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Cobb, Loftin Promoted at Arkansas Surgical Hospital (Movers & Shakers)

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Health Movers 139112 Ark Surgical Hospital
Emily Cobb and Sarah Loftin of Arkansas Surgical Hospital in Little Rock ()

Arkansas Surgical Hospital in North Little Rock has announced the following changes in leadership: Emily Cobb, director of patient care services, and Sarah Loftin, chief nursing officer.

Cobb previously led the interventional pain department and post-anesthesia care unit.

Loftin most recently served as director of quality services and risk management.


Health Movers 139112 UAMS
Jamie Banks of UAMS in Little Rock ()

Jamie Banks has been hired as the assistant vice chancellor of advancement planning and development at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Banks previously served as the senior director of development for the College of Education & Health Professions at the University of Arkansas.


Mark Tudor has been hired as CEO of ARORA in Little Rock. Tudor recently served as the senior director of organ procurement organization operations at LifeNet Health in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


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Dr. Anthony Klappa of the Washington Regional Cardiovascular Clinic in Fayetteville and Sara Grigg of Washington Regional Eureka Springs Family Clinic ()

Dr. Anthony Klappa has been hired at the Washington Regional Cardiovascular Clinic in Fayetteville. Klappa received his medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science in Chicago and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Iowa. Klappa is board-certified in internal medicine, adult comprehensive echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular disease.

Sara Grigg, an advanced practice registered nurse, has been hired at Washington Regional Eureka Springs Family Clinic in Eureka Springs. Grigg earned a Master of Science in nursing from Walden University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Cox College.


Health Movers 139112 Baptist Health
Lawrence Montgomery of Baptist Health in Little Rock ()

Lawrence Montgomery has been named chief marketing officer of Baptist Health in Little Rock. Montgomery will be responsible for developing and leading a high-performance marketing and communications team focused on optimizing the patient experience, driving service line revenue growth and supporting the brand and mission of Baptist Health.

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New Baptist Health Foundation board members, clockwise from top left: J.R. Bizzell, Danielle Collie, Heath Harper, David L. Jones, Dr. Ramey Marshall, Matt Olson, and Wilbur T. Peer ()

Baptist Health Foundation of Little Rock has announced the following as its seven new board members:
  • J.R. Bizzell, vice president of risk management for Stephens Insurance LLC
  • Danielle Collie, account executive for Delta Dental of Arkansas
  • Heath Harper, senior vice president, financial director and portfolio management director for Morgan Stanley
  • David L. Jones, partner at Wright Lindsey & Jennings
  • Dr. Ramey Marshall, director of advanced cardiac imaging and cardio-oncology at Baptist Health Heart Institute
  • Matt Olson, president and CEO of Matmon
  • and Wilbur T. Peer, chief operating officer for the KKAC Organization and senior partner at Management Solutions Inc.

Health Movers 139112 Baxter Regional
Adrienne Blackwell of Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home and Tamra Ward of Baxter Regional Family Health Center in Mammoth Spring ()

Adrienne Blackwell has been hired as the deferred gift officer for Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Blackwell’s primary duties include deferred donor relations, overseeing the Legacy Society and coordinating the Professional Advisory Council.

Tamra Ward, an advanced practice registered nurse, has been hired as the primary provider at Baxter Regional Family Health Center in Mammoth Spring. Ward earned a Bachelor and Master of Science in nursing from Missouri State University in Springfield before obtaining her family nurse practitioner license.


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

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