The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI) has named North Arkansas Regional Medical Center’s (NARMC) Dawn Brown, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager, as the first Arkansas State Coordinator. PQI is a national organization focused on helping healthcare professionals eliminate preventable perinatal injuries and deaths.
Brown’s first opportunity to share PQI’s vision was as a speaker at the Perinatal Outcomes Workgroup Education and Research group to be held April 24 at The Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.
Brown was instrumental in leading the effort for NARMC to be recognized as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. Currently, NARMC is one of only three Baby Friendly birth facilities in the state and received the designation based on providing an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
In her role as State PQI Coordinator, Brown will provide peer mentoring, share information on how to eliminate preventable perinatal injuries and death throughout the state to healthcare providers and will be involved in a number of speaking engagements throughout the state.
“This is a wonderful opportunity. The mission of PQI is something the entire NARMC nursing team is passionate about so acting as the first State Coordinator is a natural fit. I am extremely proud to represent my team in this effort and take what we have learned at NARMC and share that with healthcare providers throughout Arkansas,” Brown said.
About North Arkansas Regional Medical Center
NARMC is an innovative, non-profit healthcare system consisting of a central hospital in Harrison, Arkansas, and 18 clinics serving the rural communities of North Arkansas. More than 850 NARMC employees, including 32 physicians, physician’s assistants and APRNs, work together to provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services. As one of the Top 100 Rural Hospitals in the nation according to the Rural Health Policy Institute, NARMC has earned numerous 5-Star ratings from Healthgrades and consistently ranks high in patient satisfaction in Press Ganey ratings. A two-time recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Quality Achievement Award, NARMC is committed to providing the best in care, close to home.