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Gary Paxson, WRHS President and CEO, Dick Bernard, Foundation Board of Trustees Past President
Dick Bernard Awarded for 20 Years of Service
Gary Paxson, President & CEO of White River Health System (WRHS), and the WRHS Foundation (WRHSF) Board of Trustees, recently honored Dick Bernard, President of the WRHS Foundation Board of Trustees, with a plaque for his 20 years of service.
White River Medical Center
WRMC Only One of Five Hospitals to Be Recognized
Kaiser Health News (KHN) recently recognized White River Medical Center (WRMC) as one of only five hospitals in Arkansas to stay within the readmission standard for 2020.
WRMC Highway to Health
Virtual WRMC 5K Successful
White River Health System (WRHS) recently wrapped up the annual WRMC Highway to Health 5K Run/Walk. While the event was held virtually this year due to COVID-19, the community support remained strong. The event brought 133 virtual runners and raised over $11,000 to support local schools’ food pantries.
Governor Asa Hutchinson and Stephanie Welch
WRHS Receives Arkansas Governor's Quality Award
White River Health System (WRHS) was one of fourteen organizations from across the state to be recognized with an Arkansas Governor’s Quality Award during the 26th Annual Awards Celebration Tuesday, October 6 in Little Rock. Governor Asa Hutchinson (left) presented the award to Stephanie Welch, Director of Quality at WRHS (right) at a small luncheon. Attendance was limited to comply with social distancing protocols.
Wood Family of Dealerships Donates to Paint the Town Pink
Wood Family of Dealerships Donates to Paint the Town Pink
Stanley Wood Chevrolet Buick GMC dealership and Scott Wood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership recently made a donation toward White River Health System (WRHS) Foundation project: Paint the Town Pink (PTTP).
Entergy Independence Plant Donates to WRHS Foundation Crisis Fund
Entergy Independence Plant Donates to WRHS Foundation Crisis Fund
Entergy Independence Plant recently donated to the White River Health System (WRHS) Foundation Crisis Fund. The fund is designed to provide assistance for the medical community as needs continue to be identified during the COVID-19 crisis.
Philip Sobash MD, Krishna Vedala, MD, White River Medical Center
Can't Get Enough Sleep?
Dr. Philip T. Sobash is a second-year resident physician at the White River Medical Center. He completed his medical training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. When not working he enjoys spending time with his black lab Dakota. 
Dr. Krishna Vedala is a third-year resident physician at the White River Medical Center, specializing in Internal Medicine. He is from Oklahoma and received his MD and Masters in Public Health from the University of Oklahoma.
Shiyu Wang, MD, White River Health System Internal Medicine Resident
Catch Lung Cancer Before It Becomes Deadly
Dr. Shiyu Wang is from Southampton, Pennsylvania and graduated from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He is a current second year internal medicine resident at White River Health System. He enjoys sports, especially rugby.
Dr. Philip T. Sobash
When Snoring Isn’t Something To Snooze On
Dr. Philip T. Sobash completed his medical training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He is a second year internal medicine resident at WRHS. When not working he enjoys spending time with his black lab Dakota. 
Stephanie Welch, 40 Under 40 List Recognition
WRHS Nurses Selected as Top 40 Nurse Leaders
“We are proud to have leaders in our organization who are passionate about improving quality of care and helping our staff provide the best care possible to our patients,” said Gary Paxson, President & CEO of White River Health System.