Michele Wood Named WRHS Marketing Director

Michele Wood, WRHS Marketing DirectorBatesville, Ark – Michele Wood has recently been named Director of Marketing for White River Health System (WRHS) by Gary Bebow, Administrator/CEO. She is responsible for overall marketing and planning at WRHS and overseeing CommHealth, Physician Liaison Services, and Public Relations.

Wood graduated with high honors from Walden University in 2011 where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing Management. She also has an Associates of Arts in Business from the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, where she also graduated with honors.

“I look forward to serving WRHS in this new position,” said Wood. “I am proud to be a part of a facility that is very focused on its mission of caring for people throughout the region.”

Wood joined White River Medical Center (WRMC) in 1992. She has worked in Administration for 15 years; first as the Administrative Assistant and, most currently, as the Executive Assistant. She has also worked with Pharmacy and Human Resources at WRMC.

“Throughout her time at WRMC, Michele has acquired a great knowledge of the entire system and has built strong relationships both inside the system and throughout the community,” said Bebow. “I’m confident she will be a great addition to the marketing team.”

Michele, her husband Travis, and sons Jacob and Seth have lived in Pleasant Plains for many years and are members of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Pleasant Plains. Michele and Travis are very active in their sons’ activities. Jacob is finishing an internship through UAMS as a Physician Assistant specializing in Interventional Radiology, and Seth is a 6th grader at Midland Elementary where he participates in archery, baseball, basketball, and football. 

WRMC is a 259-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.  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.