It probably feels as if coronavirus – or as it is officially known, COVID-19 – is all anyone is talking about these days. As COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses like the seasonal flu continue to spread across the U.S., you also may feel a certain level of concern over how this disease could affect you or your loved ones, or if your local healthcare provider is prepared to respond to any local cases that may arise.
The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Katie Lea, MSN, MHA, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at Saline Health System, as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS).
Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions yet? As the calendar turns to a fresh page, many of us make a fresh resolve to eat better, do better and be better. But have you ever made a resolution to sleep better? It’s one you may want to consider.
New report identifies Saline Memorial Hospital among the top hospitals nationally for excellence in Orthopedic Surgery
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to review our knowledge of this disease, shine a spotlight on its risks and symptoms, and raise awareness of how we can help fight it.
On Wednesday, October 9, patients, families and healthcare providers will came together across Arkansas and the US to raise awareness and spread understanding of PANS (Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) and PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus). House bill HR 1030 was established in 2017 recognizing this day through a State Proclamation.
Nurses at Saline Health System are being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ®. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.
Saline Health System is pleased to announce that Sheri Burnett, RN, has recently earned the credential of Vascular Access Board Certified (VA-BC) after successfully completing the Vascular Access exam developed and administered by the Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC).
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Saline Memorial Hospital Main Laboratory, Benton, Arkansas based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.
Saline Health System recently announced that Terri Toldson has been recognized as the hospital’s 2019 Mercy Award winner. The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint Health’s hospitals who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded.
Saline Memorial Hospital announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Saline Memorial Hospital among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re no stranger to taking medicine. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication and 29 percent take five or more.
The Saline Health System Sleep Disorders Center has been helping Saline County residents get a more restful night’s sleep for years, and has recently become an American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited Sleep Center.
The Saline Health Foundation is set to host the annual Spring Fling shopping event Thursday, March 28, from 7:00am-5:00pm and Friday, March 29, from 7:00am-2:00pm. This two-day shopping event will be held at Saline Memorial Hospital in the Health Education Building and will feature local vendors from Saline County and surrounding areas.
Congratulations to Michael Stramiello, RN, for being honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
This month Saline Health System is providing small red knit caps to new babies and their families. The caps are thanks to the American Heart Association’s Little Hats Big Hearts program. Along with a knit cap for the new baby, parents will receive information about the importance of starting healthy habits at a young age.
The beginning of a new year means a fresh start. It is an opportunity to tackle new projects, set new goals and find new opportunities to get and stay healthy – including reducing the amount of stress in your life.
Saline Health System in Benton, Arkansas, recently announced Michael Stewart as its new Chief Executive Officer. Stewart will assume the role on November 30.
Congratulations to Rodney Sasse, RN, for receiving the Daisy Award for the quarter. Read a snip from his nomination below.
Saline Health System in Benton will host its annual Diabetes Health Fair Thursday, November 8, from 9am-Noon.
Saline Health System will host its annual Diabetes Health Fair Thursday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Members of our leadership team recently hosted lunch for our 13 UA Little Rock Nursing Pathway students. We are excited to support these nurses on their journey to becoming Saline Health System coworkers.
Glitz & Garland – a two-day holiday shopping event – will be hosted by the Saline Health Foundation and the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce on November 2-3 at the Benton Event Center.
The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation (APCF) will host a free prostate cancer education and screening event on September 18, at Saline Memorial Hospital, located at 1 Medical Park Dr. in Benton, Arkansas from 5pm- 7pm. The event is an annual collaboration between Saline Health System and APCF.
Saline Health System and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock joined forces today to address the nursing shortage in Saline County by creating scholarship opportunities for more students who want to enter the field of nursing.
We are excited to welcome Traci Crump as the new Director of Surgery! Traci has worked in healthcare for 21 years. She began her career while in nursing school as a surgical and central sterile technician and that’s where she says she fell in love with all aspects of surgery.
Saline Memorial Hospital announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.
The Arkansas Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support (AR SAVES) program recently recognized Joey Brannon, RN and Karla Holt, RN as “stroke champions” for outstanding performance and lasting contributions to stroke care in Arkansas.
The Saline Memorial Health Foundation and Everett Buick GMC are making plans for the 10th annual The Beat Goes On 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 24. Proceeds from the event will help fund a Wellness Park at Saline Memorial Hospital and continue to support the fight against heart disease in Saline County.
