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Hot Springs Sweetheart Program kicks off 12th year

Sunday 39 young women from the Garland County area were welcomed into the 2017-2018 American Heart Association (AHA) Sweetheart program, presented by National Park Medical Center. The AHA Sweethearts are [...]

By | 2017-10-05T21:46:14+00:00 October 5th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Hot Springs Sweetheart Program kicks off 12th year

The Rehabilitation Program at National Park Medical Center has been issued their sixth consecutive three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation will extend through Sept. 30, 2020 and is a testament to the level of care patients receive at NPMC. “We are very happy to have our accreditation renewed,” said Rehabilitation Program Director Melissa Calaway. “CARF can either deny you accreditation, give you a one-year accreditation or, if you do very well and meet all of the standards, you’ll receive a three-year accreditation. There were 1,100 standards we had to meet for this recognition.” According to a letter received by the program from CARF, “this achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of conformance to standards.” Calaway said because the organization sets such high standards, the bar for NPMC has been set to a level the staff looks to exceed with every patient. “To me, this shows that when patients are coming here, they are getting well faster, and getting back home to their families and their lives faster,” she said. The Rehabilitation Program has received CARF accreditation every three years since 1999, and have been offering rehabilitation services in the community for more than 26 years. “Our therapy staff has a combined 105 years of experience with our current team in place for six years,” Calaway said. “Terance Dixon has been an integral part of this rehab unit since the doors opened in 1991.” Calaway added that the rehab unit nursing staff has a combined tenure of 294 years of experience. “We are not new at this,” she said. “We are able to offer our patients and their families so much more. 96 percent of our patients stated in a survey that they would recommend our rehab unit to others.” “Should a patient need immediate medical assistance while in our care, we can offer that to them on-site. Dr. Scott Erwin is always readily available for our patients and is very involved. I think sometimes it’s those little things that set you apart when a family is looking for medical care for their loved one.” To say Calaway is excited for this distinction is an understatement. “I am extremely proud to be part of such an amazing and tenured staff at National Park Medical Center Rehab,” she said. “Our continued CARF accreditation is an example of our commitment to Quality of Care to be certain that every patient possible can have a rehab miracle and return to their home. Last year we treated over 400 people in the Garland County area. In the last 90 days, 80 patients were discharged back to their homes with greater independence.” PHOTO: Front from left Rita Merryman, CM; Desiree Quinn, COTA; Kellye James, SLP; Heather Walters, CAN; Marie Bailey, Nurse Manager; Melissa Calaway, Program Director; Larianne Bowlin, PTA; Ginger Morris, CL; Tabitha Crossley, LPN; Amanda Anders, RN; Tammy Davis, RN. Back from left Terance Dixon, Jr., Tech; Terance Dixon, AA; Renee Darrough, CAN; Julia Webb, COTA; Ryan Davenport, PT

The Rehabilitation Program at National Park Medical Center has been issued their sixth consecutive three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation will extend through [...]

