Transitions (Geriatric Behavior Unit)

Contact: Dale Anderson, RN, LNHA

Phone: (501) 985-7135 or (501) 985-7992

Mental illness occurs in 10-20 percent of individuals over the age of 55 and is prevalent in 20-30 percent of medically ill older persons. An overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills is dementia. There are many conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia including some that are reversible. The Transitions program addresses the emotional, behavioral and cognitive needs of adults over the age of 55 including dementia, depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. Through a combination of medical testing and treatment, therapies and education we encourage patients to retain as much independence as possible.

A team of specially trained health care professionals provides a cohesive high quality treatment to each patient. This team consists of:

Referrals are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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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