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  • What is Medication Reconciliation?

                      I’m sure we have all been asked “what medications do you take?” so many times, that we get tired of having to answer. Why do we get asked that question and why does it really matter? Well, when you seek medical care, this information is of […]

  • FRMC is one of the Arkansas Hospitals Authorized as an AR Saves Facility

      Five Rivers Medical Center is one of 44 hospitals in the state that affiliate with UAMS for the AR SAVES (Arkansas Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support) stroke assistance program. With the partnership in place, FRMC can access on-call neurologists at UAMS 24/7 to evaluate potential stroke patients and order the clot busting drug […]

  • Is it Alzheimer’s Disease?

      Alzheimer’s Disease begins slowly and at first, the only symptom may be mild forgetfulness. In this stage, people may have trouble remembering recent events, activities, or the names of familiar people or things. They may not be able to solve simple math problems. Such difficulties may be a bother, but usually they are not […]

  • Disease-Specific Nutritional Supplements Aid in the Recovery Process

    Our goal at Fiver Rivers Medical Center Nutrition Services Department is committed to provide safe and nutritious foods that meet our patient’s needs and improve health outcomes. Five Rivers has a dedicated staff of Nutrition Service Employees oriented in their respective duties.  Vicki Brengard, MS, RDN, LD, is a full-time Registered Dietitian, and Paige Bishop, […]

  • National Hospital Week 2014

      May 11th through 17th is National Hospital Week. This year’s motto is “Compassion, Innovation, Dedication The Commitment Continues”. In honor of National Hospital week, several activities have been planned throughout the week to celebrate the Hospital Staff. Some of the Employee’s children have each contributed a coloring page depicting this year’s motto for a […]

  • Two Types of Echocardiograms Now Performed at FRMC

      An echocardiogram (ECHO) is an ultrasound of the heart. Ultrasound is a safe, painless method of taking images or pictures of the heart. A technologist places a probe on the chest wall and records multiple views of the heart to be interpreted by a cardiologist. The echocardiogram allows the cardiologist to evaluate and measure […]

  • FRMC Making huge strides in Cardiac Care

      According to the 2013 American Heart Guidelines, all communities should create and maintain a regional system of STEMI (ST elevated myocardial infarction) care that includes assessment and continuous quality improvement of emergency medical services and hospital based activities.  Five Rivers Medical Center (FRMC) is doing just that.  A “STEMI” is one type of heart […]

  • What is Sleep Apnea?

      Sleep Apnea is a serious disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea repeatedly stop breathing during their sleep. This means the brain and the rest of the body may not be getting enough oxygen. Sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually […]