Health Education Center

Contact: Peggy Jean Walker, Health Education Coordinator

Phone: (501) 985-7269

North Metro Medical Center is committed to its mission of improving the health of our community. We do this by providing our community with health education classes and support groups. We currently host several community-based groups and provide educational programs in conjunction with our hospital-based services.








American Association of Integrative Medicine

Nora Osborne, MS, RN, BSN, CNOR, BCIM has been in the field of Nursing for nearly 36 years and has served as a Leader in nursing for nearly 20 years. Her unique perspective on blending alternative therapies with traditional interventions and medicine has set her apart from her stereotype. In 2011, she became Board Certified in Integrative Medicine through the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM) while still maintaining her specialty certification in Peri-operative Nursing. Ms. Osborne’s profound expertise in her field has qualified her to serve on the Advisory Board of AAIM at Diplomat status. Her determination to create an atmosphere of whole wellness in the acute care setting is what has lead her to adapt a culture of patient and family centered care. Ms. Osborne honorably serves on the education review board for the Arkansas Nurses Association. She passionately drives home the theory of wellness being obtainable through the body, mind, and spirit as a whole. In 2013, Ms. Osborne obtained her certification through the Paramount Wellness Institute as a Holistic Stress Management Instructor. Additionally, Ms. Osborne has completed the Masters program through the American College of Health Sciences with a major in Complementary Alternative Medicine. Just recently, Nora returned from her training and completion of Level I, Level II, and Level III Healing Touch practitionership. She teaches Mindful Meditation classes to breast cancer patients and a wide range of audiences and looks forward to expanding that work.

Care Spotlight

Bill Bledsoe, CEO, RN, MBA

Mr. Bledsoe comes to North Metro with a strong medical background in nursing and has a masters in business, his passion is to bring healing and care for people of the community that the hospital serves, by bringing stability, direction and strong leadership to North Metro Medical Center.

Mr. Bledsoe understand the business and the medical aspects of the hospital, but also has the knowledge that no single approach is the right one for every individual. He understands the uniqueness of North Metro being a smaller community hospital that can forge an individual relationship with each patient...

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Michael Pruitt RN, BSN is North Metro Medical Center’s Chief Nursing Officer. A strong, transformational leader, he influences the Hospital’s strategic direction and ensures that nursing’s goals and initiatives are aligned to advance organizational success.

Michael has been serving in the medical field for 24 years, working his way through the ranks as a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic to a Registered Nurse with a strong background in Critical Care and Emergency Nursing. In addition to operating his own Medical Staffing Company,...

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Undrea Ellis has been the Financial Controller for North Metro Medical since June 29, 2015. With over fifteen years of strong knowledge of both cash and accrual accounting, financial forecasting, fund management, accounts receivable and payable, payroll, corporate tax, contracts and project financing, she is responsible for all areas of Accounting, Finance and Revenue Management.

Immediately after coming aboard at North Metro, Undrea and her team put together a vendor analysis that guided the process to began rebuilding the client-vendor relationships within the local community and other vendors in the Healthcare Industry...

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North Metro Medical Center

1400 Braden Sreet
Jacksonville, AR 72076

Main Phone: 501-985-7000
24 Hour Phone: 501-517-3869

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