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Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful viruses. They're being used to treat COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms at medical centers around the state, including Mercy Northwest Arkansas in Rogers.

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With a rise in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, Mercy Fort Smith and Mercy Northwest Arkansas are proactively reaching out to patients and asking them to consider becoming plasma donors. Convalescent plasma may contain antibodies that may help patients fighting the virus. Donors need to be fully recovered for 28 days before donating plasma.

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Although the coronavirus pandemic first arrived in Arkansas back in March, Northwest Arkansas is only now seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases across the region, which means local hospitals are admitting more patients who require hospitalization and the use of a ventilator. Mercy Clinic Northwest Arkansas President Steve Goss discusses how the health system is managing the growing number of cases and how it prepared for that eventuality ahead of time.

Northwest Arkansas Health Care Providers

Cases of COVID-19 have been skyrocketing in Northwest Arkansas over the last few weeks, so healthcare providers in the region ware launching a new campaign called "Safe and Strong" to remind residents of the serious nature of the coronavirus.

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Today is the first day of operations for Mercy Springdale, a new multispecialty clinic located near Elm Springs Road and 48th Street. The facility, Mercy’s largest outpatient clinic in Northwest Arkansas, features more than 60 exam rooms, imaging services and a 24-hour Emergency Department with 12 treatment rooms.

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Mercy Northwest Arkansas' new multispecialty facility is almost ready to start accepting patients. The $47 million clinic will offer primary and specialty care and includes a 24-hour emergency department. 

Mercy will host a free Medicare workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 in Berryville. Open enrollment is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Participants can register by calling Denise Tanner at 479-314-4734.

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A new comprehensive community health needs assessment survey of the four-county region facilitated by Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas reveals obesity, mental health and diabetes are top concerns among respondents. Results will be used to develop and prioritize future interventions.

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Mercy held a blessing ceremony and ribbon cutting at its newest EMS station in Rogers. The executive director of the EMS program says the new facility will allow Mercy to better fulfill its mission in Rogers and eastern Benton County.

Patients who recieve blood transfusions at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith can now use an online service to send an anonymous message to their blood donor. Mercy and the Arkansas Blood Institute are partnering to roll out the Thank the Donor program in the River Valley.