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  • A Message from Our CEO:

    Dear staff and friends of Ashley County Medical Center, Summer 2018 has flown past us! I hope each of you have had a nice and safe summer with your family. We have had a lot of exciting events happening at Ashley County Medical Center since our last Newsletter went out. Ashley County Medical Center has joined Arkansas Children’s Hospital Nursery Alliance. The announcement took place in June ...
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  • Ashley County Medical Center Receives Award for Quality Performance Measures

    The Ashley County Medical Center, in Crossett, AR, recently received an award for achieving quality in performance measures for critical access hospitals (CAHs). One of only five hospitals in the state to receive the award, it was presented by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. (AFMC). The presentation was made during the Critical Access Hospital ...
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  • ACMC, Serves Role in The Southeast Regional Emergency Preparedness in Arkansas

    Crossett, AR, July 10, 2018- Ashley County Medical Center, ACMC, serves an active role in the Southeast Regional Emergency Preparedness in Arkansas. ACMC was recently selected to house one of four Mobile Hospital Trailers in the state. “We are privileged to house one of four mobile hospital trailers in the state of Arkansas,” says Phillip Gilmore, CEO of Ashley County Medical Center. ...
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  • Ashley County Medical Center Joins Arkansas Children's Hospital Nursery Alliance

    Ashley County Medical Center (ACMC) announced today that it is joining Arkansas Children’s Hospital Nursery Alliance, which coordinates care between neonatologists at ACH’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and physicians in Ashley County Medical Center’s nursery to help further improve the quality of newborn care. Ashley County Medical Center is the newest hospital member of ...
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  • Ashley Health Services Participates in Skills Lab

    On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Ashley Health Services participated in a Skills Lab. This exercise was to determine and validate the use of AIDET with a Promise and to ensure the patient experience is pleasant and meaningful. It was also beneficial in creating a teamwork atmosphere and using this tool to see other staff member’s positions and how they deal with patients. We began with a huddle to ...
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  • ACMC Staff has recently undergone ARORA, Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency, in-services

    ACMC Staff has recently undergone ARORA, Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency, in-services. Did you know that by joining the Arkansas Donor Registry, you can save and enhance up to 75 lives through organ, tissue, and eye donation? The Arkansas Donor Registry is a confidential data bank maintained by ARORA. If you would like to become an organ donor go to donatelifearkansas.org to register ...
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  • Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett Receives Honorable Mention Award at the 10th Anniversary AR SAVES Conference

    Ashley County Medical Center has been awarded the Honorable Mention Award at the tenth anniversary AR SAVES Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas for being "most improved" in the care of stroke patients. The medical center is one of six hospitals selected as winners of this year's Honorable Mention Award. Sites were chosen based on meeting basic requirements of an AR SAVES site and by ...
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  • $600K Grant to Expand Mental Health Services in Ashley County

    Crossett, ARK - The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded a $600,000 grant to the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (ARHP) for the creation of the ARHP-Outreach Program (ARHP-OP). The three-year project will expand health care service delivery by increasing prevention, education, and access to mental and behavioral health services to residents of Ashley County and other rural ...
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  • ACMC Board Heavy-Hearted Due to Lack of EMS Funding Solution

    Crossett, AR, May 1, 2018— To continue our 110-year legacy of service to the citizens of Ashley County, we at Ashley County Medical Center (ACMC) believe that you cannot put a price tag on a life. With this mission, we took it upon ourselves to sustain Ashley County’s current Emergency Medical Service when approached by FAST ambulance service in April 2017. That is when the service ...
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  • Ashley County Medical Center's Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program becomes a Medicare Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education program through AADE-Accreditation

    Crossett, AR — Ashley County Medical Center’s Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program was recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization (NAO), certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This will allow the people with Diabetes in and around ...
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  • Community Connection - Edition 3

    A Message from Our CEO: Dear staff and friends of Ashley County Medical Center, As the first of March has arrived, hopefully that means warmer and drier weather to come along with it. Ashley County Medical Center is preparing for their Nineteenth Annual Event that will be taking place on April 27th. This year we are celebrating the hospital's 110-year anniversary serving the residents of ...
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  • ACMC Welcomes Jenny Murphy, MNSc, APRN, FNP-C to Their Team

    Crossett, AR, January 2, 2018—Ashley County Medical Center Welcomes Jenny Murphy, MNSc, APRN, FNP-C as their newest provider at the Hamburg Health Clinic. Jenny has worked at ACMC for 9 years serving in a number of areas such as Labor and Delivery, 2- Center, Surgery, and other areas of the hospital as needed. She received her nursing degree from Baptist Health School of Nursing. She went on ...
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  • Ashley County Medical Center Receives Gold Standard of Excellence in Nursing Award

