An Arkadelphia physician has had his privileges with Baptist Health Medical Center temporarily suspended.

An Arkadelphia physician has had his privileges with Baptist Health Medical Center temporarily suspended.
Mark Lowman, vice president of strategic development for BHMC, confirmed by telephone on Thursday and Monday that Dr. Michael Carozza of Arkadelphia has been suspended of privileges.
Although Lowman confirmed the suspension, he declined to offer any further details.
This suspension reportedly has no affect on the Compassion Women’s Clinic, which has no association with Baptist Health.
Carozza’s medical license remains intact.
The following statement was issued last week on the Facebook page for Compassion Women's Clinic
"To Our Cherished Patients:Dr. Carozza has experienced a temporary suspension of privileges through Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkadelphia. While this may affect hospital-related care over the next few weeks, it does not mean we will stop seeing you and treating you as our own family. Dr. Carozza fully intends to appeal the decision by the hospital and will do everything in his power to continue providing the quality care you have come to expect. Contrary to opinion, there has been no termination of medical license or Arkansas Medical Board issue. We are actively seeking alternative hospital solutions to limit any restriction of access to hospital service. We are working actively to gain temporary hospital arrangements in Hot Springs and Benton, and will maintain our hospital status in Nashville. If you have an upcoming scheduled hospitalization for Obstetrics or Gynecology care and wish to maintain your plan for delivery of that care with Baptist Health, we will make sure you receive outstanding clinical care through another healthcare provider. Please contact our clinic at 870-403-0299 for any questions or further details. We love you and appreciate you putting your trust in us for your care."