Gary Bebow, White River Health System (WRHS) Administrator/CEO, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. William “Skip” Baker to Medical Director and Dr. Danyale Wallace to Assistant Medical Director of the Emergency Department (ED).
As Medical Director, Dr. Baker oversees the physicians as well as the quality of care provided to the patients.
Dr. Baker completed his bachelor’s degree of Science in Agriculture from the Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He furthered his education at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) where he earned a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). He also completed a three-year residency in Emergency Medicine at UAMS.
During his residency, he received the Dr. Marvin Leibovich Outstanding Resident Award in Emergency Medicine. He also received the senior resident research project of the year award.
“As Medical Director, I want to ensure that all patients and family who come into the ED are provided with great care,” said Dr. Baker. “I will strive to ensure that each physician and our care team are provided the tools needed to exceed our patients’ needs.”
As Assistant Medical Director, Dr. Wallace responsibilities include assisting the Director in all duties and responsibilities. She is, more importantly, responsible for ensuring patient safety and satisfaction.
Dr. Wallace completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology/Urban Studies at Northwestern University. She graduated from Rush University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. She completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Cook County Medical Center in Chicago.
Throughout her career, Dr. Wallace has worked in several large volume ERs. She continues to make the patient experience and quality care her top priorities. With this goal in mind, she wants to communicate, respect, and understand each patient as individuals. She wants to work with each physician on the ED team to ensure this dynamic process occurs.
In 2003, Dr. Wallace received the Leonard Tow National Humanism in Medicine Award.
“I want to make the experience in the White River Medical Center (WRMC) ED to be the best that the patients have ever had and to provide each patient with excellent, quality care,” said Dr. Wallace. “I am thankful for this opportunity, and I will humbly serve the members of the community to the best of my ability.”
Both, Dr. Baker and Dr. Wallace are board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. During each of their residencies, they served as chief resident.
Dr. