Walnut Ridge Hospital Recognized by National Healthcare Publication - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Walnut Ridge, AR

Walnut Ridge Hospital Recognized by National Healthcare Publication

MAY 18, 2004 - Posted at 2:06 p.m. CDT

 

WALNUT RIDGE, AR - Leaders at Walnut Ridge's Lawrence Memorial Hospital were named today as the Top Leadership Team in Healthcare for Small Hospitals by HealthLeaders Magazine, a national publication geared toward the healthcare industry.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access facility that is owned by Lawrence County.  The facility was headed toward bankruptcy and closure in the mid-1990s, but its leaders sparked a revival that resulted in the hospital growing and thriving in a small, rural community that is not growing.

"The senior leadership team at Lawrence Memorial epitomizes what can be done when leaders work together as a team to make the delivery of healthcare better for patients and their families," said Scott McQuigg, president and publisher of HealthLeaders, an award-winning monthly magazine.

Lawrence Memorial will be featured in a future article of the magazine.

Lee Gentry serves as the hospital's president. 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Sheriff's department investigates cemetery vandalism

    Sheriff's department investigates cemetery vandalism

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:55:33 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-09-21 04:01:12 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Craighead County cemetery experienced vandalism Tuesday night after someone drove over tombstones causing thousands of dollars in damage.

    A Craighead County cemetery experienced vandalism Tuesday night after someone drove over tombstones causing thousands of dollars in damage.

  • School district demands county to act on dangerous gravel road

    School district demands county to act on dangerous gravel road

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:36:53 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:53:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    After several reported wrecks involving students on County Road 431 near the Valley View High School, the school district is desperately wanting a solution to the gravel road. According to Dr. Haley Fitzgerald, a grant writer for the  Valley View School District, at least nine wrecks have taken place on CR 431 in only two years.

    After several reported wrecks involving students on County Road 431 near the Valley View High School, the school district is desperately wanting a solution to the gravel road. According to Dr. Haley Fitzgerald, a grant writer for the  Valley View School District, at least nine wrecks have taken place on CR 431 in only two years.

  • Project shows what it's like having dementia, Alzheimer’s

    Project shows what it's like having dementia, Alzheimer’s

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:51:00 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Memphians who have loved ones suffering from dementia got the chance to take a walk in their shoes. 

    Memphians who have loved ones suffering from dementia got the chance to take a walk in their shoes. 

Powered by Frankly