Month: July 2016

Infirmary’s 3North Celebrates Year-End Accomplishment

Infirmary’s 3North Celebrates Year-End Accomplishment

Way to go to the 3North team who celebrated great things happening. The unit council took a moment to share in their #CHILivingOurMission accomplishments for FY’16 (which ended June 30), including: four months with no pressure ulcers, big reductions in falls over the past two years, supply costs under budget, and getting more fully staffed (thus […]






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Nursing Leaders Share Successes at ArONE

Nursing Leaders Share Successes at ArONE

Dr. Amy Funderburk, DNP RN NE-BC, market director of nursing, and Maria Whitt, MHSM BSN RN NEA-BC, magnet program director, presented posters at the 2016 ArONE Summer Conference on July 29. ArONE is the Arkansas Organization for Nurse Executives. Dr. Susan Pastor, ND RN CENP, vice president for patient care services, also attended the session […]






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Co-worker Forums Begin Aug. 1

Co-worker Forums Begin Aug. 1

Come to the next co-worker forums led by hospital presidents. They’ll share progress, results, and action plans for the PCA (co-worker survey). HOT SPRINGS: Dublin Room Wednesday, Aug. 3: 4am, 7:15am, 3pm, 4:30pm Friday, Aug. 5: 1pm, 3:30pm Monday, Aug. 8: 1pm, 6:15pm Tuesday, Aug. 9: 7:15am INFIRMARY: Terrace Room Wednesday, Aug. 3: 4am, 7:15am, 3pm, 4:30pm Friday, Aug. 5: 1pm, 3:30pm Monday, Aug. 8: 1pm, 6:15pm Tuesday, Aug. 9: 7:15am MORRILTON: Cafeteria Monday, Aug. 1: 7:15am, 11am […]






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Hot Springs Co-worker Scholarships Awarded

Hot Springs Co-worker Scholarships Awarded

The first scholarship recognition event was held July 25 at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs with scholarships being awarded to co-workers. These events will continue at the Infirmary on Aug. 2 and with the Vogel Family Nursing and Radiology Scholarship winners on Aug. 10. In Hot Springs, CHI St.Vincent Co-worker Scholarships were awarded to Carissa […]






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Service Hero Dr. Suleman Saved Son’s Life

Service Hero Dr. Suleman Saved Son’s Life

Congratulations to Pulmonologist Nizar Suleman, MD, of CHI St. Vincent Pulmonary Clinic – Hot Springs, for being named a Hot Springs Service Hero. The following hand-written note was received from a patient: Dr. Suleman, How does a mother ever thank you enough for her son’s life? Thank you for all you did for my son. […]






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Community Care Clinic Named Service Hero

Community Care Clinic Named Service Hero

Congratulations to the staff of CHI St. Vincent Community Care – Hot Springs for their winning nomination for a Service Hero award, presented by the CHI Praise & Celebration team. Here’s the story: “A patient of Dr. Donald Blagdon recently went to the office to get some paperwork and she was crying in the clinic. She was […]






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Coolest Cooler Contest Entry Deadline July 29

Coolest Cooler Contest Entry Deadline July 29

From the beaches of Florida to the mountains of Colorado, be creative in how you show us your journey in the Coolest Cooler Contest. Here’s how it works. Decorate a Styrofoam cooler with your department teams this Summer to display your vacation memories. The decorated coolers will be displayed for all co-workers to vote on […]






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Clinical Chemistry Autoverification

Clinical Chemistry Autoverification

The CHI St Vincent Infirmary laboratory went live with autoverification  on July 6, 2016. Autoverification is a process of using computer-based rules to verify clinical laboratory test results without manual intervention. The autoverification process adds operational efficiencies, removes subjectivity, and improves consistency of reporting.  This process improvement leads to a reduction of errors and improved quality. […]






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Media: AY Article Promotes 3D Mammography

Media: AY Article Promotes 3D Mammography

Mammography dates back to 1913 when Albert Salomon attempted to visualize breast cancer through radiography. Modern-day mammography techniques were developed in the late ‘60s and have evolved with time and new technology. Today, mammography is hailed as one of the most effective ways to detect breast cancer. The effort to defeat this disease and prevent […]






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Hot Springs ED Named Service Hero For Teamwork

Hot Springs ED Named Service Hero For Teamwork

Congratulations to the staff of the Emergency Department at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs for being named a Hot Springs Service Hero. Here’s the story of #CHILivingOurMission teamwork: Emergency Medical Services reported a 14-year-old was on the way in. Without hesitation or question, co-worker Wynonna McBride stepped up as primary. Emergency Department paramedic Cheyenne Phillips […]






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