Arkansas Quality Award presented to Conway Regional
Governor Mike Beebe presented the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence to Conway Regional Health System during the 20th annual Awards Celebration for the Governor’s Quality Award on Monday, September 15. In all, 28 organizations from throughout the state were presented quality awards during the celebration at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock. Conway Regional was the only healthcare organization achieving the Governor’s Award, which is the highest award bestowed by the quality awards program. Conway Regional is also the first organization from its five-county market area (Faulkner, Perry, Van Buren, Cleburne and Conway counties) to achieve this prestigious award. Conway Regional was awarded the Achievement Award, the second highest level, last year in its first year to apply. Governor Beebe also made a personal presentation of the award to the Conway Regional staff September 18 in the Auditorium of Conway Regional Medical Center. “I want to express my deepest gratitude to the physicians, employees and volunteers who are the heart and soul of our health system. Watch the video courtesy of the Log Cabin Democrat."This tremendous achievement would not be possible without their dedication to quality,” said Jim Lambert, Conway Regional’s President and CEO. “We strive every day to make Conway Regional a quality organization – that is the very heart of our mission - we live it and breathe it. We continually strive to improve how we provide our patients with the best healthcare possible, delivered with sincere compassion and sensitivity.” The goal of the Governor’s Quality Award Program is to encourage Arkansas organizations to engage in continuous quality improvement, which leads to performance excellence, and to provide significant recognition to those organizations. Created as a not-for-profit organization, the program is dedicated to assist in building a strong infrastructure for Arkansas businesses. That dedication is reflected in the program’s vision to be a catalyst for excellence in organizational performance.