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Health Management Associates Names Charles Stewart Arkansas CEO

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Health Management Associates said Monday that it had named Charles Stewart as its Arkansas market CEO, overseeing Sparks Health System and Summit Medical Center.

Stewart begins work Sept. 30. 

Stewart joins Sparks from Poplar Bluff, Mo., where was the Missouri market CEO for Health Management hospitals Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center and Twin Rivers Medical Center for the past two years.

His 30 years of experience in hospital management includes administrative and executive positions at hospital systems in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and North Carolina.    

“I am truly excited to be joining such a great health system, which has such a long history and tradition of serving the Fort Smith and Van Buren regions,” Stewart said in a news release. “I look forward to becoming part of the community.”

Sparks Health System includes Sparks Regional Medical Center, Sparks Clinic, Sparks PremierCare, Sparks Home Health and the Marvin Altman Fitness Center in Fort Smith. Summit Medical Center is an accredited acute care hospital in Van Buren.

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