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Baptist Health Hires New President of Western Region (Movers & Shakers)

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Movers & Shakers - Health Care/Insurance
Jeff Carrier ( Baptist Health)

Jeff Carrier has joined Baptist Health as president of the Baptist Health Western Region, which includes Baptist’s hospitals in Fort Smith and Van Buren and more than 40 outpatient locations. Carrier previously served as president and CEO of Centura Health in Kansas.


Movers & Shakers - Health Care/Insurance
Bill Pack ( Conway Regional Health System)

Miranda Daily and Bill Pack have joined Conway Regional Health System. Daily has been hired as lead content creator. Pack has been named chief financial officer; he previously worked as a system vice president with Centura Health of Denver.


Movers & Shakers - Health Care/Insurance
Kelly Gibbs and Scott Wardlaw ( GastroArkansas)

Dr. Kelly Gibbs and Dr. Scott Wardlaw have joined GastroArkansas of Little Rock. Gibbs earned her medical degree with honors in research from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2016. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2019. Wardlaw earned his medical degree from UAMS in 2016. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston in 2019.


Movers & Shakers - Health Care/Insurance
Bryan Head ( Conway Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center)

Dr. Bryan Head, an orthopedic surgeon, has joined Conway Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center. Head completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity from the Baylor College of Medicine and an orthopedic surgery residency at Baylor Scott & White in Temple, Texas. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.


Movers & Shakers - Health Care/Insurance
Bradley Hicks ( Washington Regional Gastroenterology Clinic)

Dr. Bradley Hicks has joined Washington Regional Gastroenterology Clinic in Fayetteville. Hicks earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He recently completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Indiana University School of Graduate Medical Education in Indianapolis.


Movers & Shakers - Health Care/Insurance
Dallas Johnson and Thomas Plugge ( Washington Regional)

Dr. Dallas Johnson and Dr. Thomas Plugge have joined the Washington Regional hospitalists group in Fayetteville. Johnson earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed a residency in internal medicine at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Plugge earned his medical degree from UAMS and completed a residency in internal medicine at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City.


Cassie Bobbitt and Sarah Mattson have joined Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield’s leadership team for government programs, which include Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and ARHOME/Medicaid. Bobbitt has been promoted to director of clinical quality analytics/government programs. She was previously manager of Medicare quality analytics. Mattson has been named director of clinical quality and HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data & Information Set).


Movers & Shakers - Health Care/Insurance
Scott Miller ( IMA Financial Group Inc.)

Scott Miller has joined insurance brokerage firm IMA Financial Group Inc. of Wichita, Kansas, as a producer in its Little Rock office. Miller was previously senior vice president at McGriff Insurance Services.


See more of this week’s Movers & Shakers, and submit your own announcement at ArkansasBusiness.com/Movers.

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