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.
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.
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 www.healthy-connections.org.
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.
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 healthy-connections.org/senior 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.
Healthy Connections Congratulates Susan Singleton, Finalist for Arkansas Business Nonprofit CFO of the Year 2023
Healthy Connections, a leading Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Western and Central Arkansas, extends its congratulations to Susan Singleton, Chief Financial Officer, for her outstanding achievement as a finalist for the prestigious Arkansas Business Nonprofit Organization CFO of the Year 2023 award.
Singleton’s impressive 26-year career and unwavering dedication have left an indelible mark on Healthy Connections and the healthcare community. Her financial leadership has been instrumental in the organization’s growth and its continued commitment to the core values of Community, Compassion, and Excellence.
“The healthcare industry, especially in the not-for-profit world, isn’t always just about budgets and numbers. It’s about the caring and the hope that we instill in the patients we see. The one person who has been dedicated and committed to doing just that is Susan Singleton. We are very proud of her nomination for this prestigious award,” said Tony Calandro, CEO of Healthy Connections, Inc.
Singleton’s journey is a testament to personal and professional growth, where she has skillfully managed finances and operations, driving improvements in workflows, processes, and operational efficiencies, ultimately better positioning Healthy Connections to balance its mission and margin.
“Susan embodies an unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. Her approach to financial management has elevated our ability to fulfill our mission, offering quality healthcare services to those we serve,” Calandro said.
Healthy Connections remains committed to its mission of providing accessible, high-quality healthcare services to individuals and families across Western and Central Arkansas.
About Healthy Connections: Healthy Connections is a Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a 25-year history of providing quality medical, dental, and behavioral health services to communities in Western and Central Arkansas. The organization is guided by the principles of Community, Compassion, and Excellence.
In the battle against the flu, taking the right steps can mean the difference between a mild inconvenience and a severe, even life-threatening illness. One of the most crucial steps you can take to protect yourself and your community is to get vaccinated annually.
Here at Healthy Connections, we understand the importance of this preventive measure, and we’re dedicated to making it accessible to everyone. Our Community Health Network clinics across Arkansas are proud to offer flu shots, and we strive to ensure that cost is not a barrier to your health. The flu vaccine is free with most health insurance. We accept various forms of coverage, including Medicaid, ARKids 1st, Medicare, and most insurance plans. For those without insurance, we are making the vaccine accessible for just $35.
So, why should you choose Healthy Connections for your flu shot?
Firstly, our experienced nurses administer the vaccine safely and effectively. Your health is in capable hands.
Secondly, we understand that life can get busy. That’s why we offer convenient appointments designed to fit your schedule, including evening slots at select locations.
Lastly, our commitment to affordable, high-quality care is unwavering. We believe that everyone deserves access to the best healthcare, regardless of their financial situation.
This year, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of the flu shot is magnified. Both the flu and COVID-19 share respiratory symptoms, and vaccination reduces your risk of contracting and spreading these illnesses.
In addition to COVID-19 concerns, consider these factors:
Experts anticipate a more severe flu season.
Some flu strains may be less responsive to the vaccine.
Vaccination significantly lowers the risk of complications such as pneumonia.
It provides protection for vulnerable populations, including young children, older adults, and individuals with chronic health conditions.
If you have any questions about the flu vaccine, don’t hesitate to consult your healthcare provider. Ready to take the first step toward a healthier you? Call us at 888-710-8220 to schedule your appointment today.
Your health is our priority, and we’re here to keep you safe and well.
Healthy Connections’ Susan Singleton was named a finalist for Arkansas Business Nonprofit CFO of the Year
In the world of financial leadership, Susan Singleton’s journey stands as a testament to dedication and innovation. With an impressive career spanning 26 years, Singleton’s role as Chief Financial Officer of Healthy Connections, a Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Western and Central Arkansas, has earned her a coveted place as a finalist for the prestigious Arkansas Business Nonprofit Organization CFO of the Year 2023 award.
Singleton’s recognition is a result of her outstanding contributions. She stands alongside other distinguished financial leaders: Laine Harber from the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Monique L. Sanders from the Arkansas Foodbank, and Britney Snell from the SHARE Foundation. Together, these exceptional individuals have set themselves apart and distinguished themselves among their peers in contention for this statewide accolade.
The winners of the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year 2023 award will be unveiled on Nov. 2 at the Wally Allen Ballroom at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
Singleton’s journey is a story of personal and professional growth. Over the past 4 years, she has made a significant impact at Healthy Connections, steering its financial growth while upholding the organization’s core values of Community, Compassion, and Excellence.
“In a nonprofit organization, there are many opportunities to step out of your comfort zone, grow, and learn,” Singleton reflects. “CFOs must be creative and strategic in managing finances. As a CFO with additional responsibilities in operations, opportunities exist for improvements in workflows, processes, and operational efficiencies throughout the organization. This, in turn, better positions the company to balance the mission and margin of the organization.”
Her strategic financial stewardship has not only driven Healthy Connections’ growth but also allowed the organization to provide comprehensive healthcare services to diverse communities, making a lasting impact on countless lives.
“With over two and a half decades of financial leadership experience and her dedicated 4-year journey with Healthy Connections, Susan embodies an unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation,” said Tony Calandro, CEO of Healthy Connections. “Her approach to financial management has elevated our ability to fulfill our mission, offering quality healthcare services to those we serve.”
Singleton’s journey underscores the pivotal role of financial leadership in fostering growth and positive change. Her expertise and steadfast commitment play a crucial role in advancing Healthy Connections’ ongoing mission of providing accessible, high-quality healthcare services that enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families across Western and Central Arkansas.