Monday
Sep082014

Reed dies Sept. 6 at age 96

LITTLE ROCK - Imogene Lacy Reed, 96, of Little Rock, died Sept. 6. She was a member of Parkway Place Baptist Church, Little Rock. She was born in Mena on Feb. 19, 1918, to Emory and Maggie Lacy; was a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and was married to Jesse S. Reed, former evangelism director for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

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Friday
Sep052014

ABCHomes receives creative gift

 

David Perry, executive director of the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes), and Stella Prather, ABCHomes director of communications, show off a cake baked by Karen Gilbert, member of Washington Baptist Church, Washington. The cake is a replica of the ABCHomes’ Jonesboro Family Care Home.

Friday
Sep052014

Baptist Health partners with Arkansas Urology to provide ‘high tech’ prostate imaging

LITTLE ROCK – Baptist Health has formed a partnership with Arkansas Urology to introduce Arkansas to a new solution for analysis, planning and targeted biopsy of the prostate, according to information provided by the hospital.

“This complete clinical solution for the prostate combines MRI with ultrasound technology offering a new biopsy option for many patients with elevated and/or rising PSA levels,” a news release reads. 

“This new technology is poised to become the standard in prostate care,” said Dr. Tim Langford, with Arkansas Urology and chief of staff at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock. “This gives urologists and radiologists the ability to offer our patients a more refined, rationale, and individualized approach on whether to biopsy, observe or treat their disease.” 

After a patient has undergone a prostate MRI, Baptist Health physicians utilize DynaCAD for Prostate to quickly visualize and evaluate suspicious lesions. The UroNav fusion biopsy system uses this diagnosis information to provide our skilled urologists with a targeted approach to prostate biopsy.

“We are confident that this new technology will bring new hope to patients and equip our healthcare providers with the latest technology to identify and target suspicious prostate lesions,” said Greg Crain, vice president and administrator of Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock. 

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer has become the most common form of cancer in American men and the second-leading cause of cancer death. Since one man in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, Baptist Health’s introduction of MR/ultrasound fusion biopsy will be extremely beneficial in saving lives.

Baptist Health is an Arkansas-based, locally owned and managed, not-for-profit, faith-based health-care organization which employees 7,600 people at eight hospitals. Arkansas Urology is the largest urology practice in Arkansas which services 32,500 patients annually at satellite offices in North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, El Dorado, Heber Springs and Russellville.

Wednesday
Sep032014

Senior Adult Prayer Gathering Oct. 9-10

HOT SPRINGS – The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) is sponsoring a Senior Adult Prayer Gathering Oct. 9-10.

This two-day gathering will take place at Hot Springs Baptist Church, located at 144 Weston Road in Hot Springs. The event will be similar to the prayer gathering that was held in April at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, Little Rock.

The event will be a time for senior adults to focus on praying for revival and awakening across the state and nation. Don Moore, former executive director of the ABSC and member of the ABSC Task Force for Prayer, Revival and Spiritual Awakening, will lead the prayer time.

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Wednesday
Sep032014

SBC Region 3 disaster relief directors and associates meet

Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Region 3 disaster relief directors and associates recently met at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) building to share ideas, discuss policy and procedures and become better informed of current emergency management trends and issues that affect SBC disaster relief. The goal of the meeting was to become better able to reach out to those in crisis situations, sharing Christ’s help, healing and hope. Pictured from left: Randy Garrett, Arkansas transitional disaster relief director; Terry Henderson, Texas Baptist Men disaster relief director; Fritz Wilson, Southern Baptist Convention disaster relief executive director, and Joe Garner, disaster relief consultant for the ABSC. Also among those attending were Dwaine Carter, Missouri disaster relief director; Don Gann, Mississippi disaster relief director; Mike Jansen, appointed representative for Jim Richardson, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention disaster relief director; Gibbie McMillan, Louisiana disaster relief coordinator, and Sam Porter, Oklahoma disaster relief director. Directors also brought in their right-hand associates for the meeting. In addition, disaster relief child care leaders met at the same time.

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