Outpatient Clinic Reopens After Renovations

By Yavonda Chase

The newly remodeled UAMS Allergy, Endocrinology, Podiatry, Pulmonary and Renal clinics has 17 exam rooms.

The newly remodeled UAMS Allergy, Endocrinology, Podiatry, Pulmonary and Renal clinics has 17 exam rooms.

The new 10,000-square-foot space has 17 exam rooms, two gender-neutral handicap-accessible rest rooms, a patient education room, clinician work space and a staff break room.

Physicians, staff, patients and families have all been extremely pleased with the new space.

“This is so much better than our former clinic,” said Sharday Parker, clinical services manager. “The exam rooms are a lot bigger, and it’s a lot easier to accommodate patients in wheelchairs. The new color schemes and lighting make everything look clean and bright too.”

“The Outpatient Center is one of our priorities right now,” said Tim Hill, chief operating officer for the Integrated Clinical Enterprise. “This building has been neglected for many years simply because we didn’t have the space to move clinics during renovation. Once we moved the orthopedic clinics to off-site locations, we’ve had a bit more flexibility and have been able to upgrade clinic space. We started on the first floor with the former ortho clinic, which now houses internal medicine and ortho trauma, leaving room to modernize the space on the north side of the second floor.”

In addition to the clinics, directory signage, lobbies, the lab and certain restrooms in the Outpatient Center have been renovated over the past several years.

To schedule an appointment with one of the physicians practicing in the new clinic, call the UAMS SmartCare appointment line at 686-8749.