Nursing Recognition

Magnet® Designation

We’re extremely proud of our nurses and the work that they do every day. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® provides a roadmap to advance nursing excellence. Magnet®-recognized organizations embody a collaborative culture, where nurses are valued as integral partners in the patient’s safe passage through their healthcare experiences. Interprofessional collaboration is nurtured, with a focus on mutual respect, autonomy, and shared values. This results in high nurse satisfaction, high patient satisfaction, and high-quality patient outcomes. The Magnet Recognition Program® framework is part an integral strategy for Conway Regional to meet its organizational and nursing strategic priorities.

Magnet® recognition involves the contributions of all our Conway Regional employees.  It takes each role and department to deliver the outstanding care for which we are known.  To be considered for the honor, hospitals must reapply every four years and complete a rigorous credentialing process that can take a year or longer, including a visit from ANCC appraisers that interview patients, staff, physicians and community members.


What does being a Magnet® hospital mean for the residents of Conway and the surrounding communities?
Conway Regional Medical Center is a hospital where patient care is determined by the highest standards in nursing
The Standards are established by the ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA).
A facility that has been through a rigorous review by nursing experts
Three appraisers interview hundreds of staff, physicians and the public during an intensive three-day review.
Clinical outcomes and the nurse satisfaction scores validate the use of the ANCC standards of care
Patients experience high-quality, compassionate care.
An environment that focuses on patient safety
Magnet® hospitals have fewer pressure ulcers, fewer patient falls and lower mortality rates.
Surveys that consistently show high Patient Satisfaction scores
Consumers are confident and very satisfied with the care they receive.
The practice of evidence-based care
The latest research determines the best methods for delivering care to patients.
An organization that believes in providing the highest quality of care
All departments deliver care that is beyond what is expected.
An institution where continuing professional development is expected
 Nurses are committed to increasing their knowledge to help the entire patient care team.

For more information about the ANCC Magnet Recognition program, visit

DAISY Awards

Conway Regional Medical Center is honored to participate in the DAISY Award to honor nurses who impact patient care. The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.

2020 DAISY Award Winners:

Katie Cox, RN

Amanda Avery, RN

BEE Awards

The BEE (Be Exceptional Everyday) award was created by the Conway Regional’s Recruitment and Retention Council to honor non-nursing employees who demonstrate exemplary care for patients, visitors, and co-workers. The BEE complements the national DAISY award which honors nurses. It is awarded every two months at Conway Regional.

2020 BEE Award Winners:

Tyrone Lee, MD

Nas McCombs

Christie Harris

Great 100 Nurses

The Great 100 Nurses organization accepts nominations each year, and exemplary nurses are selected based on their concern for humanity, their contributions to the profession of nursing, and their mentoring of others.

The following nurses were selected as one of the Great 100 Nurses of Arkansas for 2020:

  • CJ Newton, MSN, RN,NE-BC
  • Ian Lynch BSN, RN
  • Suzette Marks, MSN, RN-BC
  • Lynn Braden, BSN, RN
  • Robert Darr BSN, RN
  • Amy Skelton BSN, RN
  • Gabe Gartman, RN
  • Courtney Kirkpatrick BSN, RN
  • Kelsey Harrell, BSN, RN, RNC-OB
  • Brenda Garlington, BSN, RN, VA-BC

40 Under 40

40 Nurse Leaders Under 40 honors emerging nurse leaders in the state who are under the age of 40. The honorees were selected using criteria on how each applicant stood out among their peers in four distinctive areas: commitment to excellence, service/outreach, leadership qualities, and their contributions to the advancement of the nursing profession.

Every year, the Arkansas Center of Nursing (ACN) honors Arkansas' top 40 Under 40 nurses. The following CRHS nurse leaders were selected in 2020:

  • Caitlin Castellani, MSN, RN-BC
  • Kennedy Langston, CEN
  • Jessica Branham, BSN, RN

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