WCMC Announces Associate of the Quarter

White County Medical Center associates recently selected Beth Ann Jones, RN, as the Associate of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2014. Jones has been with the hospital for 14 years and works in the WCMC IT Department as a Nurse Informatics Specialist; she previously worked in the Critical Care Unit (CCU).

“I am honored to be named as the Associate of the Quarter,” Beth Ann said. “I love the people I work with and feel this recognition is a reflection of the team I am part of.”

Attributes of the Associate of the Quarter include high values, a positive attitude and sense of professionalism. Beth Ann reflects the core values of the hospital:  integrity, teamwork, compassion, excellence, stewardship, innovation and servanthood.

The following comments were made by fellow associates who nominated her:  ‘Beth Ann is such a valuable link between the technology and nursing sides of the hospital;’ ‘she is a joy to work with; she is always helpful in teaching and working with other departments to find the best way to care for patients and to meet quality and meaningful use measures;’ ‘Beth Ann looks at our current processes and looks for ways to improve our quality of care and streamline our workflow;’ ‘she realizes how important it is for the computer systems to run efficiently and how it affects patient care.’

As the leading healthcare provider in a six-county area, White County Medical Center associates strive to improve the quality of health and well-being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. White County Medical Center is the largest employer in a six-county area with more than 1,750 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.

In addition to the North and South Campuses, White County Medical Center includes Family Practice Associates, Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Central Arkansas, Searcy Medical Center and Searcy Medical Center – West Clinic, Westside Family Medical Clinic, WCMC Cardiology Clinic and White County Oncology.