Submitted by Mena Regional Health System
Mena Regional Health System named Jennifer Maechler, RN was named the 2019 iCARE Star Employee of the Year. The iCARE Program was designed to encourage employees to daily demonstrate five desired guided behaviors at MRHS: Integrity, Compassionate Care, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence.
Each quarter, nominations from patients and their families, the community and employees are compiled and presented to a new team of randomly selected employees to review and select one to be named the iCARE Star of the Quarter.
At the end of each year, the Executive team receives all of the iCARE Star of the Quarter winners and selects one to be named iCARE Star Employee of the Year.
Jennifer Maechler, Women’s Services Department, is one that goes above and beyond for her patients, always focusing on safety and quality while providing compassion and excellence in patient-centered care. Jennifer received a plaque, her name on the iCARE Employee of the Year progressive plaque, and a monetary bonus.
Mena Regional Health System named Joseph Aldrich, DO Provider of the Year. This award allows MRHS the opportunity to recognize all of the medical staff for their contributions to the community and surrounding areas.
Employees were given a ballot including the names of all MRHS providers. Each employee voted on one provider they felt was most deserving of the recognition. Dr. Aldrich demonstrates excellence in the medical profession, positively represents MRHS, makes extraordinary sacrifices and encourages others.
Dr. Aldrich, Pediatrician at Mena Medical Associates is patient, caring and able to foster long-term trust relationships with children and their parents. This marks the second consecutive year
Dr. Aldrich was chosen to receive the award. As a recipient of this award, MRHS presented Dr. Aldrich with a plaque and his name engraved on the Provider of the Year progressive plaque displayed on the iCARE Wall of Fame.
Mena Regional Health System honored Taylor Roberts, RN the Spirit of Excellence Award for 2019. Taylor, Nurse Manager at Mena Medical Associates, received several Spirit Award nominations from her colleagues.
This annual award is based upon the iCARE principals and is presented to an employee that goes above and beyond while encouraging others to do the same. Taylor’s superior service and extraordinary sacrifices ensure a spirit of excellence and compassion at MRHS. As the recipient of this award, Taylor received a framed certificate and a monetary bonus.
Mena Regional Health System honored Dee Matejek, Director of Surgery with the Mena Regional Health System Leadership Award for 2019. The Executive Team selects this honor yearly. The annual recipient of this award is an individual who is always willing to take on the risk of decision making while considering the best interest of the organization. Dee has exhibited exemplary efforts to assist, inspire and empower her team to accomplish feats of excellence in service and care. As the recipient of this award, Dee received a framed certificate and a monetary bonus.