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Stone County Medical Center provides patient-focused care to families Mountain View and surrounding communities in the Ozark region. We are dedicated to the delivery of excellent medical care using clinical best practices, continuous quality improvement, and health information technology to improve the health of the patients we serve.

Cardiology - Heart Care

Heart disease is used to describe several types of heart conditions. Stone County Medical Center offers outpatient cardiology services for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of heart disease.Board-certified Cardiologists are available by appointment at the SCMC Specialty Clinic located on the hospital’s first floor.

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Heart Conditions

  • Angina
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure

Risk Factors

  • Diabetes
  • Family History
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Tobacco Use

Diagnostic Cardiology

Cardiologists may use one or more diagnostic tests to diagnose heart disease and determine the most effective treatment plan.

CT Angiography – This diagnostic test uses an injection of contrast material into the blood vessels and a CT Scan to produce images of the heart and surrounding blood vessels.

Echocardiogram – An Echocardiogram uses ultrasound to create an image of the heart.

Electrocardiogram (EKG) – An EKG measures the electrical activity, rate, and regularity of the heartbeat.

Holter Monitor – Patients may be asked to wear a Holter Monitor to record information from the heart over a period of time.The monitor records how fast the heart is beating, where the rhythm of the heartbeat is steady or irregular, and the strength and time of the electrical impulses passing through the heart.

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation are programs of structured exercise and education with heart and/or lung disease.Your rehab team includes an Exercise Physiologist, Registered Nurse, and a Pharmacist to help patients learn how to manage their condition and improve their health. A physician referral is required for Cardiac and Pulmonary rehab.Medicare and most commercial insurance providers will cover the costs of the program and our staff will assist in confirming your insurance coverage.For more information about Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, call (870)262-5040.

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Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program of education and exercise for patients with heart, lung, and vascular disease. Patients may be referred to Cardiac Rehab or Pulmonary Rehab. White River Health System offers Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Batesville, Cherokee Village, and Mountain View

Treatment Team

Your treatment team for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab includes Registered Nurses and Exercise Physiologists who work with you to develop a personalized care plan. Educational sessions may include Registered Dietitians, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists, and Chaplains who help you learn how to manage your condition and enjoy your best possible state of health.

What to Expect

  • Education on your condition and how to manage it
  • Energy-conserving techniques
  • Exercise training
  • Nutritional counseling

What are the Benefits of Cardiopulmonary Rehab?

  • Fewer hospital admissions
  • Improved endurance
  • Family education, involvement, and support
  • Personalized care plan
  • Relief of your symptoms
  • Strategies for managing your condition while remaining active

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cardiopulmonary Rehab covered by health insurance?

Yes. Medicare and most commercial insurance carriers will cover the costs of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab. We will call your insurance company and talk with you about your coverage and any out of pocket expenses before you begin the program.

What will I do during each session?

Each session will include up to one hour of education and exercise.

How many sessions will I attend?

The number of sessions will depend on your condition and fitness. We have 2 day and 3 day per week programs for our patients’ convenience.

Can I enter the program if I smoke?

Stopping smoking is an important part of getting stronger and healthier. Note - Some insurance companies exclude current smokers from Pulmonary Rehab coverage. We can help you determine your coverage.

What will be monitored while I am exercising?

During each session, our staff will continuously monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation.

What happens after I finish the program?

What you can learn and practice during the program should carry over into your daily life after the program ends.

Conditions that Benefit from Cardiac Rehab

  • Angioplasty (Balloon Procedure)
  • Blocked Coronary Arteries
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (narrowing of arteries in the limbs, usually legs)
  • Stent Placement

Conditions that Benefit from Pulmonary Rehab

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Transplant
  • Restrictive Wall Disease

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Emergency Room

In an emergency, immediate access to care is vital. At White River Medical Center, Stone County Medical Center, and WRMC Medical Complex our staff is always ready. When you come to the Emergency Department it is important to remember patients are seen based on the severity of their illness or injury. Your condition will be assessed by the triage staff and monitored continuously until you are taken to a treatment room.

Trauma Care

Our healthcare system is working with the Arkansas Department of Health as a statewide trauma system is developed. White River Medical Center is a Level III Trauma Center and Stone County Medical Center is a Level IV Trauma Center. All WRHS Emergency facilities are a part of Arkansas's trauma network designed to improve the care of patients across the state by providing access to the most appropriate care as quickly as possible.

Arkansas Saves Program

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in Arkansas. White River Medical Center, Stone County Medical Center, and the WRMC Medical Complex ER partner with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to improve access to the appropriate care for stroke patients. Emergency Department physicians and clinical staff communicate with on-call specialists using a real-time video connection which provides access to important diagnostic information for timely diagnosis and allow physicians to initiate appropriate treatment.

Imaging Services

Stone County Medical Center is proud to offer advanced radiologic services for men, women, and children of all ages. Whether screening for early detection or diagnosing a current condition, our Radiologists and technologists provide medical imaging using equipment best suited to your needs. Imaging studies are ordered by your physician and interpreted by Board Certified Radiologists. A report with results is sent to your physician who will review the results with you and recommend a treatment plan as needed.

Diagnostic Radiology

  • CT (Computed Tomography) is a diagnostic imaging procedure that produces cross section images per rotation when scanning blood vessels, bones, organs, and soft tissues. Images may be taken using contrast, a special dye injected into a vein to highlight areas of the body being examined.
  • CT Angiography (CTA) - Used to diagnose and/or monitor blood vessel disease, aneurysms, blockages, or similar conditions.
  • Low-Dose Lung CT — Detects abnormalities in the chest using less ionizing radiation than a conventional CT scan.
  • Large Bore MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) – Used to evaluating injuries, tumors, and degenerative disorders of the bones, joints, and surrounding soft tissues by employing magnetic energy and radio waves to produce detailed images of internal body structures. High-field, large-bore scanners provide a more comfortable experience for patients of all sizes due to the extra-large bore architecture. MRI does not require ionized radiation.
  • Digital Mammography — Creates an image of the breast using low-dose x-ray.
  • Ultrasound (Sonography) – Uses sound waves to create detailed images of internal organs. Ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation and provides clear images of soft tissues better than x-ray.
  • X-Ray – Creates images of internal structures inside the body to diagnose illness or injury. X-rays use a small amount of ionizing radiation to produce images and is a safe for most patients.

For more information about Radiology services call (870)269-4361 . Additional information is available at www.radiologyinfo.org.

Orthopaedics

At Stone County Medical Center (SCMC), board certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons provide patient-centered treatment for most orthopaedic conditions including complex hand injuries, fractures, sports injuries, robotic-arm assisted total knee replacement, and traditional joint replacement. With specialized training in hand and upper extremity care, and sports medicine, our surgeons offer orthopaedic services typically available in larger healthcare facilities. For more information about Orthopaedic Services, please call (870)269-8300.Mako

Orthopaedic Physicians at Stone County Medical Center

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

Mako robotic-arm assisted technology with the Triathlon Total Knee implant is transforming the way joint replacement surgeries are performed. Mako technology allows surgeons to provide a personalized surgical experience based on each patient's specific diagnosis and unique anatomy.

It is important to understand the meaning of robotic-arm assisted surgery. Before surgery, the orthopaedic surgeon uses the Mako system software to plan the procedure. During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage according to the surgical plan. Then the surgeon inserts the Triathlon Total Knee implant.

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Conditions Treated by Orthopaedic Specialists

  • Arthritis
  • Basilar (Thumb) Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • deQuervain's Tendonitis
  • Extensor Tendon Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Flexor Tendon Injuries
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Osteoporosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sprain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger

Bone and Joint Procedures

  • ACL/MCL Ligament Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery - Knee, Shoulder
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

Hand and Upper Extremity Services

Mountain View is home to the only fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon in North Central Arkansas. At SCMC, we address routine hand and upper extremity conditions such as arthritis, carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome, and trigger finger, as well as, complex nerve and tendon injuries. Combined with our Sports Medicine expertise, we treat orthopaedic conditions from the shoulder to finger.

Joint Replacement Surgery

When a damaged or diseased joint causes pain and disability, joint replacement surgery may be recommended. Stone County Medical Center uses a comprehensive approach to joint replacement surgery that focuses on care coordination, patient and family education, and hospital processes. Our goals are to provide every patient with a personalized experience and excellent outcome.

Sports Medicine Services

With a fellowship-trained Sport Medicine Specialist, SCMC provides diagnosis, treatment for injuries resulting from sports, exercise, and other physical activity. In addition to surgical repair of sports related injuries, our Sports Medicine services include referrals for physical therapy and rehabilitation, and recommendations for strength training, nutrition, and injury prevention for student and recreational athletes.

Recovery and Rehabilitation

Patients who require additional skilled nursing care or outpatient therapy may qualify for admission to SCMC’s Swing Bed Program or Outpatient Physical Therapy. A Discharge Planner is available to speak with patients and families about available services and eligibility requirements.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Stone County Medical Center's Physical Rehabilitation Outpatient Services (SCMC PROS) provides Physical and Occupational services at 2010 East Main Street in Mountain View. Outpatient therapy promotes healing and improves quality of life by restoring mobility and function. Treatment plans are designed specifically to meet the individual needs and treatment goals of each patient and insurance requirements for therapy services, please call our office at(870)269-2871.

Your Treatment Team

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants

Conditions that may Benefit from Outpatient Therapy

  • ACL Repair
  • Arthritis
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Balance Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Congenital Conditions
  • Dizziness
  • Fractures
  • Joint Pain
  • Memory Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Sciatica
  • Speech Disorders
  • Sprains
  • Stroke
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Total Joint Replacement

Therapy Services

Services include a full range of strengthening and/or stretching exercises, traction, electric stimulation, ultrasound, and infrared (light) therapy. Treatment also includes self care techniques to maximize independence.

  • Activities of Daily Living - Retraining
  • Hand Therapy
  • Kinesio Taping Techniques
  • Manual Therapy/Joint Mobilization
  • Splint Fabrication/Training
  • Sports Medicine
  • Vestibular Therapy for Vertigo

Locations

White River Health System provides Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy services at four locations through North Central Arkansas.


PROS – Batesville
(870)262-1271


PROS – Cherokee Village
(870)257-6030


PROS - Mountain View
(870)269-2871


PROS – Melbourne
(870)262-1685


PROS – Newport
(870)512-2570

Sleep Center

Studies have shown that, as a general rule, adults need eight hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. A lack of restful sleep may cause irritability, forgetfulness, and difficulty staying awake at work or school. Not getting enough rest also increases your risk for many illnesses.

A sleep study is a clinical test used by physicians to identify conditions that may be preventing you from receiving a good night’s rest. During your sleep study, a technician will carefully monitor and record sleep patterns. Your study will be evaluated by a physician specializing in Sleep Medicine. A report will be sent to your family doctor outlining recommended treatment.

Common Sleep Disorders

  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorder

For more information about services available, call (870) 262-3202 or (870) 262-1219.

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Swing Bed Program

Admission to a Swing Bed provides transitional care to patients following a hospital stay or acute admission for illness or injury.

Some patients require additional daily skilled nursing care or skilled rehabilitation (therapy) and may qualify for Skilled Swing Bed care or Transitional care.Our Discharge Planner works with patients and their families to determine eligibility for a Swing Bed (Medicare) or Transitional Care (Private Insurance).

Please contact our Discharge Planner at (870)262-5037 or via email csmith1@wrmc.com for more information about the Swing Bed or Transitional Care program.

Conditions that may Benefit from Swing Bed Services

  • Recovery from major surgery such as abdominal/colon surgery, joint replacement, or vascular surgery.
  • Extended hospitalization due to heart attack, pneumonia, or stroke.
  • Recovery from major accident
  • Pain Management
  • Wounds which are not healing or need special care
  • IV Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Therapy: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy or Respiratory Therapy

Wound Care

Stone County Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center specializes in treatment of non-healing wounds caused by illness or traumatic injury. Wounds that do not begin to heal in two weeks or are not completely healed in six weeks may benefit from wound care.

Wounds that may Benefit from Wound Care

  • Arterial Disease Ulcers
  • Burns
  • Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
  • Compromised Skin Grafts/Flaps
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Edema Control
  • Plastic Surgery Recovery
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Radiation Hemorrhagic Cystitis
  • Radiation Proctitis/Enteritis
  • Severe Infections
  • Soft Tissue Radionecrosis
  • Snake, Spider, and Insect Bites
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Venus Ulcers

Our experienced staff is specially trained in comprehensive wound care techniques. The Wound Care Team offers a progressive approach to wound care with treatment plans tailored to the specific needs of each patient and personal case management services. For more information, please call (870) 262-3210.