CRHS recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare 2018

Conway Regional Health System has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winners, in alphabetical order, is available here. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring ranked lists of all the winners with the Oct. 1 issue.

Conway Regional was the only Arkansas organization to make the list of Best Places to Work in Healthcare this year.

“Whether on the frontline or in the top office, healthcare employees witness moments that can either inspire or dishearten them. That can take a toll on an individual and healthcare organizations must take extra steps to ensure that highs and lows during the workday don’t impact engagement or performance,” said Modern Healthcare Editor Aurora Aguilar. “This year’s best places to work, voted on by the employees themselves, exemplify what it takes to maintain dedication and satisfaction among its employees and that is the key to good patient care. Congratulations to this year’s winners and we look forward to celebrating with you in September.”

“This independent survey process confirms the high quality of our team and the exceptional work that they do every day,” said Matt Troup, Conway Regional’s president and CEO. “It also reflects the passion our team members have for their workplace and the quality of care they provide every day. Their calling is boldly reflected in the commitment they show our patients and our community. This is a huge validation of our culture at Conway Regional.”

During the past two years, Conway Regional has shown an increase in its engagement scores as measured by Press Ganey, an independent, patient experience company in South Bend, Indiana.

This spring, Conway Regional was recognized as the central Arkansas market leader for medical excellence in overall hospital care by CareChex®. CareChex® is an information service of Quantros, Inc., that scores, rates, ranks and compares inpatient quality performance across general, acute, non-federal U.S. hospitals in 38 clinical categories using publicly available data from the most recent and consecutive 10 quarters. Conway Regional also received national recognition from CareChex® in nine service lines for medical excellence or patient safety, including cancer care, cardiac care, gastrointestinal care, heart attack treatment, neurological care, orthopedic care, stroke care, vascular surgery and women’s health.

Last year, Conway Regional also received a Best Places to Work Award from Arkansas Business Publishing Group.

Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work award program identifies and recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry nationwide. Modern Healthcare partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey.

Conway Regional will be honored at the 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards gala Sept. 27, 2018 at the Renaissance Dallas. Information on the awards and dinner program is available here.

Yarnell's Strawberry Cheesecake hits stores

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial launch of summer – Yarnell’s Premium Ice Cream has announced a new seasonal flavor – Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt.

Just like the classic, special-occasion dessert, Yarnell’s Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt features chunks of strawberries, swirled-in graham cracker crust and cheesecake pieces. The yogurt contains live and active cultures, also known as probiotics, which are also a good source of fiber and calcium.

This summer treat is available only for a limited time, and is arriving in grocers’ freezers around the state this week.