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  • More PPE Has Arrived!

    We received 790 boxes of PPE yesterday! We will begin sorting and distributing it to more member and non-member clinics around the state. We’d like to send a big thank you to the UAMS medical students who came to help unload the 18-wheeler truck.  Aubrie Hanson, Ashley Alston, Molly Kyle, Gelina Busling, and Tim Trotter were a huge help and we couldn’t have done it without them! If your clinic continues to have difficulty finding PPE through private suppliers, please… Read More

  • Public Health Leaders Encourage Importance of Vaccinations

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state has seen a decline in pediatric immunizations and encourages parents to get their children vaccinated for not only diseases like measles, whooping cough, and tetanus, but… Read More

  • Does Your Clinic Still Need PPE? Let us know!

    If your clinic continues to have difficulty finding PPE through private suppliers, visit https://www.arkmed.org/pperequestform/ NOTE: If you have previously filled out a form, it is important that you complete a new one. Please only list… Read More

  • Quarantine and Isolation: What’s the Difference?

    AMS has received several inquiries indicating a lack of clear understanding on the issues of quarantine and isolation, particularly when the physician is exposed to a person with a positive COVID-19 test. The Arkansas Department… Read More

  • UAMS Launches Virtual Mental Health Program

    Arkansans experiencing mental health issues or stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic may receive immediate help through the AR-Connect program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) with no out-of-pocket cost to the… Read More

  • COVID-19 Legal Risks: Requiring Masks at Your Practice

    From PhysiciansPractice.com: While face masks are generally acknowledged as a vital safety device by the majority of the medical community, the CDC and OSHA, there is still some resistance to wearing them that can create… Read More

  • ADH Issues Updated Guidance on Pre-Procedure Testing

    Effective August 1, 2020, based on data showing very low positivity rates in pre-procedure testing to date, the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test prior to elective procedures is rescinded. However, due to the level… Read More

  • Latest PPE Delivery Made Last Week to AMS Office

    Take a few minutes to hear about our latest PPE delivery that was made last Thursday, July 16.  P.S.  It was HOT that day.… Read More

  • Governor Issues Mandate for Face Coverings

    Today (7\16) Governor Asa Hutchinson issued a statewide mandate ordering that every person in Arkansas must wear a face covering over the mouth and nose. This mandate covers both indoor and environments where there is… Read More

  • The PPE Road Show Continues On

    In May, the Arkansas Medical Society and the American Medical Association issued a survey examining member experiences and needs during COVID-19 pandemic. We were looking at levels of concern, trends in telehealth, and needs for… Read More

  • COVID-19: The Physicians’ Perspective Survey

    The Physicians’ Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization composed of more than 20 state and regional medical societies nationwide seeking to advance the work of practicing physicians and facilitate the delivery of high-quality health care… Read More