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Jefferson Regional Specialty Hospital Names Mary Daggett as CEO (Movers & Shakers)

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Mary Daggett has been named chief executive officer at Jefferson Regional Specialty Hospital of White Hall. She served 20 years at Jefferson Regional.


(From left) Dr. Mohsin Altaf, Dr. Logan Bevill, Dr. Leonard Bourgeois and Meghann Haddock
(From left) Dr. Mohsin Altaf, Dr. Logan Bevill, Dr. Leonard Bourgeois and Meghann Haddock (Unity Health Hospital of Searcy)

Unity Health Hospital of Searcy has announced several new employees and a promotion. Dr. Mohsin Altaf has been hired as an internal medicine hospitalist. Dr. Logan Bevill has been hired as a family medicine physician. Dr. Leonard Bourgeois has joined the hospital as a family medicine physician. Dr. Neelakanta Dadi has been hired as a hematologist and oncologist. Meghann Haddock has been promoted to director of infection prevention and patient safety officer. She has been with the hospital for 15 years.


(From left) Cyanne Hamill, Debbie Hare, Tim Louks, Melissa Morris, Dr. James Kee, Dr. Adam Rogg and Karen Labonte
(From left) Cyanne Hamill, Debbie Hare, Tim Louks, Melissa Morris, Dr. James Kee, Dr. Adam Rogg and Karen Labonte (Unity Health of Searcy)

Unity Health of Searcy has announced several promotions and three new employees. Cyanne Hamill has been promoted to clinical director of Tower 1, fourth floor, and cardiac rehab. She has been with the organization for 29 years. Debbie Hare has been promoted to assistant vice president of quality and patient safety. She has more than 30 years of experience with the organization. Tim Louks has been promoted to assistant vice president of facilities. He has been with Unity Health for 23 years. Melissa Morris has been promoted to clinical director of inpatient rehab and director of nursing administration. She has been with the organization for 21 years. Dr. James Kee has joined Unity Health as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Adam Rogg has been hired as an emergency medicine physician. Karen Labonte has been hired as chief nursing officer. She has more than 40 years of experience in clinical leadership.


Anvitha Ankireddypalli
Anvitha Ankireddypalli (Baptist Health)

Dr. Anvitha Ankireddypalli has been hired as an endocrinologist at Baptist Health Surgical & Specialty Clinic-Conway.


Ashley Bruce
Ashley Bruce (Baptist Health)

Dr. Ashley Bruce has been hired at Baptist Health Family Clinic-Lakewood.


(From left) Charan Dhaliwal, Ryan Faust and Jennifer Necessary
(From left) Charan Dhaliwal, Ryan Faust and Jennifer Necessary (Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas)

Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas has announced three new members of its board of directors. Charan Dhaliwal is a managing member at IPH Operational Enterprises. Ryan Faust is a founding member and managing principal at BUF Studio. Jennifer Necessary is a community leader.


Joel Phillips
Joel Phillips (Arkansas Surgical Hospital)

Dr. Joel Phillips has been hired as an orthopedic-spine surgeon at Arkansas Surgical Hospital of Little Rock.


Christopher Sonntag
Christopher Sonntag (Washington Regional)

Dr. Christopher Sonntag has been hired at Washington Regional Rheumatology Clinic of Fayetteville. He will provide diagnoses and treatment of conditions and diseases affecting the joints, muscles and bones.


Ankur Varma
Ankur Varma (UAMS)

Dr. Ankur Varma has joined the stem cell transplant and cellular therapy team at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences of Little Rock. He will be treating patients with blood cancer.


Eddie Yang
Eddie Yang (Washington Regional)

Dr. Eddie Yang has been hired as a member of Washington Regional’s palliative care team. He will provide evaluation and care for hospitalized patients with chronic, progressive or complex medical conditions with a focus on improving quality of life.


Laura Lehnen
Laura Lehnen (Disability Rights Arkansas)

Laura Lehnen has been appointed to the board of Disability Rights Arkansas. She is the senior director of finance at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.


Tyler Nagle
Tyler Nagle (Alzheimer’s Arkansas)

Tyler Nagle has been hired as community relations manager at Alzheimer’s Arkansas of Little Rock. He previously was marketing director-sales consultant at Home Instead.


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

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