Six Baptist Health Nurses Named 100 Great Nurses in Arkansas for 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Once again registered nurses from Baptist Health have been recognized by the Great 100 Nurses Foundation for their exemplary nursing care, contributions to the profession of nursing and mentoring of others.

This is the second year the foundation, which is based in New Orleans, has accepted nominations and selected nurses from Arkansas. For the past 31 years, thousands of nurses from across Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Texas and now Arkansas have been recognized through the Great 100 Nurses Foundation program.

All the Arkansas recipients from across the state, including those from Baptist Health, were recently celebrated at an awards dinner at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. Funds raised through the awards event support nursing advocacy, nursing scholarships and nursing research.

The six nurses from Baptist Health hospitals included: Paula Evans, RN patient educator, of Little Rock; Lauren Dreher, RN, of Little Rock; Marshal Fuller, RN II, of Bryant; Terri Pendergraft, Perioperative Services director, of Sherwood; Janna Pipho, RN II, of Little Rock; and Georgia Seward, RN faculty, of Little Rock.

Baptist Health is an Arkansas-based, locally owned and managed, not-for-profit, and faith-based healthcare organization. Baptist Health is also Arkansas’ most comprehensive healthcare organization with more than 9,100 employees operating nine hospitals. For more information about Baptist Health, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or visit Find us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.