Congratulations to Infirmary coworkers Alengo Crook and Joyce Lyons who were recently elected to leadership roles in the Little Rock Black Nurses Association of Arkansas.
Alengo, supervisor of the patient transfer center, was elected vice-president of the organization; Joyce, patient care coordinator in pre-op, was re-elected to the treasurer role she has held for the past six years.
Both women have been involved in LRBNAA for several years. Alengo was first introduced to the organization through a coworker who told her about the group’s focus on mentoring fellow nurses.
The LRBNAA has been serving the community through outreach and education for more than 40 years, and in 2021, began hosting COVID vaccine clinics in the area.
Each year, the group partners with the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center during their Juneteenth celebration, offering blood pressure screenings and education. They also participate in the Arkansas Minority Barber and Beauty Shop Health Initiative through the Department of Health to do blood pressure and cholesterol screenings.