Jansen Chosen for Leadership Role at UAMS Center for Healthcare Enhancement and Development

By Spencer Watson

Mark Jansen, M.D.

Jansen, who practiced for 30 years in Arkadelphia before joining UAMS in 2013, also treats patients and trains residents through the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. His special interests include dermatological procedures, primary care endoscopy and preventive care. He is a 1981 graduate of UAMS and finished his family medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Medical College in 1984.

The Center for Healthcare Enhancement and Development was established by UAMS in 2013 to seek partnerships and collaborations in underserved and rural areas to assist with routine care and provide access to specialty care. The purpose of the center is to explore ways for UAMS to support and work with hospitals and clinics throughout the state to provide better care for Arkansans.

So far, that work includes a partnership with a private ear, nose and throat clinic in Pine Bluff, providing temporary radiation oncology care for patients of a Batesville facility upgrading its equipment, staffing a neurosurgery clinic at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton and providing vascular care physicians Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.