About Saline Memorial Hospital

Saline Memorial Hospital (SMH) is a not-for-profit medical facility serving the western region of Arkansas. The full-service hospital has about 167 beds and provides inpatient and outpatient care in the areas of cardiology, neurology, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), ophthalmology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and wound care, among others. The hospital's campus also includes a sleep disorder laboratory, two separate medical office buildings,  and a home health and hospice services center. In addition, SMH operates two primary care clinics in nearby Bryant.  In 2008, SMH renovated its emergency room, added a hospice care facility in Bryant, upgraded its cardiac center to include a catheterization (cath) lab, and added an inpatient kidney dialysis program. Before adding the inpatient dialysis and upgrading its cardiac center, patients often had to travel outside of the county -- usually to Little Rock -- for treatment in these areas.



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Volunteer from Pulaski Tech, Benton, Arkansas. - July 27, 2014
I loved working at Saline Memorial. The people were so nice and helpful, they didn't ridicule me for being a student. They were very welcoming and I enjoyed my volunteer time there. I looked forward to it. It was a very good learning experience and I am glad I decided to go for the opportunity.

A typical day at work would be answering phones, organizing the schedule, checking in with my teacher, writing down what I did that day, observing MRIs, retrieving patients from the business office, helping a few patients out with their paperwork, showing them the dressing room and what they had to do, etc.

I learned quite a lot about MRIs, the procedures, and exactly what the MRI does. I got to watch one first-hand and observe what the images showed. It was really cool.

Management, my "mentor" was really nice. I liked her a lot. She was really sweet and supportive of me.

I didn't have any coworkers besides my mentor, but there would be a few other students from other colleges who came in every now and again.

The hardest part of the job would probably have to be the waiting. I would only have a 8:00 am - 10:45 window of volunteer work and most MRI patients didn't have their MRIs until 9:30.

Most enjoyable part of the job was the patients. It was nice to see the variety of people and to help ease their stress. I liked seeing the people and getting to know some of them.



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1 Medical Park Dr.
Benton AR, United States 72015
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