White River Health System Hosts Regional Healthcare Forum

United States Senator Mark Pryor and Dianne Lamberth, WRHS Board of Directors

Batesville, Ark – More than 100 hospital Board Members and Executives met in Batesville on Saturday to discuss how Arkansas’ community hospitals can meet the challenges of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion and regulatory compliance while continuing  to deliver affordable, accessible, quality patient care.  The group included representatives from Arkansas Methodist Medical Center (Paragould), Baxter Regional Medical Center (Mountain Home), Conway Regional Medical Center, North Arkansas Medical Center (Harrison), White County Medical Center (Searcy), and White River Health System (Batesville).

The conference included presentations by Bo Ryall, President & CEO, of the Arkansas Hospital Association, Dr. Joe Thompson, Arkansas Surgeon General and healthcare industry leaders.  The conference keynote speaker was United States Senator Mark Pryor.