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.

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Bobby Jordan, CEO, MBA

In April 2017, Bobby Jordan of Winnfield, Louisiana joined North Metro Medical Center as Chief Executive Officer. With degrees of a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master's in Business Administration from Louisana Tech University, Mr. Jordan joins our facility with ample knowledge through 51 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Previous job titles held include: CEO and CFO of Winn Parish Medical Center of Winnfield, Louisana, Humana Regional Office Vice President, Marksville, Louisana, CEO of Baytown Medical Center of Baytown, Texas, Vice President ...

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Dale Anderson, CNO, RN

Dale Anderson brings 25 years experience to North Metro Medical Center. He currently serves as our CNO and demonstrates proven integrity, collaboration, and innovation for patient care.

Dales nursing career began in 1995 as an RN graduate from Baptist School of Nursing. He started his career at Baptist hospital in the cardiovascular surgical unit. He later had the opportunities to work at the Arkansas Heart hospital working in the surgical unit and managing post-op surgical care. He expanded his knowledge...

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Nora Osborne, MS, RN, BSN, CNOR, BCIM

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...

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North Metro Medical Center

1400 Braden Street
Jacksonville, AR 72076

Phone: 501-985-7000

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