Inside News


January 16, 2020

Team UAMS Takes on Blue and You Fitness Challenge

Yavonda Chase

NamastaPA won first place in the 21-50 participants category.

It’s almost time for the 2020 Blue and You Fitness Challenge. Before we lace up our sneakers and get to work, let’s look back at the 2019 challenge.


January 9, 2020

UAMS Level 1 Trauma Center Recognized by American College of Surgeons

Kate Franks

UAMS has a comprehensive Emergency Department prepared to treat a wide range of medical needs with immediate, around-the-clock access to orthopaedic and trauma surgeons, neurologists, cardiologists and other specialists.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has once again been designated  by the American College of Surgeons as the state’s only adult Level 1 Trauma Center, signifying UAMS can provide the highest level of trauma care for the most serious and urgent cases. UAMS first achieved this Level 1 verification in 2017 after…


UAMS Launches Redesigned Website, New Advertising Campaign

Yavonda Chase

The new television commercials feature members of Team UAMS. The commercials are part of a new UAMS Health advertising campaign that also includes outdoor, print and digital ads.

The Office of Communications & Marketing rolled out a new look for UAMSHealth.com and started a new advertising campaign — all part of telling Arkansans about UAMS Health, an integrated statewide system of care that encompasses our hospital and all our clinical operations.


January 7, 2020

January MVP — Shanita Harris

Yavonda Chase

Shanita Harris

Congratulations to Shanita Harris, our January MVP of the Month!


December 26, 2019

Tips to Avoid Packing on the Holiday Pounds

Yavonda Chase

It can be easy to overeat during the holidays.

The Employee Nutrition Clinic and Adam Carter from the UAMS Fitness Center offer some tips for enjoying the holidays — and avoiding packing on the pounds.


December 23, 2019

UAMS Joins Partners in Education with Little Rock’s Hall High

Spencer Watson

Hall High School Principal Mark Roberts, Ed.D., Kimberlyn Blann-Anderson and Brian Gittens, Ed.D., of the UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore.

The UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has joined the Little Rock School District’s Volunteers in Public Schools program as a partner in education working specifically with Hall High School. “This is, as they say, the beginning of a beautiful partnership,” said Brian Gittens, Ed.D., vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion at UAMS….


Seven Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

Yavonda Chase

The holidays can be a particularly stressful time of year.

The holidays can be a stressful time. The Arkansas Employee Assistance Program offers these seven tips for managing holiday stress.


December 19, 2019

Jones Eye Institute Celebrates 40-year Career of John Shock, M.D.

Spencer Watson

John Shock, M.D., shares stories from his 40 years at UAMS with those gathered to celebrate the anniversary.

A standing-room-only crowd gathered Dec. 17, including members of the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute Advisory Board, to celebrate John Shock, M.D., and the 40 years he has given in service to UAMS. Faculty, staff, patients and others gathered to share memories of Shock’s many years of service and many accomplishments as former chair…


Team UAMS Celebrates at Annual Holiday Party

Yavonda Chase

Members of the Nutrition Services team smile as they get ready to serve thousands of their fellow employees. “Throwing a party of this size is a massive undertaking, and there is no way we could have pulled it off without Tonya Johnson and her team from Nutrition Services," said Annabeth Collier.

Thousands of Team UAMS members embraced the holiday spirit Dec. 12 during the annual Holiday Party. Festive gatherings also were held Dec. 11-13 at the eight Regional Campuses and off-campus Little Rock clinics whose employees couldn’t come to the event on the main campus.


December 18, 2019

Head Start Carolers Deliver Holiday Cheer to UAMS

Linda Haymes

A group of preschoolers from the UAMS Head Start program recently celebrated the winter holidays by sharing songs with Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA and others at UAMS.

It was enough to make even the Grinch himself grin. Instead of a shiny sleigh, Santa’s little helpers arrived at UAMS the morning of Dec. 17 by school bus. Oh, what a merry sight the 16 preschool carolers were to behold, and, oh, what fun it was to celebrate the season with them. The visit…



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