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 praised… View Full Post
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, 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 stay… View Full Post
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 of… View Full Post
Welcome Betsy Hughes, BSN, RN! Betsy has joined the Infirmary team as the Magnet Program Manager. She will be working closely with our HealthLinx partners as the Infirmary works toward its third Magnet designation. The Infirmary received its second Magnet designation in May 2018. Organizations must re-apply to renew their Magnet status every four years.… View Full Post
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 knowledge… View Full Post
McKinzie Wright, who works in patient care at the Infirmary, was named a Service Hero for displaying the value of COMPASSION. McKinzie was recognized as a Service Hero for the care and compassion she showed a recent patient. Earlier this year, a young woman came into the ED with her infant daughter. The mother was… View Full Post
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 Jayme… View Full Post