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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Cancer Support Home to Offer Free Clinical Breast Exams

Posted: 10/6/2021

The Washington Regional J.B. Hunt Transport Services Cancer Support Home will offer free clinical breast exams during a breast health clinic on Saturday, October 16 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the J.B. Hunt Transport Services Cancer Support Home, located at 488 E. Longview St. in Fayetteville. The clinical breast examinations are offered at no cost to the public and are performed by physicians and/or registered nurse practitioners. Appointments are requested and space is limited. For more information or to...

Krisy Grant, APRN and Tammy Palermo, APRN Join PACE of the Ozarks

Posted: 10/5/2021

Krisy Grant, APRN and Tammy Palermo, APRN, recently joined PACE of the Ozarks where they provide medical care for PACE participants alongside Dr. Fredrick Allan Martin and Dr. Kristin Chaffee. Grant earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas. She has more than seven years’ experience working as a registered nurse, most recently at Washington Regional’s Harrison Cardiology Clinic. Palermo e...

Washington Regional Earns Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence Designation Renewal

Posted: 10/5/2021

Washington Regional Medical Center has successfully earned renewal of its designation as an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence (CoE) by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Washington Regional is the only hospital in Arkansas and one of only 131 hospitals in the United States to hold the prestigious CoE designation. Washington Regional first achieved CoE status in 2018 and is one of only 32 hospitals in the country to receive CoE renewal since 2018. Antimicrobial stewardship re...

Caitlin Sutherland, APRN Joins Washington Regional Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Clinic

Posted: 10/4/2021

Caitlin Sutherland, APRN, recently joined Washington Regional Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Clinic where she works alongside Charles Cole, M.D., James Counce, M.D., Robert Jaggers, M.D., Russell Wood, M.D., Kathleen Smith, APN, DNP and Rhagen Thomas, PA-C to provide care for patients in the clinic and hospital setting. Sutherland earned a Master of Science in Nursing from the Walden University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas- Fort Smith. She most recently worke...

Elaine Porter, APRN Joins Washington Regional Hospitalists

Posted: 10/1/2021

Elaine Porter, APRN, recently joined Washington Regional Hospitalists , where she evaluates and treats hospitalized patients. Porter earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business from Hendrix College. She has over 15 years’ experience as an oncology registered nurse, over five years as a nurse educator and five years’ experience as a nurse practi...

Washington Regional and UAMS Partner for Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic

Posted: 9/30/2021

Washington Regional, in partnership with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has opened the Washington Regional Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic . The clinic, located inside the Women and Infants Center on the Washington Regional campus in Fayetteville, brings the expertise of UAMS’ maternal fetal medicine specialists to patients in Northwest Arkansas. The Washington Regional Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic provides assessment, diagnosis, and management of high-risk pregnancies, includi...

Washington Regional to Acquire Property for Future Expansion

Posted: 9/20/2021

Washington Regional Medical System is preparing to meet the growing health care needs of Northwest Arkansas after acquiring approximately 15 acres near the Washington Regional campus in Fayetteville. The property, part of the Drake Farms development in Fayetteville, is located adjacent to the Washington Regional campus and will allow for future expansion of services. Plans for the property are being finalized and include facilities for expanded inpatient hospital services, outpatient surgical services, ...

Washington Regional Receives National Stroke Care Recognition

Posted: 9/9/2021

Washington Regional Medical Center recently received four American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® Achievement Awards for stroke care – more than any other hospital in Arkansas. Washington Regional earned the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Elite, Advanced Therapy, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll awards, which recognize the hospital’s commitment to ensuring patients experiencing stroke receive the most appropriate treatment accordin...

Megan Albers, PA-C Joins East Springdale Family Clinic

Posted: 9/2/2021

Megan Albers, PA-C recently joined the Washington Regional East Springdale Family Clinic , where she works with Dr. Matthew Totten and F. Levi Hudson, PA-C to provide primary care services for older children and adults. Albers earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Harding University. She is fluent in Spanish and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Dr. Corey Costantino Joins Washington Regional Hospitalists

Posted: 9/1/2021

Corey Costantino, M.D., recently joined Washington Regional Hospitalists , where he evaluates and treats hospitalized patients. Dr. Costantino earned his medical degree from Oregon Health and Science University and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Tulane University School of Medicine, where he was chief resident. He is board certified in internal medicine and most recently served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Dr. Kristin Chaffee Joins PACE of the Ozarks

Posted: 8/17/2021

Kristin Chaffee, M.D, M.P.H, recently joined PACE of the Ozarks where she provides medical care for PACE participants alongside Dr. Fredrick Allan Martin. Dr. Chaffee earned her medical degree and master’s degree in public health from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and completed the AHEC Family Medicine Residency program with UAMS in Pine Bluff. She also completed fellowships in Geriatrics and Palliative Care from UAMS. Dr. Chaffee currently serves as an assistant professor in fa...

