By Sam Strasner, for the Russellville Courier RUSSELLVILE, AR, FEB 21, 2019: The Arkansas Tech University Department of Nursing and Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville have developed an innovative way to enhance students'
Because of Saint Mary's Emergency Department’s outstanding dedication to stroke patient care, the hospital was recently recognized by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) as an Arkansas Stroke Ready Hospital (ArSRH). Hospitals with the ArSRH
Women who stick to a Mediterranean diet have a 25 percent lower risk of heart disease -- and researchers say they're starting to understand why. "Our study has a strong public health message that modest
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center The contributions Saint Mary's Regional Health System makes to Russellville and the Arkansas River Valley were highlighted recently in the Russellville Courier's Salute to Area Business. Click here to
Make toy safety a top priority this holiday season There are few holiday activities more fun than buying toys for the children we love. Watching their faces light up is even better and makes us
Saint Mary's is a proud sponsor of the Russellville Junior Firefighter Challenge. Third- and fourth-graders from throughout the River Valley competed in the program's month-long fire-fighting event that culminated at the Downtown Fall Fest October
Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center garnered the AR SAVES Honorable Mention Award at the 10thanniversary AR SAVES Conference in Hot Springs, AR, recently. The award category was "most improved" in the care of stroke patients.
THE RUSSELLVILLE COURIER June 14, 2018 2017-18 Project Search Graduates Jim Davidson, Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center CEO, welcomed Project SEARCH graduates, sponsors, and invited guests to the program's graduation ceremony conducted June
Is your pre-teen or young teen interested in learning more about babysitting and child care safety? Saint Mary's recommends the summer class offered by Pope County Cooperative Extension Service, which is similar to the Safe
Are you a student interested in a medical field? High school and college students (age 16 and older) may apply to participate in Saint Mary’s Summer Student Volunteer program. Eligible applicants interested in pursing medical
Saint Mary's congratulates MarLana Ivey, RN, and Jonathan Halbert, RN, who were recently recognized by the UAMS ARSaves program for Outstanding Performance and Contributions to Stroke Care.Ivey and Halbert each received a certificate, along with
Top row (left to right):Alan Reams (Lifetime Achievement Award), Debbie Ellis (Angel Award), Paris Hachette and Tim Tanner (Nursing Excellence Award). Second row (left to right): Beverly Garcia (Employee of the Year), Ren Castrogeres (Promise Star
The Arkansas Tech University (ATU) RN graduating class of December 2017 recently bestowed their highest honor to Registered Nurse Marrlene (Merle) Vanderboom, nurse director of Saint Mary's Medical Telemetry Unit. Every ATU graduating nursing class
Join us Monday, January 15, at 5:30 p.m., to learn more about weight loss options available to our community. The seminar will be held in Cafes 2 & 3, adjacent to Saint Mary's cafeteria. For
Earlier this year, Saint Mary's Volunteer Diana Stensland was featured in ENGAGE magazine, published by the Arkansas Community Foundation. Here is an excerpt from the article:
RUSSELLVILLE COURIER AUGUST 10, 2017 Three high school students and five college students were selected for this year's Summer Student Volunteer Program. The program began on June 5 and will run through Aug. 18.All program
THE RUSSELLVILLE COURIER JULY 14,2017 2017 MASH students Ten junior and senior high-school students from Pope, Yell, Conway, Washington and Johnson counties attended a Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) camp in
