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Kick up your heels at the Our Promise Cancer Resources Kick-Off

Kick up your heels at the Our Promise Cancer Resources Kick-Off

WHO: Our Promise Cancer Resources, Central Park Fusion Cuisine

WHAT: Our Promise Kick-Off

WHEN: 5:30 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2011

WHERE: Central Park Fusion Cuisine, 200 Park Ave., Hot Springs, Arkansas

People fighting cancer and the people who love and care for them now have a place to go when they need assistance in coping with all aspects of the disease.

Our Promise Cancer Resources, a new nonprofit organization providing financial assistance and resources to cancer patients in south central Arkansas, will officially open at its Kick-Off event from 5:30-7 p.m. at Central Park Fusion Cuisine at 200 Park Ave.

Burton named St. Joseph's physician of the year

Burton named St. Joseph's physician of the year

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – St. Joseph’s Mercy Health System announced today that Dr. James F. Burton has been named the Physician of the Year. Burton is a urologist with Mercy Clinic and has been with St. Joseph’s Mercy for 33 years.

“Dr. Burton is a consummate professional and very deserving of this recognition,” said St. Joseph’s Mercy President Tim Johnsen. “He’s dedicated his entire career to helping others and does so generously and with compassion, while at the same time, with expert clinical skills and knowledge.”

One of the components of the award is patient satisfaction.

“It’s an honor and I’m very excited about that. The thing that’s exciting to me about that is the fact that it’s related to patient satisfaction. Certainly satisfaction has to do with the way a patient is treated here at the office. I feel much of that is related to my office nurse,” Burton said.

Mercy’s Sister Roch joins Clara Barton, Ben Franklin in Hall of Fame

Mercy’s Sister Roch joins Clara Barton, Ben Franklin in Hall of Fame

Sister of Mercy joins Clara Barton, Ted Kennedy and Ben Franklin in Modern Healthcare’s Healthcare Hall of Fame

 

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- The collection of names is impressive. Some are recognizable like the Mayo brothers of Mayo Clinic fame, others are less famous like Ida Cannon who created the first social work department back in 1905. But, it is clear that Sister Mary Roch Rocklage, 75, and a Sister of Mercy, belongs on this prestigious list with more than 50 years of service.

“Sister Roch has been a visionary force in health care leadership, driven by a commitment to provide access to quality health care for all people,” said Lynn Britton, president and CEO of Sisters of Mercy Health System.

Sister Roch serves on the board for Mount St.

Teen Challenge Annual Banquet

Teen Challenge Annual Banquet

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Teen Challenge of Arkansas will be hosting their annual Faith Promise Banquets on April 7  in Hot Springs, April 8  in Little Rock, and April 9  in Jonesboro. The Faith Promise Banquets are Teen Challenge’s major fundraiser, and lay the financial foundation for the fiscal year. Tickets are complimentary, but donations will be solicited. All banquets start at 7:00 pm. For more exact locations, or to reserve tickets, you may either go online at http://www.teenchallengear.org/ or call 501-624-6224 and ask for Rebekah. This years’ guest speaker is former Teen Challenge graduate, Preston Nuckols.

When Preston Nuckols came into the Teen Challenge of Arkansas program in 1994, he was broken and addicted. That was seventeen years ago. When he graduated from the program, he had a new life in Christ and a future that was bright.

Doctors train for surgery via belly button

Doctors train for surgery via belly button

What:    Mobile tractor-trailer, outfitted with high-tech gadgets, will provide surgeons on-site belly button surgery training. Media can also try the tools out and work with the instruments.

When:   10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 15

Where: St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center parking lot (300 Werner St., Hot Springs)

Whether you need to have your gall bladder, kidney or appendix removed, your surgeon can make a single incision in your belly button.

And instead of flying hundreds of miles away, Mercy surgeons can step outside their office and into a high-tech, tractor-trailer for a day of training. The Covidien Innovation Tour provides valuable training for surgeons performing “belly button” procedures, while keeping them close to home and their patients.

The 85-foot, nearly 80,000-pound trailer expands to 1,200-square-feet when parked.

Mercy hospital designated Arkansas Level I trauma center

Mercy hospital designated Arkansas Level I trauma center

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The trauma program at St. John’s Hospital - Springfield  has achieved Level I designation from the Arkansas Department of Health as providing the highest level of trauma care.

St. John’s received the designation following a survey by the state health department, which is administering a new statewide trauma system. At the top of the system for coordinating emergency care in the state, Level I trauma centers must have specialized surgeons on duty at all times to quickly care for the most serious and urgent cases.

St. John’s is a part of Mercy along with St. Joseph’s Mercy in Hot Springs, St. Edward Mercy in Fort Smith and Mercy Medical Center in Northwest Arkansas.  St. John’s also remains the region’s only Level I trauma center as certified by the state of Missouri, covering the southern half of the state.

The St. John’s program includes board-certified emergency medicine physicians and trauma surgeons. St.

Dozens of doggies Bark for Life

Dozens of doggies Bark for Life

“Team Weyerhaeuser,” which supports the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event, is hosting a special fundraiser called Bark For Life from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, March 26 to be held in the Magic Springs & Crystal Falls parking area.  The event is a relay for dog lovers and their favorite canine companions. 

The Bark For Life of Garland County website  www.relayforlife.org/garlandarbark. Log on for more information.