At Healthy Connections, we take pride in recognizing the hard work and dedication of our exceptional team members who go above and beyond to embody our core values of Community, Compassion, and Excellence. We are thrilled to announce the Employees of the Month for August 2023, who have truly exemplified these pillars in their service to our patients and communities.

East Communities Winner: Tonya Bauer – Registered Nurse (RN)

Tonya Bauer, an outstanding Registered Nurse (RN), has been selected as the Employee of the Month for our East Communities region. Tonya works closely with women’s health specialist, Dr. Pittman Moore, and her dedication to patient care and support has not gone unnoticed.

In the nomination, it was stated, “Tonya is a great nurse! She is hardworking and dependable. She is Dr. Moore’s primary support staff but will quickly assist others in need. We are so thankful for Tonya!”

Tonya’s commitment to her patients and her willingness to assist her colleagues make her a true asset to our team.

West Communities Winner: Liz Mendez – Interpreter

In our West Communities region, we are proud to announce Liz Mendez as the Employee of the Month. Liz serves as an interpreter at our Mena location and has consistently demonstrated her dedication to patient care and support.

The nomination for Liz praised her dedication, stating, “Liz strives to make sure she does the best she can to help her patients receive the care they need. She also helps in any way she can at both front and back desks, she makes sure that her coworkers understand the tasks that are set in front of them and tries to make their job easier with her knowledge and tips.”

Liz’s commitment to helping both patients and colleagues reflects the essence of Healthy Connections’ values.

These two employees were chosen as winners for the month of August based on their embodiment of the three pillars of Community, Compassion, and Excellence.

We encourage you to nominate the next potential winner for September by visiting our website at Your nominations help us recognize and appreciate the incredible individuals who make a difference in the lives of our patients and the communities we serve.

Congratulations to Tonya Bauer and Liz Mendez for their outstanding contributions to Healthy Connections and thank you to all our team members for their unwavering commitment to providing quality medical, dental, and behavioral health services. Together, we continue to make a positive impact on the well-being of our communities.