Tagged: sparks health system

Sparks CEO Dan McKay on Staying Stable in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Dan McKay was named CEO of Sparks Health System in Fort Smith in August after serving as CEO for Northwest Health System of Springdale for five years.

2 New Osteopathic Med Schools Hope to Fill Need

by Marty Cook 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Groundwork has already started on the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith, which will include a 100,000-SF main building and several other buildings with an expected price tag of approximately $32 million. Arkansas State University at Jonesboro is building a College of Osteopathic Medicine with its partner, the New York Institute of Technology.

State Higher Ed Board OKs Osteopathic School at Arkansas State

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2014 1:42 pm

The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board grants the New York Institute of Technology certification for an additional osteopathic medical school site on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro.

Sparks Puts $13.5M Toward Fort Smith Osteopathic Medical School

by Lee Hogan 7/15/2014 3:22 pm

Sparks Health System has released $13.5 million for the proposed osteopathic medical school in Fort Smith.

Dan McKay Named Sparks, Summit CEO

by Lee Hogan 6/30/2014 1:50 pm

Sparks Health System in Fort Smith and Summit Medical Center in Van Buren have named Dan McKay as its next chief executive officer. He will assume the duties in August and become the fourth person to hold the position this year.

Report: Sparks Interim CEO Out After Comment

by Mark Friedman 5/9/2014 11:34 am

Sparks Health System in Fort Smith and Summit Medical Center in Van Buren on Thursday decided not to hire interim chief executive officer Tim Schmidt after he allegedly made a racially insensitive comment at an employee meeting, according to a story Thursday on TheCityWire.com.

Stewart Resigns as Sparks, Summit CEO; Tim Schmidt Named Interim

by Lee Hogan 3/13/2014 11:52 am

Tim Schmidt has been appointed interim CEO of Sparks Health System and Summit Medical Center following the resignation of Charles Stewart after less than six months at the position.

Cooper Clinic Sues Mercy Over Recruitment Tactics

by Mark Friedman 12/2/2013 12:00 am

In less than three years, Mercy, which has seven hospitals in Arkansas, including one at Fort Smith, had persuaded 14 more doctors to leave the Fort Smith multi-specialty clinic and come to work for Mercy, according to a lawsuit Cooper filed in in Sebastian County Circuit Court.

UALR College of Business Gets $50K Donation from Larry Wilson (Kudos)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2013 12:00 am

Larry Wilson, chairman, president and CEO of First Arkansas Bank & Trust in Jacksonville, has donated $50,000 to an endowed fund in the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Mike Beebe to Mark Opening of HMA Fort Smith Center

by Associated Press 11/5/2013 7:48 am

Gov. Mike Beebe is to be among dignitaries on hand for the opening in Fort Smith of the Arkansas Regional Service Center for hospitals run by Health Management Associates Inc.

Charles Stewart To Lead Sparks Health System, Summit Medical Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2013 12:00 am

Charles Stewart will oversee the two Health Management Associates hospitals in Arkansas, Sparks Health System and Summit Medical Center.

Health Management Associates Names Charles Stewart Arkansas CEO

by Lance Turner 9/9/2013 10:40 am

Health Management Associates names Charles Stewart as its Arkansas market CEO, overseeing Sparks Health System and Summit Medical Center.

Aimee Arzoumainan Takes On New Role at Sparks (Super Mover)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2013 12:00 am

Aimee Arzoumanian has been made assistant administrator for Sparks Health System of Fort Smith. She most recently served as a member of the hospitalist group at Sparks.

Health Management Moves 75 Jobs to Fort Smith From Tennessee

by Associated Press 8/19/2013 8:39 am

A hospital parent company says it plans to lay off 75 workers in east Tennessee and move the jobs to a planned billing center in Fort Smith that will employ 500 people.

Suddenlink Systems Finalists for Recycling Awards (Kudos)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2013 12:00 am

Suddenlink’s Jonesboro and Russellville systems have placed as finalists in the 2013 Beacon Awards for the company’s Arkansas Green Team’s recycling of electronic waste.

Sparks, Summit Hospital Systems Name Gary Blan as New CEO

by Mark Friedman 3/13/2013 5:12 pm

Sparks Health System of Fort Smith and Summit Medical Center announces Gary Blan will be its chief executive officer. Blan replaces Melody Trimble, who was promoted in January to president of Health Management Associates’ Southern and Western Group.

Melody Trimble: Managing Care on a Large Scale

by Mark Friedman 2/25/2013 12:00 am

In a span of a little more than two decades, D. Melody Trimble worked her way up from nurse to president of Health Management Associates Inc.’s Southern & Western Group, which covers 26 hospitals in seven states.

Bob Dornblaser Poised to Direct PremierCare (Super Mover)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2013 12:00 am

As director of PremierCare, the managed care network of Sparks Health System, Dornblaser will report to the company’s chief financial officer and supervise operations developed by an independent group of physicians and other health-care professionals.

Sparks Health System Adds Urology Group

by Mark Friedman 1/14/2013 9:34 am

Sparks Health System of Fort Smith adds its first urology group for an undisclosed price. Sparks bought the Urology Group of Western Arkansas on Jan. 1 and renamed it Sparks Urology Group.

Sparks Health System's D. Melody Trimble Promoted to Group President

by Lance Turner 11/29/2012 9:21 am

Health Management Associates promotes D. Melody Trimble of Fort Smith to president of the company's Southern and Western Group, which includes 26 hospitals in seven states.