Lenzen Joins WRHS to Lead Physician Services

Laura Lenzen, Associate Administrator Physician Services


Batesville, Ark.—Gary Bebow, CEO/Administrator of White River Health System (WRHS), is pleased to announce the addition of Laura Lenzen as Associate Administrator of Physician Services for WRHS. Her duties began on April 1.

As Associate Administrator of Physician Services, Laura will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating delivery of administrative services to the medical practices of WRHS employed physicians. Additionally, she will assume administrative responsibility for the WRHS Rural Health Clinics: Cave City Medical Clinic, Drasco Medical Clinic, Melbourne Medical Clinic, Newark Medical Clinic, Newport Diagnostic Medical Clinic, Pleasant Plains Medical Clinic, Stone County Primary Care Clinic in Mountain View, Strawberry Medical Clinic, and the WRMC Medical Complex in Cherokee Village. She will also provide leadership to the Physician Services Division, with primary responsibility for operational efficiency; financial performance; quality of services; and patient, physician and customer relations. 

“Healthcare is facing a critical future. I look forward to working with physicians to develop solutions that will benefit the patients and White River Health System,” said Laura. 

Laura received a Master of Business Administration from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. Through her past employment, she has gained experience in Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation, financial statement analysis, Medical Staff relations, project management, quality initiatives, staff recruitment, and strategic planning. She is an Affiliate of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and a Member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

“Laura’s ambition and experience make her well-qualified to lead as Associate Administrator of Physician Services,” said Bebow. “We gladly welcome her to the WRHS team and are eager to experience her driven, goal-oriented personality.”

Laura, her fiancé Simon Pearce, and children Gabriella, 10, and Cole, 8, have relocated from Pensacola, Florida and are thrilled to call Batesville home.

“Batesville reminds me of where I grew up in Southern Illinois and seems like a great place to raise a family,” she says.

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.  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.