Gavin Elected to National Council

Tammy Gavin, RN, FACHE, Chief Ancillary/Support Services Officer at White River Medical Center (WRMC), recently was elected to the American Hospital Association (AHA) Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services Council.  Tammy was elected to serve a three-year term from January of 2018 to December of 2020. 



The council works with the AHA to identify ways to define and focus AHA policy, advocacy and member resources to improve the quality, efficiency and delivery of psychiatric and substance abuse services.  The AHA’s goal is to involve the members of the behavioral healthcare field in the policy development activities by representation on the AHA’s Regional Policy Boards (RPBs).



Tammy has served in numerous leadership roles at WRMC.  Her career began as an admissions nurse.  She then transitioned into the role of Director of Quality and Risk Management.  She also served as the Director of Rehabilitation Services and Admissions. In 1996, Tammy was named Assistant Administrator.  In her most recent role as Chief Clinical Officer, she was responsible for daily clinical operations of the hospital.  Today, Tammy is the Chief Ancillary/Support Services Officer with responsibility for Ancillary Clinical Services, Support Services, and Behavioral Health Services. 



“We are grateful to have Tammy at White River Health System (WRHS),” said Gary L. Bebow, CEO/Administrator of WRHS. “Tammy’s continued dedication to the support of WRHS has improved the quality healthcare provided to our community.”



WRMC is a 224-bed regional referral center and the flagship facility of White River Health System (WRHS). WRHS is a not-for-profit healthcare system-serving residents throughout North Central Arkansas.  The system includes hospitals, outpatient facilities, primary care and specialty physician office practices, and senior life centers.  White River Health System is a member of the Premier Alliance, the American Hospital Association, and the Arkansas Hospital Association and licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health.  

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