Arkansas Rural Health Partnership recently announced the addition of two new members to the its organization: Mainline Health Systems, Inc. and Mid-Delta Health Systems, Inc. Both are federally qualified health centers.

Mainline Health Systems, Inc.

“Mainline Health Systems, Inc. is honored to be asked to join this group of dedicated healthcare leaders and organizations focused on creating and implementing sustainable community solutions for those living in South Arkansas,” said Mainline CEO Allan Nichols.

Mainline Health Systems, Inc. was founded in 1978 in Portland and now serves Cleveland, Lincoln, Desha, Chicot, Ashley, Drew, and Bradley counties with eight primary care clinics and ten school-based health centers serving 25,000 patients and employing over 200 employees.

Mainline offers medical, dental, behavioral health, psychiatry, drug-treatment, and a full spectrum of support services. It has received numerous HRSA Quality Awards.

Mid-Delta Health Systems, Inc.

Mid-Delta Health Systems, Inc. CEO Monica Lindley says she believes the partnership with ARHP “will expand the ability to leverage needed resources to address healthcare needs in rural Arkansas.”

Mid-Delta Health Systems was incorporated in 1987 in Clarendon and now serves Monroe, Lee, Phillips, Prairie, and Arkansas counties. Mid-Delta has two primary care clinics located in DeWitt and Clarendon.

Mid-Delta offers medical, dental, behavioral health, psychiatry, drug-treatment, and supportive services serving more than 3,000 patients over the past year. Mid-Delta recently received the Health Center Quality Leader Gold Award this from HRSA.

Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (ARHP)

ARHP is a public nonprofit comprised of 14 rural hospital members spanning South Arkansas. Together it continues to expand, nurture, and provide programs throughout the Partnership’s individual communities and the Arkansas Delta region. Over the past decade, ARHP has grown from 5 to 14-member hospitals, obtained over $12 million in grant funding, and successfully implemented and sustained 52 grant-funded programs across the 22-county rural service area.

ARHP has become a reference point and model for rural health innovation and collaboration across the state and nation. Its outreach programs and services address the needs of local communities. They are a direct result of listening to the communities and member organizations. Community health needs assessments conducted for each community hospital function as a foundation for all ARHP programs and services.