Healthy Connections is excited to announce its March 2022 Shining STAR employees of the month:



Each month across the Healthy Connections Community Health Network, exemplary employees are nominated for this award for representing our Three Pillars: Excellence, Compassion, and Community. These pillars are considered heavily when choosing winners.

As winners of this Shining STAR award, Erica and Kristal are winners of a $50 gift card.

Erica is the practice manager for the Mena, Mt. Ida, and De Queen clinics. Kristal is an LPN who works with Evolve Behavioral Health at the Hot Springs McAuley clinic.

  • Erica has taken on the role of practice manager for Mena, Mt. Ida, and DeQueen. I don’t think she’s slowed down one day since she took the job. She is professional, and kind, but “takes care of business.” She works with all the staff to help with any needs and seeks out help appropriately when she needs it. Erica was a wonderful choice for this position.
  • Erica is a great example of a model employee. She is always willing to take on new responsibilities and help out wherever she is needed. She has a positive attitude and focuses on finding a solution instead of the problem. Erica genuinely cares for our patients and her customer service is unmatched.
  • Kristal is always very professional and compassionate with the patients and with staff. Kristal is very willing to help and works steadily all day. I enjoy her sense of humor and what she adds to the workplace and the patients like her as well.
  • Kristal also is always willing to help the other nurses in our office even though she has multiple tasks that she is responsible for. When our patients are cared for by Kristal, they will see in her the Healthy Connections mission statement.

Congratulations to both Erica and Kristal.

Do you know who should be our next to be recognized? We had a lot of great nominations sent in for March. Nominate by visiting