Nursing

Kimberley Donaldson Named Nurse Manager at Hot Springs

Kimberley Donaldson Named Nurse Manager at Hot Springs

Kimberley Donaldson, BSN, has been named nurse manager for 4E Medical/Surgical Unit and IP Wound at SVHS. Kimberley has been a nurse for 13 years, primarily practicing in the med-surg setting. She completed her bachelors degree in nursing at Arkansas Tech University in 2014.

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RN Deadline to Submit Credentials for Bonuses is Oct. 20

RN Deadline to Submit Credentials for Bonuses is Oct. 20

The deadline for RNs to submit critical care competencies certification for related bonuses is Friday, Oct. 20. Documentation should be submitted to your supervising manager. RNs with the following competencies will receive additional compensation: Left Ventricle Assist Device (LVAD) Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Impella® device Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) External Ventricular Drain Bonuses are […]

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Jean Morris Recognized as Service Hero at Infirmary

Jean Morris Recognized as Service Hero at Infirmary

Jean Morris, 4NW nurse at Infirmary, was recognized as a Service Hero for demonstrating COMPASSION for our most vulnerable. Jean was caring for a patient who asked if she could share her seizure medications with her son. Jean was shocked and concerned. She told the patient that she could not share her medications but also […]

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Carla Lewis Recognized as Service Hero at Infirmary

Carla Lewis Recognized as Service Hero at Infirmary

Carla Lewis, a nurse on the Infirmary’s 4th floor, was recognized as a Service Hero for demonstrating care and COMPASSION. A 100-year-old patient was admitted to the Infirmary after falling and breaking her hip at her nursing home. Carla Lewis cared for the patient during much of her stay. When I met Carla, she had […]

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Cody Hall Recognized as Service Hero at Infirmary

Cody Hall Recognized as Service Hero at Infirmary

Cody Hall, cardiovascular technologist in the Cath Lab, demonstrated a commitment to his team and his patients on an especially busy day when the call team and an additional team were both handling other procedures. The team received a STEMI page, but there was no one to handle the emergency. Cody, who had already gone […]

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Clinical Ladder Education Drop-in Sessions

Clinical Ladder Education Drop-in Sessions

Making sure our nurses receive the continued training they need and have access to advancement opportunities they deserve, is important to us. That’s why we’re having Clinical Ladder Education Drop-in Sessions on September 26 at the Infirmary. Any RN can drop in and learn about the new Clinical Ladder for RNs who practice at the bedside. […]

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Infirmary LVAD Program Anticipates Upcoming Survey

Infirmary LVAD Program Anticipates Upcoming Survey

The Heart Institute team at the Infimary is preparing for an upcoming survey from The Joint Commission (TJC) to review our LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) program. The day-and-half survey will review our quality and regulatory standards for this advanced cardiac program. While surveyors will be focused on LVAD, they will be observant of all areas […]

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Randy Brannon Receives August 2017 Daisy Award

Randy Brannon Receives August 2017 Daisy Award

Caring for our patient’s families is just as important as caring for our patients. That’s why we want to recognize Randy Brannon, RN in the Critical Care Unit, as a Daisy Award winner! He ensured that a patient’s wife felt involved in the treatment plan and fully understood the results of procedures that were performed. […]

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Charlene McConnell Receives July 2017 Daisy Award

Charlene McConnell Receives July 2017 Daisy Award

After learning of an EVS worker’s dream of becoming a patient care tech, Charlene McConnell, RN, rallied together the Intensive Care Unit to help raise enough money for them to go to school. They raised enough money to pay for CNA school along with the costs of books and certification. That’s why Charlene was chosen […]

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Neurologist Dr. Kara Way Joins Medical Group

Neurologist Dr. Kara Way Joins Medical Group

The Medical Group welcomes Kara Way, MD, as the newest member of the CHI St. Vincent Neurology Clinic in Hot Springs. Dr. Way is a Magnolia native and graduate of Magnolia High School. She attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and completed her residency as part of the Neurology Residency […]

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