Healthy Connections Announces Sheridan Clinic Reopening

Healthy Connections is excited to announce the Sheridan clinic reopening, marking a new chapter in healthcare for the community. With extensive renovations completed, we are proud to unveil our new location at 1409 S. Rock St., Suite B in Sheridan. This transformation has created a modern healthcare facility designed to cater to the diverse needs of every patient.

State-of-the-Art Facilities for Comprehensive Care

Featuring state-of-the-art exam rooms, a dedicated telehealth services suite, and a fully-equipped lab, our clinic is poised to offer comprehensive primary care in a comfortable and welcoming environment. To accommodate our patients’ busy schedules, we’ve introduced extended hours at our medical clinic in Sheridan, operating from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, ensuring healthcare is accessible to everyone in Grant County.

Welcome Dr. Marty Hearyman: A New Face of Care in Sheridan

We’re thrilled to introduce Dr. Marty Hearyman as a recent addition to our team. As a new healthcare provider in Sheridan, Dr. Hearyman’s extensive experience and unique background as a former college football player and high school coach enrich our primary care services.

Exciting Developments: New Provider and Future Services

Healthy Connections is not only excited about the introduction of a new provider to the Sheridan Clinic but is also planning to offer additional health services at this location in the future. These expansions will enhance our capacity to serve the community with an even broader range of healthcare options, demonstrating our commitment to evolving with the healthcare needs of our patients.

Comprehensive Healthcare Access for Sheridan Patients

Patients at our Sheridan location have access to the full suite of services provided by Healthy Connections across west and central Arkansas. This ensures that whether you need specialized care or access to a variety of health services, comprehensive healthcare is within reach.

Our Commitment to Accessibility

Dedicated to making healthcare accessible to all, Healthy Connections accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurances, including United Healthcare and Humana. Our sliding fee scale medical care in Sheridan ensures that uninsured patients can also receive the care they need at affordable rates.

A Message from Our CEO

Tony Calandro, CEO of Healthy Connections, shares his enthusiasm for the reopening and the clinic’s dedication to excellence. “The Healthy Connections clinic renovation reflects our unwavering commitment to serving the community with the highest standards of care.”

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the new Healthy Connections Sheridan Clinic firsthand. To schedule your appointment, call 888-710-8220 or visit our website. Discover more about our primary care services in Sheridan and our dedicated team at Healthy Connections Sheridan Clinic.

Introducing Horizons: Your Health, Our Experts

Welcome to Horizons, the official blog of Healthy Connections, where “Your Health. Our Experts.” is not just a tagline—it’s our commitment to you. As we continue to celebrate more than 25 years of serving the communities of Western and Central Arkansas, we’re excited to launch a platform that brings you closer to the wealth of knowledge our health professionals hold. Horizons is found at https://healthy-connections.org/horizons, your new go-to resource for health tips, advice, and information.

At Healthy Connections, we understand that navigating the world of health and wellness can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created Horizons—a space where our expert providers, including doctors, APRNs, PAs, dentists, hygienists, therapists, and more, share their insights, experiences, and advice to empower you on your health journey.

What You Can Expect from Horizons

  • Expert Advice: Our blog features content written by our diverse team of healthcare providers. From the latest OBGYN tips to effective exercise routines, from dental care best practices to mental health support, our experts cover a wide range of topics to ensure your health needs are met.
  • Practical Health Tips: Horizons is designed to offer practical, actionable advice that you can incorporate into your daily life. Whether it’s strategies for managing stress, nutritional guidance, or preventive care measures, our goal is to help you live a healthier, happier life.
  • Latest Health News and Research: Stay informed with the latest health news and research explained in clear, understandable language. Our providers break down complex medical information into digestible insights, keeping you informed and engaged with the newest developments in healthcare.

Join Us on the Journey

As part of our philosophy built on Community, Compassion, and Excellence, we believe that informed patients make empowered patients. Horizons is more than just a blog; it’s a reflection of our dedication to providing comprehensive, patient-centered care.

We invite you to explore Horizons, bookmark our page, and join us as we embark on this new chapter. Together, let’s create a future where health and wellness are accessible to all, supported by the knowledge and expertise of Healthy Connections’ trusted providers.

Visit us today at https://healthy-connections.org/horizons and take the first step towards a healthier tomorrow. Your health. Our experts. Your journey to wellness starts here.

