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Episode 244: Unlocking Specialized Pediatric Care in Northwest Arkansas with Shannon Hendrix

About the Show:

“Our patient experience is a priority for us, and we’ve created an atmosphere that families and patients remember when they leave. From the moment you walk in, you can feel the dedication and compassion of our entire team, and that’s what sets us apart.”

 – Shannon Hendrix

In Episode 244 of the I Am Northwest Arkansas podcast, host Randy Wilburn welcomes Shannon Hendrix, the Senior VP and Chief Administrator at Children’s Hospital. Shannon shares her journey in the medical field, focusing on her role in the growth of Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW) in Springdale.

She highlights the unique position of ACNW as the only pediatric hospital in the region, serving an estimated 200,000 children across 15 counties. The episode illuminates the extensive services provided by ACNW, including emergency, primary, and specialty care, and addresses common misconceptions about pediatric healthcare.

Shannon and Randy emphasize the importance of having a dedicated children’s hospital in Northwest Arkansas. They discuss its significant impact on local families, ensuring access to high-quality healthcare close to home. This conversation is especially relevant for families considering relocating to the area, offering insights into the robust pediatric care available.

This episode is a must-listen, packed with valuable information for anyone interested in the healthcare landscape of Northwest Arkansas, particularly in the pediatric sector.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Discover the importance of Children’s Hospital in Northwest Arkansas and how it’s transforming pediatric healthcare services.
  • Explore the comprehensive pediatric healthcare services available in Northwest Arkansas and how they are tailored to meet the unique needs of children.
  • Uncover the impact of the pandemic on pediatric care and how healthcare professionals in Northwest Arkansas are adapting to ensure the well-being of young patients.
  • Bust common misconceptions about pediatric healthcare and gain a deeper understanding of the specialized care provided in Northwest Arkansas.
  • Learn about the support from the philanthropic community and how their contributions are making a difference in improving pediatric healthcare services in Northwest Arkansas.

All this and more on this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast.  

Important Links and Mentions on the Show*:

Email Arkansas Children’s

Website for Arkansas Children’s

Arkansas Children’s on Facebook

Arkansas Children’s on Instagram

Arkansas Children’s on YouTube

Connect with Shannon Hendrix on LinkedIn

Tune in to KUAF 91.3 FM to listen to the I Am Northwest Arkansas podcast on Ozarks at Large.

This episode is sponsored by*:

Signature Bank of Arkansas “Community Banking at its Best!”

Northwest Arkansas Council – “Life Works Here!”

*Note: some of the resources mentioned may be affiliate links. This means we get paid a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.

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