November Employees of the Month

Congratulations to Kim Carson and Laci Sims – November 2023 Employees of the Month!

We are thrilled to announce that Kim Carson from West Communities and Laci Sims from East Communities have been selected as the November 2023 Healthy Connections Employees of the Month.

Kim, a Lead Patient Care Coordinator based in Mena, showcases an outstanding commitment to her role. Colleagues commend her for going above and beyond to assist everyone, regardless of their department. Her infectious positive attitude and diligent work, always accompanied by a smile, make her an invaluable asset to the team.

Laci, a Medical Assistant traveling with the team of Dr. Pittman Moore, has been recognized for her tireless efforts in securing insurance coverage and ensuring smooth coordination of surgeries. Colleagues appreciate her accessibility, willingness to answer questions, and her medical background, which aids in effectively communicating results and explaining procedures conducted by Dr. Moore.

Kim and Laci embody the core values of Healthy Connections – Community, Compassion, and Excellence. As a token of appreciation, each will receive a $50 gift card to the HC-Hub Company Store.

Do you know someone who deserves recognition? Nominate them on the HC-Hub Intranet for a chance to be the next Employee of the Month!

Thank you, Kim and Laci, for your dedication to the Healthy Connections community. Your commitment to excellence is truly commendable!

2023 Thanksgiving Hours

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for entrusting Healthy Connections with your healthcare needs. In observance of the holiday, we want to keep you informed about our clinic hours for the week of Thanksgiving.

📅 Thanksgiving Week Clinic Hours:

ClinicMonday, Nov. 20Tuesday, Nov. 21Wenesday, Nov. 22Thursday, Nov. 23Friday, Nov. 24
De Queen8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosed8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Haskell7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.ClosedClosed
Hot Springs Central8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosed8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Hot Springs Chippewa8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosed
Hot Springs McAuley8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosed
Hot Springs Village8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosed
West Central Health Clinic7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.Closed8 a.m.-Noon
Little Rock Midtown8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosed (Update)
Malvern Teeter Plaza8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosedClosed
Malvern Pinnacle7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.ClosedClosed (Update)
Mena Health Park8 a.m.-6 p.m.8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosed8 am-6 pm
Mount IdaTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedClosedClosed
Russellville8 a.m.-6 p.m.8 a.m.-6 p.m.ClosedClosedClosed
For any inquiries or to schedule appointments, please contact our dedicated hotline at 888-710-8220. Our team is available to address any questions or concerns you may have.

We value the trust you place in us for your medical, dental, and behavioral health services. As we express our gratitude during this holiday season, we also extend our best wishes to you and your loved ones for a healthy and happy Thanksgiving.

Thank you for being a part of the Healthy Connections community.

Healthy Connections Celebrates NP Week

NP Week: Saluting the Heart of Our Healthcare

As the nation marks the 2023 National Nurse Practitioner Week from Nov. 12-18, Healthy Connections proudly shines a spotlight on the exceptional contributions of our Family Nurse Practitioners and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners.

Established in 1965 by Drs. Loretta Ford and Henry Silver, the nurse practitioner (NP) profession has grown into a community of over 355,000 dedicated professionals, and we are immensely grateful for the vital role they play in our healthcare system.

At Healthy Connections, where our philosophy is grounded in Community, Compassion, and Excellence, our NPs are at the forefront of delivering high-quality, cost-effective care. They blend clinical expertise with a commitment to disease prevention, offering a comprehensive perspective that addresses the nation’s healthcare challenges. In over 1 billion visits annually nationwide, NPs provide primary, acute, specialty, and long-term care across diverse healthcare settings.

We invite you to explore the complete list of our exceptional providers, including our Family Nurse Practitioners and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, at Healthy Connections Providers. Each name on that list represents a commitment to excellence and compassionate care.

As we celebrate NP Week, Healthy Connections extends sincere appreciation to our NPs for embodying the spirit of our Community Health Network each and every day.

“Our Family Nurse Practitioners and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners exemplify the heart of our healthcare mission,” said Tony Calandro, CEO of Healthy Connections, Inc. “Their dedication is a testament to the quality medical, dental, and behavioral health services we provide.”

Patients seeking information or appointments with our exceptional NPs can call 888-710-8220 or visit our website at

Join us in honoring the remarkable contributions of our NPs during this National Nurse Practitioner Week, as we continue our 25th-anniversary journey of caring for our communities with excellence.

Your Trail to Wellness Starts with Us

Celebrating 25 Years of Exceptional Senior Care in Western and Central Arkansas

Embark on a journey to wellness with Healthy Connections, your trusted partner in senior healthcare. This year marks our 25th anniversary, and we are proud to continue our commitment to providing compassionate and comprehensive medical services tailored to the unique needs of the older population.

Blazing the Trail to Renewed Health

Begin your trail to renewed health with our Annual Wellness Visit – a thorough preventive care checkup designed to proactively address your health needs. More than a typical physical, these visits include essential screenings, risk assessments, medication reviews, and the collaborative development of a personalized wellness plan. Stay ahead of potential issues and maintain optimal health with the guidance of our dedicated healthcare professionals.

Integrated Care for a Holistic Approach

Should specialized care be required, our providers seamlessly coordinate referrals to trusted experts in cardiology, rheumatology, podiatry, dermatology, and more. Together, we deliver integrated care that treats you as a whole person, ensuring comprehensive support for your health journey.

Guiding You Every Step of the Way

Navigating the healthcare landscape can be overwhelming, but at Healthy Connections, our staff serves as your guide. We work closely with your other providers, make specialist referrals, assist with insurance queries, and ensure all aspects of your care align with your needs. Our goal is to provide seamless, coordinated care, making your healthcare journey smoother.

Convenient Locations Near You

With multiple convenient locations throughout Western and Central Arkansas, accessing exceptional senior care has never been easier. Our facilities are strategically situated to ensure you can reach us effortlessly, making your healthcare experience even more accessible.

Seamless Healthcare with Telehealth

Experience the convenience of telehealth, allowing you to connect with your provider through video visits from the comfort of your home. Telehealth seamlessly integrates with our in-person care, ensuring continuity and accessibility in your healthcare experience.

Comprehensive Medication Management

Our onsite pharmacy goes beyond prescriptions, offering reviews for safety, interactions, affordability, and effectiveness. Explore our Medicare Advantage plans, designed to bundle benefits for maximum value. Additionally, our mental health services, including counseling and group therapy, address your emotional well-being.

Don’t wait weeks for an appointment. Call 888-710-8220 today, and let us get you in right away. Visit to learn more about our services tailored to seniors. Here’s to thriving in your later years – join us in blazing your best trail to whole health this year and beyond.