Dr. Patrick Fox returns to Healthy Connections

Healthy Connections is excited to welcome back Dr. Patrick J. Fox to the Mena clinic.

Call 888-710-8220 for appointments with Dr. Fox at the Health Park location (136 Health Park Lane, Mena). He will see patients for primary care/family medicine, sick and wellness visits, HIV, Hepatitis C, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), and more.

Dr. Fox previously worked for Healthy Connections from 2014 to 2019. He is a previous winner of Best Family Physician in the Polk County Best of the Best. He spent the past four years at Mena Medical Associates.

“We are excited to welcome back Dr. Fox to our Healthy Connections family. He understands the importance of patient education, preventive medicine, and proper management of chronic health conditions,” said Healthy Connections, Inc., CEO Tony Calandro.

Dr. Fox attended UAMS in Little Rock and UAMS AHEC in Pine Bluff for his residency.




We’ve Got Double the Eggs at Easter Hunt April 7 in Mena

Healthy Connections is excited to announce our second annual Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held Friday, April 7 in Mena.

This year we’ve got DOUBLE THE EGGS for you to find at this this FREE event. Join us on the Healthy Connections campus at 136 Health Park Lane. Festivities will get under way at 10 a.m. There will be snacks and refreshments and prizes donated by local businesses. Plus, you can win the grand prize if you find the HCI Egg.

We will also be providing Covid-19 vaccines and boosters to the community.

We hope to see you in Mena on April 7 for some fun.

What: Easter Egg Hunt
When: 10 a.m. on Friday, April 7
Where: 136 Health Park Lane, Mena
Ages: 0-12

A look back at our 2022 event.

February Employees of the Month

Congratulations to our February 2023 Healthy Connections Employees of the Month:


WEST: gena esser

EAST: jasmine brown

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, Gena and Jasmine are winners of a $50 gift card to the HC Hub Company Store.

Gena is a Medical Assistant at the Mena clinic and has worked for Healthy Connections for more than a year. Jasmine has only worked for Healthy Connections a short time but is already making her mark as a patient care coordinator at the Little Rock Midtown clinic. Check out these amazing comments left by their coworkers when nominating them for this award:

  • Gena has never failed to jump in and help wherever she can. She is the definition of a team player. She also keeps a smile on her face while helping. As a patient and coworker, I couldn’t be happier to be on a team with her.”
  • Jasmine went above and beyond to help get a [form] signed for a patient that needed records to submit to insurance for a surgical procedure. She was so kind and could hear the smile on her face over the phone. What a great team player and example for others.”
  • Gena is always helping the other nurses before anyone even asks. She is so good with the patients. She hustles no matter what she is doing.”
  • Jasmine goes out of her way to make sure each and every patient is taken care of in a timely manner. She is very attentive when it comes to doing things the right way and most definitely has all three pillars.”

Congratulations to both Gena and Jasmine.

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 https://www.healthy-connections.org/nominate.