North Arkansas Regional Medical Center was awarded the Site Excellence Award at the eighth annual AR SAVES Conference held in Hot Springs, AR on May 11, 2017.
NARMC was one of four hospitals in Arkansas to receive this prestigious award out of the 51 AR SAVES eligible hospitals. This recognition is highly valued at the annual conference because it exemplifies commitment, teamwork, skills, and knowledge.
Statistics show Arkansans are at a higher risk of death from stroke than residents of most other states and the AR SAVES program works to ensure patients can receive the time-sensitive care required for good outcomes. NARMC was selected based on exceptional performance as a strong ready hospital which included staff training, exceeding programmatic expectations and community outreach.
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, located in Harrison, Arkansas is a 176 bed hospital and medical system employing 800 healthcare professionals. In addition to this award, the hospital was recognized as a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital, they have received numerous 5 star ratings by Healthgrade and scored in the 98th percentile for patient satisfaction in the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Ratings. The hospital is led by President and CEO Vincent Leist who in addition to his duties at the hospital serves on the board of the Arkansas Hospital Association.
From Left: Hannah Wilburn, RN; Rita Dodson, LPN; Skipper McCormick, RN; Dr. Richard Powell; James Ray, Paramedic; Larry Gilliam, EMT; Erin Berry, RN, Emergency Department Director, Trauma Program Manager; Lauren Elliott, RN; Back row: Wei Chung, RN; Everett Looper, RN; Nathan Depoy, Paramedic; Brian Coffman, Paramedic; and Tim Cooper, EMT.