Hot Springs is joining Arkansas Children’s Hospital Nursery Alliance, which puts into place coordination of care between neonatologists at ACH’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and physicians in Hot Springs’ Anthony Childbirth Center to help further improve the quality of newborn care. Hot Springs joins Conway Regional and Jefferson Memorial as members of the ACH Nursery Alliance, which was established in 2016. The alliance offers Hot Springs immediate neonatal consults, educational support, quality data review, implementation of best practices in collaboration with ACH, and provides training through telemedicine for the purpose of improving neonatal care close to home.
“At CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, we have provided quality and compassionate care to the next generation of Arkansans for decades. With this new nursery alliance, the newborns and new mothers of southwest Arkansas will be the most important beneficiaries of our partnership,” said Anthony Houston, president of CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs. “This is a wonderful opportunity to work with Arkansas Children’s to share resources and expertise, and to offer to our newborns and patients a new, collaborative approach to elevating the wellness of Arkansans. CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs is entering the ACH Nursery Alliance at an important time in our history, as we change our model to meet the needs of the community. Everything we’re moving toward here will allow us to continue improving the already excellent level of patient care provided by our clinicians,” Houston said.
Together, we will ensure Arkansas’ newborns get better today and can be healthier tomorrow.