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Thanks from the Heart
t Baptist Health, giving heartfelt thanks is easy. That is exactly what Baptist Health Foundation’s Heartfelt Thanks Program provides by helping patients and family members to honor their caregivers and say ‘thank you’ through charitable donations. Donations honor medical staff or other departments for making their visit to Baptist Health special. Honorees receive an acknowledgment letter and a customized lapel pin that the recipient can wear proudly. Last year, families donated nearly $25,000 to honor and celebrate outstanding staff at Baptist Health. These selfless gifts to recognize Baptist Health employees are special and help to provide similar care for others. A Baptist Health patient recently recognized an outstanding Baptist Health employee through the Heartfelt Thanks program. The patient sent a donation to the Foundation after his stay in SICU to recognize Cynthia McCrory (CT Tech). When asked for a comment on why he chose to honor McCrory the patient said he was speechless and could not put into words how thankful he was, for his care. McCrory scanned his head at least 5 times throughout the process. He simply referred to her as a “wonderful person.” McCrory said she felt extremely honored when she found out she was being recognized by a patient through the Heartfelt Thanks Program. “I always try to relate to the patients and their families on a personal or individual level. I have been on the other side of healthcare, as a patient, and I try to remind myself how scary that can be,” McCrory said. “I really try to focus on making the patients comfortable and easing their fears while they are in my care. Our patients entrust us with their lives and it’s important for us to always remember that.” Programs like these are important, and care givers can carry that message to families and patients, according to McCrory. “Often patients and their families want to give something back, this program allows them to recognize care givers who have personally touched their lives, and at the same time the donations made give back to the hospital so that we can continue to provide excellent patient care,” McCrory said. “It is very special to have been honored, and I am grateful that I am able to make a difference in my patients’ lives.” Contributing to care is easy with the Heartfelt Thanks Program. For more information on the Heartfelt Thanks Program, please contact the Baptist Health Foundation Office at 501.202.1839 or visit baptist-health.com/differencemaker.
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classic New Orleans dish gets a low-country makeover at Acadia, but be warned: this spicy shrimp and grits rendition is not for the faint of palate. Owner and executive chef James Hale, a 2008 James Beard Award semi-finalist, puts a unique spin on even the simplest dishes, magically transforming an ordi-
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ne of the best lasagnas you’ll find on the other side of the Arkansas River — actually, on any side of the river — is a five-layer pasta dish with a rich tomato sauce and sausage that reminds me of an Italian grandmama’s cooking, found at the family-owned and operated Rocky’s Pub in the Indian Hills Shopping Center on JFK in North Little Rock, Arkansas. While there, try Kristine Dunlap’s gigantic, hand-rolled meatballs; they are a must. Another noteworthy entrée: the spinach manicotti served with perfect Pomodoro sauce found nearby in Sherwood, Ark., at another familyowned and operated eatery, Zaffino’s on Keihl Avenue. Be sure to have a cup of Nori Menegaldo’s specialty-blend coffee and a slice of her house made tiramisu. After visiting either one of these favorites, in the words of the late Cajun chef Justin Wilson, “I guar-ran-tee” you won’t be disappointed. aymag.com . 69
C. Lowry Barnes, M.D. Orthopedic Services ABOUT DOCTOR C. Lowry Barnes, M.D. received his advanced training from two of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world. He completed fellowship training in total joint replacement and arthritis surgery from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Womenâ€™s Hospital, both in Boston, Massachusetts. He also studied at the Inselspital in Bern, Switzerland, with Reinhold Ganz, M.D., an international expert in hip surgery. In 2000, Dr. Barnes was named the Arthritis Foundation Person of the Year. In 2006, Dr. Barnes was awarded a John Insall fellowship and joined three surgeons from Belgium, Japan and Johns Hopkins lecturing, learning and exchanging ideas about total knee replacements in the United States and Canada. He is a teacher and researcher, as well as, a surgeon. Dr. Barnes has a special interest in surgery of the hip and knee and is an active member of the Association of Hip and Knee Surgeries. He lectures nationally and internationally on total joint replacement surgery and continues to do research related to the hip and knee. He founded HipKnee Arkansas Foundation where he and a team of investigators study joint replacement and normal function of joints through a motion detection and gait laboratory. In addition, he is an innovator in joint replacement surgery and has a number of patents and implant systems which he helped design. He practices at St. Vincent Infirmary and is Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at UAMS. Barnes was recently inducted into the Knee Society, the most prestigious society of knee replacement surgeons. The late Carl Nelson, MD was the only other Arkansan in this group.
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