Hot Springs Village Clinic Now Open

Healthy Connections Community Health Network clinic in Hot Springs Village will open on Monday, July 11.

The clinic will offer primary care services just outside the West Gate in Rogers Plaza at 4585 N. State Highway 7, Suite 11. Family Nurse Practitioner and Hot Springs Village native Zachary Geiling will be the provider at this location, which will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Patients can call 888-710-8220 to schedule appointments with Geiling. More information is also available on the internet at

“I am very excited to work for Healthy Connections. I think it’s going to be a great opportunity for the community,” Geiling said. “I grew up in the Hot Springs Village area and always wanted to pursue helping people in healthcare. We’re going to be able to provide services to a community that is in desperate need of it.”

Healthy Connections is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with locations throughout central and western Arkansas. As a Community Health Center, most private health insurances are accepted, including Medicare, Medicaid, and ARKids 1st.

Healthy Connections primary care at most locations and other specialties based on location. Nearby in Hot Springs, Healthy Connections offers cardiology, podiatry, women’s health services, wound care, pediatrics, behavioral health, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), and more. Additional services are planned for the Hot Springs Village location in the coming months.

During the initial wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Healthy Connections brought its mobile medical clinic for two testing events near the West Gate in Hot Springs Village. Both events saw hundreds of patients tested for free from their vehicles.

“We had an amazing turnout when we had our testing events in Hot Springs Village. Since then, we have worked hard to bring our primary care services here. We’re excited to bring in a provider, Zachary Geiling, who has familiarity with the people of the Village,” said Tony Calandro, CEO of Healthy Connections.

Geiling recently returned to the Village after spending time as a travel nurse working in Covid-19 crisis areas. He previously spent six years in the Army Reserves as a combat medic. He will see patients of all ages for primary care/family medicine and work with Cardiology and Vascular patients. He has degrees from Henderson State University and is credentialed as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Learn more about Healthy Connections at


Seeking Community Health Workers

Healthy Connections has received a grant to increase awareness of Covid-19 services through Community Health Workers.

Healthy Connections will hire five Community Health Workers stationed in and around the communities of Little Rock, Hot Springs, Russellville, Texarkana, and Mena. These community health representatives will provide critical services to communities disproportionately impacted by public health threats, including Covid-19.

Community Health Workers will interact with members of the communities in which they will serve.  Other responsibilities will include:

  • Provide education on COVID-19 prevention, testing, vaccination, and support services
  • Maintain a log of activities and complete regular reports in order to meet grant objectives
  • Serve as an member of Healthy Connections Covid-19 operations team, providing strategy input and feedback
  • Attend community testing and vaccination events to provide outreach and support
  • Refer community members to services, resources, and information based on their stated needs
  • Build and maintain relationships with community members and organizational partners
  • Assist with Covid-19 care Support Services including outreach, deliveries, and referrals

The five positions will be for one year. The communities will include:

  • Little Rock, including Benton, Bryant, North Little Rock and other surrounding communities.
  • Hot Springs, including Hot Springs Village, Malvern, Bismarck, Magnet Cove, and other surrounding communities.
  • Russellville, including Dardanelle and other surrounding communities
  • Texarkana, including surrounding communities
  • Mena, including De Queen, Mt. Ida, Nashville, and other surrounding communities.

If interested, please visit the Healthy Connections careers page at to learn more and apply.




June 2022 Employees of the Month

Halfway through 2022 and we’re excited to announce our June Healthy Connections Shining STAR employees of the month.



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, Carolyn and Tina are winners of a $50 gift card.

Carolyn is a Patient Care Coordinator with Evolve Behavioral Health and Medication Management and is based in Mena. Tina is a Patient Care Coordinator at the Healthy Connections Little Rock Midtown clinic.

  • Carolyn always has a helpful and friendly attitude. She never complains about anything and takes on additional or new tasks with a positive outlook.
  • Tina is very understanding, smiles 24/7, and is always willing to help patients in any way possible.
  • Carolyn has temporarily taken on the additional workload with no complaints and can orchestrate getting things taken care of in creative and efficient ways. We regularly receive compliments about Carolyn from patients such as “she is so sweet,” “she is so helpful,” “she is a jewel,” and “you’re lucky to work with someone like her.”
  • Tina is always smiling and the patients enjoy seeing her! She is always going above and beyond to help them out however she can.
  • Carolyn sets an exemplary example of patient care for Healthy Connections.
  • Tina has gone above and beyond to help patients fill out paperwork. She always smiles when she comes to work. The patients get along extremely well with her! She never has a bad attitude toward anything she does.

Congratulations to both Carolyn and Tina.

Thanks again this month to everyone who nominated an employee. There were a lot of great nominations. Do you know who should be our next employees to be recognized? You can nominate them by visiting