Washington Regional Statement RE Implementation of Phase 4 COVID-19 Surge Plan

Posted: 8/5/2021

STATEMENT FROM: Birch G. Wright, MPA Chief Operating Officer and Administrator, Washington Regional Medical System Over the past six weeks, Northwest Arkansas has experienced an exponential surge in the number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. On June 17, there were 24 COVID-19 positive patients in NWA hospitals. This week in NWA, we reached an all-time high of 165 COVID inpatients. The region is also seeing more critically ill non-COVID patients than at any other time during the pandemic. This...

Hannah Smith, APRN Joins Washington Regional Urgent Care in Fayetteville

Posted: 8/5/2021

Hannah Smith APRN, recently joined Washington Regional Urgent Care in Fayetteville where she provides non-emergency care for all ages. Smith earned a Master of Science in nursing from Duke University School of Nursing and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Saint Louis University. She previously worked as an emergency registered nurse.

Washington Regional Reopening Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Clinic

Posted: 7/30/2021

Due to increased demand for COVID-19 testing, Washington Regional will reopen its drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic at 3318 N. Northhills Blvd. in Fayetteville on Monday, August 2. The drive-thru clinic will serve individuals who have active symptoms of COVID-19 or those who have had a known exposure to someone who has COVID-19. Hours of operation will be seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Individuals who have respiratory illness and need to be seen by a provider, can ...

U.S. News & World Report Names Washington Regional Best Hospital in Arkansas

Posted: 7/27/2021

Washington Regional Medical Center has been recognized as the #1 hospital in Arkansas in the newly released U.S. News & World Report 2021-22 Best Hospitals list. The ratings evaluate how well hospitals perform across 17 common procedures and conditions and recognize excellence in providing a variety of types of medical care for adult patients. Washington Regional Medical Center was also ranked the Best Hospital in the Ozarks Region for a third consecutive year. For its 2021-22 ratings, U.S. News &am...

Nabil Cameron, APRN Joins Walker Heart Institute Cardiovascular Clinic

Posted: 7/27/2021

Nabil Cameron, APRN recently joined Washington Regional’s Walker Heart Institute Cardiovascular Clinic where she provides care to patients with heart rhythm abnormalities. Cameron earned a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas. Cameron was previously a clinical instructor for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas and most recently worked as a registered nurse at the Cardiac and Vascular C...

Washington Regional Implements Phase 2 of COVID-19 Surge Plan and Changes to Visitor Policy

Posted: 7/21/2021

STATEMENT FROM: Birch G. Wright, MPA Chief Operating Officer and Administrator, Washington Regional Medical System Due to significant growth in COVID-19 cases and inpatient hospitalizations in our community, Washington Regional has operationalized Phase 2 of our COVID-19 Surge Plan. This allows us to temporarily reassign some of our hospital and clinic team members to assist in areas of most critical need in the hospital. It also allows us to move to a team-based nursing approach where primary nurses ha...

Lindsay Hayward, PA-C Joins Washington Regional Senior Health Clinic

Posted: 7/19/2021

Lindsay Hayward, PA-C, is now seeing patients at Washington Regional Senior Health Clinic , where she provides primary care services for geriatric patients. Hayward earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Harding University and holds a Bachelor of Science from Truman State University. She has been with Washington Regional for nearly three years providing medical support at PACE of the Ozarks.

Washington Regional Dedicates New J.B. Hunt Transport Services Cancer Support Home

Posted: 7/15/2021

Washington Regional Medical System today held a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for the new Washington Regional J.B. Hunt Transport Services Cancer Support Home . The 9,980-square-foot facility, located at 488 E. Longview Street in Fayetteville, provides hope and comfort for those on a cancer journey with overnight lodging with eight accessible guest suites, a wig and prosthesis boutique and support services. The home is the only one of its kind in Northwest Arkansas, and services are offered at ...

John Hutchison Named Director of Nursing for System Clinics

Posted: 7/12/2021

Washington Regional recently named John Hutchison, RN as its new director of nursing for system clinics where he is responsible for clinical oversight and training of clinic nursing staff throughout Washington Regional’s 55 clinic locations. Hutchison has more than 20 years of nursing experience and has served in various roles at Washington Regional, most recently as interim director of nursing for system clinics. He earned an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from NorthWest Arkansas Community Col...