GrandRounds APRN joins Conway Regional Surgical Associates CONWAY - Brooke Keith, APRN, has joined Conway Regional Surgical Associates to practice alongside Doctors Michael Stanton, Brock King and Tony Manning. The practice provides general, vascular and bariatric surgery services. Brooke Keith Brooke completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Central Arkansas in December of 2018 after working as a registered nurse since 2004. In addition, she is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Brooke will see patients at Conway Regional Medical Center and Conway Regional Surgical Associates located at 525 Western Avenue, Suite 203. For more information, the clinic can be reached at 501-327-4828.
U.S. News & World Report Ranks 5 Arkansas Children’s Hospital Specialties LITTLE ROCK - U.S. News & World Report has ranked Arkansas Children’s Hospital in five specialties in the new 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online. The state’s only pediatric health sys-
tem is proud to have the following programs ranked among the national list: • Cardiology & Heart Surgery • Neurology & Neurosurgery • Nephrology • Orthopedics • Pulmonology The 13th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology. U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or lifethreatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of qualityrelated information on U.S. pediatric hospitals. The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices. This year’s rankings will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2020” guidebook.
CHI St. Vincent Infirmary Appoints Megan Roberts as First Director of Orthopedics LITTLE ROCK – CHI St. Vincent has appointed Megan Roberts as Director of Orthopedics for CHI St. Vincent Infirmary. In this newly created administrative role, Roberts will align timely resources and solutions to support CHI St. Vincent’s orthopedic patients, nurses and physicians Megan Roberts to ensure they receive the highest possible quality of care. During her time at CHI St. Vincent, Roberts spearheaded the Leadership Development Institute Planning committee, co-authored the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment and organized multidisciplinary project teams to support the planning and implementation of initiatives under the Orthopedic Co-Management Agreement. She has served as a planning analyst with CHI St. Vincent’s Strategy and Business Development team since 2016. Roberts earned her Master of Health Administration from Cornell University and currently represents CHI St Vincent in Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXXIV and in CommonSpirit’s Emerging Leader Program. The orthopedic program at CHI St. Vincent emphasizes a multidisciplinary
approach to help patients return to and maintain a life free of pain. The team of highly specialized physicians and patient care staff offer state-of-the-art procedures and treatments for a full range of orthopedic conditions, providing a comprehensive continuum of care. For more information, visit: CHIStVincent.com/orthopedics
Conway Regional GI Clinic Welcomes APRN CONWAY - Lindsey Sierra of Conway, an advanced practice registered nurse, has joined the Conway Regional Gastroenterology Center. She is practicing alongside Drs. Martin Moix, Owen Maat and O.T. Gordon as well as Brandy Eason, APRN. Sierra achieved her Master of Science in Lindsey Sierra Nursing degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 2015 and worked as an advance practice registered nurse at Gastro Arkansas since 2016. Prior to achieving her advanced practice degree, Sierra worked as a registered nurse in intensive care units at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. She was also a member of the adjunct nursing faculty at UCA.
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