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Dr. Jay Hinkle Joins Washington Regional Stroke Care Program

Posted: 12/14/2017

Jay Hinkle, M.D., a vascular neurologist, recently joined the stroke care program at Washington Regional, which is certified as a Primary Stroke Center. Dr. Hinkle earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he also completed a residency in neurology and was named chief resident. He completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular disease and stroke at Johns Hopkins University and is board certified in neurology and vascular neurology by the American Board of Psychiatr...

Dr. Brent Ryals Joins Washington Regional Emergency Department

Posted: 12/14/2017

Brent Ryals, M.D., recently joined Washington Regional Medical Center as an emergency medicine physician. As a Level 2 Trauma Center, Washington Regional provides the highest level of emergency care available in Northwest Arkansas. Dr. Ryals earned his medical degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he also completed an emergency medicine residency. Board certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Ryals previously worked as an emergency physician at Conway Regional Medical Center in C...

APRN Taesha Winford Joins Washington Regional's Fayetteville Family Clinic

Posted: 12/14/2017

Taesha Winford, APRN, recently joined Washington Regional’s Fayetteville Family Clinic. She provides medical care for all ages alongside Dr. Johnny Adkins and Dr. Rosemay Pierre. After earning nursing degrees from both Missouri State University and Southwest Baptist University, Winford graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner. She achieved certification as a family nurse practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitione...

Taylor Named Director of Imaging Services

Posted: 12/13/2017

Joanna L. Taylor recently was named Director of Imaging Services at Washington Regional. She previously was Imaging Administrative Manager. Taylor, who has been with Washington Regional for 27 years, earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., and a certificate in nuclear medicine technology from Ochsner School of Allied Health Sciences in New Orleans. A member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, Taylor achieved certification in nuclear medicin...

Phillips Named Director of Cardiovascular Service Line

Posted: 12/11/2017

Stephine Phillips recently was named Director of Cardiovascular Service Line at Washington Regional. She previously was Nurse Manager of Cardiovascular Services and also served as Interim Director of Cardiology. Phillips graduated from Har-Ber School of Nursing and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas. She achieved various life-support certifications and is a member of the Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the American Nursing Association. After serving in healthca...

Moore Completes Nutrition Training

Posted: 12/5/2017

Erin Moore, Clinical Nutrition Manager at Washington Regional, recently completed a nutrition training workshop sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The training is designed to offer registered dietitian nutritionists the knowledge and skills necessary to perform Nutrition Focused Physical Exams, which help to identify and provide a nutrition diagnosis of malnutrition for patients. Moore, who joined Washington Regional in 2014, is a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian. She earned...

Dr. Andrea Coker Hearnsberger Joins Washington Regional as Emergency Medicine Physician

Posted: 12/4/2017

Andrea Coker Hearnsberger, M.D., recently joined Washington Regional Medical Center as an emergency medicine physician. Dr. Hearnsberger earned her medical degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed an emergency medicine residency at the University of Texas Dell Medical School. She is a member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Fredrik Balldin Joins Washington Regional as Interventional Radiologist

Posted: 12/4/2017

Fredrik Balldin, M.D., recently joined Washington Regional Medical Center as an interventional radiologist. Interventional radiology uses minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases. Dr. Balldin earned his medical degree at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He completed a radiology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as well as a vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He is...

Infant Nutrition Lab Technicians Earn Certificates

Posted: 11/21/2017

Five Infant Nutrition Lab technicians at Washington Regional’s Women and Infants Center recently earned certificates of training in Formula and Human Milk preparation: • Katie Atkins • Tyler Brannon, Nutrition and Dietetic Technician-Registered • Caroline LaFrance, Nutrition and Dietetic Technician-Registered • Erin Moore, Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician • Lacey Sugg The technicians, who handle fortified human milk, donor milk and formula in the infant nutr...

Plaza Imaging Center Earns Accreditation

Posted: 11/21/2017

Washington Regional’s Plaza Imaging Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body ...

Dr. Stephanie Lowry Joins HerHealth Clinic

Posted: 10/26/2017

Stephanie Lowry, M.D., recently joined Washington Regional’s HerHealth Clinic, where she specializes in providing women’s primary care services – preventive care such as vaccinations, treatment for acute illnesses such as flu and other general healthcare needs. She joins HerHealth’s OB/GYN specialists Dr. Britte Smith, Dr. Candy Birch, Dr. Laura Collins, Dr. Mary Pat Hardman, Dr. Kristin Markell, Dr. Julie Wilkie, Dr. Amy Scott and Dr. Erin Large, who continue to offer prenatal care and deliveries, infer...

