North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) continues to combat COVID-19 in our community. NARMC reminds everyone that now is not the time to let your guard down.
“Our healthcare heroes are courageously providing care to these very sick individuals with COVID-19 infection, while continuing to care for all of our community’s medical needs,” said Sammie Cribbs, Chief Operation Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at NARMC.
The numbers of positive COVID-19 tests and patients being hospitalized continue to rise. NARMC currently has more than a dozen COVID positive patients, and more than 33% of those patients are requiring ventilator support. Across the region, 95% of patients admitted for COVID-19 related symptoms are unvaccinated. “The Emergency Room remains very busy, and we apologize for the extended wait times,” said Cribbs. “Please know that our primary care physicians, our Mediquick urgent care, and our telemedicine services are available to serve you. The NARMC Emergency Room is always available for emergencies. Our healthcare team encourages you to get vaccinated and help minimize the effects of this terrible virus on our community.”
“We want to thank the community for your ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said Cribbs. “We appreciate the community’s collective commitment to infection prevention practices. The best way to protect yourself, our community, and all of our community’s essential workers, is to continue the precautions we have learned: wear a face covering, wash hands frequently, keep the 6-foot distance, avoid large crowds, and get vaccinated as quickly as possible.”
NARMC is offering COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics to those who are interested in getting vaccinated. Below are the details of the upcoming clinics and how to schedule an appointment.
If you have questions about the virus, if you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, if you have a cough or shortness of breath, or if you have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive patient, please call 870-414-4010 to reach the NARMC COVID-19 Call Center. If you want to schedule an appointment for a Community Vaccine Clinic, call 870-414-2021 Monday- Friday 8a-4p, and a representative will be happy to assist. You may also visit www.narmc.com/covid for additional resources.