Health Care Panel to Discuss Hospital Safety, Importance of Doctors’ Visits

JONESBORO, AR – Representatives from five Northeast Arkansas health care systems will participate in a panel today to discuss the measures their facilities are taking to ensure the safety of their patients during our current health situation and explain the importance of resuming medical visits.

The panel will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Jonesboro city council chambers, located at 300 S. Church Street.

Dr. Shane Speights of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine will moderate the discussion, which will include Dr. JT Dewitt of Piggott Community Hospital; Dr. Tasha Starks of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould; Dr. Pratapji Thakor of Mississippi County Hospital system in Blytheville; Dr. Mark Wiggins of St. Bernards Healthcare; and Dr. Stephen Woodruff of NEA Baptist Health System.

“Our area hospitals and clinics are taking significant measures to keep people safe amid the COVID-19 situation, and for the sake of the long-term health of our citizens, it’s important that people continue to see their doctor,” Speights said. “We’ve assembled a panel of physicians from five hospitals in this area who are going to share some information about what their facilities are doing to ensure your safety, what you can expect to experience when you visit your doctor right now, and some of the reasons why it’s so important that you maintain your visits.”

For more information, please contact Casey Pearce of NYITCOM at A-State at 870-882-9954.

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