On this episode of the Taking Care of Business Podcast, Delbert McCutcheon, the Director of Employee Education at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center joins us to talk about the recent donation to Harrison High School for their CNA Program. Delbert has been in healthcare education for 20+ years and was nominated by the state as an Outstanding Nurse Educator for 2023. Delbert and Wilson talk about workforce development and growing the talent pipeline for healthcare in our region with hands on experience and real equipment in the high school that the hospital has furnished.
Thank you Delbert and the NARMC team for this donation to our schools and helping grow our future workforce in healthcare for our region.
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Harrison, Arkansas August 10, 2023 – In a significant step towards promoting healthcare
education and workforce development in our community, North Arkansas Regional Medical
Center (NARMC) has generously donated a range of hospital equipment to Harrison High
School's new Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.
The donation includes a variety of essential medical equipment, such as Hospital beds,
wheelchairs, bedside commode, walker, hampers and supplies for daily patient care.
This contribution aims to enhance the learning experience of students enrolled in Harrison High
School's CNA program by providing them with hands-on access to authentic hospital
"We are thrilled to donate to Harrison High School in support of their new CNA program"; said
Donna Boehm, NARMC Chief Nursing Officer. "By providing students with access to real-world
medical equipment, we hope to foster a deeper understanding of patient care and help prepare
the next generation of healthcare professionals."
The CNA program at Harrison High School plays a vital role in introducing students to the
fundamentals of patient care and healthcare ethics. With the addition of the donated
equipment, students will have the opportunity to develop practical skills that closely mirror
those used in a hospital setting.
“Any time schools implement a new program of study, there are huge costs associated with
materials, curriculum and supplies. NARMC took away this obstacle for HHS by providing
multiple items to ensure our CNA students can learn at the highest level without a financial
barrier to meet their supply needs”, stated Jay Parker, Harrison High School Principal.
“We are excited to be working with Harrison High School to deliver the CNA program and
appreciate the donation from NARMC that is helping make this possible” said Angie Moix, CNA
The collaboration between NARMC, North Arkansas College, and Harrison High School
exemplifies the dedication these organizations have to the betterment of our community
through education and healthcare initiatives.
NARMC is an innovative, non-profit healthcare system consisting of a central hospital in
Harrison, Arkansas and 18 clinics serving the rural communities of North Arkansas. More than
750 NARMC employees work together to provide a comprehensive range of healthcare
services. As one of the Top 100 Rural Hospitals in the nation according to the Rural Health
Policy Institute, NARMC has earned numerous 5-star ratings from Healthgrades and
consistently ranks high in-patient satisfaction in Press Ganey ratings. A three-time recipient of
the Arkansas Governor’s Quality Achievement Award, NARMC is committed to Bringing BETTER
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