The Perinatal Outcomes Workgroup Education and Research (POWER) team pays a visit to Ashley County Medical Center on Wednesday, March 29, to congratulate the hospital staff on the facility being recognized as an emPOWERed Birthplace, one of only three in the state of Arkansas. Dawn Brown (far right) is the clinical program director for POWER. Brown said she and the other members of their team wanted to thank the ACMC obstetrics department and affiliated staff for their hard work and continually “putting patient safety and care first.” Also pictured are (from left) POWER Team members Shari Drakes (OB outreach coordinator), Tina Pennington (nursing outreach coordinator), Erin Murders (OB outreach facilitator), and ACMC’s Laurie Kilcrease, RN.

On Wednesday, March 29, members of the Ashley County Medical Center (ACMC) team celebrated the hospital’s achievements along with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Institute for Digital Health & Innovation (UAMS-IDHI) POWER Team.

The team was present to congratulate ACMC and its staff on becoming one of only three healthcare facilities in the state to be recognized by UAMS as an emPOWERed Birthplace.

Tina Pennington is the POWER Team’s nursing outreach coordinator for the southeast. Pennington said becoming part of the team and getting ACMC involved was “personal.”