WRHS News and Updates

WRHS Community Engagement Partners with Batesville Parks and Recreation for Ultimate Fitness Challenge
Jeff Owens (above left), parks director for the city of Batesville, along with Jody Smotherman (center), vice president for community engagement at White River Medical Center (WRMC), and Amy Finster (right), community engagement director at WRMC, recently visited with White River Now’s Big Daddy Randy about the year-long Ultimate Wellness Challenge at the Batesville Community Center and the center’s partnership with the hospital.
New Clinic in Fairfield Bay
WRHS is eager to announce the opening of a new medical clinic in Fairfield Bay.
SCMC Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Moves to New Location
Kevin Spears, SCMC Chief Operating Officer, announced the recent relocation of Cardiac Rehabilitation to 2010 East Main Street, Suite C, next to the Stone County Health and Fitness Center.
Employee of the Year
Lavern Treadway, Environmental Service, is the White River Medical Center 2018 Employee of the Year.
Village Helps Greyhound Back on his Feet
The Pulse January 2019
As the host of The Pulse, White River Health System CEO Gary Paxson, recognizes employees and shares important information with employees, physicians, and friends of WRHS. Mr. Paxson's guest is Jody Smotherman, WRHS Vice President of Community Engagement.
WRMC Welcomes First Baby of 2019
Elia Alvarado and Jesus Hernandez of Batesville and their family were excited to ring in the New Year by welcoming their son, Adan Hernandez to the world. Adan was the first baby born at White River Medical Center (WRMC) in 2019. Dr. Meriden Glasgow delivered him January 1 at 8:36 A.M. Baby Adan weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces.
Students Spread Christmas Spirit
Students from the Eagle Mountain Magnet School spread Christmas joy on Monday afternoon through song. The carolers visited White River Medical Center to sing a variety of Christmas songs for patients, visitors, and staff to enjoy. Thank you to the students, teachers, and school district for allowing them to spread the Christmas spirit throughout the halls of the hospital.
Internal Medicine Residents Continue Research
White River Health System Internal Medicine residents, Bryan Huang, MD Anthony Kunnumpurath, MD; Neal Mehta, MD; Ron Varghese, MD; presented research findings at prestigious national conferences in Chicago, National Harbor, New Orleans and Philadelphia.
WRHS Information Systems Team Giving in the Spirit of Christmas
When the Chief Information Officer, Jeff Reifsteck, heard that the Batesville School District was in need of food for their pantry, he knew the Information Systems Team would take action.