Drew Memorial Hospital as the 2012 Industry of the Year
The Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce and the Monticello Economic Development Commission (MEDC) recognized Drew Memorial Hospital as the 2012 Industry of the Year at their annual awards banquet, held in the Gibson Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Monticello on the evening of November 5, 2012.
Drew Memorial Hospital’s recent investment and advancement prompted this recognition having completed the first phase of a $40 million modernization plan in the Spring of 2012. The $14 million dollar expansion included 49 state of the art Inpatient suites and an Allied Health Building with a Cancer care and infusion Center, a 4 bed Sleep disorder center, an Intensive Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatric Center, and Rehabilitation Center.
Phase two, a $15 million expansion, is planned to be completed in 2014.
Drew Memorial Hospital consistently gains recognition as a world class service provider in the health care industry having received the Medicaid Inpatient Quality Incentive award for 2012 andthe Governors Quality Achievement Award for 2012.
Community support of Drew Memorial Hospital is evident in the recent passing of the millage extension which will assist in financing the new surgical unit. The Southeast Arkansas Health Foundation gives further evidence of overwhelming community commitment to DMH. Their most recent fund raiser generated approximately $46,000 for the new chemotherapy center.
MEDC executive director, Nita McDaniel said upon presenting the award to hospital administrator, Michael Layfield “The Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce and the Monticello Economic Development Commission take great pride in recognizing Drew Memorial Hospital, all of its staff and employees and its board of directors as the 2012 Monticello-Drew County Industry of the Year.”