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Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Jansen Chosen for Leadership Role at UAMS Center for Healthcare Enhancement and Development


Mark Jansen, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Longtime family medicine physician Mark Jansen, M.D., has been selected as primary care medical director for the Center for Healthcare Enhancement and Development at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Jansen, who practiced for 30 years in Arkadelphia before joining UAMS in 2013, also treats patients and trains residents through the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. His special interests include dermatological procedures, primary care endoscopy and preventive care. He is a 1981 graduate of UAMS and finished his family medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Medical College in 1984.

The Center for Healthcare Enhancement and Development was established by UAMS in 2013 to seek partnerships and collaborations in underserved and rural areas to assist with routine care and provide access to specialty care. The purpose of the center is to explore ways for UAMS to support and work with hospitals and clinics throughout the state to provide better care for Arkansans.

So far, that work includes a partnership with a private ear, nose and throat clinic in Pine Bluff, providing temporary radiation oncology care for patients of a Batesville facility upgrading its equipment, staffing a neurosurgery clinic at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton and providing vascular care physicians Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,865 students and 785 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com.

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