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MRHS Announces Chili Cook Off Winners

Mena Regional Health System recently held their Third Annual Employee Chili Cook-Off.  Celebrity judges included: Jay Quebedeaux, CEO; Scott Sawyer, Sheriff; Melanie Wade, Pulse Multi-Media; Ashley Smith, Chamber of Commerce Director; Tonya Frachiseur, Elite Home Health; Mark Hobson, Pulse Multi-Media. Winners included:  Cathy Holmes, Mild Category; Debbie Nelson, Medium Category; Gayla Crowley, Overall Chili Champion; and Lori Barber, Hot Category.

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MRHS Foundation Hosts Cookout

The MRHS Foundation will host their annual Employee Appreciation Cookout on Friday, September 29th in the Mena Regional Health System parking lot. Although the cookout began as a way for the Foundation to honor employees, in the years since its inception, they have opened the event up to the public and it now serves as a fundraiser for the many ...

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MRHS Expands Mental Health Services

SUBMITTED – Mena Regional Health System is pleased to announce that Doris Hastey will join Cedar Haven as a board certified Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner beginning September 11, 2017.  Working in behavioral health for the last 14 years as a staff nurse and then as nurse manager of our 12 bed geriatric behavior unit, she brings experience, expertise and excellence ...

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Mena Regional Health Center Welcomes Pediatrician to the Medical Staff

SUBMITTED – Mena Regional Health System has welcomed Pediatrician Joseph A. Aldrich, D.O., FACOP, FAAP.  Dr. Aldrich graduated from the Kansas City College of osteopathic Medicine, now known as the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience in 1974. He also completed his Rotating Internship Pediatric Residency and at the same institution.  He served two years active duty in the ...

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Nault Named iCare Star Employee

Fran Nault was recently named the iCARE Star Employee of the 2ndQuarter 2017 at Mena Regional Health System.  Fran received numerous nominations from patients and co-workers.  She has served as a phlebotomist at MRHS for five years and is an essential asset to the laboratory department.  As the iCARE Star Employee of the Quarter, Fran received a paid day off, ...

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Arkansas Department of Health Recognizes Mena Regional Health System for its Work to Become Safe Sleep Certified

Mena, Ark.- Mena Regional Health System has achieved Bronze Certification from the Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification program. Hospitals that are Silver Certified are considered to be Certified Safe Sleep Leaders.   As Safe Sleep Leaders, they: 1) Provide Safe Sleep training and education to hospital staff and parents; 2) Model Safe Sleep practices using the ABC’s (Alone, ...

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Mena Regional Health System Welcomes First Baby of the New Year

The first baby of the year is here! Mena Regional Health System has announced that Kayanna Smith was born on January 3, 2017 at 10:33 a.m., weighing 7lbs 15oz, and measured 21 in. long.  Congratulations to mother, Cheyenne Smith.  Also present to welcome the new addition was Kela Murphy, grandmother, and Amanda Davis, Sister-In-Law. Teresa Wise, CNO; Dr. Carlos Rocha, ...

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Megan and Matthew Hughes, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on October 14th. Kaylynn and Joel Vaughn, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on October 20th. Emily and Johnathan Smith, of Mena, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on October 20th.

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Admissions at MRHS Named iCare Star Department

The Admissions Department at Mena Regional Health System was recently named iCARE Star Department of the Quarter.  The staff in admissions is responsible for pre-registering and registering all patients that enter the hospital and ancillary departments of MRHS, among a lengthy list of additional requirements and responsibilities.  This department has provided exemplary service to patients, physicians, nursing staff, clinics and ...

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MRHS Announces New Emergency Dept. Director

SUBMITTED – Mena Regional Health System has welcomed their new Emergency Department Director, Tammy Harrison, R.N.  She has worked in the medical field for 23 years, the last 13 as an emergency room nurse.  She has served as an ER nurse for MRHS for 6 ½ years.  Harrison received her nursing degree from Garland County Community College. In addition to ...

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