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Deborah Hicks Honored for 40 Years of Service

Deborah Hicks Honored for 40 Years of Service

Congratulations to Deborah Hicks, Surgical Technologist at the Infirmary, who recently celebrated 40 years of service. Perioperative Services staff members recognized Deborah at their monthly staff meeting and presented her with a framed photo with messages of support from her coworkers.  

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Celebrate National Volunteer Week April 15-21

Celebrate National Volunteer Week April 15-21

Celebrate National Volunteer Week by thanking the many volunteers who help our ministry operate. In 2007, volunteers donated 36,260 hours –a value of $987,037. Campuses will host events throughout the week to say thank you to volunteers. The Infirmary will host a luncheon on Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20, from 11:30-1, in the […]

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Freedom From Smoking Classes Start April 18th

Freedom From Smoking Classes Start April 18th

It’s one of the few times it is good to be a quitter! When it comes to kicking the habit, there is no time like the present. Gain your freedom from smoking by taking part in our FREE Freedom From Smoking Classes Group Quit Program. In this 8-week program, led by a certified instructor, you’ll […]

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International Nurses Join Team at Hot Springs & Infirmary

International Nurses Join Team at Hot Springs & Infirmary

The Infirmary and Hot Springs recently welcomed six new international nurses. Four will work at the Infirmary: Ivy Langga, from the Philippines, works on 3N Med/Surg Patience Shumba, from Nigeria, works in ICU Janice Messam-Smith, from Jamaica, works in ICU Ella Santos, from the Philippines, works in Behavioral Health Two will work in Hot Springs: […]

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Tessie Bell Receives 2018 Nursing Compassion Award

Tessie Bell Receives 2018 Nursing Compassion Award

Congratulations to Maria “Tessie” Bell, Infirmary RN, who received the 2018 Nursing Compassion Award from Publishing Concepts, Inc. during the Arkansas Nursing Expo. Tessie was honored for the benevolent care she has provided to patients for more than 50 years as well as her mentoring of numerous nurses. In her spare time, Tessie enjoys traveling […]

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Infirmary Team Presents Evidence-Based Practice Project at Nursing Conference

Infirmary Team Presents Evidence-Based Practice Project at Nursing Conference

An inter-professional team from Perioperative Services, PeriAnesthesia, Quality and Pharmacy presented their professional poster, “Empowering Workplace Safety: An EBP Project to Improve Chemotherapy Use in Perioperative Practice,” at the Sigma Theta Tau International, Pi Theta Chapter – 27th Annual Nursing Excellence in Research and Practice Conference in Fayetteville on April 2. The team conducted an evidence-based practice project […]

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Alesa Garner Honored with Hickingbotham Award for Service

Alesa Garner Honored with Hickingbotham Award for Service

Congratulations to Alesa Garner, recipient of the 2018 Hickingbotham Award for Service from the Arkansas Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The award is the highest award given by the chapter. Alesa, program coordinator for CHI St. Vincent’s New Outlook Cancer Recovery Program and a breast cancer survivor, received the award because […]

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Community Outreach Talks Nutrition Month With Windstream Employees

Community Outreach Talks Nutrition Month With Windstream Employees

As healthcare workers, we know how hard it is to break away from our jobs to focus on our health. That’s why we visited Windstream to take a heath classes to their employees. Leslie McNally, Registered Dietitian with our Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic – Little Rock, spoke to about employees about Nutrition Month and the […]

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Infirmary Magnet Visit Begins Wednesday

Infirmary Magnet Visit Begins Wednesday

Magnet appraisers will visit patient care areas throughout the Infirmary, beginning Wednesday, April 4. The four-person team will also visit Heart Clinic Arkansas-Kanis and the Endocrinology Clinic before leaving on Friday, April 6. The purpose of the visit is to “verify, clarify and amplify” the written evidence submitted in June and December. As part of […]

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Brandy Hopkins Earns Medication Safety Certification

Brandy Hopkins Earns Medication Safety Certification

Congratulations to Brandy Hopkins, medication safety officer for Central Arkansas locations, who recently completed her Medication Safety Certification through the Institute of Safe Medication Practices and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. Brandy began her current role in March 2017 and started working on her certification in June. She completed her certification earlier this […]

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