Month: March 2016

21 Ways to Celebrate the PCA Results

21 Ways to Celebrate the PCA Results

On Monday, April 4, there will be 21 days until the April 25 opening of the Performance Culture Assessment (PCA), our survey of coworkers. We’re listing 21 ways Praise and Celebrations have been ramped up, because recognition is one of the areas you identified in the 2015 survey as needing improvement. They include: Leaders Prepare and Serve […]

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Dr. Ron Kaler is ‘Our Hero’

Dr. Ron Kaler is ‘Our Hero’

To celebrate Doctors’ Day on March 30, we asked our patients and co-workers why they appreciate their doctor. Watch for more of these stories as we continue #CHILivingOurMission. Dr. Ron Kaler, a surgeon with CHI St. Vincent Surgery Clinic – Hot Springs, made an impact on patient Joe Johnson and his wife, Charlene. “Every day […]

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Go! Weight Loss Challenge Winners Announced

Go! Weight Loss Challenge Winners Announced

CHI St. Vincent Go! Weight Loss Challenge winners worked hard and remained focused on their weight loss goals.  Now they’re reaping the rewards not only in health benefits, but also in prizes. Winners were selected from Hot Springs and legacy (Infirmary, North and Morrilton) facilities. At Hot Springs the biggest loser is Kathy Rynders.  She receives […]

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Savor the Flavor Tips to Get You Started Toward Better Nutrition

Savor the Flavor Tips to Get You Started Toward Better Nutrition

Making healthy changes to your diet doesn’t have to be a total make-over. Start with small changes that lead to long-term benefits. Use these Savor the Flavor nutrition tips to get you started toward better nutrition. A tip will be added each weekday through March. If you cut 100 calories from your daily food intake, […]

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Patient Safety Week Search and Scramble Winners

Patient Safety Week Search and Scramble Winners

We have eight winners of the Patient Safety Week search and word scramble puzzles.  The games helped increase awareness about patient safety issues and how mistakes can be avoided.  Thanks to all who submitted forms. Winners were selected through a drawing and received a Safety First blanket.  

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Byron Robinson – from Scrub Tech to Nurse Manager

Byron Robinson – from Scrub Tech to Nurse Manager

Byron Robinson, BSN RN CNOR, has accepted the position of Nurse Manager for Perioperative Services at Infirmary. He started in the new role March 27, 2016. Byron graduated from UAMS with an AS in Surgical Technology and started at Infirmary as a scrub tech on the orthopedic team in 2007, a position he held for […]

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Nutrition Month Winners and Answers

Nutrition Month Winners and Answers

The response to the Nutrition Month Word Search and Word Scramble was great.  Thanks to all who submitted forms.  Winners were selected and have received the prize – a CHI Healthy Spirit water bottle. Here are the answers.

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Farewell and Thank You Reception for Brenda Baird

Farewell and Thank You Reception for Brenda Baird

Leaders, physicians, nurses and co-workers from across the health system attended the farewell reception for Brenda Baird held March 29 at Infirmary.  She was thanked for her more than eight years of service and her contributions that led to ANCC Magnet status at Infirmary – the first and only ANCC Magnet recognized hospital in Arkansas. […]

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Arkansas Gives: Leah Elliott’s Story

Arkansas Gives: Leah Elliott’s Story

CHI St. Vincent is celebrating 20 years of New Outlook Cancer Recovery Program. And you can give more to New Outlook when you give on Thursday, April 7, as CHI St. Vincent participates in Arkansas Gives. In recognition of our milestone, we are participating in Arkansas Gives – a one-day online giving event supporting favorite […]

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Bob Sarkar, President Arkansas Health Network,  Interview on Healthcare Job Growth

Bob Sarkar, President Arkansas Health Network, Interview on Healthcare Job Growth

Bob Sarkar, President Arkansas Health Network, spoke with Talk Business about job growth related to Medicaid expansion. The story was published as follows.   As Arkansas lawmakers prepare to take up the debate on Medicaid expansion in the upcoming special session next month, hospital administrators, executives and industry representatives are already dealing with the impacts […]

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