We are excited to announce that Dardanelle Regional Medical has received a $126,700 grant from Tyson Foods. The grant funding will focus on enhancing health care services in Dardanelle, which is the site of a Tyson Foods plant. The grant will help expand access to specialty care services and provide for capital improvements to Dardanelle Regional Medical Center.
“We’re proud to support Dardanelle Regional Medical Center overcome recent challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and historic flooding in 2019,” said Jeremy Hankins, Dardanelle Complex Manager, Tyson Foods. “We believe this investment will help provide improved healthcare and better quality of life for our community and the 1,2000 Tyson team members at our Dardanelle facility.”
Conway Regional Health System manages the operations of Dardanelle Regional Medical Center and the grant will help support the infrastructure needed to expand clinical services and meet the needs of the communities served by Dardanelle Regional. The hospital expects to begin providing pain management services in the fall and while still in the early stages, outpatient cardiology, orthopedics, and gastroenterology are among the planned additional services to follow.
“Our two hospitals share a mission of providing high-quality, compassionate health care to the communities we serve. First and foremost, our focus is to be encouraging and supportive for a vibrant future for the Dardanelle community,” said Matt Troup, president and CEO of Conway Regional Health System.
Local partnerships are foundational to Dardanelle Regional’s success. Alan Finley, site administrator of Dardanelle Regional Medical Center, said, “Partnering with the local business community to create an environment where we can provide high-quality care for the community is important to us. That is exactly what Tyson Foods is doing by supporting the health and wellness of the Dardanelle community. We look forward to carrying out our part of this team effort to enhance the care provided at Dardanelle Regional Medical Center.”