The Clinic at Walmart operated by BRMC and Baxter Regional Rheumatology
Baxter Regional Medical Center announced today that it will cease operations
of two area clinics, The Clinic at Walmart operated by BRMC and Baxter
Regional Rheumatology Clinic, both located in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Baxter Regional Medical Center informed Walmart of plans to close
The Clinic at Walmart operated by BRMC effective August 31, 2018. “Closing a clinic might
be one of the most difficult decisions a health system must ever have
to make,” said David Fox, BRMC VP/Chief Operating Officer. “The
area’s sufficient coverage of urgent care options and a closer alignment
of strategic objectives led to the decision,” said Fox. The clinic
will remain open until August 31, 2018, and patients are encouraged to
continue to take advantage of the services offered at The Clinic at Walmart
operated by BRMC until it closes.
Dr. Safwan Sakr of
Baxter Regional Rheumatology Clinic recently notified Baxter Regional Medical Center that he has taken a position
with another organization outside of our region effective August 31, 2018.
“Dr. Sakr’s departure coupled with challenges in recruitment
of a rheumatologist over the past few years led to the decision to close
this clinic. We thank Dr. Sakr for his 15 years of service to the Baxter
Regional Rheumatology Clinic and the community,” said Fox.
As Baxter Regional Medical Center prepares to close the doors of The Clinic
at Walmart operated by BRMC and Baxter Regional Rheumatology Clinic, we
are committed to doing whatever we can to help our patients and our employees
during this time of transition.