Project SEARCH selects seven interns from The Russellville Courier by Emily Srader, email@example.com 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 06 2017 | 2721 views | 0 | 9 | | Project SEARCH interns and sponsors Project SEARCH recently hosted its launch party for
by Patricia Spears The Russellville Courier: May 10, 2017 Saint Mary’s Regional Health System presented a volunteer auxiliary installation and service awards ceremony last week to honor those who volunteer at the hospital. Jim Davidson, CEO,
March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month Each year in the United States, colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, affects more than 150,000 people and claims the lives of about 50,000. It is our third
Lauren Sivewright Saint Mary's will host a free Type 1 Diabetes Seminar Sunday, March 12, at the hospital's Cafes 2 and 3. The event begins at 3 pm. Lauren Sivewright, who will bring
Saint Mary's MASH (Medical Applications of Science for Health) is a two-week summer enrichment program for high school sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing a medical career. The 2017 program will run Monday through Friday, and is slated
Saint Mary's Regional Health System is proud to partner with Friendship Community Care and Project Search as one of the six programs in Arkansas to provide internships for young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Registration forms
Dr. David Nelson Dr. David Nelson, OBGYN with Millard-Henry Women’s Center Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been voted Best of the Best/Readers' Choice OBGYN for 2016 by the readers of the Russellville Courier. After
Saint Mary's Regional Health System and Millard-Henry Clinic are pleased to welcome Dr. Suzanna Chatterjee, ob-gyn, and Drs. Valentino Piacentino III and Sarahrose Webster, general surgeons. The physicians are accepting new patients at their Millard-Henry
Jim Davidson, CEO James (Jim) F. Davidson has been appointed Chief Executive Officer for Saint Mary’s Regional Health System, effective November 1, according to a joint announcement by Kevin Moore, Chairman of Saint
As Saint Mary’s Regional Health System continues to add physicians and specialties, acquire new technologies, and expand service line offerings, the need for enthusiastic and energetic volunteers continues to grow. Volunteers have a variety of
Carol Gore, Chief Nursing Officer Carol Gore, MBA, BSN, RN, has been appointed Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Saint Mary’s Regional Health System in Russellville, effective Aug. 31, according to Jerry Mabry, Arkansas
Several of Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center student volunteers attended an appreciation luncheon on Monday, where they were presented with certificates recognizing their service. Pictured, from left, are Baylee Bowden, senior, Atkins High School;
Members of “Stitch and Tie” work on quilts for cancer patients on Tuesday at The West Side Church of Christ. Most people are familiar with the idea of a security blanket or a
Local teens learned about different projects they can do with children they babysit and how to properly change diapers for infants Tuesday during the annual Safe Sitter babysitting training offered through Saint Mary's Regional Medical
Saint Mary’s Regional Health System will offer three 2-day sessions of the Safe Sitter babysitter workshops for young teens ages 11 and up this summer. Safe Sitter follows the latest guidelines of the American Heart
To have your life saved once is a blessed oddity in itself. To have it saved twice falls somewhere between divine providence and brilliant chance. .
Dr. Shuja Rasool visited with a local Pre-AP science class recently, spurring on interest in medicine with students in the Arkansas River Valley community.
It’s a sense of helping another that keeps Delphine Zydzik volunteering at the hospital. It’s a role she filled for nearly 6,000 hours.
Saint Mary's honored its Volunteer Auxiliary for their service and commitment during the annual Installation and Service Awards Luncheon on Monday, May 4.
