Because of this serious problem, our state’s law enforcement community and a coalition of multiple agencies have established Arkansas Drug Takeback Day. It’s a day for citizens to properly dispose of unneeded prescription drugs by dropping them off at designated collection sites across central Arkansas to prevent the medications from ending up in the hands of teens or others.
The Baptist Health Foundation will launch a three-year fundraising campaign in April as part of an initiative aimed at much-needed renovations to Baptist Health’s flagship campus in Little Rock. Though the Little Rock facility was state of the art in 1974, it is now 37 years old, showing its age in places, and needs improvements to ensure that the entire system remains competitive for future success.
Verizon has awarded a grant to Baptist Health’s Community Outreach department to fund a diabetes program that will evaluate the use of technology to improve diabetes self-management. This program is focused on serving the medically underserved population, especially those who are at risk for excessive use of health-care resources, poor coordination of health-care services, and the potential for poor health outcomes.
Troy Wells, President and CEO, Baptist HealthAs reforming the health-care system continues to be a hot topic across the country, it is important to recognize that we don’t talk enough about the things that are right about health care in the United States. Physicians, nurses, and health-care professionals provide lifesaving care to patients each day in American hospitals.
We recently started airing our new commercials and they are pretty different from what we’ve done in the past. We’re highlighting Baptist Health’s ranking as the #1 choice for best overall quality care. This is a distinction we’ve received from the National Research Corporation for the last 14 years. Arkansans have voted us best hospital for the last 12 years as well. That’s important to us. We want to make sure we continue to provide the quality healthcare you’ve come to expect.
As a national leader in health care, Baptist Health is joining 12 other top health-care systems around the country in the “Healthier Hospital Initiative,” which has created guidelines for hospitals to choose safer and less-toxic products, purchase environmentally responsible products, and serve healthier foods.