Region & State

Camden hospital being featured on Dennis Quaid series

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For The Arkadelphian

CAMDEN — Ouachita County Medical Center’s Chemical Dependency Unit, a leader in substance-abuse treatment for over 35 years, has been chosen to be featured on award-winning educational series “Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid”. The program highlights innovations and best new ideas across a variety of spectrums, with this episode shining a light on addiction and the importance of professional treatment of substance abuse disorder. Filming will take place in August with the episode premiering in October of 2022.

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Peggy Abbott, President and CEO of Ouachita County Medical Center (OCMC), said she was proud to accept this opportunity of working with the Viewpoint team. “It is an honor for Ouachita County Medical Center’s substance abuse treatment program to have been selected as a feature on ‘Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid.’ OCMC ranks high in the nation for patient safety and our substance-abuse treatment program is a part of such rankings. Addiction is a disease that needs to be addressed more openly and we are grateful for the focus that ‘Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid’ is willing to place on the national mental health crisis as it relates to substance abuse.”

The program will air nationally, and the episode will also be distributed to Public Television affiliates and will be running over the next year.

Teresa Roark, Program Director: “Addiction is a disease. Just like any other disease, a person shouldn’t be labeled by his or her illness. We take great pride in providing personal and quality care in a safe and confidential environment to those suffering from substance-abuse disorder.”

Viewpoint Project is on the cutting edge of the television documentary industry, producing top quality programming. Viewpoint Project is dedicated to the mission of developing and distributing social and educational programming about our neighbors, our community, and world. Each story has one thing in common – changing our lives for the better.

For more information about “Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid,” go to or for more information contact Mark Givens, Business Development Director, at (870) 836-1286 or via e-mail at

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