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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Administrator of the Year Award from the Arkansas Hospital Association. He also has been recognized by Arkansas Business as one of 40 Under 40 Business Leaders.

John W. Goodman Chief Operating Officer CARTI 8901 CARTI Way Little Rock, AR 72205 501-906-3000 carti.com Goodman will join CARTI as Chief Operating Officer in April 2019 after previously serving as the Vice President of Oncology Services for Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tennessee. He began his healthcare administration career at Piedmont Healthcare in 2003, as an Administrative Resident and entered oncology leadership in 2004. During the 15 years since, he has expanded his responsibility and knowledge of cancer services by leading system expansion efforts in the oncology service line. Goodman received his Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

R. Cole Goodman, MD, FACS President Mercy Clinic Fort Smith 2901 South 74th Street Fort Smith, AR 72903 479-314-4713 raymond.goodman@ mercy.net Dr. Goodman was named to his present position with Mercy Clinic Fort Smith in January 2010. Since that time, the clinic has grown from 26 physicians to 200 physicians. Dr. Goodman has been on the plastic surgery staff of the hospital since 1978. He was chief of surgery at Mercy Hospital in 1985 and again in 1990. He also practiced plastic and reconstructive surgery for Plastic Surgery Specialists in Fort Smith from 1978 to 2009.  Dr. Goodman attended the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. Dr. Goodman is Vice Chairman of the

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Board of Arkansas Colleges of Health Education and Chairman of the Board of the United States Marshals Museum.

Steve Goss, MD President Mercy Clinic Northwest Arkansas 2710 Rife Medical Lane Rogers, AR 72758 479-338-3270 www.mercy.net/nwa Dr. Goss has served Mercy Clinic Northwest Arkansas since 2003. As President, he works with 220+ multispecialty integrated provider group at 48 clinic locations. Board certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Goss has practiced medicine since 1983 and in Northwest Arkansas since 1987. Originally from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, he earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he also completed his residency training in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics.

Meredith Green, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer Washington Regional Medical System 3215 N North Hills Blvd Fayetteville, AR 72703 479-463-1000 wregional.com Formerly Administrative Director in Women and Infants Services, Green was named Senior Vice President and CNO in 2017. Green earned both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing at the University of Arkansas and received credentialing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult and Geriatric Health. She served in various leadership roles including clinical director and educator and was selected by her peers as Director of the Year in 2017 and 2016, and as Nurse of the Year in Women’s Services in 2009. Green received the ANGELS Award from UAMS for Outstanding Service to Obstetrical Nursing.

William E. “Bill” Greene, III Chief Executive Officer Premier Gastroenterology Associates 1701 Centerview Drive, Suite 312 Little Rock, AR 72211 501.313-5200 pgalr.com In early 2018, Greene joined seven gastroenterologists as their CEO to create a medical practice with a new culture in healthcare delivery.  Premier Gastroenterology Associates (PGA) opened its doors on June 1, 2018.  Greene is responsible for leading the execution of strategic direction & objectives necessary to build an entrepreneurial world class medical organization, and leads the development of administrative structures, operational policies and new service offerings.  He leads a highly skilled management team and has oversight responsibility for the $35 million Premier Medical Plaza development; a new, state of the art medical facility which will be home to PGA’s clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center; as well as a select group of other medical practices and healthcare related businesses.

Paula Grimes Chief Nursing Officer NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital 4800 E. Johnson Ave. Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-936-1000 www.baptistonline. org/nea Grimes has been a member of the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital team since 1996. Currently the chief nursing officer, she previously served as director of ICU and CV services for the hospital. As chief nursing officer, Grimes is responsible for planning, implementing, directing and controlling activities and operations in nursing and rehabilitation services as well as in patient care areas on the main hospital campus and at the Surgical Hospital of Jonesboro. Grimes earned a BS in nursing degree from Arkansas State University and a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care

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