A group from St. Bernards traveled to Little Rock in mid-September to attend the Arkansas Business “Best Places To Work in Arkansas 2014” luncheon that honored the top 12 firms recognized in a program created by Arkansas Business and Best Companies Group.
Celebrating the fact that St. Bernards has made the “Best Places” cut for two consecutive years, a team of nine – including Janine Sipa who has worked at St. Bernards for 47 years – joined with others from throughout the state who work with businesses that are considered “among the best.
St. Bernards has played a significant role in the development of Jonesboro and Northeast Arkansas, been providing compassionate care for residents in the region for 114 years. It was established by the Sisters of Holy Angels Convent in Jonesboro to meet a community need during a malarial fever epidemic at the turn of the century – and is has continued to focus on community healthcare needs and the best ways to meet those needs for well over a century.
“We are especially pleased to be recognized as one of 12 businesses that are among the Best Places to Work in Arkansas. It was an honor to be among those recognized in the inaugural class of Best Places in 2013 – but it is a true affirmation to be included for a second consecutive year,” says Jacque Hurd, vice president of human relations at St. Bernards.
“We have many employees who are passionate about their work. And that is one of the things that makes St. Bernards a very special place to work!”
Those from St. Bernards who attended the luncheon were Kathryn Blackman, vice president of critical care, heartcare and cancer services; Michael K. Givens, St. Bernards administrator; Susan Greenwood, nurse executive and vice president of quality, safety and risk management; Tiffany Horton, employee engagement manager; Jacque Hurd, vice president of human resources; Brenda Million, vice president of women’s and children’s services; Vincent Turner Jr., director of ancillary services; Laura Pickens, vice president of marketing and public relations; and Janine Sipa, telecommunications services.