News Releases

St. Bernards Physician Performs First ‘Watchman’ Procedure in the State

Dr. Devi G. Nair, electrophysiologist at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, is the first physician in Arkansas to offer patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative to long-term warfarin (blood-thinning) medication with the newly approved Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant. ...  


St. Bernards Advocates Will Sponsor Butterfly Release on Sunday, Oct. 2

The St. Bernards Advocates will host the 2016 Butterfly Release on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 2, in the area between the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House and the St. Bernards Imaging Center on East Matthews Ave. The event is designed as a day of celebration and remembrance, and will begin at 2 p.m. Highlight of the program will be the release of 600 Monarch butterflies. ...  


Back To School Bash 2 Mile Color Run Set for Saturday, Sept. 24

This year’s Back-to-School Bash 2 Mile Color Run program sponsored by the St. Bernard’s Women’s Council is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event will begin and end at St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 East Washington Ave., and that will be the starting point for the fun run. ...  


St. Bernards Earns National Certification for Hip, Knee Replacement Programs

St. Bernards Medical Center has received national certification in total hip and knee replacement because of the quality of its programs. The programs have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. ...  


Dr. Ahmed Ahmed Joins Physicians at St. Bernards Heart & Vascular

Dr. Ahmed S. Ahmed has joined physicians at St. Bernards Heart & Vascular as an interventional cardiologist. He earned a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum in Khartoum, Sedan, before coming to the United States for advanced medical training. ...  


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