The Arkansas Department of Health
formally recognized 12 hospitals for excellence in stroke care performance at the Arkansas Chronic Disease Forum and Cardiovascular Disease Summit this spring. Hospitals receiving performance awards for defect-free patient care include:
• Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock
• CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs
• CHI St. Vincent Infirmary
• CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System
• Medical Center of South Arkansas
• Mercy Hospital Fort Smith
• Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas
• Mercy Hospital Waldron
• Sparks Regional Medical Center
• University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
• Wadley Regional Medical Center
• Washington Regional Medical Center
Saline Memorial Hospital
has been named one of the nation’s Top Hospitals for Clinical Quality by Becker’s Hospital Review. The recent listing included 53 hospitals with the lowest proportion of serious complications per hospital discharge. Saline Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in Arkansas named to this list.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
has become the only medical center in Arkansas to be certified nationally as an adult Level 1 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. To achieve the certification, hospitals go through a rigorous review process and must demonstrate they can provide the highest level of trauma care for the most serious and urgent cases. The Level 1 verification extends through December 16, 2019.
Washington Regional Medical System
celebrated the official naming of the William L. Bradley Medical Plaza on May 11 in a ceremony on the Washington Regional campus. Bradley, who joined Washington Regional as Chief Executive Officer in 2004, announced last year his plans to retire this November. The Washington Regional Medical System board of directors voted unanimously to name the new building in honor of Bradley’s positive, lasting impact on the health of Northwest Arkansas.