2023 Healthy Connections Employee Awards

Healthy Connections Community Health Network is excited to announce our 2023 Employee Award winners.

These employees exemplified our three pillars of Community, Compassion, and Excellence throughout the year. Check back each day as we announce the winners in all 8 categories.

Customer Service Award (Dec. 11)

  • Lauren Gage, Mena
  • Cindy Dillavou, Arkadelphia

Lauren Gage, a financial counselor in billing at the Mena clinic since 2020, and Cindy Dillvou, a Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) in Arkadelphia since 2022, are the recipients of the Customer Service Award. These dedicated individuals consistently provide exceptional customer service to patients, whether interacting over the phone or in person. Their commitment to ensuring a positive and supportive experience for patients reflects the values of Healthy Connections.

Support Staff Super Star Award (Dec. 12)

The Support Staff Super Star Award goes to Paula Bradley, an administrative assistant in Mena since 2021, and Kristen West, a PCC Training Coordinator based in Hot Springs, who has been with Healthy Connections since 2017. Paula and Kristen play vital roles in supporting various staff members with information, training, and whatever assistance is needed. Their dedication to the smooth operation of the organization contributes significantly to the overall success of Healthy Connections.

  • Paula Bradley, Mena
  • Kristen West, Hot Springs

Rookies of the Year (Dec. 13)

Brittany Mayberry, an LPN in Mount Ida, and Jessica Hood, the Director of Nursing, are recognized as the Rookies of the Year. Brittany, who joined in February, and Jessica, who has been with Healthy Connections since January, have made notable contributions in their short time with the organization. Jessica’s role in recruitment and organization has been particularly impactful in enhancing the nursing and support staff.

  • Brittany Mayberry, Mt. Ida
  • Jessica Hood, Director of Nursing

Rising Star Award (Dec. 14)

Lisa England, the lead in Medical Records, and Ashley Steadham, a lead Patient Care Coordinator (PCC), are the recipients of the Rising Star Award. Joining Healthy Connections in 2023, Lisa and Ashley have demonstrated outstanding work and show promise for a bright future within the organization. Their commitment to excellence is evident in their respective roles, with Ashley based in Malvern and Lisa in Mena.

  • Lisa England, Mena
  • Ashley Steadham, Malvern Pinnacle

Behind the Scenes Hero Award (Dec. 18)

Tammy Abner, the manager of clinic services since 2013, and RosaLea Dodson, a remote bookkeeper since 2022, are honored with the Behind the Scenes Hero Award. While the public may not see their contributions, Tammy and RosaLea are integral to the organization’s success. Their behind-the-scenes efforts enhance the work environment and ensure that Healthy Connections continues to provide excellent care to patients.

  • Tammy Abner, Mena
  • RosaLea Dodson, Remote

Game Changer Award (Dec. 19)

Shane McWilliams, the Power Platform Business Analyst, and Jeffrey Slatton, the Business Communications and Marketing Manager, are recognized as the Game Changers of the Year. Shane’s efforts in bridging IT and staff across locations and Jeffrey’s transformative contributions to marketing and communication have had a profound impact on Healthy Connections. Their innovative approaches and dedication to excellence make them true game-changers for the organization.

  • Shane McWilliams, Remote
  • Jeffrey Slatton, Hot Springs

Providers of the Year (Dec. 20)

Dr. Patrick Fox and Zachary Geiling, APRN, are our 2023 Healthy Connections Providers of the Year. Click here to learn more about them and why they were selected.

  • Patrick Fox, MD, Mena
  • Zachary Geiling, APRN, Hot Springs Village

Employee of the Year (Dec. 21)

Director of Practice Management Andrea Wright has been named the 2023 Healthy Connections Employee of the Year. Click here to learn more about her and why she was selected.

  • Andrea Wright

Holiday Clinic Schedule

As we approach the festive season, we want to ensure you have all the information you need about Healthy Connections’ clinic schedule. Please note the following schedule, and check back here for any updates:

📅 Holiday Clinic Schedule:

ClinicFriday, Dec. 22Dec. 23, 24, & 25Tuesday, Dec. 26Wednesday, Dec. 27Thursday, Dec. 28Friday, Dec. 29Dec. 30, 31 & Jan. 1Tuesday, Jan. 2
ArkadelphiaClosedClosedClosed8 am-6 pm8 am- 6 pmClosedClosed8 am-6 pm
De Queen8 am-6 pmClosed8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6pm8 am-6 pmClosed8 am-6 pm
Haskell8 am-NoonClosed7:30 am-5 pm7:30 am-5 pm7:30 am-5 pm8 am-12 pmClosed7:30 am-5 pm
Hot Springs Central8 am-6 pmClosed8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosed8 am-6 pm
Hot Springs Chippewa8 am-6 pmClosed8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosed8 am - 6 pm
Hot Springs McAuleyClosedClosed8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosed8 am-6 pm
Hot Springs VillageClosedClosed8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosed8 am-6 pm
Little Rock Midtown8 am-6 pmClosed8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosed8 am-6 pm
Malvern Teeter PlazaClosedClosed8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosed8 am-6 pm
Malvern Pinnacle8 am-NoonClosed7:30 am-5 pm7:30 am-5 pm7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.ClosedClosed7:30 am-5 pm
Mena Health Park8 a.m.-6 p.m.Closed8 am- 6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosed8 am-6 pm
Mount IdaTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily Closed
RussellvilleClosedClosed8 am-6 pm8 am-6 pmClosedClosedClosed8 am-6 pm
West Central Health Clinic8 am-12 pmClosed7:30 am-5 pm7:30 am-5 pm7:30 am-5 pm8 am-12 pmClosed7:30 am-5 pm
SheridanTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily Closed

For any additional updates, please call our dedicated line at 888-710-8220. We recommend checking back here for the latest information as it becomes available.

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we want to express our deepest gratitude for allowing us to be a part of your health journey. Wishing each and every one of our patients joyous holidays and a happy, healthy New Year!

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 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.

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 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.