Roddy Lochala Named Chief Medical Officer at Unity Health (Movers & Shakers)

Roddy Lochala Named Chief Medical Officer at Unity Health (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Roddy Lochala, chief medical officer at Unity Health-White County Medical Center in Searcy.

Dr. Roddy Lochala is the new chief medical officer of Unity Health in Searcy. He is a member of both the physician and administrative teams, with a focus on ensuring patient safety, quality and efficiency.

He will also continue to work with the family medicine resident physicians in the Continuity Care Clinic at Searcy Medical Center. Lochala will also seek to keep Unity Health current in health care treatments.

Lochala worked in private practice for 17 years in Newport before joining the Ray Montgomery Department of Graduate Medical Education family medicine residency program at Unity Health as associate program director in January 2019.

Lochala is an Air National Guard flight surgeon and is chief of aerospace medicine for the 164th Airlift Wing in Memphis. He is on the board of El Puente Hispanic Services Center in Searcy, which helps the Hispanic community gain access to medical care and with documentation and provides English lessons.

Lochala received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and attended medical school at the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri.

E. Scot Davis

E. Scot Davis, chief executive officer of Arkansas Urology in Little Rock, was elected to the board of the Large Urology Group Practice Association at the group’s 2019 annual meeting in Chicago.

Before joining Arkansas Urology, he served as the chief financial officer of Baptist Medical Group and of Northeast Arkansas Clinic in Jonesboro.

Davis is also a member of the Arkansas Medical Group Management Association and the American Medical Group Association.

Davis has more than 25 years of physician practice management experience, with expertise in operational efficiency, physician recruitment, joint venture arrangements and compensation modeling.

Dr. José R. Romero

Dr. José R. Romero of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as an AAAS fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers to recognize scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Romero is one of 442 scientists nationwide receiving the honor for the year 2020.

He is chief of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Section of the Department of Pediatrics in the UAMS College of Medicine. He is a professor of pediatrics at UAMS and holds the Horace C. Cabe Endowed Chair in Infectious Diseases at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

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