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Washington Regional Earns Best in Region by U.S. News & World Report

Posted: 8/19/2019

Washington Regional Medical Center has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the state, ahead of all other hospitals in the Ozarks region, in the U.S. News & World Report annual “Best Hospitals” list. For its 2019-20 ratings, U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 adult specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores were based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival, readmission rates, volume, patient safety and quality ...

Lawson Elected to Arkansas Department of Health’s Hospital Preparedness Program

Posted: 8/13/2019

Terry Lawson, Safety and Emergency Manager at Washington Regional, has been elected to the Arkansas Department of Health’s Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP). Lawson will serve as co-leader of the HPP’s Northwest Region. In that role, Lawson will help coordinate the region’s health care disaster responses by assisting health care organizations prepare for emergencies. Lawson earned an Applied Science degree in Fire Protection from Garland County Community College and is a Certified Healthcare Safety Pr...

Saulsbury First in State to Earn Neonatal Therapy Certification

Posted: 8/12/2019

Jo Beth Saulsbury, a physical therapist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Washington Regional Medical Center, recently earned designation as a Certified Neonatal Therapist by the Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board. Saulsbury is the first physical therapist in Arkansas to earn this designation, which requires therapists to meet certain eligibility requirements and pass a nationally administered exam. Saulsbury, a native of Springdale, earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences...

Dr. John Brizzolara Joins Ozark Urology Clinic

Posted: 8/9/2019

John Brizzolara, M.D., recently joined Washington Regional Ozark Urology Clinic where he works alongside Mark Jackson, M.D., Lindsay Horton, APRN and Tasha Kerr, APRN. Dr. Brizzolara received his medical degree and completed a urology residency at UAMS. He served as staff urologist in the military at Irwin Army Hospital in Ft. Riley, Kansas and Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Dr. Brizzolara has practiced at the Arkansas Urology Associates, Little Rock Veterans Administration Hospi...

Dr. Senushi O’Sullivan Joins Washington Regional Hospitalists

Posted: 8/6/2019

Senushi O’Sullivan, M.D., recently joined Washington Regional as a hospitalist , where she evaluates and treats hospitalized patients. Dr. O’Sullivan earned her medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed the Great Plains Family Medicine Residency program in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Washington Regional Providers Named Best Healthcare Professionals by AY Magazine

Posted: 8/2/2019

AY About You's   2019 Best Healthcare Professionals  list includes 10 Washington Regional providers across multiple categories. The results were derived from votes cast by their readers. Cardiovascular:  Geetha Ramaswamy, M.D., FACC – Walker Heart Institute Cardiovascular Clinic Family Medicine: Jamal Abdin, M.D. – Washington Regional Family Clinic – Farmington Nephrology: Michael Moulton, M.D.  – Renal Specialists of Northwest Arkansas & Dialysis Centers of Northwest Arkansas, L...

Washington Regional Partners with Urgent Team

Posted: 7/24/2019

Washington Regional Medical Center and Urgent Team Family of Urgent Care & Walk-In Centers have partnered to create a branded network of walk-in urgent and family care centers throughout Northwest Arkansas. The partnership intends to operate centers in Bentonville, Harrison, Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville. Most Washington Regional Urgent Care centers will be open seven days a week and provide treatment for injuries, illnesses and conditions that are urgent, but non-life threatening. Walk-ins wil...

Washington Regional Medical Foundation Announces Campaign for Cancer Support Home

Posted: 7/15/2019

In response to a growing need for expanded services and a more accessible facility, Washington Regional Medical Foundation has announced its plans to construct a new 12,000 square foot Cancer Support Home. Plans for the new Cancer Support Home (CSH) were shared at the 24th Washington Regional Gala and Eagle Awards on July 13. Construction of a new CSH with additional guest rooms will allow Washington Regional to more adequately meet the critical support needs of cancer patients who are struggling with th...

Washington Regional Offers OCT for Improved Outcomes

Posted: 7/12/2019

Washington Regional is the first hospital in Arkansas to offer the latest version of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). OCT is a technology that allows cardiologists to look inside the heart’s coronary arteries during a heart catheterization, which is a procedure to diagnose and treat blockages in arteries. OCT uses near-infrared light to scan the artery to help gain a better understanding of the vessel and how to treat it. “Traditionally, during a heart catheterization, x-ray (angiography) is used to ...

Mattone Earns Doctorate of Nursing

Posted: 7/11/2019

Jenn Mattone, a nurse in Critical Care at Washington Regional, recently earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) specializing as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. Since graduation, Mattone has joined the Washington Regional hospitalist team where she will evaluate and treat hospitalized patients. Mattone, who has been with Washington Regional since 2013, earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Arkan...

