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 OCMC- Smaller with a Bigger Impact

 According to recent health ratings on ConsumerReports.org, Ouachita County Medical Center is ranked #1 for Hospital Safety. The five main categories that are factored into the score include: avoiding infections, avoiding readmissions, communicating about medications and discharge, appropriate use of chest and abdominal scanning, and avoiding mortality (medical and surgical). OCMC scored a 68 out of 100, followed by Mena Regional Health System (65) and Baptist Health Medical Center- Stuttgart (60).

Arkansas Hospital Association- Diamond Award

Ouachita County Medical Center received a  2014 AHA Diamond Award  for their "You Can Count on Us" campaign.  With continuing education, expansion of services and additional services, OCMC is an organization that is proud to serve and support the communities surrounding it with the upmost quality healthcare. 

Arkansas Saves Stroke Program

Thanks to a new telemedicine program that links that emergency room doctors at Ouachita County Medical Center to specially trained neurologists via live, two-way video, stroke patients can get the treatment they need 24-hours a day. Led by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the Arkansas SAVES (Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support) program helps ensure treatment within the three-hour period.