LR Franklin Clinic Closing Dec. 2, Moving

The Little Rock Franklin clinic at 1701 South Harrison St. in Little Rock will be closing on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. We will be moving the clinic building to a new Little Rock location to be announced shortly. There we will have the ability to serve our patients at a higher level than ever before.

In the meantime, we want to assure you that we will continue to place the health care of you and your family as our top priority. We will make our clinic at Little Rock Midtown available to you during the transition. This clinic, located at 1100 N. University Ave. #260, is staffed by Dr. Terry Jefferson and Katia Rayburn, APRN. They will make sure you receive the same great care you’ve come to expect from our Healthy Connections providers and staff.

We have enjoyed learning about and becoming a part of the neighborhood in Little Rock. And we hope to see you at our new location in early 2022. Watch for it at

Please call us at 888-710-8220 to make appointments, or if you have any questions or need additional information.

October Employees of the Month

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

WEST: Misty Surber

EAST: Heather Berryhill


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 of this Shining STAR award, Misty and Heather are winners of a $50 gift card.

Misty is the manager of the home visiting program, Healthy Families Arkansas Polk and Garland Counties.

  • “Misty is a hard worker and such a great manager and ambassador for the home-visiting program. She continues to see clients, teaching parenting practices to new and expectant moms. She also worked hard to ensure our preparedness during a recent accreditation process.”

Heather is a patient care coordinator at the Hot Springs Central clinic.

  • “She is so helpful and helps you any way she can. She constantly goes above and beyond for Patients and Employees. I truly think she deserves it. She has such a beautiful heart.”

Congratulations to both Misty and Heather.

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


Thanksgiving Week Hours Update

Healthy Connections Community Health Network clinic locations will have adjusted hours during Thanksgiving week. Call us at 888-710-8220 for appointments or questions. And thank you for choosing Healthy Connections as your care provider.

Thanksgiving Hours

ClinicMonday, Nov. 22Tuesday, Nov. 23Wednesday, Nov. 24Thursday, Nov. 25Friday, Nov. 26
De Queen8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosed
Hot Springs Central8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmUpdate: 8 am-6 pmClosedClosed
Hot Springs Chippewa8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosed8 am-6 pm
Hot Springs McAuley8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosed
Little Rock Franklin8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosedClosed
Health For Life Clinic8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosed
Malvern8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosed8 am-6 pm
Mena Health Park8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosed8 am-6 pm
Mount Ida8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosed

CEO Calandro Named to Arkansas 250

Congratulations go out to Healthy Connections, Inc., Chief Executive Officer Tony Calandro for being named to the 2021 Arkansas 250 list.

The Arkansas 250, which is produced by Arkansas Business, features Arkansas’ most influential business leaders from many industries across the state.

“Each year we compare notes with executives and leaders from every region and each major industry category in the state. We mine board of directors lists for publicly traded companies, universities, and nonprofit organizations,” said Chris Bahn, publisher of Arkansas 250. “We deep dive into reporting from media outlets, including Arkansas Business, to identify the business, political, and quality of life stories that mattered most. It is important to us that this list includes people actively plotting the course of our state.”

Calandro is in his 11th year as CEO of Healthy Connections. Last year he was named a finalist for Arkansas Nonprofit Executive of the Year.

“I am honored to have been included in such a prestigious list of Arkansas business leaders,” Calandro said. “This wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and dedication of our Healthy Connections staff. This recognition is a reflection of the job they did throughout the past year.”

Arkansas Business praised Calandro for Healthy Connections growth in recent years. This has included expansion to areas like Little Rock, Bryant, and Hot Springs Village, and new services being made available to patients throughout the region.

Calandro is listed amongst many of the state’s top healthcare leaders including:

  • Chad Aduddell, CEO CHI St. Vincent
  • Chris Barber, President and CEO of St. Bernard’s Healthcare
  • Marcy Dodderer, President and CEO of Arkansas Children’s
  • Matt Troup, CEO Conway Regional Health System
  • Troy Wells, President and CEO Baptist Health

The list also includes business leaders from nearly every industry in Arkansas, including prominent names such as:

  • Warren Stephens, CEO of Stephens, Inc.,
  • Jim Walton, Chairman and CEO of Arvest Bank Group
  • Asa Hutchinson
  • Hunter Yurachek, Vice-Chancellor and Director of Athletics, University of Arkansas

See the complete list at

Healthy Connections is a Mena-based Community Health Network with locations throughout southwest and central Arkansas. Since its founding as a home-visiting program in 1998, Healthy Connections has been able to provide much-needed health, dental, behavioral health, and social services to families of every lifestyle. Services include primary care/family medicine, specialty services including cardiology, podiatry, and women’s health, My Kids Pediatric Clinic, Evolve Behavioral Health Services and Medication Management, Health For Life Clinic, Healthy Families Arkansas Polk and Garland counties, and more. Learn more about Healthy Connections at