April MVP — Rose Farquhar

By Ben Boulden

Rose is a social worker in the Internal Medicine Clinic. This is what her nominator has to say:Chancellor Cam Patterson

Rose sets the bar when it comes to patient-centered care. Since Rose joined our Team UAMS in 2019, she has been a breath of fresh air. Rose is bilingual (Spanish), has a wealth of knowledge about local resources and helps connect our patients to needed services, including transportation to appointments, shelters, food pantries, quarantine facilities et cetera. Rose has a positive attitude and is ready to help those in need.

For the last year, she has volunteered to pick up food boxes from The Fish Net in Jacksonville and bring them to campus for distribution to our outpatient clinics and to restock the supply in Volunteer Services. Rose was also one of the first to volunteer in our Drive Through COVID Testing Clinic to help homeless patients who needed quarantine, and hand out food boxes to families in need. She puts patient care above all else and truly has a servant’s heart.

Clearly, Rose is someone who looks beyond her job description to see what patients need and then puts in that extra effort and time to make sure they receive it. While she might not have expected it, her caring hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Rose will be recognized in several ways as this month’s MVP. Look for her photo on the Employee Appreciation Wall outside the Chancellor’s Suite in the Central Building. She will receive free parking for a month in any of the parking decks. Rose will be featured in a Faces of UAMS video and receive some great UAMS swag. Rose will also be presented with a certificate and monetary award at one of my cabinet meetings and honored at the year-end MVP luncheon.

Want to learn more about Rose? Check out her Faces of UAMS video.

Do you know someone who should be the next MVP? If you have someone you’d like to nominate, please visit go.uams.edu/mvp/ and fill out the form.