Throughout Northeast Arkansas, stories of triumph and of overcoming challenges are happening every day. These are Great Stories of real St. Bernards patients that encourage and inspire us. If you have a story you'd like to share, please email us or call the Healthline at 870.207.7300.
MATTERS OF THE HEART
After being diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation, Coach Perry Darby got back to being himself again after treatment at St. Bernards.
After St. Bernards saved Michael from heart disease, he found a new mission and purpose in life.
Todd was too young to have a heart attack, but he did. St. Bernards made sure he would live to tell about it.
Meta had been told her health issues were related to blood sugar. The truth was much more frightening.
When nurse Cheri found herself in need of heart care, she got a whole new perspective on patient care.
When Melonie began to experience a series of strange symptoms, she never thought it could be a heart problem. It was.
Jimmy went to the St. Bernards Health and Fitness Expo for some routine tests. What happened next was far from routine.
Blocked arteries should be treated within 90 minutes of a heart attack. St. Bernards did it in 15.
He was too young for a heart attack. But St. Bernards was there to save him.
St. Bernards works closely with each patient to develop a customized healthcare plan that is both targeted and effective. Our Jonesboro cardiologists are extensively trained in both the invasive and the noninvasive areas of cardiac care.
To request an appointment, call the Healthline at 870.207.7300.
The St. Bernards Heart, Vascular and Cardiology teams take a comprehensive approach to heart care, from routine diagnostics to specialized procedures. Because each of our heart doctors and vascular surgeons in Arkansas is an expert in his or her particular heart care area, you may have an occasion to have both of these groups involved in your care.
The American Heart Association has given the St. Bernards heart emergency team the Mission Lifeline Gold Plus designation for our consistent ability to provide high-quality emergency care to STEMI patients (patients who are experiencing an ST-elevated myocardial infarction).
When Samantha learned she was pregnant while undergoing radiation, she was scared. But St. Bernards wasn’t.
The Cohens are a medical family, but even they learned lessons about care from the St. Bernards NICU.
When Chelsea gave birth prematurely to twins, the team at St. Bernards NICU made a difficult time easier.
For generations, St. Bernards has been a trusted healthcare resource for women of all ages. From providing the best care for your special delivery to helping you with highly personal issues like pelvic pain, depression and incontinence, the St. Bernards team brings the care, support and experience to help you make this part of your life a great part of your life.
St. Bernards OB-GYN Associates is here for women at every stage of life. Services include everything from routine gynecology and obstetrics to bone density testing and robotic surgery. To learn more about St. Bernards OB-GYN Associates, please click here.
The St. Bernards Pregnancy Clinic offers services to every woman in need. If you're pregnant, you're insured. Learn more about the St. Bernards Pregnancy Clinic by clicking here.
THE CANCER FIGHTERS
ASU football hero Dan Mullen put off having a colonoscopy for years. And it almost cost him everything.
Tracie suffers from a rare condition known as Lynch Syndrome, which means she is predisposed to colon cancer.
When Kristie was diagnosed with breast cancer, her doctor recommended a revolutionary new treatment.
Pam comes from a long history of breast cancer. That’s why she made the most difficult choice imaginable.
A routine mammogram by St. Bernards found her breast cancer in its earliest stages.
Thanks to advanced imaging, St. Bernards caught his lung cancer at a very early stage.
Bill Wood never suspected he had cancer. Or that it could have been developing for 50 years.
The St. Bernards Cancer Center is Northeast Arkansas’ most comprehensive center for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Fighting cancer is easier when the help is good. And at St. Bernards there’s plenty of it. At St. Bernards, we’re committed to providing the help you need, emotionally and through outstanding medical care. And we’re committed to starting the process quickly.
So, our promise is that within three days of hearing the word “cancer,” you will begin to hear answers to questions about your treatment options and expectations, plus help with any other areas of life that going through a cancer journey can disrupt. To find out more about our Three Days from Diagnosis to Options promise, call 870.207.7300
FINDERS OF HOPE
When her mother’s health declined rapidly, Krisie knew she had to get her to one place: St. Bernards.
When Jenny couldn’t even get out of bed, she knew she needed help. She found it at St. Bernards First Care.
Caring for her mother with dementia pushed Debra to her limits. St. Bernards Total Life gave her the help she needed.
As they got older, Neil and Mary realized they needed a little more help staying healthy. They found it at Total Life.
When Kodi got down to a dangerously low weight, she sought help. The diagnosis shocked her: anorexia.
When a simple infection resulted in a month-long coma, St. Bernards never gave up hope.
Though other doctors told him amputation was his only choice, St. Bernards saved his foot.
When a tooth abscess led to a brain infection, St. Bernards helped him get his life back.
More than a century ago, the Olivetan Benedictine Sisters made it their mission to provide Christ-like healing to those in need. At St. Bernards Healthcare, we continue to fulfill their promise to the community today by providing education, treatment and health services.
St. Bernards Healthcare has more than 125 specialists offering almost every facet of care - from neurosurgery to neurology, pediatrics to geriatrics. Find a specialist today by clicking here.
Not sure where to start? Finding a primary care provider is a great first step. Yearly check-ups are vital to maintaining a healthy life. Call 870.207.7300 or visit stbfirstcare.com to find a primary care physician today.
THE PERFECT FIT
When Talya’s weight got so high she could hardly play with her daughter anymore, she knew it was time for a change.
Christy went to St. Bernards Health & Wellness to lose a few pounds. She gained a whole new lease on life.
Losing weight isn’t easy. Neither are the health challenges that accompany being overweight or obese. We offer a number of options, including bariatric surgery, medical weight loss and personal training services at St. Bernards Health & Wellness. Consult your weight loss doctor to decide which weight loss alternative is right for you.
Medical Bariatrics is the nonsurgical treatment of obesity by a health professional trained in addressing the many different factors that contribute to the problem of obesity for effective treatment and long-term success. The McClurkan Clinic & Medical Bariatrics of Northeast Arkansas specializes in medical weight loss. Click here to learn more about the McClurken Clinic.
If you are over the age of 18 and have a qualifying BMI and/or other conditions, weight loss surgery may be an option for you. We have free monthly community seminars at St. Bernards Health & Wellness at 1416 E Matthews at 6 pm. Click here to learn more and register.
FROM PAIN TO PERFORMANCE
When your body needs expert attention to restore its ability to function, you can count on the experienced orthopedics team at St. Bernards.
From diagnosis to treatment, the supportive team at St. Bernards Orthopedic Associates will guide you every step of the way, including physical therapy and surgery, if needed. St. Bernards Orthopedic Associates offers the Total Joint Advantage program, a team approach that begins the moment a patient makes the decision to have a joint replaced. To learn more about St. Bernards Orthopedic Associates and the Total Joint Advantage, click here.
The St. Bernards Radiology team stays on the cutting-edge of minimally invasive techniques, including the Tenex procedure to treat plantar fasciitis. Learn more by calling 870.207.7300.
Jonesboro Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (JOSM) specializes in joint replacement, sports medicine, basic fracture care and all other general orthopedic conditions. JOSM employs the latest techniques to ensure you receive the best care possible. Click here to learn more about JOSM and request an appointment.
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St. Bernards Medical Center is the healthcare destination for families in Jonesboro and the surrounding areas. Today, St. Bernards Medical Center is a major referral hospital, offering advanced technology and medical services across four centers of excellence: Heart Care, Cancer Treatment, Women's and Children's Services and Senior Services. St. Bernards invests significant resources to bring advanced services, treatments and surgery techniques to our local patients.
St. Bernards Medical Center
225 E Jackson Ave.
Jonesboro, AR 72401