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Quality and Recognition at Washington Regional


Recognition for achieving a high level of care underscores the confidence our patients and our community have in Washington Regional. We are proud to have received the following awards and recognitions:

2022

  • U.S. News & World Report “Best Regional Hospitals” – Named top hospital in the Ozarks Region and #1 hospital in Arkansas
  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade – A, Spring 2022
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® Achievement Awards
  • Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – Results of the newspaper’s annual readers poll
    • Washington Regional Medical Center – Best Hospital
    • Walker Heart Institute – Best Cardiology
    • Washington Regional Women and Infants Center – Best Place to Have a Baby
    • Washington Regional Urgent Care – Best Urgent Care/Walk In Clinic
    • Washington Regional Hospice – Best Hospice
    • Washington Reginal Home Health – Best Home Care
    • Washington Reginal Interventional Pain Management Clinic – Best Pain Management Clinic
  • AY Magazine – This statewide publication recognized 15 Washington Regional physicians in its list of 2022 Best Health Care Professionals::
    • Jamal Abdin, MD – Washington Regional Farmington Family Clinic
    • Larry Armstrong, DO – Washington Regional Brain and Spine Surgery Clinic, part of the Washington Regional J.B. Hunt Transport Services Neuroscience Institute
    • John Brizzolara, MD – Washington Regional Ozark Urology
    • Alan Diamond, DO – Washington Regional Senior Health Clinic
    • C. Kris Hanby, MD – Washington Regional Total Joint Center
    • Randall Hightower, MD, FACOG, SGO – Washington Regional Gynecologic Oncology
    • Wayne Hudec, MD – Washington Regional Ozark Surgical Associates
    • Jeffrey Kellar, MD, FACS – Washington Regional Ozark Surgical Associates
    • Luke Knox, MD, FACS – Washington Regional Conservative Spine Clinic, part of the Washington Regional J.B. Hunt Transport Services Neuroscience Institute
    • Kristin Markell, MD, FACOG, ABOIM – Washington Regional Integrative Gynecology Clinic
    • Michael Moulton, MD – Renal Specialists of Northwest Arkansas
    • Ronald Mullis, MD – Washington Regional Ozark Surgical Associates
    • Robert Jaggers, MD – Washington Regional Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Clinic, part of the Washington Regional Walker Heart Institute
    • Jessica Short, MD – Washington Regional Rheumatology Clinic
    • John H. Wu, MD – Renal Specialists of Northwest Arkansas

2021

  • U.S. News & World Report “Best Regional Hospitals” – Named top hospital in the Ozarks Region and #1 hospital in Arkansas
  • Mission: Lifeline® Achievement Awards
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® Achievement Awards
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Center for Excellence
  • National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program – Silver Safe Sleep Leader
  • Arkansas Money & Politics – Results of the statewide magazine's annual readers poll
    • Washington Regional – Best Health Care Provider
    • Washington Regional Medical Center – Best Hospital
  • Celebrate – Results of this regional magazine’s annual readers poll:
    • Washington Regional Medical Center – Very Best Hospital/Medical Center
    • HerHealth Clinic – Very Best OB/GYN Clinic
    • Dr. Randall Hightower, Washington Regional Gynecologic Oncology Clinic - Very Best Oncologist
    • Washington Regional Gala - Very Best Gala or Charity Event
  • Citiscapes – Results of this regional magazine’s annual readers poll:
    • Washington Regional Medical Center – Best Regional Hospital
    • J.B. Hunt Transport Services Neuroscience Institute – Best Neurologist/Neurosurgeon
    • Walker Heart Institute –  Best Cardiology Clinic
    • Washington Regional Ozark Urology – Best Urology Clinic
  • Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – Results of the newspaper’s annual readers poll
    • Washington Regional Medical Center – Best Hospital
    • Walker Heart Institute – Best Cardiology
    • Washington Regional Women and Infants Center – Best Place to Have a Baby
    • Washington Regional Urgent Care – Best Urgent Care/Walk In Clinic
    • Washington Regional Hospice – Best Home Care/Hospice
    • Washington Reginal Home Health – Best Home Care

2020

  • U.S. News & World Report “Best Regional Hospitals” – Named top hospital in the Ozarks Region
  • Mission: Lifeline® Achievement Awards
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® Achievement Awards
    • Stroke Gold Plus
    • Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus
    • Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • IQI Quality Award from Arkansas Hospital Association
  • Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Wes Gordon Golden Deeds Award
  • AY Magazine – This statewide publication recognized two Washington Regional team members to its list of Best Women in Healthcare:
    • Jessica Short, MD – Washington Regional Rheumatology Clinic
    • Brittney Sharp, MS, RD, LD – Washington Regional Internal Medicine Associates
  • Citiscapes – Results of this regional magazine’s annual readers poll:
    • Washington Regional Medical Center – Best Regional Hospital
    • J.B. Hunt Transport Services Neuroscience Institute – Best Neurologist/Neurosurgeon
    • Walker Heart Institute –  Best Cardiology Clinic
    • Washington Regional Ozark Urology – Best Urology Clinic
  • Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – Results of the newspaper’s annual readers poll
    • Walker Heart Institute – Best Cardiology
    • Washington Regional Women and Infants Center – Best Place to Have a Baby
    • Washington Regional Medical Center – Best Hospital
    • Washington Regional Urgent Care – Best Urgent Care/Walk In Clinic
    • Washington Regional Hospice – Best Home Care/Hospice


2019 

  • U.S. News & World Report “Best Regional Hospitals” – Named top hospital in the Ozarks Region
  • Mission: Lifeline® Achievement Awards
    • Regional STEMI Trailblazer
    • STEMI Receiving Center - Bronze
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® Achievement Awards
  • Arkansas Department of Health "Level 1 Award" for Stroke Care Performance
  • Home Health: Superior Performer
  • La Prensa Libre – Best Place to Work
  • Arkansas Money & Politics – Best Large Hospital in Arkansas
  • AY Magazine – this statewide publication recognized Washington Regional as:
    • Washington Regional Medical Center – Best Hospital
    • HerHealth Clinic – Best Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Walker Heart Institute – Best Cardiology
  • Celebrate – Results of this regional magazine’s annual readers poll:
    • Washington Regional Medical Center – Very Best Hospital/Medical Center
    • HerHealth Clinic – Very Best OB/GYN Clinic
    • Washington Regional Gala – Very Best Gala or Charity Event
    • Washington Regional Home Health – Very Best Senior Home Care
  • Citiscapes – results of this regional magazine’s annual readers poll:
    • Washington Regional Medical Center – Best Regional Hospital
    • Northwest Arkansas Neuroscience Institute – Best Neurologist/Neurosurgeon
    • Walker Heart Institute –  Best Cardiology Clinic
    • Washington Regional Ozark Urology – Best Urology Clinic
  • Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – Results of the newspaper’s annual readers poll:
    • Washington Regional Medical Center – Best Hospital
    • Women and Infants Center – Best Place to Have a Baby
    • Walker Heart Institute – Best Cardiology
    • Washington Regional Urgent Care – Best Urgent Care/Walk In Clinic
    • Washington Regional Hospice – Best Home Care/Hospice 

2018