The inaugural edition of Arkansas Money & Politics’ Outstanding Health Care Professionals features some of the state’s finest in the field of medicine. For the last three months, AMP has received hundreds of nominations and thousands of votes for those who would be considered the most outstanding hospital CEO, physician, nurse, small and large hospital, mental health facility, insurance provider, nurse practitioner, as well as women’s, men’s and children’s health provider, lifetime achievement, volunteerism, and best place to work. The following health care professionals and institutions represent the best in their respective category, as chosen by their peers from across the state of Arkansas.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is among the largest pediatric hospitals in the United States and serves children from birth to age 21. ACH’s staff consists of more than 505 physicians, 200 residents and 4,400 support staff. The hospital, which features a Level I Trauma Center, has 336 beds and offers three intensive care units. The campus spans 36 city blocks and has a floor space of more than 2 million square feet. It is affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and is a teaching hospital with the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.
“Arkansas Children’s is thrilled to receive this honor, which recognizes the hard work our teams pour into our mission, making children better today and healthier tomorrow,” says Marcy Doderer, president and CEO of the Arkansas Children’s health system. “Our team is motivated by four values: safety, teamwork, compassion and excellence. Those values inform every decision and every action, from the aggressive pursuit of zero hospital infections to treating each family with dignity, kindness and concern.”