Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.

Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.

Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving 2023, we asked our dedicated Healthy Connections employees what they are thankful for, reflecting the spirit of gratitude within our community-focused, compassionate, and excellence-driven healthcare organization.

Making it through a 2nd occurrance of breast cancer and having an employer who allows flexible working hours to accommodate taking off for treatment and doctor appointments.

Coleen Hyde


This year as I count my blessings and give thanks I reflect on the past and the hurdles my youngest son has dealt with having a chronic blood cancer. I am thankful for everyday I have been blessed to be his mother, I am thankful for my grand-daughter Ophelia who has surpassed all expected milestones being born premature at 30 weeks gestation and spending so many months in NICU. I am thankful I remain healthy and active so that I can continue to care for others, and the opportunity to offer each person I come in contact with a smile, sometimes a hug, and often just words of encouragement. I have a roof over my head, a loving family, successful thriving children who continue to amaze me with their giving hearts each one choosing a career of service to others ,..what more could I ask for? My heart is full.

Ann McMullin

Hot Springs Central

The birth of my baby, Myles Wade Lawrence!

Kendall Bailey

Malvern Teeter Plaza

I am thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful for my job. I am thankful that I am able to do the things I do and be able to help others.

Susan Murphy

Hot Springs Central

I am grateful that I am able to work with such an amazing provider (Dr. Jefferson) that has a heart of gold. He always goes above and beyond for our patients and truly cares about his staff as well.

Misty Morris

Little Rock Midtown

I am most thankful for my family and good health. I am so thankful to have such a good, supportive family. I am thankful I was able to get a job in town, so I no longer have to drive an hour to work. I am thankful I get more family time. This year has been a wonderful year, full of blessings!!

Courtney Willis


First, I am thankful for each day that I have been able to wake up and enjoy each day for every day is a blessing. Second, I am thankful for my husband and our six kids. We got married in September and it was such a beautiful day! Third, I am thankful for my work family. We have the BEST TEAM, and it is so wonderful to get to come to work in a place that you enjoy.

Katherine Cazenave

Hot Springs Village

I am very thankful to have the best work family. I was welcomed with open arms as soon as I stated working here! I’ve never been so happy to be part of a work family before!

Amanda Chapman


I am thankful for my strong support system, be it family or close friends, they are there for me when I need them.

Destinie Williams

Mena Street

I'm thankful for my faith in the Lord, I'm thankful for my family & I'm thankful for my all the blessings I have received.

Alexa Brewer


I am always thankful for God and the road that He has laid out before me, as well as being blessed with my family and friends. However, this year I have added a new blessing on my list of things to be thankful for. I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to work with all of the staff from Healthy Connections. I have not met one person that wasn’t a pleasure to be around and didn’t have a great attitude. I love helping patients have the things and knowledge they need to feel better and I feel that everyone I have worked with has the same goals. It’s wonderful!

Beverlee Tedford

Hot Springs McAuley

I am thankful for my happy and healthy family.

Jennifer Hawkins

Hot Springs Chippewa

I’m thankful for the gift of life, some days I know all of wake up and wish we could just stay home and in bed, I’m guilty of it most days but I’m learning to be thankful for the days I have on this earth. While I have the pleasure of being able to get out of bed and walk and breath on my own others don’t, even some of our own patients don’t get that luxury. Therefore, I’m learning to be grateful for the things God allows me to do. I am also very thankful for my family, my job, my amazing work family, and my freedom.

Makaya Floyd


I was able to come to work with HCI after long prayers and God’s intervention. Also that I have friends I have become acquainted with after years of not seeing them.

Amanda Adams

Hot Springs Central

I am thankful for so many things. We welcomed my first grandbaby just days ago and I am most certainly thankful for her. I am also thankful for my children & family, friends, work family & friends, church family, steady employment, a place to live, food to eat, a running vehicle, pretty good health, and much more than I could ever list! From my house to yours Happy Thanksgiving!

Malissa Smith


Good morning, First of all, I'm thankful for the love that God has shown my family and myself this year in spite of the lost of one of my dear sisters, and two uncles this year. I'm thankful for my loving husband, children, grandchildren, mother, sisters and brothers and all my family and friends. I'm Most thankful most of all that God and blessed me to see another Thanksgiving because so many have gone to their eternal resting place.

Joanna Welch

Malvern PInnacle

I am thankful for my family, friends, and co-workers for all the support they give me on a daily basis.

Jeffrey Slatton

Hot Springs

I am so very thankful for my good Lord above, my loving beautiful family and not to mention my work family at Pinnacle Malvern they go above and beyond to make you feel at home and help with anything that may come about without any complaints at all. I am so very Blessed

Sheila Carter

Malvern PInnacle/Sheridan

I am thankful for infinite things but two that stand out the most to me are: I am thankful for my struggles because without them I could not appreciate my success. I am thankful for my children because I get to experience unconditional love and precious moments of motherhood (the good, the bad, and the ugly).

Andrea Alston

Hot Springs Chippewa