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NEA BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EARNS QUALITY RESPIRATORY CARE RECOGNITION IN NATIONAL PROGRAM
Apr 19, 2012

NEA BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EARNS QUALITY RESPIRATORY CARE RECOGNITION IN NATIONAL PROGRAM

 

 

Jonesboro, Ark., April 12th, 2012 –– NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital has been named a Quality Respiratory Care Institution under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make information decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.

Since the inception of this national program in 2003, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital has received this distinct recognition every year. NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital is 1 of 11 hospitals in the state of Arkansas to receive the recognition this year.

“This national recognition signifies the hard work put forth by our respiratory care providers to ensure patient safety, as well as the best patient care possible. We are proud to have a professional and caring staff who make patient care their first priority,” said Doug Cates, Director of Pulmonary Services.

The Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services.

NEA Baptist is a 100-bed facility that is affiliated with both Baptist Memorial Health Care and NEA Baptist Clinic. The hospital offers a number of services, including cancer, emergency, neurology, radiology and surgery. The hospital’s Heart Center offers interventional cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation and chest pain emergency care, among other services. The Women’s Center offers labor and delivery services as well as childbirth and breastfeeding classes. NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital is building a new 181 bed facility, located on HWY 49N. Construction is scheduled to be complete by mid-summer of 2013. For more information about NEA Baptist, please visit www.neabaptist.com.

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