March 2003

St. Vincent in Little Rock Opens Heart Center,
Memory Center

St. Vincent Health System, Little Rock, Ark., announced the opening of the new St. Vincent Heart Center during its first Heart Fair in February. In addition to health screenings and seminars presented by cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, the fair featured an appearance by television personality and author Art Linkletter, who spoke to the crowd about healthy living and aging. In addition, St. Vincent recently opened its new Memory Center with an appearance by Gary Small, MD, memory expert and author of "The Memory Bible." The Memory Center offers a variety of services for the diagnosis and treatment of memory loss, including positron emission technology (PET), which has been shown to be the most effective means of early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, contact Erica Marshall, publications coordinator, at