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Community Connection - February: A Message from Our CEO

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Dear staff and friends of Ashley County Medical Center,

I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season! We are already off to a busy New Year! We welcomed Dr. Lon Bitzer, Board Certified General Surgeon, to our ACMC Family January 6th. I am excited to have Dr. Bitzer join our team! You can learn more about Dr. Bitzer later in the newsletter

We are excited that Dr. Ira Murphy is back working with us at Ashley Women’s Services. Dr. Murphy and Dr. Rushton are both accepting new patients. Ashley County Medical Center was recently awarded over $46,000 of grant money from Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership.

The grant money is to go towards funding for ACMC to fully participate in the SHARE program. SHARE is an electronic medical record system. Read the full press release in the newsletter!

Our Engineering team has worked very hard to get the new CARTI clinic up and running, and it looks great! We will be having an open house soon for everyone to come by and check it out. The CARTI office is located at 313 Alabama Street, Crossett.

Dr. Felicia Brown was recently reappointed as the Ashley County Health Officer. A County Health Officer is nominated by the County Judge and appointed by the State Board of Health.

We have a number of nurse openings at ACMC. I would like to encourage you to share these openings with any friends or relatives who are nurses and may be working somewhere else. We are looking for more qualified, compassionate, and caring employees to join our ACMC team! They can apply on our website under the Careers page.

-Phillip Gilmore, Ph.D, FACHE, CEO

Read the full article here.