UAMS Admissions Director Receives National Recognition

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LITTLE ROCK – Holly Hiryak, director of hospital admissions/access services for UAMS Medical Center, received the Marian Blankenship Distinguished Service Award recently for her work from the National Association of Healthcare Access Management.


Hiryak received the national award during the organization’s annual conference. The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of patient health care access.


Patient access services include admissions, registration, patient finance, guest relations and other services.


Hiryak has implemented several programs credited with improving efficiency and service to UAMS patients. A career ladder program for UAMS hospital admissions employees has served as a model for hospitals around the country.


She is currently president of Arkansas Healthcare Access Management (ARKHAM) and serves on the NAHAM Conference Program Committee.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has more than 2,200 students and 660 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.1 billion a year.


UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute.