The Medical Center of South Arkansas (MCSA) received the Governor’s Quality Award at the award’s 26th annual ceremony recently. MCSA was one of fourteen organizations from across the state to be recognized with an Arkansas Governor’s Quality Award.
Governor Asa Hutchinson presented the award to Elaine Butler, MCSA Director of Quality, at a small luncheon where attendance was limited and social distancing protocols followed, according to an Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence press release.
“I was thrilled to receive this award on behalf of all of our hard working team members. We are incredibly proud of our organization and the measures we have taken to fulfill our obligation to our community and patients by providing quality patient care,” Butler said in the press release.
This award announcement comes on the heels of MCSA being named on Arkansas Business’ “Best Places To Work 2020” list.
The goal of the program is to encourage Arkansas organizations to engage in continuous quality improvement, which leads to performance excellence, according to the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence. The award process drives organizations toward quality principles. Organizations self-assess and carefully review the award-level requirements before deciding at which level to apply, according to the press release.