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Breedlove Achieves Critical-Care Nursing Certification

Posted: 12/14/2018

Melissa Breedlove, a registered nurse and Clinical Coordinator in the Cardiology Unit at Washington Regional Medical Center, recently achieved certification as a Progressive Care Critical-Care Nurse from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. To earn this designation, PCCNs must meet certain eligibility requirements and pass a nationally administered exam.   Breedlove, who joined Washington Regional in 2009, earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Arkansas. She is pursuing a Mast...

Dr. Cheatham Joins West Washington County Clinic

Posted: 12/13/2018

Jennifer Cheatham, M.D., recently joined Washington Regional’s West Washington County Clinic in Lincoln. Dr. Cheatham joins Benjamin Hall, M.D., Susan Ferguson, M.D. and Tera Thompson, APRN to provide comprehensive medical care for all ages, including prevention and management of chronic illnesses. Dr. Cheatham is a native of Lincoln, where she graduated from high school. She earned her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed a family medicine residency at UAMS ...

Washington Regional Partners with Lincoln School District

Posted: 12/12/2018

Washington Regional Medical System and the Lincoln School District have partnered to operate a school-based health center on the Lincoln Middle School campus. The clinic, located at 201 E. School Street, opened December 1 and is operating as a satellite location of Washington Regional’s West Washington County Clinic , which is located at 106 W. Park Street in Lincoln. The providers at West Washington County Clinic will also staff the school-based clinic. They include Dr. Jennifer Cheatham, Dr. Susan Fer...

Dr. Daniel Shepherd Joins Washington Regional

Posted: 12/7/2018

Daniel L. Shepherd, M.D., recently joined Washington Regional’s Northwest Arkansas Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Shepherd specializes in cranial and complex spine surgery. A native of Northwest Arkansas, Dr. Shepherd ranked first in his graduating class at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed a neurological surgery residency at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, where he also completed an enfolded complex spine fellowship. During his training at Mayo Clinic, D...

Roundtree Promoted to Vice President of Surgical Services

Posted: 12/6/2018

James Roundtree, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, has been promoted to Vice President of Surgical Services at Washington Regional Medical Center. In this role, Roundtree will have oversight of all operating rooms, peri-operative services, post anesthesia care unit, sterile processing, surgery scheduling, and associated clinical education.  Roundtree joined Washington Regional in early 2017 serving first as Clinical Director of Surgical Services and later as Director of Surgical Services at Washington Regional. ...

Dr. Brent Peterson Joins Washington Regional

Posted: 12/6/2018

Brent Peterson, D.O., recently joined Washington Regional’s Northwest Arkansas Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Peterson has over 20 years of experience as a neurosurgeon, most recently at Mosaic Life Care health system in St. Joseph, Missouri. Dr. Peterson graduated from DMU in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed a general medicine internship at Garden City Osteopathic Hospital in Garden City, Michigan, where he also completed a neurological surgery residency. Dr. Peterson is board certified in neurological surg...

Caldwell Achieves Certified Nutrition Support Clinician

Posted: 11/26/2018

Mary Caldwell, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, a clinical dietitian at Washington Regional Medical Center, recently achieved certification as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) by the National Board of Nutrition Support Certification. To earn this designation dietitians must complete a comprehensive written exam on nutrition support. Nutrition support is a specialized practice that requires the expertise and knowledge of multiple healthcare professionals including physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, phys...

Dr. Totten Earns Degree of Fellow

Posted: 11/19/2018

Matthew Totten, MD, FAAFP of Washington Regional East Springdale Family Clinic has earned the Degree of Fellow from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The national medical association awarded more than 250 family physicians with the honor at their annual meeting in New Orleans, LA on October 12. The Degree of Fellow recognizes AAFP members who have achieved excellence in service to family medicine, professional development and advancement in health care. In addition to tenure, this design...

Washington Regional Earns Designation as Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence

Posted: 11/13/2018

Washington Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in Arkansas to be designated as an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence (CoE) by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA). Only 38 hospitals in the United States hold the CoE designation. Antimicrobial stewardship refers to the steps taken within a health care system to ensure the appropriate use of antibiotics. The objective of stewardship programs is to improve patient outcomes while reducing antibiotic resistance, healthcare-...