The Russellville School District (RSD) jumped into a new wellness initiative that is part of the school board’s goals that were recently established by offering a free health screening to every employee. Nearly 200 employees
After practicing at Millard-Henry Clinic (MHC) for 19 years, one the Arkansas River Valley's top OB-GYNs is ready to leave the delivery room. A retirement reception for Dr. Vickie Henderson will take place from 2-4
Unexpected Death of Saint Mary’s CEO Donnie Frederic Announced – CEO since January 2012, Frederic died while on vacation with his wife
Russellville, AR (July 7, 2014) – Saint Mary’s Regional Health System CEO, Donald J. “Donnie” Frederic, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 4. Frederic was on vacation with his wife, Jeanne, in Canada when he apparently
Though Gov. Mike Beebe declared April 2014 to be ATV Safety Awareness Month, four all-terrain vehicle (ATV) injuries have been reported by Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center during the past three months. According to Vickie
MARCH OF DIMES RECOGNIZES SAINT MARY’S REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER FOR ITS WORK TO GIVE MORE BABIES A HEALTHY START IN LIFE
Saint Mary’s Regional Health System has been recognized by the March of Dimes for having zero elective inductions and scheduled caesarean deliveries before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy. This will give more babies a healthy start in
RUSSELLVILLE, ARKANSAS – December 9, 2013—This time of year is known as the season for giving, but for the Saint Mary’s Auxiliary, tis’ the season year round! Each year Saint Mary’s hosts a Christmas tea
Patient safety is always a concern for hospital staff. Using equipment that ensures proper medication is administered and vital signs stay normal are all ways hospitals keep patients safe. Saint Mary’s Regional Health System takes
Saint Mary’s is One of 4 Arkansas Hospitals to Earn an A Russellville, Arkansas, May 8, 2013 – Saint Mary’s Regional Health System was recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group,
At Saint Mary’s Regional Health System, patient care is our highest priority. It is our ongoing mission to exceed the expectations of our patients and their families – to provide them with the stellar service
RUSSELLVILLE, ARKANSAS - Each year employees of Saint Mary’s Regional Health System are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the hospital, modeling the organization’s core values, and providing quality, compassionate patient care. During the
Katie Coffman, a clinical dietitian at Millard-Henry Clinic shares some great ideas for enjoy Super Bowl Sunday. Here are some strategies and recipes to help you eat well while avoiding too many excess calories. Whether
How do you survive a heart attack? Fast action is your best weapon. Clot-busting drugs and other artery-opening treatments can stop a heart attack in its tracks. Given soon after symptoms begin, these treatments can
Hand washing – Yes, Simple Hand Washing – Saves Lives Hand washing may be simple, but many still neglect to do it! Russellville, Arkansas – With all indications that it may be a rough flu
Saint Mary’s is One of Three Arkansas Hospitals to Earn an A! Russellville, Arkansas, December 10, 2012 – Saint Mary’s Regional Health System was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group,
But disease may be controlled with proper medical oversight and a healthier lifestyle November may be designated as Diabetes Awareness Month, but most people already know a friend or family member, or several, afflicted
With some planning and common sense, Halloween can be fun – and safe – for children of all ages! For sheer fun, Halloween has developed into one of the most celebrated and anticipated days of
With temperatures climbing to record levels this summer, staying hydrated is more crucial than ever. Everyone knows water is the best way to do that, yet some people still choose sugary soft drinks and juices.
Bringing specialized urology care closer to you and your family! Saint Mary’s Regional Health System is proud to announce that Urology Associates of North Central Arkansas is now serving patients. Dr. Kenneth Meacham has recently
Since opening its doors in January 2007, the River Valley Christian Clinic (RVCC) has provided close to $12 million in free medical assistance, prescription assistance and medical referrals. The clinic began as the dream of
Saint Mary’s Regional Health System and Millard Henry Clinic are pleased to announce the addition of board certified surgeon Eric Graham, M.D., to our skilled and experienced surgical staff!
Russellville Middle School students found a unique way to provide comfort and cheer to local cancer patients. Students, their parents and teachers will distribute 42 quilts Thursday to Saint Mary’s Regional Health System to be
The AARP Safe Driving Program, hosted by Saint Mary’s Regional Health System, will be offered Tuesday, June 5th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital annex. The class is available to persons 55
Students Learn Babysitting Basics & More Saint Mary’s Regional Health System will offer three 2-day sessions of the Safe Sitter babysitter workshops for young teens 11 and up this summer. Safe Sitter follows the latest
For the past 38 years, the members of Saint Mary’s Regional Health System’s Volunteer Auxiliary have focused on service above self. Like their counterparts around the country, they make up an irreplaceable force. During National
This summer, students interested in pursuing a career in a medical field can apply to participate in Saint Mary’s Regional Health System’s Junior Volunteer program. High school and college students between the ages of 16
Saint Mary’s Regional Health System is proud to announce the opening of the Cardiology Associates of North Central Arkansas clinic. This facility will provide the River Valley with leading cardiology services delivered by experienced, board
U.S. Rep. Steve Womack talked about health care, term limits and party affiliation with managers of Saint Mary’s Regional Health System during a casual meeting Tuesday at the hospital. After Womack addressed the group, he
Now in our 25th year as the area’s premiere integrated oncology facility, Saint Mary’s Cancer Treatment Center has made the world-class Elekta Synergy® linear accelerator system available to cancer patients in the Arkansas River Valley.
