"Hot Spring County Has a Choice!"
Residents of Hot Spring County and surrounding areas have a choice when it comes to selecting a hospital for their healthcare needs. They can travel to the “big city” or they can stay close to home right here in Malvern and receive quality care at HSC Medical Center, which has served this community for over 80 years.
HSCMC offers 72 inpatient beds, most of which are private rooms, and includes intensive care, step-down, medical-surgical, mental health, hospice, and short stay. Other services available are emergency services, surgical services, outpatient services, home health, sleep lab, and wound care center. Inpatient, outpatient, and emergency visits numbered nearly 30,000 last year.
The emergency room is staffed with physician coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Last year the ER recorded over 13,000 visits!
HSCMC’s PsycHealth unit is one of only a few mental health units in the state of Arkansas. The mental health unit houses 18 beds.
The acute hospice beds at HSCMC provide short-term hospice care. The beds are operated in partnership with Arkansas Hospice and Hospice Home Care.
The Outpatient Center offers 12 beds for both pre and post operative care for outpatient surgery patients, as well as injections, infusions, and blood transfusions. Also included in the Outpatient wing are the Physical Therapy department and the Wound Care Center.
HSCMC Home Care offers services in the home including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and home health aide.
Among the other ancillary services available through the hospital are a full service laboratory that is both CLIA and COLA certified. The Radiology department includes state-of-the-art equipment including the latest MRI and 64-slice CT. Respiratory Therapy includes both respiratory and cardiopulmonary services. The Dietary department employs a dietitian to provide physician ordered dietary counseling. The Sleep Center is operated in collaboration with Coulter Sleep Labs.
Sheila Williams is the CEO of HSC Medical Center, with Donna Bunn serving as CFO and Dee Schall, RN, serving as CNO. Medical Staff officers include Dr. Ray Bollen, chief of staff; Dr. Absalom Tilley, vice chief of staff; and Dr. Dylan Thaxton, secretary-treasurer. HSC Medical Center is governed by a Board of Directors, which is chaired by Page Kutait. Current board members include Williams, Bollen, Exie Carroll, Teresa Howell, Fred Penny, Gary Burroughs, Kimball Davis, Becky Allen, Kathy Ramsey, Sandra Bailey, and Don Rash.
The HSC Medical Foundation continues to support the hospital with funds from grants, memorials, donations, and fund raising projects totaling over $600,000 since 2001. An Advisory Committee of twenty community leaders work together to plan the fundraisers. Teresa Howell serves as chairperson.
HSC Medical Center continues to sponsor successful annual community events with its HSCMC Health Fair in May, Children’s Health and Safety Fair in October and Malvern Senior Adult Center Health Fair in November. Other outreach programs include bi-monthly blood pressure and blood sugar testing at the Malvern Senior Adult Center, monthly blood pressure and blood sugar testing at the Grant County Senior Center, business and school health fairs upon request, and participation in other community events such as the Brickfest, County Fair, and Relay for Life.
Annual statistics for services provided through HSC Medical Center are as follows:
· 15,190 inpatient and outpatient admissions
· 13,751 emergency room visits
· 764 surgeries and scopes
· 640 mental health admissions
· Over 10,000 home health visits
Hot Spring County residents do have a choice when it comes to healthcare and they have a great option right here in their hometown at HSC Medical Center!