Arkansas Children's Health System

One Call. One Number. Arkansas Children’s Operation Center for Patient Transfers

One Call. One Number. The Arkansas Children's Operations Center offers the highest level of service as a one-call transfer system, providing a single-entry point to transfer patients to the Arkansas Children's system.

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Arkansas Children’s Operations Center provides a seamless transfer process for patients, families and providers with a centralized entry point to all Arkansas Children’s facilities.

Contact the Arkansas Children's Operations Center to initiate a transfer today at 888-764-5437. Click here to find more information.

Helpful Tips on Baby Formula

As we navigate the current baby formula shortage, our own Dr. Steve Schexnayder, pediatric critical care and emergency medicine specialist, shared helpful tips for families on our Arkansas Children's blog.

We also created a helpful chart of recommended formula substitutions. Please consider sharing these materials to help spread this information to families in need.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) – Little Rock

Arkansas Children's Hospital Receives FACT Accreditation for Cancer & Blood Disorders and Certified as CAR-T Site

The Cancer and Blood Disorders program at ACH has received internationally-recognized accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), designating the program as offering the highest-quality patient care.

FACT is an internationally-recognized accrediting body for hospitals and medical institutions offering stem cell transplant, and indicates ACH has met the most rigorous standards in every aspect of stem cell therapy. This covers the entire spectrum of stem cell therapy, from clinical care to donor management, cell collection, processing, storage, transportation, administration and cell release.

The Cancer and Blood Disorders program at ACH is also a certified CAR-T site. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells use the patient’s own genetically-modified T-cells to attack and kill cancer cells. This therapy treats some of the most challenging pediatric cancers, including B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We are currently using CAR-T cells treatment known as tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah).

Read the full news release.


ACH After-Hours Clinic Now Available

The ACH After-Hours Clinic has partnered with several community primary care providers to provide evening and weekend appointments at the ACH Circle of Friends Clinic.

These sick visit appointments are available to treat common, non-life-threatening illnesses. Patients experiencing emergency needs should still proceed to our emergency department for treatment.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. You can schedule appointments through your MyChart account or by calling 501-364-1202. If you have any questions about this new offering, please don't hesitate to reach out to your physician liaison. Find more information here.


ACH ENT and Vascular Anomalies Updates

  • ENT clinic is now available in the ACH West Little Rock Clinic located at 16101 Cantrell Road, Suite 114.
  • As treatments have expanded for vascular anomalies, so has our team. The Vascular Anomalies team includes more than 20 providers and 13 specialties. The center is one of the larger centers in the country, leading cutting-edge research for new medications and treatments and attracting patients from as far away as Russia, Mexico and Asia.
  • Aerodigestive clinic re-opened for kids with complex airway and swallowing disorders.
  • Dream clinic is available to treat sleep apnea in children who continue to have poor sleep after tonsil and adenoid surgery.
You can call 501-364-4000 to make a referral.

Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW) - Springdale

ACNW Welcomes New Occupational Therapy Services

ACNW recently welcomed a new Occupational Therapist, Ashley Samuelson. Ashley has availability for evaluations and therapy related to fine motor, visual motor, visual perception, strength/endurance, ROM, self-care, grasp, and/or bilateral coordination skills. Call 479-725-6995 for outpatient scheduling.

 

New Providers at Arkansas Children's

We want to introduce you to our newest providers. These team members have kid-savvy skills and an unyielding commitment to making Arkansas the healthiest and safest place to be a child.