The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University and Arkansas Continued Care Hospital of Jonesboro have reached an affiliation agreement that will allow NYITCOM’s student doctors to train at ACCH-J facilities during their third and fourth years of medical school.
The hospital has 44 beds and is a long-term acute care hospital. Patients typically come there following an ICU stay at a short-term acute care hospital, when recovery is expected to require several weeks, but ACCH-J may directly admit under certain circumstances. ACCH-J treats patients with a wide variety of conditions such as respiratory failure, infectious diseases, and advanced wounds.
Hospital CEO James Cox said LTACHs like ACCH-J offer “a unique learning environment for physicians in training due to a combination of high patient acuity, long lengths of stay, and multiple comorbidities and complications.”
NYITCOM at A-State’s mission is to improve access to health care for the underserved and rural populations in Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta Region. It has similar partnerships with more than 150 hospitals, clinics and doctors throughout Arkansas and in Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi and Missouri.