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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Willie Hurst

Posted on: September 08th, 2017

Dr. Willie Hurst has made it his life’s work to improve the lives of families in Northeast Arkansas.

He serves as medical director for the Jonesboro Church Health Center, a clinic for low-income uninsured individuals. With his wife, Honey, he also founded a non-profit organization called Kids at The Cross to support children and teens in the area.

He also serves as a primary care physician at First Care on Parker Road and a part-time faculty member at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Northeast Arkansas.

“I see parents... Continue Reading

Free Prostate Cancer Screening Set for Wednesday, Sept. 6, at St. Bernards Auditorium

Posted on: August 30th, 2017

St. Bernards Medical Center will sponsor a free prostate cancer screening from 7 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 East Washington Ave.


Screenings are designed for men between the ages of 40 and 75.

The National Cancer Institute indicates that one in seven men will develop prostate cancer and that it is the second most common cancer among men in the United States.

Primarily a disease of older men, cancer of the prostate tends to grow more slowly than other types of cancers. A man may have cancerous cells... Continue Reading

Dr. Mallory Hurst Joins St. Bernards as a Dermatologist

Posted on: August 18th, 2017

Dr. Mallory Hurst, has joined physicians on the St. Bernards medical staff and is seeing patients at the new St. Bernards Dermatology clinic, 800 South Church St., Suite 203.

She earned her Medical Degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed a dermatology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to that, she completed an internal medicine internship at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.

Dr. Hurst is accepting patients of all ages and treating every variety of dermatologic conditions. Her special interests include pediatric dermatology, pigmentary disorders, cutaneous manifestations of systemic... Continue Reading

Dr. Naveed Younis Joins Physicians at St. Bernards Heart & Vascular

Posted on: July 26th, 2017

Dr. Naveed Younis has joined physicians at St. Bernards Heart & Vascular as an invasive cardiologist.

Younis earned his medical degree from Rawalpindi Medical College in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

He came to the United States to pursue advanced medical training and completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio.

Younis is board certified in internal medicine/cardiology, internal medicine and pediatrics.

He is joining the... Continue Reading

St. Bernards People, Programs Recognized in 2017 Jonesboro Occasions Readers’ Choice Awards

Posted on: July 14th, 2017

Congratulations are due for 16 individuals associated with St. Bernards and nine departments, services and pograms recognized in this year’s Jonesboro Occasions Readers’ Choice Awards.

Fourteen of the recognitions involved people and programs that were outright “Winners,” taking the top spot in reader polling. And 11 others were “finalists” in the voting.



Winners included:

     Dr. Devi G. Nair, cardiologist
     Dr. Angela Curry, obstetrician/gynecologist
     Dr. Jeremy Swymn, orthopedic... Continue Reading

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