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LaDonna Johnston Named Interim CEO of Unity Health

She assumes the leadership role formerly held by Mark Amox, who joined Unity in November 2022. read more >
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St. Bernards of Jonesboro Announces 3 New Hires (Movers & Shakers)

The physicians are Dr. Soumyarsi Kambhatla, Dr. Jonathan Pennington and Dr. Sharath Vipparthy. read more >
Health Care

Laura Gillenwater Named Assistant VP of Revenue Cycle at Unity Health (Movers & Shakers)

Laura Gillenwater has been named assistant vice president of revenue cycle at Unity Health. She has more than 13 years of experience in health care finance, reimbursement and advisory.   Kalena […] read more >
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UAMS Surgeon Elected to the Knee Society (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Simon Mears is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at UAMS. read more >
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William Jones Promoted to President of CHI St. Vincent Infirmary of Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

He has served as chief medical officer and as vice president of medical affairs for the past five years. read more >
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Jefferson Regional Specialty Hospital Names Mary Daggett as CEO (Movers & Shakers)

She served 20 years at Jefferson Regional. read more >
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ASU Department Chair Selected to Lead AACOM Educational Council (Movers & Shakers)

Regina Fleming is chair of the department of osteopathic manipulative medicine at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. read more >
Karen Labonte, chief nursing officer at Unity Health
Health Care

Karen Labonte Named Chief Nursing Officer at Unity Health

Labonte brings more than 40 years of clinical leadership experience to the role. read more >
Unity Health-Jacksonville will have an emergency medicine department, medical imaging and a behavioral health unit.
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Jacksonville’s $36M Unity Health Set to Open Next MonthLock Icon

Jacksonville will end a three-and-a-half-year stretch without a hospital when Unity Health’s newest facility starts seeing patients as expected next month. read more >
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Unity Health Sets March Opening for Jacksonville Hospital

It's another step toward completing a project that began two years ago with a $7.75 million deal to acquire the facility. read more >
Health Care

Unity Health Names Mark Amox Next CEO

Amox joins Unity from the Regional Medical Center of San Jose, California, where he was chief operating officer. read more >
Richard Chastain (left), Laura Lester
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2 Doctors Join CHI St. Vincent (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Richard Chastain and Dr. Laura Lester will Practice at the Primary Care Clinic in Hot Springs. read more >
Matthew Stripling of Unity Health Hospital in Searcy.
Education / Health Care

Stripling Named Foundation Director at Unity (Movers & Shakers)

Matthew Stripling has been hired as the foundation director at Unity Health Hospital in Searcy. read more >
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Panel Approves $50M Emergency Request for More Beds at Arkansas Hospitals

The money will be used to add 265 beds at 11 hospitals under pressure from the omicron surge. read more >
Dr. Jacob Didion and Dr. Sujan Reddy of Mercy Fort Smith
Health Care

Mercy Brings On Neurohospitalists (Movers & Shakers)

Neurohospitalists Dr. Jacob Didion and Dr. Sujan Reddy have joined Mercy Fort Smith. read more >
Dr. Panna Bhattacharyya of Unity Health in Searcy
Education / Health Care

Bhattacharyya Joins Unity (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Panna Bhattacharyya, a neurologist, has joined Unity Health at Searcy. read more >
Eight Arkansas hospital executives talk about the lessons they've learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Lessons Learned: Hospital Leaders Look Back at COVID-19 CrisisLock Icon

Arkansas Business reached out to several Arkansas hospital executives and asked them about their observations and lessons learned amid the pandemic. Here’s what they said. read more >
Dr. Kristin Chaffee of PACE of the Ozarks
Health Care

Chaffee Set at PACE of the Ozarks (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Kristin Chaffee has joined PACE of the Ozarks of Springdale, where she provides medical care for its elderly participants. read more >
Becky McCool of the Washington Regional Medical Center Auxiliary in Fayetteville
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McCool Picked to Head Washington Regional Auxiliary (Movers & Shakers)

Becky McCool has been elected president of Washington Regional Medical Center Auxiliary in Fayetteville. read more >
North Metro Medical Center in Jacksonville
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Unity Health Purchase Surpasses $7.7M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Searcy’s Unity Health-Jacksonville purchased the former North Metro Medical Center at 1400 Braden St., the 12,358-SF Marshall Road Medical Clinic at 813 Marshall Road and the 6,566-SF Kareer Kids day care at 901 MacArthur Drive. read more >