Arkansas Hospitals Health & Science Newsmakers

Newsmakers and Newcomers


The following article is from Arkansas Hospitals magazine, a custom publication of Vowell, Inc., which also produces Arkansas Money & Politics.

GARY L. BEBOW, Administrator/CEO of White River Health System, recently received the Grassroots Champion Award from the American Hospital Association. The award is presented annually to one recipient per state in recognition of leaders who most effectively inform and educate elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital’s role in the community. The recipients demonstrate dedication to expanding community support and serve as strong advocates for their patients.

TIM HILL, Vice Chancellor for Regional Campuses at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been named Chief Operating Officer for the UAMS Health System. He also continues his role as Vice Chancellor. Before joining UAMS, Hill was President and Chief Executive Officer of Arkansas Heart Hospital, and served for many years as President and CEO of North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. He is a former Chairman of the Board of the Arkansas Hospital Association and a past recipient of the prestigious A. Allen Weintraub award.

TAMMY GAVIN, RN, Chief Ancillary/Support Services Officer at White River Medical Center in Batesville, has been elected to the Council of the American Hospital Association Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services. She will serve from January 2018 through December 2020.

TIM BOWEN, has been named Vice President and Administrator of Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. He returns to Arkansas after serving as President of INTEGRIS Grove Hospital in Grove, Oklahoma, where he began his tenure in January 2015. Prior to that time, he served as CEO of Mena Regional Health System for four years, during which time he was recognized by the Arkansas Health Executives Forum as the 2012 C.E. Melville Young Administrator of the Year.

Following a six-month national search, ADAM HEAD has been named President and CEO of CARTI. He most recently served as COO at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, where he had worked since 2013. Head had earlier served as Assistant Administrator at the Heart Hospital and formerly held COO positions at HealthSouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama and at Medical Assets Holding Company in Little Rock.

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