Dr. Travis McClure Joins Washington Regional as a Hospitalist

Posted: 10/26/2017

Travis McClure, M.D., recently joined Washington Regional Medical Center as a hospitalist. Hospitalists specialize in the care of patients who are hospitalized, coordinating their care with the nursing staff and other providers, including the patient’s primary care physician. Dr. McClure earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed a family medicine residency at UAMS Area Health Education Center in Jonesboro, where he was named chief resident. Before joinin...

APRN Jennie Spears Joins Eureka Springs Family Clinic

Posted: 10/26/2017

Jennie Spears, APRN, recently joined Washington Regional’s Eureka Springs Family Clinic. She provides medical care for all ages alongside Dr. Greg Kresse, Dr. John House, Dr. Jon Loudermilk and DNP Carol Perenchio. Spears earned a Master of Science in nursing from the University of North Florida and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Langston University in Langston, Okla. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and has been providing nursing care for more than 15 years in a variety of setti...

Thrush Named Director of Therapy Services

Posted: 10/18/2017

Jacylyn Thrush, RRT-NPS, recently was named Director of Therapy Services for Washington Regional Medical System. She has responsibility for staff development and daily operations for EKG and therapies including occupational, physical, respiratory and speech throughout the system, including Outpatient Therapies at the Springdale Center for Health. Thrush joined Washington Regional in 2000 and previously served as Assistant Director of Therapy Services. She graduated from the Respiratory Therapy program a...

Washington Regional Celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week

Posted: 10/11/2017

Healthcare quality professionals at Washington Regional Medical Center proudly join the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and those around the country in celebrating Healthcare Quality Week, October 15-21. This observance brings greater recognition for the healthcare quality profession and the contributions and impact these professionals make in their organization. In celebration of the week, Washington Regional Medical Center has planned these special events: • Educational emphasis on h...

Dr. Mark Thomas Named Vice President and Medical Director of Population Health

Posted: 10/4/2017

Mark S. Thomas, M.D., has been named Vice President and Medical Director of Population Health for Washington Regional Medical System. Formerly Vice President of Population Management, Dr. Thomas leads a team responsible for patients’ experience of care as they transition from the hospital back into the community. In addition, Dr. Thomas continues to lead Washington Regional’s transition to value-based care by focusing on continual quality improvement, efficient use of healthcare resources and patient sa...

Morris Named Vice President of Strategic Sourcing

Posted: 10/4/2017

Jack Morris recently was named Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for Washington Regional Medical System. Formerly Vice President of Logistics, Morris has oversight of Pharmacy, Materials Management, Purchasing and Nutrition Services. He also has responsibility for Wound Care Clinic, Center for Sleep Disorders, Balance Clinic and the PACE program for older adults. Morris, who joined Washington Regional in 1993, earned a Master’s of Business Administration and a Master’s of Health Science from the Univ...

Morrow Named Executive Director of Human Resources

Posted: 9/27/2017

Laurie Morrow recently was named Executive Director of Human Resources for Washington Regional Medical System. Morrow’s areas of responsibility include human resources policy, employee relations, benefits, pastoral care and the Washington Regional Center for Exercise. Morrow, who joined Washington Regional in 2016 as human resources manager, has more than 20 years of experience in human resources for healthcare organizations. She earned a master’s degree in health science from the University of Arkansas...

Lightner Named Executive Director of Talent Acquisition and Development

Posted: 9/27/2017

Lisa Lightner recently was named Executive Director of Talent Acquisition and Development for Washington Regional Medical System. In this new role, she is responsible for staff recruiting, onboarding, training and education, as well as employee health. Lightner earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Arkansas Tech University and has worked in human resources for 12 years. She has been with Washington Regional since 2012, serving as employment manager.

Cozart Named Director of Risk Management

Posted: 9/27/2017

Andrew Cozart recently was named Director of Risk Management for Washington Regional Medical System. He is responsible for coordinating the processes involved in managing general liability and risk exposures throughout the Washington Regional system. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Tulsa, Cozart earned a Juris Doctor at the University of Arkansas School of Law and a Master of Laws in Taxation at Southern Methodist University. Cozart, who has been with ...