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White River Health Hospitals Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health

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The Chartis Center for Rural Health named White River Medical Center (WRMC) as one of the 2023 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, and Stone County Medical Center (SCMC) as one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals and critical access hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™. WRMC and SCMC are hospitals of White River Health, a not-for-profit regional healthcare organization serving north central Arkansas.

Hypertension – The Silent Killer

Hypertension is when an individual’s blood pressure is higher than 120 mmHg and the diastolic is above 80 mmHg averaged over time. Blood pressure is the force that a person’s blood exerts against the wall of their blood vessels. This pressure depends on the resistance of the blood vessels, in particular, how hard the heart has to work. In patients 60 years or older who do not have diabetes or chronic kidney disease, the goal blood pressure level is now <150/90 mm Hg. In patients 18 to 59 years of age without significant comorbidities, and in patients 60 years or older who have diabetes, chronic kidney disease (CKD), or both conditions, the new goal blood pressure level is <140/90 mm Hg.

White River Medical Center Recognized as One of the Top 10 Percent of Inpatient Rehabilitations Facilities in the United States

The White River Health White River Medical Center Inpatient Rehab team was recently recognized as one of the top 10 percent of Inpatient Rehabilitations Facilities in the United States. This is out of 861 inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) qualified to be ranked in the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR®, LLC). The reporting period was for cases discharged between October 2021 and September 2022.

White River Health Family Care in Mountain View Changes Hours


White River Health Family Care, previously known as Stone County Primary Care Clinic, in Mountain View will change hours of operation beginning January 22nd. The clinic will be open Tuesdays through Fridays, and closed on Mondays. The clinic will remain open 7AM to 5:30PM on the days of operation.

After Hours Clinic Opens

White River Health Family Care, located at 1215 Sidney Street, Suite 300 in Batesville, began offering After Hours care January 3rd. The clinic extended hours Monday through Friday until 11PM. No appointments are necessary, and walk-ins are welcome after 5 PM. For more information or to make an appointment, call (870) 793-1126.

White River Medical Center Uses Technology to Ensure Patient Safety


White River Health’s White River Medical Center (WRMC) is finding new ways to ensure the safety of their patients. Telesitter uses video and audio monitoring to provide constant monitoring to patients requiring additional assistance. Many hospitals across the county are adopting this technology and reporting fewer patient falls and higher patient and staff satisfaction.

Dr. Allgood to Retire, Dr. Ko Welcomed

Dr. John Allgood, Radiation Oncologist at White River Health, has announced his plans for retirement. He is currently in practice at White River Health Cancer Center, previously known as WRMC Cancer Care Center. Dr. Allgood will continue seeing patients until the end of the year. Dr. Stephen Ko, Radiation Oncologist, will begin seeing patients at White River Health Cancer Center at the beginning of 2023.