By | 2017-10-05T21:44:13+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on The Rehabilitation Program at National Park Medical Center has been issued their sixth consecutive three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation will extend through Sept. 30, 2020 and is a testament to the level of care patients receive at NPMC. “We are very happy to have our accreditation renewed,” said Rehabilitation Program Director Melissa Calaway. “CARF can either deny you accreditation, give you a one-year accreditation or, if you do very well and meet all of the standards, you’ll receive a three-year accreditation. There were 1,100 standards we had to meet for this recognition.” According to a letter received by the program from CARF, “this achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of conformance to standards.” Calaway said because the organization sets such high standards, the bar for NPMC has been set to a level the staff looks to exceed with every patient. “To me, this shows that when patients are coming here, they are getting well faster, and getting back home to their families and their lives faster,” she said. The Rehabilitation Program has received CARF accreditation every three years since 1999, and have been offering rehabilitation services in the community for more than 26 years. “Our therapy staff has a combined 105 years of experience with our current team in place for six years,” Calaway said. “Terance Dixon has been an integral part of this rehab unit since the doors opened in 1991.” Calaway added that the rehab unit nursing staff has a combined tenure of 294 years of experience. “We are not new at this,” she said. “We are able to offer our patients and their families so much more. 96 percent of our patients stated in a survey that they would recommend our rehab unit to others.” “Should a patient need immediate medical assistance while in our care, we can offer that to them on-site. Dr. Scott Erwin is always readily available for our patients and is very involved. I think sometimes it’s those little things that set you apart when a family is looking for medical care for their loved one.” To say Calaway is excited for this distinction is an understatement. “I am extremely proud to be part of such an amazing and tenured staff at National Park Medical Center Rehab,” she said. “Our continued CARF accreditation is an example of our commitment to Quality of Care to be certain that every patient possible can have a rehab miracle and return to their home. Last year we treated over 400 people in the Garland County area. In the last 90 days, 80 patients were discharged back to their homes with greater independence.” PHOTO: Front from left Rita Merryman, CM; Desiree Quinn, COTA; Kellye James, SLP; Heather Walters, CAN; Marie Bailey, Nurse Manager; Melissa Calaway, Program Director; Larianne Bowlin, PTA; Ginger Morris, CL; Tabitha Crossley, LPN; Amanda Anders, RN; Tammy Davis, RN. Back from left Terance Dixon, Jr., Tech; Terance Dixon, AA; Renee Darrough, CAN; Julia Webb, COTA; Ryan Davenport, PT

New Interventional Cardiologist to Speak at Luncheon

The Atrium will host Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Troy Norred at a luncheon on Tuesday, October 17 where he will speak on heart disease.  The luncheon will begin at [...]

By | 2017-09-19T22:26:54+00:00 September 18th, 2017|News|Comments Off on New Interventional Cardiologist to Speak at Luncheon

NPMC welcomes Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Browning

National Park Medical Center is pleased to welcome OB/GYN, Dr. Joseph Browning, to its medical staff. Dr. Browning will practice alongside Drs. Brenda Powell and Michael Colgrove at Physicians for [...]

By | 2017-09-06T19:48:34+00:00 September 5th, 2017|News|Comments Off on NPMC welcomes Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Browning

NPMC, SMH partner with Arkansas Blood Institute to honor local teen

In a joint effort to raise awareness for PANS/PANDAS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), National Park Medical Center, Saline Memorial Hospital (SMH) and the Arkansas Blood Institute will be hosting [...]

By | 2017-08-30T21:36:22+00:00 August 30th, 2017|News|Comments Off on NPMC, SMH partner with Arkansas Blood Institute to honor local teen

NPMC Brings New Helicopter Service to Hot Springs

Beginning this month, National Park Medical Center in partnership with Survival Flight, Inc., will provide emergency flight service to Hot Springs and the surrounding areas.        “We’re excited to bring [...]

By | 2017-08-14T21:10:51+00:00 August 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on NPMC Brings New Helicopter Service to Hot Springs

NPMC Welcomes Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Norred

National Park Medical Center is pleased to welcome board certified interventional cardiologist, Dr. Troy Norred, to their medical staff.  Dr. Norred will practice alongside Drs. Jeffrey Tauth, Eric Bowen and [...]

By | 2017-07-06T18:24:05+00:00 July 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on NPMC Welcomes Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Norred

NPMC, LifeNet implement new STEMI protocol

The team at National Park Medical Center’s new state of the art Emergency Department recently partnered with LifeNet, the local ambulance service, to provide an even higher level of care [...]

By | 2017-07-14T16:37:10+00:00 July 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on NPMC, LifeNet implement new STEMI protocol

New Orthopedic Surgeon to Speak at Luncheon

National Park Medical Center will welcome Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Hubbard to their medical staff this summer. Dr. Hubbard will join the practice at the Orthopaedic Center of Hot Springs [...]

By | 2017-06-02T16:20:15+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on New Orthopedic Surgeon to Speak at Luncheon

NPMC Accepting Applications for Junior Volunteer Program

National Park Medical Center is now accepting applications for the 2017 Junior Volunteer Summer Service Program. The program, which will begin June 5 and end August 9, is designed to [...]

By | 2017-04-24T23:30:14+00:00 March 13th, 2017|News|Comments Off on NPMC Accepting Applications for Junior Volunteer Program