Washington Regional Medical Foundation Announces 2019 Eagle Award Winners

Posted: 6/26/2019

Three Eagle Award recipients will be formally recognized during Washington Regional Medical Foundation’s Gala scheduled for Saturday, July 13, at Walton Arts Center. Established in 1994, the Eagle Award for Outstanding Health Leadership is given to individuals or organizations that make outstanding contributions to the improvement of healthcare in Northwest Arkansas. This year’s recipients are Dr. Scott A. Bailey, Dr. J. Thaddeus Beck and Dr. Hugh B. Higginbotham. Dr. Scott A. Bailey Dr. Scott Bailey, a ...

Washington Regional Partners with Oklahoma Mothers’ Milk Bank

Posted: 6/25/2019

Washington Regional has partnered with Oklahoma Mothers’ Milk Bank to be the first human milk depot in Northwest Arkansas. Nursing women who are pre-approved by Oklahoma Mothers’ Milk Bank can donate their extra breast milk at Washington Regional , where the milk will be stored until it is picked up by the milk bank. The Oklahoma Mothers’ Milk Bank will then test, pasteurize and store the milk before dispensing it to an ordering hospital or to a patient with a physician’s prescription. “There are multip...

Washington Regional Home Health Earns Patient Satisfaction Award

Posted: 6/20/2019

For the second consecutive year, Washington Regional Home Health has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Superior Performer” for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2018 calendar year. The annual SHPBest™ award program was created to acknowledge home health agencies that consistently provide high quality service to their patients. The 2018 award recipients were determined by reviewing and ranking the over...

Bowman Earns Doctorate in Health Education

Posted: 6/17/2019

Samantha Bowman, Program Development Specialist in the Employee Education Department at Washington Regional, recently earned a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Health Education from A.T. Still University. Bowman, who has been with Washington Regional for over six years, earned a master’s degree in health science from the University of Central Arkansas and a bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Arkansas. She is also certified as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Yeager Earns Clinical Documentation Certification

Posted: 6/10/2019

Andrea Yeager, a Clinical Documentation Improvement Manager at Washington Regional, recently achieved designation as a Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS). To earn this designation clinical document specialists must pass a nationally administered exam. Yeager, who has been with Washington Regional since 2018, earned a Master of Science in Nursing as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing. She also earned an associate’s degree from Lansing Community Co...

Candra Ray, APRN, Joins Renal Specialists of NWA

Posted: 6/7/2019

Candra Ray, APRN, recently joined Washington Regional and Renal Specialists of Northwest Arkansas where she is part of the physician team. Her primary responsibility is caring for dialysis patients. Ray earned both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UAMS and an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Northwest Arkansas Community College. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Stephens Earns Doctorate of Nursing

Posted: 6/5/2019

Paula Stephens, Clinical Outcomes Coordinator at Washington Regional, recently earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) specializing as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. At graduation, she received special recognition for the Best Capstone Project. Stephens, who has been with Washington Regional since 2008, earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas and associates degree in nursing from Baptis...

Washington Regional Gifts $1 Million to NWACC

Posted: 6/4/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Lisa Anderson Executive Director of Planning, Effectiveness and Public Relations NWACC 479-619-2227 | landerson7@nwacc.edu Annetta Tirey Executive Director NWACC Foundation  479-619-4176 | atirey@nwacc.edu Natalie Hardin  Director of Marketing & Public Relations Washington Regional Medical Center 479-463-1290 | nhardin@wregional.com Washington Regional Gifts $1 Million to NWACC Gift to support college’s health professions and nursing programs. Springda...

Washington Regional Center for Sleep Disorders Expands

Posted: 6/4/2019

Washington Regional Center for Sleep Disorders recently expanded its sleep lab from six to ten beds. The expansion includes a control room and four new sleep rooms with private bathrooms, allowing for nearly 28 more patient studies per week. Services include sleep studies and treatment for sleep-related problems including sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia. The Center’s providers are Dr. Michael Eckles and Dr. Sandeep Goplani . The Center for Sleep Disorders is located at 3017 N. Bob Younkin Dr. in Fay...

Cortes Earns Certified Breast Patient Navigator Designation

Posted: 5/31/2019

Teresa Cortes, a Bilingual Women’s Health Patient Navigator at Washington Regional Cancer Support Home, recently earned designation as a Certified Breast Patient Navigator from the National Consortium of Breast Centers. As a Certified Breast Patient Navigator, she provides individualized guidance to those who have been newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Cortes, who recently joined the Cancer Support Home, earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Arkansas. The Cancer Support ...