Baxter Regional Medical Center (BRMC), located in Mountain Home, Arkansas, serves patients from a two-state, 14-county area throughout north-central Arkansas and south-central Missouri. Opened as Baxter General Hospital in 1963, the acute-care hospital began with 39 beds and four physicians on staff. Today, the facility is a 268 all-private bed facility with more than 100 physicians on staff. The hospital encompasses 500,000 square feet of space and is the largest employer in Baxter County with over 1,400 employees and over 600 volunteers.
In addition to the main hospital facility, BRMC operates seventeen area clinics serving the healthcare needs of patients from birth to seniors in a variety of specialties including Orthopaedics, Women’s Health, Cardiovascular Surgery, Nephrology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Geriatrics and Family Medicine. BRMC affiliates include Baxter Regional Home Health, Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation, Hospice of the Ozarks and Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center.
Baxter Regional is the region’s premier healthcare facility, utilizing the most advanced technology such as the state’s first 3-D Mammogram, the nation’s first 3-D Mobile Mammography Unit, superD Navigation System, the da Vinci® Surgical System and 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
With numerous patient satisfaction awards, Baxter Regional is committed to providing excellent care for every patient, every time and preserving BRMC as a comprehensive, independent, community-driven health system in order to optimize access to quality healthcare for patients in the communities we serve.
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For a list of Arkansas counties' Mass Flu Clinics, click here. These clinics are day-long events during which the community comes together to immunize as many people as possible. Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) staff, health professionals and volunteers work as a team to provide vaccination.
CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommend that flu vaccinations begin soon after the vaccine becomes available. Since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against flu virus infection, it is best that people get vaccinated in time to be protected before flu viruses begin spreading in the community. For more information regarding seasonal influenza and the influenza vaccine, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu.