Mission: Arkansas methodist medical center is a beacon of health, hope, and healing. Our vision is, through dedication, we will provide quality healthcare and promote wellness to the people and communities we serve; thus establishing ammc as your first choice for healthcare. The core of the services offered by ammc is our general acute care hospital, which saw over 4,200 inpatient discharges and over 25,000 emergency room visits in fiscal year 2014. Ammc operates one of the oldest home health agencies in the state of arkansas, making over 17,000 visits last year. We also provide the ambulance service for greene county and portions of clay county. Our ambulances made over 5,300 runs in fiscal year 2014.
Programs: Ammc is a community-focused organization that provides overall leadership for meeting the healthcare needs of paragould and greene county, arkansas, as well as surrounding areas of northeast arkansas and southeast missouri. In recognition of its unique role, ammc was designated a rural referral center by the centers for medicare and medicaid services in august 2004. Ammc is the only hospital in greene county, arkansas, and provides a significant amount of care and service to indigent patients covered by the medicaid program as well as other uninsured and underinsured patients. As a result, ammc is identified as a disproportionate share hospital by the centers for medicare and medicaid services. During fiscal year 2014, ammc discharged 4,174 adult and pediatric inpatients and delivered 506 newborns. There were approximately 70,916 outpatient visits ranging from outpatient surgery and cardiac cath lab procedures to diagnostic radiology and laboratory visits. In addition, our emergency room saw 24,785 visits last year and our home health agency made 16,781 visits. The ammc ambulance service, with bases in paragould, corning and rector, made 5,338 runs.