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St. Bernards Radiation Oncologists Use AlignRT To Help Fight Cancer While Protecting the Heart

Posted on: December 29th, 2017

Radiation Oncologists at St. Bernards Cancer Center are using AlignRT, the premier radiation therapy guidance system, to help fight cancer – and at the same time protect the heart.

The system is particularly useful in treating patients who have cancer in the left breast, brain and lung.

The goal of radiation therapy is to deliver radiation to the cancer but to protect surrounding healthy tissue from exposure to potential damage.

And for people with cancer in the left breast, it is especially important to protect the heart.

The AlignRT by Vision... Continue Reading

Dr. John Cook Honored as 2017 Living the Mission Physician at St. Bernards

Posted on: December 14th, 2017

Dr. John C. Cook has been recognized as this year’s Living the Mission Physician at St. Bernards.

A partner at St. Bernards Surgical Associates, he has called Jonesboro home most of his life. He was recognized earlier this month by his peers for “living the mission” of St. Bernards, providing Christ-like care to those in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.

The award is given annually, with nominations coming from staff at St. Bernards. After a selection committee narrows nominations to three, physicians on the medical staff select the recipient by secret... Continue Reading

St. Bernards Hospice Will Host Moments of Remembrance on Wednesday, Dec. 13

Posted on: December 08th, 2017

St. Bernards Hospice will host its annual Christmas season event, “Moments of Remembrance,” on Wednesday, Dec. 13. The event is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. at St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 East Washington, and will last about an hour and a half.

The holiday season can be a difficult time for families who have lost loved ones during the year.  Sharing memories and celebrating the lives of those loved ones can help surviving family members begin to restore the joy of life. “Moments of Remembrance” gives family members a chance to do just that.<... Continue Reading

Dr. Jason Knott Joins Physicians at St. Bernards OB-GYN Associates

Posted on: November 20th, 2017

Dr. Jason Knott has joined physicians at St. Bernards OB-GYN Associates.

He earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C.

Knott holds an undergraduate degree in genetics from the University of Georgia.

He comes to Jonesboro from Batesville, where he was in a group private practice. He also worked at Lincoln Medical Center OB-GYN Associates in Fayetteville, Tenn., and Women’s Health Partners in Gadsden, Ala.

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St. Bernards To Host Free Baby State Program for Expectant Parents on Nov. 8

Posted on: November 06th, 2017

St. Bernards will host a free program for expectant parents on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at St. Bernards Auditorium.

The quarterly program known as Baby State is set for 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 East Washington Ave., and will include lots of information for parents-to-be. No registration is required.

Attendees will have opportunity to meet the St. Bernards maternity nursing team, the unique internationally board certified lactation team and others on the medical center’s expert staff who specialize in caring for babies.

In addition, information will be available on car seat... Continue Reading

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