Posted 9/2/2013 12:00 am
Clark Ellison, who has been vice president and chief development officer for Mercy Northwest Arkansas, has been promoted to regional vice president for Mercy’s south-central communities.
Ellison joined Mercy, the Catholic health care organization headquartered in St. Louis, in 1998, and has been vice president and chief development officer for Mercy Northwest Arkansas, which includes Mercy Hospital Rogers, an ambulatory surgery center in Bentonville and 30 Mercy Clinics in the region.
One of Ellison’s most visible accomplishments was construction of the new Mercy Hospital on Rife Lane in Rogers, which was funded by a $42 million capital campaign. He also assisted Mercy Health Foundation Joplin with co-worker and community relief and special projects after the May 2011 tornado.
As regional vice president for Mercy’s south-central communities, Ellison will be responsible for developing and enhancing philanthropy programs, strengthening relations between donors, members and volunteers, and building visibility with stakeholders, corporations, foundations and the public.
He will continue to lead Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas, while also overseeing Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith. “As a nonprofit organization, donor support and true partnership is how we successfully bring health care excellence to the community,” said Patricia Arnold, Mercy’s philanthropy vice president. “Clark is gifted at this. His personable approach in building meaningful relationships, along with his strong leadership and management skills, will be added benefits to strengthening our south-central communities’ philanthropic efforts.”