Emcee Lance Turner of Arkansas Business shared some of the activities at DMH from the past year which cemented its place as a finalist. The hospital’s range of services rivals that of any health care system in the state, with many service lines growing. The Emergency Department received the UAMS-ARSAVES best door-to-needle time in the state for the month of June for quick treatment of stroke patients. And, last winter, the Drew County community approved a sales tax designation that will benefit the financing of the hospital’s 51,000 sq. ft. expansion project, which broke ground in September.
The recognition for Arkansas Business’ Small Hospital of the Year comes just months after DMH was named by National Research Corporation as the nation’s Most Improved Small Hospital, a designation based on significant gains in “overall hospital rating” scores assigned by patients. Further information on the Health Care Heroes awards luncheon can be found at ArkansasBusiness.com and in the November 28 issue of Arkansas Business.
Drew Memorial Hospital is a non-profit, county-owned acute-care facility that serves a population of 200,000 in Southeast Arkansas.