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Amanda Henard

Amanda Henard, 39
Administrator
Unity Health-Searcy Medical Center
Searcy
Amanda Henard started her career at Searcy Medical Center in 2004 as a college intern. Now she leads it. 
 
In 2019, Henard was named administrator of the Unity Health-Searcy Medical Center, a multispecialty clinic that sees between 700 and 800 patients a day and has annual revenue of more than $20 million. 
 
Growing up in Searcy, Henard said, she intended to go into the medical field. “I wanted to help people,” she said. 
 
But while at Harding University in Searcy, Henard changed her major from biology to health care management. “That sounded like such a good fit,” she said. 
 
Henard later received her MBA in management and business ethics from Harding in 2007, while continuing to work at Searcy Medical Center.
 
“I really fell in love with the culture and the family atmosphere at the clinic,” she said. 
 
Henard said she’s proud of how SMC helped during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic by testing people in the community and for other hospital systems. 
 
She said she plans on “staying here for the next several years.” 
 

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