The abrupt resignation last month of the CEO of North Metro Medical Center in Jacksonville is the latest in a series of problems facing the company that manages the hospital, Allegiance Health Management Inc. of Shreveport.
Community Health Systems Inc., which operates hospitals in Fort Smith, Bentonville, Springdale and seven other cities in Arkansas, on Monday blamed Chinese hackers for a cyberattack that accessed "non-medical" data on 4.5 million patients of its affiliated physicians.
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.
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.
The University of Arkansas Community Design Center has received national accolades from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture for projects focused on housing design education and outreach efforts in Rwanda.
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.
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.