Exciting News for Arkansas Children's Heart Center

We wanted to share some exciting things happening at Arkansas Children's Heart Center as we start 2022. Please see the link to the newsletter below for more details, but as a preview:

Under the leadership of nationally renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Brian Reemtsen and pediatric cardiology section chief Dr. Paul Seib, the Arkansas Children’s Heart Center achieved a remarkable 100% surgical survival rate in fiscal year 2021.

In February 2021, the Arkansas Children’s Heart Center opened two new highly advanced biplane catheterization (cath) labs and a hybrid cath lab, becoming the first pediatric hospital in the world to utilize the Siemens Artis Icono technology.


Expanding Pediatric Orthopedic Services

Arkansas Children’s offers the most comprehensive team of pediatric orthopedic specialists in the state within one health system with locations in Little Rock, Springdale and Jonesboro.

Specialists include limb reconstruction and lengthening, hip deformity, foot and ankle, spine, neuromuscular, upper extremities, bone and soft tissue tumors, sports medicine, brachial plexus and general ortho.

Updated Asthma Guidelines

Please click on the link for an updated guide for all practitioners in Arkansas caring for patients with asthma. Recent national asthma guidelines recommend new options for asthma treatment. These changes include the addition of intermittent ICS therapy, concomitant ICS/SABA use for symptoms, SMART therapy, and LAMAs.

New Pediatric General Surgeon

Arkansas Children's is offering an unprecedented level of access to pediatric surgical care in Arkansas.

The Pediatric General Surgery team is pleased to welcome Dr. Lindsey Wolf. Dr. Wolf completed medical school at the University of California San Francisco, general surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and pediatric surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is accepting all types of pediatric surgical patients, including single-visit hernia surgery. Please call 501-550-8571 for appointments.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) – Little Rock

ACH After-Hours Clinic Now Available

The Arkansas Children's Hospital After-Hours Clinic has partnered with several community primary care providers to provide a weekend option for their patients. This clinic offers weekend appointments at our Circle of Friends Clinic.

These sick visit appointments are available to treat common, non-life-threatening illnesses. Patients experiencing emergency needs should still proceed to our emergency department for treatment.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Appointments can be scheduled through a MyChart account or by calling 501-222-9683. If you have any questions about this new offering, please reach out to a physician liaison.


Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW) – Springdale

ACNW Updated Holter Monitors

Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW) has a new and improved Holter monitor system and process for getting results. Instead of returning the monitor to ACNW, the patient ships it directly to the company. The company uploads the data and sends it to a cardiologist at Arkansas Children's to read and sign. (All new orders should be entered as 72-hour only. We no longer use 24-or 48-hour.)

This is a huge improvement for patients, as results are now available in approximately two weeks, compared to five to six weeks with the old system.

Sports Medicine Expanding Pediatric Orthopedic Services

The Sports Medicine Clinic at Arkansas Children's Northwest is now offered 5 days a week. Patients are seen by Dr. Ramon Ylanan, Dr. Larry Balle, and Dr. Lauren Poindexter.

Morgan Hopper, the nurse for Sports Medicine at ACNW, can be reached at 479-725-6897 for questions or referrals, or patients can schedule an appointment online.