Healthy Connections, Inc., has been nominated for Nonprofit of the Year by the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. The award will be announced and presented at the Annual Banquet and Community Awards Ceremony on Jan. 17 at Hot Springs Convention Center.

Healthy Connections was selected as one of the 12 finalists in the Nonprofit category. The other finalists are:

  • H.O.E.B.E., the Uzuri Project
  • The CALL
  • Historic Downtown Hot Springs Farmers Market
  • Difference Makers
  • The Caring Place
  • Ouachita Behavioral Health and Wellness
  • Garland County Habitat for Humanity
  • Low Key Arts
  • Cooper-Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center
  • The Hope Movement
  • Samaritan’s Ministries

Healthy Connections is a Mena-based nonprofit organization serving the needs of adults and children throughout West-Central Arkansas. Since its founding in 1988 as a home-visiting program, Healthy Connections has been able to provide much-needed health, dental and social services to families of every lifestyle.”

“We’re driven from the mission that we can provide quality health care to the population in the areas we serve,” said CEO Tony Calandro. “This population is considered underserved for a lot of services – medical, dental and behavioral health. “We allow them to have easy access, affordable access, to quality health care.”

Healthy Connections has two Hot Springs location. The clinic at 102 Chippewa Court (across from National Park Medical Center) is a family medical and dental clinic. The clinic at 3604 Central Ave (across from Texas Roadhouse) is a family medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, podiatry, and behavioral health clinic.

Healthy Connections has also been selected as one of four finalists for the Nonprofit of the Year in the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. The announcement for this award will be made March 6 in Little Rock.

Healthy Connections has been named one of Arkansas’ Best Places to Work two consecutive years by Arkansas Business.

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