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| FAYETTEVILLE – Whitney Beard, of Calico Rock, was employed not too long ago by means of a partnership between the College of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Mitchell’s Park Road Pharmacy to assist individuals in Izard County navigate the well being care system.
As an embedded neighborhood well being employee, Beard is accessible to reply fundamental well being care questions and supply schooling and assets to the general public. Group well being employees work inside their communities to assist the general public get the care they want and reply important well being care-related questions, similar to when somebody ought to see a physician. Additionally they can present helpful details about vaccines.
“We’re so happy to work with Whitney to supply the individuals of Izard County with a brand new useful resource as we enter the following, and hopefully last, stage of the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Stephanie Kruger, affiliate director of Group Packages within the UAMS Workplace of Group Well being & Analysis. “We’re additionally excited to work with Mitchell’s Park Road Pharmacy and the Izard County neighborhood as we work to create a greater state of well being for all individuals in Arkansas.”
Beard beforehand labored as a licensed sensible nurse (LPN) earlier than becoming a member of the Izard County Medical Heart, the place she labored throughout the heart’s stroke consciousness program whereas persevering with her schooling towards turning into a registered nurse. She has greater than 10 years serving her neighborhood.
“It’s my honor to function a neighborhood well being employee at Mitchell’s Park Road Pharmacy,” Beard stated. “I’m in a position to make use of my coaching as a nurse to assist sufferers navigate the well being care system, which typically may be complicated. I’m out there to speak about your drugs, reply questions or simply discuss your issues.”
Mitchell’s Park Road Pharmacy is positioned at 526 Park St. in Calico Rock, and is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and from 9:30 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. To contact Beard with health- or vaccine-related questions, go to the pharmacy or name 870-297-8107.
For extra details about the UAMS Group Well being Employee venture, go to nwa.uams.edu/chr/chw. For extra details about COVID-19, together with assets, cellular vaccine occasions and schooling, go to nwa.uams.edu/covid.
This venture is supported by the Well being Sources and Providers Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Providers (HHS) as a part of an award totaling $9,892,799 with 0 share financed with non-governmental sources.
UAMS is the state’s solely well being sciences college, with schools of Drugs, Nursing, Pharmacy, Well being Professions and Public Well being; a graduate faculty; a hospital; a principal campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide community of regional campuses; and 7 institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Most cancers Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Backbone & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Analysis Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Ageing, Translational Analysis Institute and Institute for Digital Well being & Innovation. UAMS consists of UAMS Well being, a statewide well being system that encompasses all of UAMS’ medical enterprise. UAMS is the one grownup Stage 1 trauma heart within the state. U.S. Information & World Report acknowledged UAMS Medical Heart as a Greatest Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nostril and throat program among the many high 50 nationwide for the third 12 months; and named 5 areas as excessive performing — colon most cancers surgical procedure, diabetes, hip substitute, knee substitute and stroke. UAMS has 3,047 college students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and 6 dental residents. It’s the state’s largest public employer with greater than 11,000 workers, together with 1,200 physicians who present care to sufferers at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Kids’s, the VA Medical Heart and Baptist Well being. Go to www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Discover us on Fb, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.
The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus consists of 288 medical, pharmacy, nursing and well being professions college students, 64 medical and pharmacy residents, two sports activities medication fellows, and 1,000 community-based college. The campus has 9 clinics together with a student-led clinic and bodily, occupational and speech remedy. School conduct analysis to cut back well being disparities. Go to www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Discover us on Fb, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.