February 19, 2018

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas has awarded $104,169 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to expand an education program using simulation to reduce sepsis, a life-threatening condition caused by infection.

The gift goes to fund the Simulation Outreach to Address Patient Safety (SOAPS) program, which began two years ago and which served as a catalyst for a statewide initiative to improve patient safety in Arkansas. The program will be expanded to five hospitals in Arkansas.

February 19, 2018

Christopher Trudeau, JD, an associate professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been selected for a three-year term on the Roundtable on Health Literacy with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

February 19, 2018

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) continues to investigate the recent case of Hepatitis A Virus (Hep A). This is an evolving investigation, and ADH will release more information if it becomes necessary. The Clay County health units will hold special walk-in clinics in the following locations over the next few days to provide vaccinations:

Friday, Feb. 16 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Corning and Piggot locations

Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Corning location

Sunday, Feb. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Corning location

February 19, 2018

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is offering free flu shots in all local health units (LHUs). There will be no out of pocket cost for patients, regardless of their insurance status. The state continues to see a high number of flu cases and flu-related deaths this season. Any Arkansan who has not yet received a flu shot can go to the LHU near them. LHUs are listed on the ADH website at www.healthy.arkansas.gov/health-units.

February 12, 2018

The UAMS Foundation Fund Board has recognized four honorees with lifetime achievement awards in gratitude for their decades of service and philanthropy to UAMS.

The awards were presented Feb. 1 at UAMS’ annual All Boards Luncheon.