The Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs (BHMC) held an Open House at the new location of the BHMC-Rural Health Clinic and the Baptist Health Therapy Clinic (BHTC) on Wednesday, January 17 in conjunction with a ribbon cutting held by the HS Chamber of Commerce

Ed Lacey, Administrator of BHMC-HS and the staff of the Center along with Ellen Calloway, System Director/Rehab Administrator for BHMC were on hand to welcome guests.

They have now added another feather in their cap by adding a Therapy Center along with their rural health clinic at 1415 Hwy. 25B North, Suite 5.

With five therapists on staff they emphasize personal service in a way many big clinics can not. Therapists are Bridget Moix, Physical Therapist (PT) and Clinical Coordinator II, Melissa Logan, PT, DPT, Rick Moix, PT, Martha Carter, Occupational Therapist (OT) and Hope Schueren, Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), who along with Alison Carr, Business Manager, strive to provide therapy for orthopedic, neurologic and other medical conditions. Specialized therapy includes fall prevention and balance disorders.

It feels like home when you come in to the Therapy Center. This could be because it seems to be a family affair with two sets of siblings working together. Bridget and Rick Moix are brother and sister and Melissa Logan and Alison Carr are sisters. The Therapy Center also has five private treatment rooms, new equipment, high-low mats for the patient’s comfort as well as the therapists, to work with traction-lumbar-cervical therapy, free weights and Rick Moix has a new treatment for vertigo that has proven quite successful with patients.

Martha Carter, specializes in hand treatments, Melissa Loganis certified as a Kinesiotaping practitioner as well. The balance disorders (such as vertigo) are treated by Rick Moix who, according to patients works miracles in clearing vertigo  up in patients.

The therapists have a combined total of over 100 years experience between them. They also offer geriatric rehab, fall prevention/balance disorders, neck and back pain, occupational therapy, orthopedic injuries, physical therapy, post joint replacement rehab, shoulder/arm injuries and stroke rehabilitation.

To be referred to the clinic you will need a prescription from your doctor. This can be mailed, faxed or hand carried to the clinic.  For more information contact them at 501-206-2482 or by fax 501-206-2483.

According to their website, Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs has been committed to serving Heber Springs and surrounding communities with a complete range of medical services and support groups since opening in 1968. The hospital became part of Baptist Health in 1996 and was relocated to a new location in 2007. The facility includes an expanded emergency department and operating suite, centralized outpatient clinic, in-house MRI services, two covered entrances, a large cafeteria and updated inpatient rooms. Free wifi is available.

To better serve the healthcare needs of the community, Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs hosts a variety of clinics that provide specialized services on a scheduled basis.

In addition Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock's revolutionary eICU provides 24-hour access to an ICU physician and nurses via two-way interactive technology, who assist with patient care in our intensive care area.