St. Bernards First in Arkansas
World's Smallest Pacemaker
St. Bernards became the first hospital in Arkansas to offer the world's smallest pacemaker for patients with bradycardia.
The Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) is a new type of heart device that provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology at one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker.
The first procedure at St. Bernards was performed on April 24 by Dr. Devi G. Nair, MD, FHRS, director of cardiac electrophysiology at St. Bernards Heart and Vascular Center.
For more information about this groundbreaking procedure, please visit the St. Bernards
Physician Spotlight: Dr. Stephen Golden
Race car driver. Restaurant owner. Primary care physician.
Dr. Stephen Golden wears many hats.
As one of the founders of First Care, Dr. Golden helped revolutionize the way care is offered to patients in Northeast Arkansas. He and a group of fellow physicians decided to open up the clinic after regular business hours, allowing more time for patients to be seen by a doctor.
The First Care clinics took off, and in the early 1990s, St. Bernards bought the practice.
"I love working with patients as their primary care provider," said Dr. Golden. "It's very interesting to follow someone, know them for a long time and help them live a healthy life. I find primary care to be very rewarding."
In the early 2000s, Dr. Golden won a small sum of money while playing
blackjack at a casino. He decided to do something fun with the cash, so he enrolled in Skip Barber Racing School, a North Carolina-based four-day program to teach individuals the art of car racing.
"Going to the racing school just ignited a passion in me," said Dr. Golden. "I raced for nine years, and I still miss it. Being on the racetrack just takes all the stress or worries from life away. If you're doing it right, you are scaring yourself at every corner. It's actually made me a better, safer, more conscious driver."
Ten years ago, Dr. Golden decided to face another curve head-on: He partnered with another doctor to start Brickhouse Grill in downtown Jonesboro.
Want to learn more about Dr. Golden? Check out St. Bernards
Blog from the Heart
. To schedule
an appointment with Dr. Golden, please call 870-972-8181.
When to Visit the
The St. Bernards Emergency Department is open 24-7 and staffed by specially trained professionals who use the latest technology in diagnosing and treating patients.
So why shouldn't you use it for minor ailments like a sore throat or a cold?
Check out this video response from Dr. Randy McComb, emergency medicine physician and medical director of the ED, to learn why visiting the ED should be reserved for true emergencies.
|Dr. Randy McComb discusses when to use the emergency department.
Throughout the year, we will be sharing more Q and A sessions from the health panels held during the St. Bernards Health and Fitness Expo. Keep watching the
Blog from the Heart
and the monthly
to see more!
Free Health Library on
St. Bernards Website
Battling a headache?
No matter what symptom you are experiencing, the St. Bernards Health Library can help.
Log on to stbernards.info and search by symptom, condition or specific question on a variety of health topics.
You also can use the online wellness tools to determine your body mass index and how many calories you should be eating and burning. There are also quizzes to determine whether you need help managing your alcohol or nicotine intake.
Save the Date: 2017 Triple Swing
Hop a downtown train to find the bright lights and big city! The New York-themed
Triple Swing Dinner and Dance
will be held Saturday, June 24, in the St. Bernards Auditorium.
Platinum-, gold- and silver-level sponsors are invited to Jonesboro Country Club on Sunday, June 25, for the Triple Swing VIP Golf Classic. Pro golfer Rob Akins will be on hand to visit with sponsors and offer a golf clinic.
On Monday, June 26, the
Triple Swing Golf Classic
will be held at Jonesboro Country Club. The event will feature a four-person scramble format with morning and afternoon flights.
Purchase tickets or register golf teams by calling the St. Bernards Foundation at 870-207-2500 or emailing email@example.com.
Alcohol Use vs. Alcohol Abuse
For the majority of people, using alcohol is not a problem.
er, for others, it can produce mild to moderate to severe family, social, health, financial, legal, occupational or personal problems.
MSSW, LCSW, from the St. Bernards Counseling Center, recently wrote a blog post on knowing the difference between alcohol use and alcohol abuse.