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Kandy Cia Retires After 50 Years at Infirmary

Congratulations to Kandy Cia, a nurse on 4W at the Infirmary, who recently retired after spending more than 50 years at the Infirmary. Kandy graduated from the Infirmary’s Nursing program in April 1968 (her class photo hangs in the Education Hall at the Infirmary), and she began working at the Infirmary in 1971. Coworkers praisedView Full Post

Daniel Bright, Jamie Currier Receive Pharmacotherapy Specialist Certification

Congrats to Daniel Bright, PharmD BCPS, and Jamie Currier, PharmD BCPS, both clinical pharmacist preceptors at the Infirmary, for successfully completing their national board certification as Pharmacotherapy Specialists.  Board certification through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties is recognized as the gold standard for determining the pharmacists who are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels. 

James Hendrix Named Service Hero at Hot Springs

James Hendrix, who works on the anesthesia team in Hot Springs, was named a Service Hero for displaying the value of COMPASSION. James was nominated by the daughter of a patient. The woman brought her elderly mother to the emergency department for treatment, but because of COVID-19 visitor restrictions, she was not able to stayView Full Post

U.S. News & World Report Names Infirmary Best Hospital in Arkansas for Cardiology, Heart Surgery & Orthopedics

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary ranks first in cardiology, heart surgery and orthopedics among Arkansas hospitals according to the latest Best Regional Hospital rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. The 2020–21 Best Hospitals rankings from U.S. News & World Report was based on independent analysis of multiple data categories, including patient outcomes, volume ofView Full Post

Brandy Hopkins Becomes First Pharmacist in Arkansas to Earn Cardiology Certification

Congratulations to Brandy Hopkins, PharmD, BCCP, who recently became the first pharmacist in Arkansas to be Board Certified in Cardiology. Board certification through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties is recognized as the gold standard for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels. Pharmacists with certification in Cardiology have the advanced knowledgeView Full Post

Infirmary Welcomes New Pharmacist Residents

The Infirmary’s pharmacy team recently welcomed its newest pharmacist residents, Darby Ballestero and Jayme Holland. Darby earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Jayme received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy.    Darby and JaymeView Full Post