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Community Houses

North Central Arkansas Healthcare Education

Baxter Regional Medical Center is home to four unique Community Health Education and Support Houses, often referred to as the Community Houses. Supported by Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation funding, the majority of programs and services offered are free of charge to patients, families and community members.

  • Mruk Family Education Center on Aging hosts various programs of interest for the area’s senior citizens. The Center includes classrooms for educational topics such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's diseases, safe driving, care-giving assistance and much more. The Center also provides exercise groups for both men and women.
  • Peitz Cancer Support House is the first line of support for cancer patients, their families and friends. Numerous support groups, a resource library, wig and turban bank and smoking cessation classes are just a few of the services provided.
  • Reppell Diabetes Learning Center provides the necessary tools to cope with this disease, including self-care skills, social support, nutritional classes, medical and exercise information and prevention of complications.
  • Schliemann Center for Women’s Health Education is impacting the lives of hundreds of women of all ages through support and education. Programs offered include Girls’ Night Out events, SCWHE Learning and health forums. Also included are childbirth and breastfeeding classes, Safe Sitter® classes and numerous support groups.

Importance of Health Education

While you may be familiar with various health concerns, when something like diabetes, cancer, infertility or Alzheimer’s impacts you or someone you love, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain of what you should do next. The Baxter Regional Community Houses can help you get a head start managing a new health condition so that you can enjoy a healthier, better quality of life.

With a new health condition, it is best to learn as much as you can about it as quickly as you can to avoid serious complications. Our knowledgeable staff knows how to guide people through this process in a clear, easy to understand manner. Whatever questions you may have about a health condition, you can trust that the Baxter Regional team will do everything in its power to make sure you have a solid grasp on how to manage your situation.