Mount Ida Clinic to Re-Open Jan. 23

Healthy Connections is pleased to announce the reopening of the Montgomery County Community Clinic (MCCC) in Mount Ida

Leslie Ward MD

We are thrilled to be back, ready to serve the people of Montgomery County with exceptional care and a focus on your unique healthcare needs.

Appointments are being accepted at the Mount Ida clinic (534 Luzerne St.) beginning Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

Your Care, Your Way

Introducing HealthFlex appointment scheduling, we empower you to take control of your healthcare journey. Choose from flexible options such as:

  • In-Clinic Appointments: Schedule face-to-face visits at our Mount Ida clinic.
  • Telehealth Appointments: Access healthcare from anywhere through secure telehealth appointments.
  • Hybrid Appointments: Combine in-clinic visits with the flexibility of telehealth, ensuring your care, your way.

Marty Hearyman MD

Meet Our Exceptional Providers

Quality Healthcare, Accessible to All

The Mount Ida clinic continues to accept Medicaid, ARKids 1st, Medicare, and most health insurance plans. Additionally, our sliding fee scale is available, providing financial flexibility for those without insurance.

“We are excited to be back, serving the people of Montgomery County. We have worked hard over the past few months to ensure we would continue our long tenure of providing care for Mount Ida,” said Tony Calandro, CEO of Healthy Connections, Inc.

Take Control of Your Health – Schedule Your Appointment

To schedule an appointment or inquire about our services, call 888-710-8220 or request appointments at https://healthy-connections.org/appointment. Our dedicated team is ready to assist with any questions or concerns.

As the doors of the Mount Ida clinic open once again, Healthy Connections looks forward to the privilege of providing outstanding care to the community, one personalized appointment at a time.

Inclement Weather Updates

Update: As of now, all clinics will attempt to open at 10 a.m. on Monday. We will continue to monitor weather conditions and could make further changes to the schedule. We will continue to keep this page updated as schedule changes arise. Thank you all for your continued support during the past week amidst various weather-related schedule adjustments. Feel free to reach out to us at 888-710-8220 for any questions or if you need clarification about your appointment. We appreciate your understanding.

 

ClinicMonday, Jan. 22Tuesday, Jan. 23
Arkadelphia10 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm
De Queen10 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm
Haskell10 am-5 pm8 am-5 pm
Hot Springs Central10 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm
Hot Springs Chippewa10 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm
Hot Springs McAuley10 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm
Hot Springs Village10 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm
Little Rock Midtown10 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm
Malvern Teeter Plaza10 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm
Malvern Pinnacle10:am-5 pm7:30 am-5 pm
Mena Health Park10 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm
Mount IdaRe-opening on Tuesday.8 am-6 pm
Russellville10 am-6 pm8 am-6 pm
West Central Health Clinic10 am-5 pm8 am-5 pm
SheridanTemporarily ClosedTemporarily Closed

Andrea Wright Named 2023 Employee of the Year

Director of Practice Management Recognized for Outstanding Dedication and Versatility

Healthy Connections is proud to announce Andrea Wright as the 2023 Employee of the Year. As the Director of Practice Management, Andrea has displayed exceptional dedication, versatility, and an unwavering commitment to the organization’s core values of Community, Compassion, and Excellence.

Andrea’s journey with Healthy Connections began in 2013 when she joined as a Patient Care Coordinator (PCC). Over the years, she has steadily climbed the ranks, showcasing her passion for the community and commitment to delivering quality healthcare services. Today, as the Director of Practice Management, Andrea plays a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation of our clinics.

Her ability to handle a diverse range of responsibilities with grace and proficiency sets her apart. Despite her demanding role, Andrea has consistently gone above and beyond, taking on additional tasks and responsibilities without hesitation. Her work ethic and positive attitude have made her an indispensable member of the Healthy Connections family.

One notable achievement is Andrea’s instrumental role in the reorganization of the Dental department. Despite limited prior knowledge of this specialty, Andrea fearlessly embraced the challenge, dedicating countless hours to understanding and improving the department’s operations. Her proactive approach and determination have significantly contributed to the enhancement of dental services provided by Healthy Connections.

“Andrea’s dedication and willingness to take on any challenge have made a lasting impact on our organization,” said Tony Calandro, CEO of Healthy Connections, Inc. ‘This recognition is well-deserved, and we are fortunate to have Andrea as a leader in our team.”

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