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Surgery Helps Teen Blossom

For two years, 18-year-old Paige Collins of Harrison thought her fate was to live with a tilted neck following a 2012 car accident — until she came to UAMS. A tilted neck wasn’t her only injury. She endured a broken neck, fractured femur and tibia, internal bruising, and a T6 fracture.

But after undergoing surgery to repair the broken bones at another hospital she wasn’t out of the woods just yet.

Collins developed a fatty embolism from her long bone fractures in her leg that then spread to her lungs and, because of a congenital hole in her heart, spread to her brain, causing a stroke. At 16, she had to learn how to walk and talk again.

Read more of this inspiring story in our annual Hub of Health publication.

Allied health professionals make up 60-65 percent of the health care work force and the UAMS College of Health Professions (CH P) has programs in 17 different areas of specialty study.”

~ Douglas Murphy, Ph.D.
  Dean, College of Health Professions

As integral members of our team, CHP graduates extend the spectrum of care to create the best possible outcomes for patients. From surgical techs to radiology techs to physical therapists, these highly skilled clinicians provide specialty care in a variety of forms.

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