Arkansas Children's Northwest Hospital in Springdale has added new full-time members to its pediatric gastroenterology team.
The team is led by John Alberty, MD, medical director of pediatric gastroenterology at ACNW, according to a Jan. 17 news release. It will also include pediatric gastroenterologist Abdel Hammo, MD; Kelsey Hindman, DNP, APRN; and Karla Moran, RN.
The expansion will save patients in the area from having to travel to Arkansas Children's in Little Rock for routine procedures, consults and follow-up appointments. It is also expected to reduce patient wait times for care.
"With 100,000 kids in this area, the demand [for gastrointestinal services] is huge," Dr. Alberty said in the release.