The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a 540,000-square-foot hospital and a statewide network of regional health centers.UAMS was founded in 1879 as a proprietary medical school and is now a part of the University of Arkansas System. It has about 2,775 2,836 students in six academic units:

  • College of Medicine:

www.uams.edu/com

  • College of Health Related

Professions: www.uams.edu/  chrp/default.asp

  • College of Nursing:

www.nursing.uams.edu

  • College of Pharmacy:

www.uams.edu/cop

  • College of Public Health:

www.uams.edu/coph

  • Graduate School:

www.uams.edu/gradschool

 

UAMS is one of the state’s largest public employers with more than 10,000 employees. Based in Little Rock, UAMS Medical Center combines the resources of a state-of-the-art hospital and outpatient center with the clinics of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Psychiatric Research Institute, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, and Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute.

Because of its role in education and research, UAMS Medical Center provides many services not typically found at a community-based hospital. And because UAMS physicians are members of the faculty of the UAMS College of Medicine, they are on the forefront of new procedures and treatments. There are nearly 1,150 UAMS physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.

UAMS opened a northwest Arkansas satellite campus opened in Fayetteville in the fall of 2009 semester to increase enrollment and to address growing health care work force shortages by allowing UAMS to increase enrollment. The campus will eventually include students in the UAMS colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Related Professions.  It is led by Peter O. Kohler, M.D., vice chancellor for the northwest Arkansas region, working with community leaders, hospital administrators and local health care providers.

UAMS receives only 9 percent of its funding from the state of Arkansas. The other 91 percent is raised through payments for clinical services, philanthropy, sponsored research support and tuition and fees. The majority of the 9 percent of funding UAMS received in its state appropriation was used to educate students.

The UAMS Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) are in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, El Dorado, Batesville/Mountain Home, Jonesboro, Helena-West- West Helena, Pine Bluff, and Texarkana.  They provide access to medical services for rural residents and education for health care students and professionals. This combination of service and education improves the health for rural Arkansans while also providing needed experience and training. The AHEC program was started in 1973 through the efforts of then Governor, Dale Bumpers, The Arkansas Legislature and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

The AHECs, established in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, El Dorado, Batesville, Jonesboro, Helena, Pine Bluff and Texarkana, are a vital part of the UAMS system. They provide a rural health care aspect to university education, and all but Helena and Batesville offer their own family medicine residency programs.

 

General Information

General Information

ID badges are required and must be returned upon leaving UAMS.  For access to secure areas, call or e-mail Michael Grimes, Security Division head, (UAMS Police Department) at (501) 686-7777.

Institution        ID Badge Information  Parking Cards 

UAMS Photos Mon. 3 p.m. – 4:30       Covered Open

Tues 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  Reserved parking for

Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.         critical need.

For more rate information

call (501) 364-5927

ED II, B104/B142        or go to the website:

Creative Services                     www.uams.edu/parking

(501) 686-5570

ACH    Call Human Resources at         Call (501) 364-5927

(501) 364-1167

VA       Call Human Services   Call Security Services

Monday or Thursday   at (501) 364-4353

UAMS Tools and Forms: http://intranet.uams.edu/tools.htm

UARK Federal Credit Union

Ground floor of the central hospital, G112 (near the cafeteria)

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call (501) 686-6419 or go to:

www.uarkfcu.com

UAMS Bookstore

200 Hooper Dr., west of the College of Public Health

Sonja Sims, Director

Hours are Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Call (501) 686-6160 or (877) 266-5550, go to:

www.uamsbookstore.com

UAMS Department of Telecommunications

Holly Naramore, Director

(501) 686-6420

Telecommunications provides service in the areas of telephones, cabling, and paging. Research products, request service, get telephone, Blackberry, and voice mail instructions from your desk.

http://intranet.uams.edu/uamsphone  www.uams.edu/telcom

 

UAMS Mail Room

Shorey Building, Ground Floor, Room G900

Robert Starks, General Manager – (501) 686-6122

www.uams.edu/mailcntr/UAMSMPC.html

For all mail processing information:

www.uams.edu/mailcntr/Mailpr.Htm

To find mail slot numbers:  www.uams.edu/mailcntr/Alpha-Table.Doc

The UAMS Mail Room sells stamps and takes personal mail. It handles and processes all incoming mail, prepares outgoing mail for the U.S. Postal Service, provides mail services within the campus, and supports the hospital and campus for all mailing needs.

Food Vendors on Campus

http://intranet.uams.edu/food.htm

Cafeteria Hospital, Ground Floor

6:30 to 10 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Grill – 10:45 am to 7:30 pm

Sage Deli         Central Building, Ground Floor –

10:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)

Gathering Place Café   Opens June 15, 2011

first floor of the Cancer Institute’s Walker Tower

7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday.

Featuring Starbucks Coffee

OPC Cart         Outpatient Center, First Floor

8:00 am to 4:00 p.m.

Doc Java          Central Building, First Floor

7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)

(501) 603-1039

Boulevard Bread Co.   College of Public Health, First Floor

7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)

Lobby Café     UAMS Hospital Lobby

24 hour service

IOA/UAMS      Institute on Aging

Café     7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(501) 526-6441

Chocolatte Café           UAMS Bookstore

8:00am – 4:30 pm

(501) 686-6160

Gift Shops       Ward Tower, First Floor            (501) 686-5519

Cancer Ctr     First Floor          (501) 686-5588

ACH         Front Lobby            (501) 364-1209

VA            First Floor   (501) 257-1000

Colleges
UAMS Affiliates

UAMS Affiliates

  1.  Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH)

ACH is among the largest pediatric hospitals in the United States, with a facility that boasts an internationally renowned reputation for intensive treatments, unique procedures and forward-thinking research.

The Heart Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital is home to a pediatric heart transplant program that was named one of the 10 best in the nation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the vital areas of one-year survival rate and speed of transplant receipt. ACH is the only hospital in the state that performs pediatric heart transplants. |

ACH offers a state-of-the-art, intensive-care transport system for bringing critically ill newborns and children from their referring hospitals. Angel One Transport consists of three ground ambulances, two twin-engine Sikorsky helicopters and a medically equipped fixed-wing aircraft. ACH is one of only a handful of centers in the United States that can perform mobile ECMO. ECMO is a treatment that uses mechanical devices to supply oxygenated blood to the body when it is incapable of performing the task. ACH is one of a select few USDA-funded human nutrition research centers and houses one of only two pediatric nutrition centers in the United States. It is the only center in the nation that conducts research on the effects of early dietary intervention on the prevention of chronic illnesses. It is also one of only a few fully accredited pediatric sleep disorder centers in the United States.

ACH has a medical staff of approximately 500 and is the comprehensive clinical, research and teaching affiliate of UAMS. Through this partnership with UAMS, ACH is the site of pediatric training for medical and nursing students, postdoctoral residents and paramedical professionals. More than 13,500 patients are admitted each year. There are more than 48,000 visits to the Emergency Department and more than 258,000 outpatient visits made to the hospital’s 70-plus specialty clinics annually. ACH ranked among FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® over the past four consecutive years, most recently at No. 75. For more information, visit archildrens.org.

The Centers for Children in Lowell , AR is the latest addition to a network of 24 existing Arkansas pediatric clinics that are part of a working collaborative between UAMS and ACH. This program is the first step in creating a statewide system of healthcare accessibility for children needing subspecialty and developmental care. The Center for Children in Lowell currently offers 17 specialty pediatric clinics available to children in Northwest Arkansas, including Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville. For more information, visit www.centersforchildren.org.

ACH is one of the 10 largest pediatric hospitals in the United States, with a facility that boasts an internationally renowned reputation for intensive treatments, unique procedures and forward-thinking research.

The Arkansas Children’s Heart Center pediatric heart transplant program was named one of the 10 best in the nation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the vital areas of one-year survival rate and speed of transplant receipt. ACH is the only hospital in the state that performs pediatric heart transplants. |

ACH offers a state-of-the-art, intensive-care transport system for bringing critically ill newborns and children from their referring hospitals. Angel One Transport consists of three ground ambulances, two twin-engine Sikorsky helicopters and a medically equipped fixed-wing aircraft. ACH is one of only a handful of centers in the United States that can perform mobile ECMO. ECMO is a treatment that uses mechanical devices to supply oxygenated blood to the body when it is incapable of performing the task. ACH is one of a select few USDA-funded human nutrition research centers and houses one of only two pediatric nutrition centers in the United States. It is the only center in the nation that conducts research on the effects of early dietary intervention on the prevention of chronic illnesses. It is also one of only a few fully accredited pediatric sleep disorder centers in the United States.

ACH has a medical staff of approximately 500 and is the comprehensive clinical, research and teaching affiliate of UAMS. Through this partnership with UAMS, ACH is the site of pediatric training for medical and nursing students, postdoctoral residents and paramedical professionals. More than 11,440 patients are admitted each year. There are almost 40,000 visits to the Emergency Department and more than 250,000 out-patient visits made to the hospital’s 70+ specialty clinics annually.

ACH ranked on the 2008, 2009 and 2010 lists of FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®. For more information, visit www.archildrens.org.

The Centers for Children in Lowell is the latest addition to a network of 24 existing Arkansas pediatric clinics that are part of a working collaborative between UAMS and ACH. This program is the first step in creating a statewide system of healthcare accessibility for children needing subspecialty and developmental care. The Center for Children in Lowell currently offers 17 specialty pediatric clinics available to children in Northwest Arkansas, including Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville. For more information, visit www.centersforchildren.org.

2.  Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS)

The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS), a flagship Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare provider, is one of the largest and busiest VA medical centers in the country.  Its two hospitals, located in Little Rock and North Little Rock, anchor a broad spectrum of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services, ranging from disease prevention through primary care, to complex surgical procedures, to extended rehabilitative care.  This System serves as a teaching facility for more than 1,500 students and residents enrolled in more than 65 educational programs; its principal affiliate is the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. CAVHS is reaching out to veterans through its Community-Based Outpatient Clinics in Mountain Home, El Dorado, Hot Springs, and Mena, its Home Health Care Service Center in Hot Springs, and a VA Drop-In Day Treatment Center for homeless veterans in downtown Little Rock.  Throughout its rich 84 year history, CAVHS has been widely recognized for excellence in education, research, and emergency preparedness, and -first and foremost -for a tradition of quality and caring for Arkansas veterans. For more information, visit http://www.littlerock.va.gov/about/index.asp

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