Saint Mary’s Regional Health System is proud to announce the opening of the Cardiology Associates of North Central Arkansas clinic.
Being a good caregiver means caring for yourself, too. Join Dr. Jeremy Saul and physical therapist Rick Lee as they discuss important information every caregiver should know. The seminar will be held April 18 from
To serve the community two options for Prepared Childbirth classes are available for 2012. Parents-to-be may choose either four consecutive Tuesday night classes or one day-long Saturday class. All classes are held in the Saint
Saint Mary’s officials credit proximity to Arkansas Tech, UACCM As much of the nation and portions of the state deal with a nursing shortage, area authorities say the Arkansas River Valley has not experienced such
Turning Point Adult Behavioral Health at Saint Mary’s Regional Health System has remained at 80 percent capacity since opening in October 2011. Turning Point accepts adults between the ages of 18-64 diagnosed with mental illnesses
Saint Mary’s Regional Health System is dedicated to serving our community with the most comprehensive range of services available and continues to strive to provide for the specific needs in the community. They have recently
Exercise always has been a foundation in Jon Lundquist's life, so in 2010, as he turned 65, Jon gave himself a special birthday gift.
Since 1970, January has been declared National Blood Donor Month, and with good reason. Above all other times of the year, it’s the month that presents the most challenges in recruiting people to give blood.
Saint Mary’s Regional Health System has been ranked the #1 hospital in Arkansas for Women’s Health, according to the newly released 2012 quality awards from CareChex, the medical quality rating service of The Delta Group.
Russellville, AR (December 7, 2011) – Donald J. “Donnie” Frederic, FACHE, has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Saint Mary’s Regional Health System (SMRMC) by the hospital’s Board of Trustees and Capella Healthcare, effective
As we make plans with our loved ones this Thanksgiving, many people who require blood transfusions depend on the generosity of our community for support. If you would like to express your gratitude this holiday
If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime — that’s the premise behind the Great American Smokeout, an annual observance held across the country by the American Cancer Society. The
This fun, educational event includes Mayor Bill Eaton, cessation specialist Antionne Alcorn of the Arkansas Department of Health, The American Cancer Society, heart health exercise demonstration by Saint Mary's Wellness Fitness Center, a light lunch, entertainment, and more!
The World Stroke Campaign (WSC) provides education and support for stroke survivors and their family members as well as doctors involved in stroke treatment, stroke management and stroke rehabilitation. A main focus of the WSC is the annual World Stroke Day, for promoting stroke awareness to the international community and working towards pushing stroke to the forefront of the global health agenda.
River Valley Ozark, A Supplement of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, by Tammy Keith. Healthcare workers at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville pulled on pink latex gloves, wrapped pink boas around their necks, put on pink hats and danced, all in the name of breast-cancer awareness.
See how Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center supports breast cancer awareness with their Pink Glove Dance!
Saint Mary's Volunteers are working to expand their W.H.A.L.E. project. WHALE stands for We Have A Little Emergency. Whale information and stickers are distributed by our caring OB nurses when mom and baby are discharged.
Prompted by Capella’s offer to match funds donated to The Care Fund and other disaster relief organizations, employees of Saint Mary’s Regional Health System and Millard-Henry Clinic, popped pounds of popcorn and baked mounds of
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center and the Pope County Cooperative Extension Service invite River Valley teens and pre-teens to participate in this summer’s Safe Sitter babysitting classes. The Safe Sitter course is designed for 11-15
In February, Janus Economics, an Atlanta-based economic consulting firm, unveiled a five-year plan...
