In January 2021, Jacob Robinson helped open Arkansas Heart Hospital’s Encore Medical Center in Bryant.
The Little Rock heart hospital network hired Robinson as chief administrative officer in 2018 mainly to work on opening the 88,000-SF facility, where he is the administrator.
Growing up in Van Buren, Robinson knew he wanted to be in the health care field.
Robinson initially thought he might go into patient care but realized that wasn’t a good fit. Instead, he decided to work on the business side of the industry.
In 2012, he graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway with a bachelor’s of health sciences degree with an emphasis in health services administration. In 2015, he received his master’s in health services administration from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.
Baptist Health in Little Rock hired Robinson in 2016 as an assistant administrator at Baptist’s hospital in Conway.
Away from the hospital, Robinson is a member of the boards of the Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce and the Bryant Boys & Girls Club.
“I enjoy people and I enjoy helping others,” Robinson said.