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World’s Smallest Pacemaker Now at Jefferson Regional

Since the 1950’s, pacemakers have been changing the lives of individuals with abnormal heart rhythms. Now, Jefferson Regional is offering the world’s smallest pacemaker  – smaller than a vitamin, and with no metal leads – with fewer complications and increased quality of life for patients. Ayman Alshami, M.D. of Jefferson Regional Cardiology Associates is now […]

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New Healthcare Provider at Watson Chapel Clinic

Leanne Carter, MPAS, PA-C, found her way into the field of medicine naturally. Her grandfather was a family medicine provider in Memphis and her mother has been an APRN for nearly 30 years. “They are my greatest inspiration. Having the two of them as role models only set me up for success. Watching the positive influences […]

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Breast Center Now Open

Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held on July 15 for Jefferson Regional’s newly redesigned Breast Center, located on the first floor of the Jefferson Professional Center 1. The center includes a private entrance, reserved parking and an exclusive, express registration area. The mammography waiting room is now discreetly located behind doors that lead into a comfortable […]

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Pandemic Pushes Infection Control Nurse Into the Spotlight

Like many professional women, Erin Bolton, RN, is accustomed to a certain amount of chaos. As a wife, mother, church leader and Director of Quality Management at Jefferson Regional, Erin has always juggled numerous responsibilities, but when her hospital became the first in Arkansas to identify a COVID patient, all the balls came tumbling down […]

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Jefferson Regional First in State to Use Whole Blood in Trauma Cases

Jefferson Regional in Pine Bluff has recently treated trauma patients using whole blood, becoming the first hospital in the state to successfully use this method. Each patient had life-threatening bleeding. “This represents the first use of whole blood in the State of Arkansas,” said Michelle Eckert, M.D., a general surgeon and medical director of the […]

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Giving the Gift of Literacy

Approximately 700 babies are born each year at Jefferson Regional in Pine Bluff. Thanks to a relationship with the West Pine Bluff Rotary Club, those children now leave the hospital with an educational advantage – a free membership to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. “About three years ago our club heard a presentation about the […]

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