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Healing is in our Nature: ACH Unveils Playful Outdoors-Themed Site

Web Revamp Sets Standard for Pediatric Hospitals' Online Presence Updated July 29, 2013 LITTLE ROCK, AR. (Dec. 7, 2010) - Families looking for the best pediatric health information online have a new resource to which they can turn with the debut ...

Helping Grow Healthy Kids: ACHRI Delta Garden Study Named a FoodCorps Host Site as Part of 10-State Launch

Helping Grow Healthy Kids: ACHRI Delta Garden Study Named a FoodCorps Host Site as Part of 10-State Launch High-caliber organizations with demonstrated experience implementing farm-to-school and school garden programs selected as inaugural host sites ...

Centers for Children in Northwest Arkansas Expanding to Add Primary Care Clinic and Additional Pediatric Subspecialty Services

LOWELL, Ark. (Dec. 1, 2010) -- The demand for pediatric subspecialty care in northwest Arkansas exceeds the available services, but this week's expansion of the UAMS/ ACH Centers for Children in Lowell may help meet part of that need. The Centers ...

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Goes Green to Improve Community Health and Safety of Staff, Patients, Visitors

Little Rock, Ark. & Lake Forest, Ill. (Nov. 9) – Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) has committed to minimizing environmental impact and making good decisions for the benefit of community health and safety by implementing Stericycle’s ...

ACH Designated State’s Only Pediatric Level I Trauma Center by Arkansas Department of Health

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (Nov. 22, 2010) – Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) has been designated by the Arkansas Department of Health as the state’s only pediatric Level I trauma center, an indication that it provides the highest standard of care for ...

Deshpande Named ACH Senior VP/Chief Quality Officer

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (Oct. 19, 2010) –Arkansas Children’s Hospital has named Jayant (Jay) K. Deshpande, MD, MPH, to the new position of senior vice president/chief quality officer and associate medical director. Dr. Deshpande holds faculty appointments ...

ACHRI & UAMS Researchers Begin Enrollment for National Children's Study

Benton County, Ark. (Oct. 19, 2010) - Starting in November, some expectant mothers and their families will have the opportunity to partner with Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) and the University of Arkansas for Medical ...

NIH Awards ACHRI $400,000-Plus to Explore How Water Pollutant Affects Neurologic and Immune Development

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (Oct. 13, 2010) – Scientists at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) are looking at how a common water pollutant may harm neurologic and immune system development with a $404,000 grant from the National ...

ACHRI Receives $400,000 from NIH to Study Critical Care Methods During Air Transport

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (Oct. 7, 2010) – The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) has received a $400,000-plus grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore how goal-directed critical care therapies delivered during air ...

Annual Little Rockers Kids Marathon Kick-off Event to be Held Oct. 9

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 13, 2010) - "The Great Lace Up," a registration kick-off event for the Little Rockers Kids Marathon, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 9 on the football field at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. The kick-off event is ...

Haralson Named Director of Clinical Engineering at ACH

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (Aug. 27, 2010) - Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) has named Kevin Haralson as director of Clinical Engineering for the state's only pediatric medical center. Haralson, of Cabot, has worked as a clinical engineer at ACH for nine ...

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Holds Topping Out Ceremony

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 25, 2010) -- Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) is in the midst of the largest construction project in the hospital's history. Construction of the four-story, 258,000 square-foot patient tower, the South Wing, began in ...

John Recicar Joins Arkansas Children’s Hospital in New Trauma Director Position

Little Rock, AR. (Aug. 3, 2010) - A veteran emergency nursing director with experience setting up trauma programs in the U.S. and the country of Qatar is joining Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) as it works to become a Level 1 trauma care center. ...

ACHRI Delta Garden Study Receives Cooking Grant from Arkansas Community Foundation

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (June 30, 2010) – A groundbreaking Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) school garden study has been awarded a grant from the Arkansas Community Foundation (ARCF) to support kids’ cooking. The grant will pay for ...

Health Technology in Schools: ACHRI Receives $2.2 Million from NIH to Explore How Telemedicine Can Help Kids Control Asthma

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (June 2, 2010) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded investigators at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) a 5-year, $2.2 million grant to explore whether school-based telemedicine sessions with ...

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Receives National Healthcare Advertising Honors

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (May 5, 2010) – Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) received a total of five gold, silver and bronze awards for creative communications and advertising projects in the 27th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards, according to Dan ...

ACH Receives OptumHealth Center of Excellence Designation for Neonatal Centers of Excellence Network

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (April 27, 2010) – OptumHealth Care Solutions, one of the nation’s largest health and wellness companies, has named Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) a Center of Excellence (COE) for its neonatal intensive care ...

Agencies Partner to Take Aim at Shaken Baby Syndrome During Child Abuse Prevention Month

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (April 26, 2010) – The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) and Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) joined together on Monday to raise awareness about the rising incidence of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Each year infants die or are ...

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Honors Staff, Community Physicians at Ruth Olive Beall, Betty A. Lowe, MD, Awards

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (April 22, 2010) – Physicians who have advanced Arkansas pediatric health care shined Thursday evening at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) signature recognition ceremony, the Ruth Olive Beall and Betty A. Lowe, MD, Awards. The ...

NIH Awards ACHRI Nearly $1 Million to Study Link Between Water Pollutant and Autoimmune Diseases

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (April 6, 2010) – A pollutant common in American water systems may have been increasing people’s risk of autoimmune disease for years, and now with a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Arkansas Children’s Hospital ...

Concussions: The Silent Brain Injury

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Mar. 3, 2010) -- Concussions are nothing to ignore. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says these brain injuries need more attention from coaches, parents and athletes. Of the estimated 4 million ...

Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Arkansas Concerning, Say Clinicians at Arkansas Children’s Hospital

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Feb. 16, 2010) -- Eating disorders are a group of psychiatric illnesses with significant and potentially devastating physical complications. They have the highest mortality rate among psychiatric illnesses. Not only does an eating ...

February 7 – 14 Designated as Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 5, 2010) -- Congenital heart defects are the leading birth defect in the United States, affecting approximately one in every 100 infants born. There are approximately 35 different heart defects; some can be corrected with ...

ACHRI & UAMS Researchers Host First Community Information Meeting for National Children’s Study

Benton County, Ark. (Oct. 28, 2010) - Researchers and staff for the National Children's Study's Benton County location have joined with Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas to host the first of several informational meetings to educate the ...
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