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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Melony Hilton Medical Practice Specialist SVMIC P O Box 532 England, AR 72046 501-993-6357 www.svmic.com Hilton is a Medical Practice Specialist with the Medical Practice Services Department at SVMIC. She is a Registered Nurse and has a master’s degree in Business Administration. Hilton has 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry working in physician practices, hospitals, academic medical centers and home health care. She has held clinical leadership roles as well as business and operational management positions. In her role as a Medical Practice Specialist, she works directly with physicians and staff on business operation strategies as well as, patient experience, clinical operations, and risk management.

Kevin Hodges Senior Vice President of Administrative Services St. Bernards Healthcare 225 East Jackson Avenue Jonesboro AR 72401 870-207-4284 khodges@sbrmc.org www.stbernards.info/ Hodges oversees the operations of several divisions for St. Bernards Healthcare. Among those are Senior Services, including Senior Life Centers, St. Bernards Village Retirement Community, St. Bernards Villa Assisted Care (with a dedicated memory center) and Benedictine Manor; Population Health Management, which encompasses Employee Health, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly and Medicare Advantage; Facilities Management, which includes Engineering, Bio-medical, Information Technology, Security and Safety; and Continuum of Care Services, including Home Health, Hospice, Senior Health Clinic and Palliative Care. He holds fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Kasey Holder, MD Vice President of Medical Affairs St. Bernards Medical Center 225 East Jackson Avenue Jonesboro AR 72401 870-207-4423 kholder@sbrmc.org www.stbernards.info/

Michael Howard, BSN, MM, MSN, MHA Chief Nursing Officer Arkansas Children’s Northwest 2601 Gene George Boulevard Springdale, AR 72762 479-725-6800 howardmf@ archildrens.org

Dr. Holder serves as physician representative for the medical staff, including serving on a number of medical staff and administrative committees, and is involved in credentialing, quality review, performance improvement, physician recruitment and development as well as oversight of day-to-day medical staff operations. She earned a medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and completed a Family Medicine residency at the UAMS Area Health Education Center-Northeast in Jonesboro. She has served on the AHEC faculty and also has served as director of the St. Bernards hospitalist program.

Howard is the Chief Nursing Officer for Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW). He is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the overall operations of Nursing/Patient Care services at ACNW. He came from The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio where he served as Director of Pediatric Emergency Services. As a nursing leader, Howard led the leadership team that oversaw the operations for two emergency departments, a center for abused children, a forensic nursing program and a staff of 120 personnel. 

Mandy L. Holmes Account Executive SVMIC 460 Hannah Drive Conway, AR 72034 501-339-5325 mandyh@svmic.com Holmes joined SVMIC in June of 2014 to help support policyholders in Arkansas. Her responsibilities include handling issues and questions for current SVMIC Medical Professional Liability Insurance policyholders, as well as ensuring that members are aware of the array of professional practice resources SVMIC offers for physicians, practice administrators, and office staff. Holmes has a marketing degree from McNeese State University and has over 20 years of sales, account management and customer relations experience.

Marilyn Hummelstein President St. Bernards Foundation 400 East Street Jonesboro AR 72401 870-207-2501 mhummelstein@ sbrmc.org www.StBernards Foundation.org Hummelstein is responsible for working with volunteers in fund development efforts, education and healthcare programs that benefit the community and support the formal mission of St. Bernards – Providing Christ-like healing to the community through education, treatment and health services. She has served in many volunteer positions as well as serving on boards of a number of civic and community organizations in Northeast Arkansas and has been recognized as a Distinguished Alum by Arkansas State University.

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