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TURLOCK, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association (AHAA), an advocacy organization that assists its member hospitals through volunteering and collective initiatives, and the MedicAlert Foundation, the leading nonprofit provider of emergency medical information and identification services, have teamed up to provide Arkansans living with chronic conditions, allergies or special needs with a MedicAlert membership that includes a personalized MedicAlert® medical ID and live 24-hour emergency response and family notification services. The MedicAlert program will initially be rolled out at the following seven hospitals: Baxter Regional Medical Center, Mountain Home; NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, Jonesboro; Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pine Bluff; St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center, Hot Springs; North Metro Medical Center, Jacksonville; Sparks Regional Medical Center, Fort Smith; and Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, with plans to roll out to the remaining hospitals in the State.

"Lifesaving care in the emergency room demands information," said Carolyn Hannon, AHAA President. "The MedicAlert program helps ensure that vital medical information will be available to emergency physicians who treat acute illnesses and injuries throughout Arkansas. This program will help save lives."

"We are delighted by our new relationship with the AHAA," said Andrew B. Wigglesworth, President and CEO of MedicAlert Foundation. "The MedicAlert Foundation was started by a physician to

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