Utley Earns Stroke Care Certification

Posted: 11/13/2018

Connie Utley, a registered nurse in the Neuro Progressive Unit at Washington Regional Medical Center, recently earned the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse credential through the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing. To earn this designation, SCRNs must meet certain eligibility requirements and pass a nationally administered exam. Utley, who has been with Washington Regional for more than three years, graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Watson Joins Washington Regional Stroke Care Program

Posted: 11/7/2018

Brandi Watson, APRN, recently joined Washington Regional Medical Center as an advanced practice registered nurse for the Stroke Care program. Watson works alongside a team of vascular neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons in providing care for patients at the hospital’s certified Primary Stroke Center. After graduating from Arkansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, Watson earned a Master of Nursing Science from the University of Arkansas for Medical Scienc...

Women’s Grief Support Group Offered

Posted: 11/6/2018

The Washington Regional Pastoral Care Department is offering a grief support group for women who have experienced loss through stillbirth or miscarriage. The support group will meet on Sundays, from 6 - 7 p.m. at the William L. Bradley Medical Plaza, 3 E. Appleby Road, Suite 102. Meetings will be led by Chaplain Jacqueline Eakins of the Benton County Sheriff’s Department. For more information or to sign up, please send an email to chaplains@wregional.com or call 479-463-1267.  

Dr. Adam Skarda Joins Washington Regional as Emergency Medicine Physician

Posted: 11/1/2018

Adam L. Skarda, M.D., recently joined Washington Regional Medical Center as an emergency medicine physician. Dr. Skarda earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he also completed a residency in emergency medicine. Among other honors, Dr. Skarda was named Outstanding Student in Emergency Medicine at UAMS. He is a member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Dustin Temple Joins Washington Regional as Hospitalist

Posted: 10/30/2018

Dustin G. Temple, M.D., recently joined Washington Regional Medical Center as a hospitalist. Hospitalists specialize in the care of patients who are hospitalized, coordinating their care with the nursing staff and other providers, including the patient’s primary care physician. Dr. Temple earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he was named Outstanding Student in Family Practice. He completed a residency in family practice at University of Tennessee Family...

Dr. Jantzen Slater Joins Farmington Family Clinic

Posted: 10/26/2018

Jantzen T. Slater, M.D., recently joined Washington Regional’s Farmington Family Clinic, located at 199 E. Main St. in Farmington. Along with clinic partners Jamal Abdin, M.D., and Deborah Sweatt, APRN, Dr. Slater provides care for all ages as well as treatment for acute illnesses and management of chronic conditions. Dr. Slater earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed a family medicine residency at Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. He i...

Dr. Bao Pham Joins Washington Regional

Posted: 10/26/2018

Bao Q. Pham, M.D., recently joined Washington Regional Fayetteville Family Clinic , where he provides primary care for all ages. Fayetteville Family Clinic is located in the William L. Bradley Medical Plaza at 3 E. Appleby Road. Dr. Pham earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Amarillo. He completed his family medicine residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Odessa. Dr. Pham is fluent in Vietnamese as a native speaker.

Washington Regional Medical Center Celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week

Posted: 10/26/2018

Healthcare quality professionals at Washington Regional Medical Center proudly join the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and those around the country in celebrating Healthcare Quality Week, October 21-27. The week brings greater recognition for the healthcare quality profession and the contributions and impact these professionals make in their organization. “At Washington Regional, quality is the basis of our core values. Our goal is to provide a safe environment to receive and give ca...

Sullivan Joins Washington Regional as Vice President of Facilities

Posted: 10/25/2018

Will Sullivan recently joined Washington Regional Medical System as Vice President of Facilities. He is responsible for plant operations, maintenance, environmental services, construction, safety and security at Washington Regional’s North Hills campus, including the medical center. He also has oversight for all Washington Regional clinics and other facilities across Northwest Arkansas. Sullivan most recently served as Director of Facilities Services at Adventist Health System in Calhoun, Ga. He earned ...

Health Executives Forum Names Meredith Green Administrator of the Year

Posted: 10/17/2018

Meredith Green, MSN, APRN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Washington Regional Medical Center, received the 2018 C.E. Melville Young Administrator of the Year Award during the Arkansas Hospital Association’s annual convention on October 4. Named for the late C. E. Melville, a longtime Arkansas hospital administrator, the award is presented each year by the Arkansas Health Executives Forum. Green, who assumed her executive role at Washington Regional in 2017, has worked for the medical...

Washington Regional Receives Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence

Posted: 9/19/2018

Washington Regional Medical Center is a recipient of the 2018 Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson presented the honor to Washington Regional President/CEO Larry Shackelford during the 24th Annual Awards Celebration for the Governor’s Quality Award Program on Thursday, Sept. 13, in Little Rock.  The goal of the Governor’s Quality Award Program is to encourage Arkansas organizations to engage in continuous quality improvement, which leads to performance excel...