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Arkansas Methodist Medical Center CEO Announces Retirement

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Paragould, AR – July 26, 2023 – Arkansas Methodist Medical Center (AMMC), a leading provider of comprehensive healthcare services, announced the retirement of its CEO, Barry Davis, effective August 31, 2023. Brad Bloemer, CFO, has been announced by the board to serve as interim CEO.

During his tenure, Mr. Davis has made a lasting impact on the organization, driving significant growth and innovation while maintaining the hospital's commitment to delivering top-tier patient care. Under Mr. Davis’ 42 years of leadership, AMMC has seen numerous milestones, all of which have solidified the hospital's reputation as a premier healthcare institution.

The process of selecting a new CEO will be thorough and thoughtful, focused on finding a leader who embodies the values of AMMC and can build on the strong foundation established by Mr. Davis. As we navigate this transition, our primary focus remains on maintaining the exceptional level of care our patients have come to expect from AMMC. We have a robust transition plan in place to ensure continuity of operations and the seamless delivery of services to our patients.

We are immensely grateful to Mr. Davis for his unwavering dedication and significant contributions to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and the broader healthcare community. On behalf of the entire AMMC team, we extend our deepest gratitude to Barry Davis and wish him all the best in his retirement.