge, II, PharmD, has been chosen to serve as one of the newest members of the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center’s Board of Directors.   Hodge is a Pharmacist and is the owner of Corner Drug. The business has been in operation since...
April 21, 2015Neighbors Joins AMMC Board of Directors
David Neighbors has been chosen to serve as one of the newest members of the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center’s Board of Directors.   Neighbors is the Plant Manager for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company. He has worked in the...
April 20, 2015AMMC Honors Laboratory Medical Professionals
During National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19-25, 2015, Arkansas Methodist Medical Center specially recognizes its laboratory professionals and celebrates their dedication as a crucial member of the healthcare team, collaborating...
April 20, 2015AMMC Laboratories Receive CAP Accreditation
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the main laboratory at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center as well as the lab located at Paragould Medical Park based on results of a recent on-site...
April 20, 2015AMMC Welcomes New Pathologist
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is pleased to welcome Pathologist Dr. Terri Green to the staff of medical professionals at the hospital. Dr. Green received her Bachelor of Arts in Law from Baylor University; studied Biology/Pre-Med at the...
March 9, 2015AMMC Auxiliary Accepts Scholarship Applications
The Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Auxiliary is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. The awards are available to any individual in Greene County pursuing a career in the medical profession. To be eligible for a scholarship,...
March 2, 2015AMMC Names Hicks Inpatient Rehab Unit Coordinator
Chris Hicks, RN, BSN, has been named the Unit Coordinator of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Department at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He recently served as the Assistant Unit Coordinator. He oversees the nursing staff and works in conjunction...
March 2, 2015AMMC Welcomes Dearing as 3 Central Unit Coordinator
Sarah Dearing, MSN, RN, has been named the Unit Coordinator of 3 Central at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Before coming to AMMC, Sarah worked as the Director of Medical-Surgery/Pediatrics and ICU at Forrest City Medical Center in...
January 22, 2015AMMC Welcomes Deniston as Rehab Program Director
Jeff Deniston, PT, has been named the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Director at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He is responsible for overseeing the Inpatient Rehabilitation Department including admissions, day-to-day operations, personnel...
January 22, 2015AMMC Welcomes New GI Lab/Ambulatory Care Director
Stephen Earnshaw, RN, has been named the Director of the GI Lab and Ambulatory Care Services at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He is responsible for overseeing the daily activities of both departments leading his employees toward excellence in...
December 19, 2014AMMC and Walmart Host Community Diabetes Program January 2015
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and Walmart are hosting From Our Heart to Yours Community Diabetes Program on Thursday, January 22, 2015. AMMC Certified Diabetes Educator Allison Hitt, RN, will share recipe ideas for heart healthy dishes and Dr....
December 19, 2014AMMC Hosts Breastfeeding Class Januay 2015
AMMC sponsors a breastfeeding class that discusses the importance of breastfeeding, breast preparation, feeding techniques and positioning options for mother and baby. Tips on hand expression, breast pumps, collecting and storing milk and...
December 19, 2014AMMC Hosts Childbirth Preparation Classes January 2015
AMMC sponsors a childbirth preparation class series that provides detailed information about late pregnancy, preparing for labor and birth, comfort measures, Lamaze techniques (relaxation and breathing), importance of early skin-to-skin contact,...
December 19, 2014AMMC Hosts Healthy Pregnancy Class January 2015
AMMC sponsors a healthy pregnancy class that can help ease the transition to parenthood for expectant mothers, their partner and other family members. Topics include changes in early and mid-pregnancy; healthy lifestyle; coping with the discomforts...
December 19, 2014AMMC Hosts Infant Safety Class January 2015
AMMC sponsors an infant safety class that focuses on topics including car seat safety, child proofing your home and crib safely, as well as infant CPR. The January class is scheduled for Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.   This...
December 19, 2014Mommy and Me Breastfeeding Support Group Meeting January 2015
The Greene County Health Unit sponsors a monthly breastfeeding support group meeting for new and expectant mothers. The January session is scheduled for Monday, January 19, 2015 from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM. This meeting is an opportunity for new and...