Tiny Hands Monster Bash Oct. 16 to Benefit UAMS Family Home, Neonatal Nursery

By Susan Van Dusen

Guests are invited to come in costume if they choose and enjoy cocktails, a silent and live auction, hors d’oeuvres and dancing. Music will be provided by The Rockets. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased online at www.uamsfamilyhome.org or by calling (501) 920-2328.

The UAMS Family Home is a private, nonprofit facility that offers comfortable and affordable housing to patients receiving outpatient treatment at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and to parents of premature infants being cared for at the UAMS Medical Center. The UAMS Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit is one of the most sophisticated facilities in the state, providing care for premature infants and those born with a variety of medical conditions.

“Since becoming involved with the UAMS Family Home, I am able to see first hand the vital role this facility plays in the lives of these patients and their families,” said this year’s event chairman Lee Fleming, M.D.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 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. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.