Knowing your numbers is the first step to a healthy heart. That’s why Saline Health System and Central Arkansas Cardiology Associates are offering FREE heart screenings to identify risk factors that can lead to heart disease.
Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton received a performance bonus payment from Arkansas Medicaid and Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) as part of the annual Inpatient Quality Incentive (IQI) program.
Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton will host its annual Diabetes Health Fair Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Saline Health System is in search of your best images that depict our local community! We are looking to create a warm and welcoming environment for our patients and want to use your photos to do it!
Saline Memorial Hospital (SMH) is one of the only hospitals in Arkansas to offer the overstitch – an endoscopic procedure to repair pouches and outlets in patients who are regaining weight after weight loss surgery.
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Locally, in Saline County, over 10,000 individuals live with or are at risk of diabetes.
Glitz & Garland – a two-day holiday shopping event – will be hosted by the Saline Health Foundation and the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 3-4 at the Benton Event Center.
Central Arkansas-area center meets all criteria as a metabolic and bariatric surgical center, according to national quality standards established to deliver safe, high-quality bariatric patient care.
October 9, 2017 marks the first PANDAS/PANS awareness day for the state of Arkansas. House bill HR 1030 was established February 21, 2017. Multiple states have officially proclaimed this a day of awareness and acknowledged the need for educating the public and medical community about these autoimmune disorders.
As we spend the week promoting awareness for rehabilitation, I would like to thank the acute rehab team for their hard work by giving our patients the power to achieve their best chance at independence.
Saline Memorial Hospital (SMH) will host a free prostate cancer screening event on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 5-7pm at SMH, located at 1 Medical Park Dr. in Benton. The event is an annual collaboration between Saline Memorial Hospital and the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation (APCF) APCF.
In a joint effort to raise awareness for PANS/PANDAS, National Park Medical Center, Saline Memorial Hospital and the Arkansas Blood Institute will be hosting two blood drives in Hot Springs on Aug. 29 and Benton on Aug. 31.
Saline Memorial Hospital today announced that it has achieved 5-stars for its performance in total knee replacement and hip fracture treatment from Healthgrades.
The Saline Memorial Behavioral Health program is hoping to raise awareness about suicide in conjunction with National Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10.
Saline Memorial Hospital is a Healthgrades 5-star recipient for total knee replacement and hip fracture treatment in 2016
Public-Private partnership will bring new health resources, expertise to region
Help us donate diapers to our community
Spring Fling shopping event to benefit Saline Memorial Health Foundation
Saline Memorial Hospital to partner with Capella Healthcare to ensure the continuation of high quality healthcare for the community for years to come.
SALINE MEMORIAL 5K TO FUND CPR EQUIPMENT FOR SALINE COUNTY STUDENTS
Why me? Why now?
One resolution that you can make this year and easily keep is this, “Be good to yourself.”
The Board of Trustees voted last night to terminate the letter of intent for partnership with Capella Healthcare.
Community Health Needs Assessment Summit to be held on Tuesday, October 27 at Bishop Park in Bryant.
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How athletes can prevent heat related illness
The award places SMH among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for its excellent performance
Stress reliever tips to promote good mental health
The Saline Memorial Health Foundation to Host Paul Harris and The Cleverly's
Saline Memorial Hospital recognized for outstanding stroke care performance
Show your heart for Saline Memorial Hospital by participating in ArkansasGives.
This two-day shopping event will feature a variety of local vendors from Saline County and surrounding areas.
A new healthcare campus is in the works for the Bryant community
National Sleep Awareness Week
Saline Memorial Recognized for Stroke Care Performance
THE BEAT GOES ON 5K POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
From the outside looking in, Donna Bron is an unlikely candidate to have a heart condition. Being 5’9’, 120 pounds and an avid marathon runner, she never expected to have a life-threatening heart condition.However, in April of 2013, Donna’s health was put to the test
“The recognition by the Governor’s Quality Award Program was achieved through the outstanding teamwork of our staff, physicians, and leaders,” said Bob Trautman, SMH CEO. “Being involved in this process is just one of the many ways that ensures quality; efficiency and customer service remain at the forefront of what we do.”
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Saline Memorial named one of Healthgrades 2014 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ Recipients
Make sure your family is up to date with their tetanus vaccine so they are protected against this serious infection commonly known as “lockjaw.” The bacteria that cause tetanus can be found everywhere in the environment.