Masks Required at Clinics

For the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff, the Healthy Connections Community Health Network will continue to require masks in accordance with current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Free Health Screenings at De Queen Fiesta Fest

Healthy Connections Community Health Network will offer free health screenings at Fiesta Fest in downtown De Queen. The event, which is sponsored by The University of Arkansas-Cossatot, will run from 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 1.

Come by and meet our providers and receive health screenings for:

Come by the screening and enter a drawing for a Lama Cinco DE ‘mayo Piñata. This piñata is full of candy, toys, and even $30 in cash. You will receive one entry for each health screening filled out, so it’s possible to have multiple entries for this great prize.

Fiesta Fest’s focus is bringing the community together to celebrate the cultures of southwest Arkansas while raising scholarship money for UA-Cossatot students. There will be live music, a DJ and light show, folkloric dancing, carnival rides, games, inflatables, and more.

Healthy Connections De Queen offers primary care and pediatrics at 1206 W. Collin Raye Dr., from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Providers at this location are Inja Brown, APRN; Carolin Hockersmith, APRN; and Angela Martin, APRN. Providers are available for both English and Spanish-speaking patients.

Call 888-710-8220 for appointments. Visit for more information on the clinic.


March Employees of the Month

Healthy Connections is excited to announce its March 2021 Shining STAR. employees of the month:

WEST: Miriam Bahena

EAST: Kayla roberson

Each month across the Healthy Connections Community Health Network, exemplary employees are nominated for this award for representing our Three Pillars: Excellence, Compassion, and Community. These pillars are considered heavily when choosing winners.

As winners, Miriam and Kayla are winners of a $50 gift card or one day off work.

Miriam is a nurse at the Healthy Connections De Queen clinic.

  • “Miriam has kept this clinic going. Any questions she is willing to help no matter how busy her schedule can get. We appreciate Miriam for helping with inventory, vaccines, and is the prime example of a team player.”
  • “Miriam has remained a voice of calm with the many changes in De Queen, and she truly tries to set the tone in the clinic.  She’s always been so pleasant and willing to learn.”

Kayla works as a nurse at the Hot Springs Chippewa clinic.

  • “Kayla has stepped up many times for flexibility in covering for different clinics and different providers. She has helped work extra days/hours upon request.”
  • “Kayla does a great job and is supportive to new staff.”
  • “I love working with Kayla. She is so respectful and kind to everyone, patients and employees alike. Patient care is her No. 1 focus and it shows.”

Congratulations to both Miriam and Kayla.

Do you know who should be our next to be recognized? Nominate by visiting