November 6, 2006

UAMS Holiday Cards Feature Some of Arkansas’ Tiniest Babies

LITTLE ROCK — Holiday cards and note cards featuring some of the tiniest patients at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) are on sale for the first time ever.


 


The cards, which feature photographs of infants treated in the UAMS neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), are available for $10 for a pack of 10. Five designs are available — three include a holiday greeting, and two are blank. Each pack features one design. Photographs were taken by Little Rock photographer Amy Davenport, who donated her services to the project.


 


Cards can be viewed at www.uams.edu/holidaycards. An order form is available online, and orders can be placed by mail, fax, or by calling (501) 603-1255. Payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard, Discover, cash or check. A shipping cost of 50 cents or less per pack will be added to each order of less than 30 packs. Cards also will be available for purchase in the UAMS Medical Center gift shop and the Arkansas Cancer Research Center gift shop, both located on the UAMS campus, beginning Nov. 20.


 


All proceeds will be used to provide support services to families of infants in the UAMS NICU. The UAMS NICU provides state-of-the-art care for many of Arkansas’ tiniest infants — some weighing less than two pounds and requiring hospitalization for weeks or months. 


 


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,430 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.