HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — The Hot Springs Convention Center, under the leadership of Director of Operations Jennifer Wolcott, has achieved reaccreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council for establishing and maintaining controls for infectious agents such as the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The Convention Center first achieved GBAC Star Facility Accreditation in 2021, becoming one of only two Arkansas meeting facilities to receive the accreditation.
“Hot Springs should be proud of Jennifer Wolcott and her dedicated team for maintaining this important facility accreditation during the covid pandemic, which has placed our operations team — along with the rest of the Visit Hot Springs team — under unprecedented levels of stress in protecting our customers and visitors,” Visit Hot Springs CEO Steve Arrison said.
The GBAC reaccreditation was achieved after the operations team submitted more than 400 pages of documentation establishing the fact that Wolcott and her staff have continued to implement a program of rigid controls for all forms of infectious agents.
“I extend a special thank you to Blake Woods, Zach Tucker and Curtis Franklin for working on our reaccreditation packet,” Wolcott said. “The amount of work involved is tremendous, and they did a marvelous job.”
“The effort put forth by our convention services staff to meet the stringent requirements for the GBAC Star accreditation are a remarkable testament to our efforts every day to make the Hot Springs Convention Center among the safest places in the world for our customers to meet and enjoy themselves,” Wolcott said.
GBAC Star is the gold standard of prepared facilities. This accreditation means that a facility has:
For more information call Steve Arrison at 501-321-2027.