CrossRidge Community Hospital
Caring for Our Community for Over 50 Years
The backbone of Healthcare in Wynne and Cross County is it's hospital, which was opened in 1952 as Cross County Hospital. The hospital was operated as a county-owned hospital until July 1, 1999 when St. Bernards Healthcare, based in Jonesboro, entered into an agreement to operate the hospital on a lease agreement. The hospital then changed it's name to Crossridge Community Hospital and hired Gary Sparks as it's administrator.
Sparks says, “One of the things that benefits Crossridge through St. Bernards is the number of St. Bernards Healthcare doctors that come to Wynne for clinics and maintaining an emergency room.” There are currently 10 clinics that allow the residents of Cross County to get treatment in Wynne instead of having to travel to Jonesboro or Memphis, both about 50 miles away. Those clinics range from Cardiology, to Orthropedics, to Ear, Nose and Throat.
Crossridge Community Hospital can also treat patients in-house. Crossridge is a Critical Assess Hospital, which means the hospital is limited to 25 patients maximum at one time, still plenty enough to serve Wynne and Cross County. The hospital provides primary care for acute medical diseases. “We view health care as a priority at this hospital,” says Assistant Administrator Bryan Mattes, “We are the number one hospital in core measures for congestive heart failure and pheumonia for Critical Assess Hospitals.”
There are many other services offered by Crossridge. Among those are a Diabetic Education Program headed by Laura Wood, who says, “We educate them on diet and exercise. It's just like going to a health center and undergoing the program. Our program is so popular that once someone gets in the program, they don't leave.” Wood says there is a waiting list for the popular program that began with a one-year grant in 2009. The hospital maintained the program, at it's own expense, after the grant expired.
Another popular program offered at Crossridge is the Medical Assistance Program. That program is for the uninsured or underinsured, those who may not be able to afford their needed medications. Director Carolyn Hirons guides people to programs that allow them to get the medicines from drug companies at a reduced cost, or perhaps at no cost. Hirons says, “It's very rewarding to me to see that this program has helped somebody that really can't afford their medicines. I have people to walk out of my office crying.”
The hospital is very involved in the community and that's spearheaded by Community Activity Director Joy Shepard, who also serves as a grant writer for the hospital. Shepard provides services throughout the city. She says her favorite is the Childs Nutrition Program, “I present a program called 5-2-1-0 to the students at schools in the Wynne and Cross County School Districts. The program encourages children to eat five fruits or vegetables a day, limit hours on their computers or T-V's to two hours a day, devote one hour a day to physical activity, and have zero sugarly drinks a day.”
Other Healthcare options in Wynne and Cross County are a Department of Arkansas Health county department, ArCare locations in Wynne and Cherry Valley, and two clinics with a total of seven family practice physicals and one pediatrician.
- Auxiliary Services
- Cardiac Rehab
- Dialysis Unit
- EKG Services
- Emergency Room
- Free Wellness Screenings
- Holter Monitoring
- Home Health
- Laboratory (& Blood Bank)
- Lifeline Services
- Meals Express
- Monitored Beds
- Patient Education
- Outpatient Surgery
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- CT Scan
- Radiology & Fluroscopy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Sleep Disorders Center
- Speech Pathology
- Cardiology—Frazier Richards, M.D.
- Cardiovascular Surgery—Richard Stevenson, M.D.
- Gastroenterology—B. Matt Garner, M.D.
- R. Edward Cooper, M.D.
- Brian Dickson, M.D.
- Spencer Guinn, M.D.
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
- J. Hugh Sales, M.D.
- Shane Smith, M.D.
- Pathology—Stephen Locke, M.D.
- Podiatry—Eddy Caldwell, D.P.M.
- Pulmonology—Mark D. Sifford, M.D.
- Radiology—Sushma Parekh, M.D.
- Urology—Joseph Kueter, M.D.
|Stan Bradshaw M.D.||238-2321|
|Willard G. Burks M.D.||238-2321|
|James R. Jacobs M.D.||238-3261|
|J. Trent Beaton M.D.||238-2321|
|James Cathey M.D.||238-2321|
|Robert Hayes M.D.||238-2321|
|Beth Bradshaw, M.D.||238-2321|
|Glen Loveday M.D.||238-0377|
|Purnima Sarkar, M.D.||755-2234|
Emergency Room Physicians
|Charles Bibby M.D.||Stephen Blackburn, M.D.|
|James Cathey, M.D.||Harrol Cranford M.D.|
|Kent Croswell M.D.||Godfrey Fondinka M.D.|
|Ulf Kirkegaard-Jensen, M.D.||Joseph M. Kulpeksa, M.D.|
|Frank Lansberg, M.D.||Garnett Leonard M.D.|
|Michael Neff M.D.||Folake Oluokun, M.D.|
|Stephan Pinkerton M.D.||John Rayburn M.D.|
|Rehan Sajjad, M.D.||Anthony B. Sloan, M.D.|
|Valerie A. Sloan, M.D.|
Health Screenings & Community Service
- Annual Children's Health Fair
- Annual Prostate Screening
- Caregivers Support Group
- Community Health Fairs in Wynne, Parkin, Hickory Ridge and Cherry Valley/Vanndale
- Diabetic Support Group
- Farmfest Sponsorship
- Mammography Screening
- Mid-South Marathon Sponsorship
310 South Falls Boulevard
Wynne, AR 72396