Jefferson Regional Medical Center has been in existence for over a century. Beginning as Davis Hospital, Jefferson Regional was created to meet the healthcare needs of Southeast Arkansas and exists today with the same purpose. The people of Southeast Arkansas are resilient, caring and strong, and Jefferson Regional employees mirror the community they serve. The individuals who work at Jefferson Regional each have a story to tell and their passion, kindness and dedication make Jefferson Regional’s vision come to life.
Here are their stories:
Nursing Application Systems Analyst
We’re good on the science here, but this is the best attitude group of people that you could work with. We don’t let people get down. We don’t let people beat themselves up or other people up. Like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to rehab a person. Everybody’s sold into it.
Being down is good. Grieving is a part of the process, and I’ll take anybody aside and let them grieve. If somebody’s lost a leg or they’ve lost use of their arm, they deserve the right to grieve. Don’t take that away from them. But don’t let it be in a room full of people trying to be up.
One of the things we pride ourselves on in our unit is our discharge to home is very high compared to the rest of the country. We’re not just taking people and treating them and sending them to the nursing home. Our goal is to get them back to the home, and I think that’s kind of another ‘it takes a village’ issue. That’s between the doctors, the nurses, the staff, the family, the patient and anybody involved. Everybody’s goal is to get them out of the medical establishment and into their home. That’s something that I think that our people down here are very proud of.”