UAMS JonesboroA wealth of experiences

Downtown Jonesboro For a better state of health is as vibrant and vital a city center as any other in the region with restaurants offering locally grown Family with flowersfoods, colorful retail boutiques and lively entertainment venues. We are justifiably proud of the downtown’s rebirth. Imagine spending a warm afternoon browsing its shops, choosing between dinner at a Japanese steakhouse, New Orleans style cuisine or the region’s signature barbecue then wrapping up the evening listening to live music or enjoying a concert or Red Wolves football game at nearby Arkansas State University.

Our northeast Arkansas towns offer a rich cultural heritage, too. Explore the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum in Piggott to learn about Ernest Hemingway, the Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash or experience the Civil War through the re-created Fort Curtis and Freedom Park in historic Helena.

Besides the more than 23 neighborhood parks and playgrounds in Jonesboro, Craighead Forest Park offers 60-acre fishing lake along with walking, hiking and biking trails across almost 700 acres.

Patient care is our focus

Northwest BuildingAt UAMS Northeast our care teams of physicians, nurses, care coordinators, patient educators, behaviorists and pharmacists put our patients’ care first and are leading the way to improved health care in Northeast Arkansas.

We use best practices while empowering patients in their own care in one of the most innovative and supportive environments in Arkansas. In 2014, the Family Medical Center earned recognition as the highest level patient-centered medical home (Level III) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

We provide patient care using an inter-professional team-based approach that is at the forefront of 21st century health care. With good communication and tight coordination between each other, we manage patient health and improve health outcomes, while attaining the triple aim of better patient experience, lower costs, with better outcomes.

The Family Medical Center in 2015 moved to a new 36,612 square-foot facility, allowing us even more space to efficiently provide primary care services to patients of all ages well into the future.

A place to share, teach and learn

As an integral part of the UAMS statewide network of regional centers, we connect with each other in team-based patient care and to the larger, statewide Kids with animal handlernetwork of UAMS Regional Programs. Lifelong learning is at the core of what we do and teach.

Collegiality is an integral part of the UAMS culture, enabling physicians, residents and other clinicians to draw on the expertise of peers throughout the system, pass on their own knowledge and keep pace with new developments and innovations in health care.

The UAMS Family Medical Center has supplied Northeast Arkansas with a steady supply of primary care physicians. About 85 percent of the residency graduates have stayed in the region, proving that there is both a need for highly trained and qualified family physicians, and that the region is a desirable location to raise your family.

Our children can easily find schools to suit their educational needs. Public and private schools offer educational excellence in a wide diversity of areas. Advanced Placement courses with 33 hours of concurrent credit are available through The Academies at Jonesboro High School.

Growing faster than ever

Grain SilosIn the fertile soil of the rural Delta region of Arkansas, what was the small town of Jonesboro in recent decades has expanded into an increasingly sophisticated urban center complete with a major university. Besides a booming medical community,the region’s diverse economy includes robust sectors of education, agriculture, industry, commerce and entertainment and recreation. Jonesboro has become the economic hub of northeast Arkansas. In 1970, Jonesboro had a population of 27,026 and in 2010, it could boast of 67,623 people. The city is projected to grow to 81,257 by 2020 and the greater metropolitan area to 141,615.

Although that rate of growth is evidence of the region’s appealing livability, Jonesboro also is affordable, ranking fifth among U.S. cities in regional purchasing power.

We can more quickly turn big dreams into the reality of a new home in a safe place. The area’s cost of living is 12-14 percent lower than the national average. Affordability and low cost of living mean families can more readily grasp opportunities.