    Crossett, Arkansas – Hurst Ratings and Analytics has recognized the nursing staff at Ashley County Medical Center with The Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award for achieving excellence in quality nursing, which significantly contributes to the hospital’s overall patient satisfaction rating. “Being recognized with The Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award is an honor for our ...
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  • Newsletter-July Edition

    A Message from Our CEO: It is an exciting time at Ashley County Medical Center as we grow to better serve our family, friends, and neighbors of Southeast Arkansas. I would like to welcome our two new OB/GYNS, Dr. James Brown and Dr. Ira Murphy. Dr. Brown and Murphy join Dr. Stewart Rushton at Ashley Women’s Health Services in Crossett. It really is a blessing to have three board certified ...
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  • Ashley County Medical Center, Family Clinic of Ashley County Sign Merger Agreement

    Crossett, AR, June 27, 2017—Ashley County Medical Center and the Family Clinic of Ashley County have announced that the two entities have agreed to merge. The organizational structure of the clinic will now transition to hospital governance so that all physicians and staff will become employees of Ashley County Medical Center. Officials say this is a mutual merging that will not change ...
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  • Ashley County Medical Center ACQUIRES TOSHIBA'S NEW VANTAGE TITAN MR SYSTEM

    The Vantage Titan’s patient-focused features significantly improve patient comfort and increase the range of patients who can be imaged with MR. The open bore provides a greater feeling of openness for the patient, and Toshiba’s patented Pianissimo technology dramatically reduces acoustic noise, the most significant cause of patient discomfort during an MR exam. The Vantage Titan MR ...
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  • Dr. Rodney Dixon named Medical Director of the Year

    Emergency Staffing Solutions is proud to announce the title of Medical Director of the Year to Dr. Rodney Dixon, Medical Director at Ashley County Medical Center. ESS has been providing custom-tailored Management & Staffing for Emergency Department, Hospitalist and Hybrid programs since 2001. We specialize in low and mid-volume facilities in rural and suburban settings across 13 states and ...
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  • MARCH OF DIMES RECOGNIZES ASHLEY COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER FOR ITS WORK TO GIVE MORE BABIES A HEALTHY START IN LIFE

    Crossett, Arkansas, June 20, 2017 –Ashley County Medical Center has reduced the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy. This will give more babies a healthy start in life, the March of Dimes says. “We’re proud of our expert team of physicians and nurses who recognized the problem of unnecessary early deliveries in ...
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  • Ashley County Medical Center of Crossett Receives Award at the 8th Annual AR SAVES Conference

    May 11, 2017 - Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett, Arkansas, has been awarded the Site Excellence Award at the eighth annual AR SAVES Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas for being "above the rest" in the care of stroke patients. The medical center is one of four hospitals selected as winners of this year's Site Excellence Award. Sites were chosen based on exceptional ...
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  • Wellness and Weight Loss Program

    Ashley County Medical Center is preparing to launch a new program, the ACMC Ideal Weight and Wellness Program. This Medically Managed Wellness and Weight Loss Program is a four-phase therapy program consisting of a weight loss phase, followed by three phases to help you maintain your new weight and body health. During this course, you will receive the following: Weekly one-on-one coaching and ...
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  • Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett welcomes Dr. James Brown, board certified Obstetrics and Gynecologist to their team

    Crossett, AR, January 27, 2017—Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett welcomes Dr. James Brown, board certified Obstetrics and Gynecologist to their team. A native of California, Brown has been practicing for 25 years. He received his doctorate of medicine from St. Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. His residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology was ...
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  • Safe Sitter

    Ashley County Medical Center is now a Safe Sitter Site! The Safe Sitter program is a national, non-profit organization that teaches life skills, safety skills, and child care training to build safer communities. Safe Sitter began in 1980 after the accidental death of a nurse’s young child while in the care of an adult babysitter. This incident prompted Indianapolis pediatrician, Patricia ...
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  • Train the Trainer

    Ashley County Medical Center’s Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Skip MacDonald hosted “ Train the Trainers” at ACMC. Train the Trainers was a four session course teaching athletic training skills to 14 high school students from both Hamburg and Crossett schools. Dr. MacDonald says both schools have a need for student trainers since they do not have certified athletic trainers. Having ...
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  • Ashley County Medical Center Wins a Studer Group Excellence in Patient Care Award

    Ashley County Medical Center has been selected to receive an Excellence in Patient Care award presented by Studer Group, a Huron Healthcare solution. Ashley County Medical Center is being recognized for exemplary results related to communication with nurses as measured by the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey. Organizations receiving this award ...
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  • Ashley County Medical Center Acquires First Carestream Digital Fluoroscopic X-Ray system in the U.S.

    Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett, Arkansas serves one of the largest counties in the state, covering more than 940 square miles. The medical center has recently undergone a complete renovation in their Radiology Department, being the first in the United States to install Carestream’s new DRX-Excel Plus radiography/fluoroscopy system. "The DRX-Excel Plus system is an important ...
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