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center was one among eight of the Capella family of hospitals that The Joint Commission has recognized for significant improvement and/or consistent high performance in various elements of the core measures,
Teen Volunteer Program Summer Junior Volunteer Program Students interested in pursuing a career in a medical field can apply to participate in Saint Mary’s Summer Junior Volunteer program. High school and college students age 16
She’s not only your mom, she’s your best friend. So make sure both of you get your mammograms now. As you celebrate your mom and other special aunts, daughters, and sisters this Mother's Day weekend,
We're proud to honor our medical staff on Doctors' Day.
Tuesday, March 1 at 8:00am - April 8 at 5:00pm Location Facebook sweepstakes! March 1 - April 8, 2011 or, click here for alternative entry instructions to be mailed or delivered, along with photo, to:
These Saint Mary's Seminars will point you in the right direction. Also see our Community Calendar!
Click here to register for the new parenting e-newsletter, Saint Mary’s goodmoms! And visit our blog for information about our goodmoms program!
Dozens of employees spent the night at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center on Wednesday and Thursday nights...
Saint Mary's Volunteers held a training luncheon to introduce area First Responders to a car seat safety program W.H.A.L.E. "We Have A Little Emergency". Representatives from Russellville Police and Fire Departments and Pope County EMS
As the United States health care system continues to embrace public reporting of hospital quality data, Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center continues to present itself favorably...
According to the American Heart Association, a heart attack occurs every 20 seconds, with a heart attack death about every minute. Sound scary? Almost twice as many men than women die of heart attacks. Across
It was a hot and humid June morning; the sun was shining down brightly and the heat was radiating off the two-chartered buses parked in the Saint Mary’s parking lot. For some, this would be
Saint Mary’s CORF has received approval from the Arkansas State Health Department and CMS to change their name to Outpatient Therapy Center. The Outpatient Therapy Center will be considered a department of the hospital and
It’s 8:00 a.m. on a Monday morning, and the Hospital census is already showing over 100 patients. The cafeteria is bustling with family and staff chatting about the day, the sun glaring through the pane
More than 100 seniors celebrated National Senior Health and Fitness Day on May 25 with a heart healthy meal by local chef Adam Hanry. Hanry, executive chef at Winrock International, brought a prepared meal for
About 30 members and guests of Saint Mary’s Vintage Club said “Let’s Do Lunch!”--And they did so, in style. In the midmorning of May 8, 2007, the group gathered at Saint Mary’s and were greeted
One of the best ways to find breast cancer, in its earliest stages, is to routinely check your breasts for signs and symptoms of the disease. There are three basic methods: mammograms, clinical breast exams,
Millard Henry Clinic has a lot to lose. And they’re looking forward to it. Millard Henry has joined River Valley Weigh of Life in a move to “better communicate healthy living to our patients,” according
Josh Follis March 9, 2005 For more than 30 years the volunteer auxiliary at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center has been an asset to the hospital and community. As guests and patients enter and leave,
The second annual Heart Healthy, Heart Happy – a River Valley Weigh of Life event – was held Saturday morning at Saint Mary's Wellness Fitness Center. More than 200 people attended the event sponsored by
January 17, 2005 River Valley Weigh of Life is a synergistic, community-wide weight loss challenge designed to promote healthy living. By making informed lifestyle choices, we can lower health risks often related to being overweight,
Women's Life Festival 2004 was a tremendous success. Attendance grew 35 percent from last year, and funds raised and donated to the American Heart Association nearly doubled the 2003 donation. Thanks to women of the
June 24, 2004 "Rock-a-bye, And goodnight …" The song seeped from intercom speakers throughout Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center at 12:15 p.m.on June 23. Another baby born. Naomi June Maxwell, eight pounds and four ounces
Jenni Phomsithi June 7, 2004 "I can cross my legs now!" Brenda Housley loudly, proudly announced. Not a feat most consider worth broadcasting, but Housley hasn’t been physically able to snake one thigh over the