St. Bernards Five Rivers Medical Center Visiting Hours
Medical Surgical and ICU is from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Senior Care hours are from 4 -6 p.m. daily except on Wednesdays.
The History of Five Rivers
Five Rivers Medical Center first opened it’s doors on October 23, 1950 as Randolph County Memorial Hospital. The idea for a hospital in the county, was born out of the Pocahontas Kiwanis Club and was fulfilled after the land was donated by Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Baltz Sr.
From 1950 until 1980, the hospital was located at the current location of Randolph County Nursing Home on Hospital Drive. The hospital opened with 32 beds which was outgrown pretty quickly. In 1972, an additional 10 beds were added to aid with the rapid expansion of services provided.
The hospital’s current location was opened in 1980 and was licensed for 50 beds and the name was changed to Randolph County Medical Center. At that time, it included an OB and Nursery as well as three large surgical Suites. In August 1992, the Senior Care Unit went into operation. Television and Radio star Art Linkletter attended the opening ceremonies. Since opening, the Senior Care program has served over 4000 patients and conducted free screenings for over 6000. In December 2000, the four-bed emergency room was updated to a state-of-the-art seven-bed emergency department.
In 2007, the hospital’s name was changed to Five Rivers Medical Center due to new City Ownership. In 2011, the Arkansas Department of Health Trauma Section awarded the Emergency Room with a Level 4 Trauma Designation. Also in 2011, the Emergency Room became affiliated with the UAMS AR Saves Stroke Care program. This program allows the ER to be connected with a Neurologist quickly via Telemedicine should a patient present with Stroke symptoms.
In 2019, Five Rivers Medical Center became St. Bernards Five Rivers after the health system began leasing the facility. St. Bernards Five Rivers currently offers acute inpatient care, intensive care, emergency services, diagnostics and radiology, surgery, and IV therapy, as well as rehabilitation services and senior behavioral health care.
BreakThru Unique Advantage:
BreakThru is a medical withdrawal management service located within Five Rivers Medical Center. Clients who have problems with drugs or alcohol are medically stabilized and managed on a medical/surgical unit, just like any other patient recovering from surgery or other medical conditions, preserving dignity and confidentiality.
Using a multidisciplinary team approach, withdrawal symptoms and medical comorbidities are medically managed throughout the withdrawal period, ensuring safe and effective medical outcomes.
We offer an innovative medical collaboration between the hospital and community referral partners so that we can establish a personalized aftercare discharge plan. Clients are then followed for one year to determine recovery outcomes.
BreakThru is devoted to focusing on integrity and quality to create a healthier and better life for those impacted by substance use and/or abuse.
Provide a safe withdrawal
Reduce immediate withdrawal symptoms
Provide withdrawal management that preserves the patient’s dignity
Establish the immediate aftercare discharge plan
Measure patient outcomes
BreakThru Path to Recovery:
Safe, comfortable, private and confidential hospital stay on a medical/surgical unit, just like any other patient recovering from surgery or other medical conditions.
Provide the safest environment for withdrawal from alcohol and/or drugs.
Medications administered based on each individual’s substance of choice and medical history to promote comfort, prevent complications and alleviate pain using evidence-based treatment.
Exceptional 24-hour care administered by highly skilled doctors and nurses with a lower nurse-to-patient ratio than other treatment facilities.
An immediate aftercare discharge plan for each patient is established in the continuum of care for successful remission or recovery.
BreakThru staff will follow up with all patients at one, three, six and twelve month intervals to determine level of remission, sobriety and engagement in treatment to measure patient outcomes.
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Covered by most major insurance carriers, Medicaid and Medicare. Other financing options are available.
Main Hospital and Emergency Room
2801 Medical Center Drive
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Home Health Care
432 Country Club Road
Pocahontas, AR 72455
301 B. Country Club Road
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Dr. Brooke Gibson, M.D.
Christina Adams, APRN
Pamela Reed, APRN
Dr. Scott Lewis, M.D.
Dr. Mickey Deel, D.O.
Dr. Jane Kuzas, M.D.
The Only One
St. Bernards Five Rivers is the only one in the state of Arkansas to receive gold level quality for excellence in both stroke and heart attack according to Best Hospitals', by U.S. News, 2019 rankings.