Chris Blair has been named CEO of Northwest Medical Center-Bentonville after serving as interim CEO of the 128-bed hospital since March.
Blair was previously the chief administrative officer of Siloam Springs Regional Hospital, a role he held since April 2022. Past roles include director of business development at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Grapevine, Texas.
“Chris is a great choice to lead Northwest Medical Center- Bentonville,” Dr. Robert Petrino, M.D., chair of the Northwest Medical Center board, said in a statement. “His clinical background and extensive leadership experience will positively impact the care and services we provide.”
Blair began his career in the Navy, serving in many roles from hospital corpsman to the director of business development. After five years in the Navy, he earned his bachelor’s in nursing from Excelsior College and a master’s of business administration from Texas Women’s University.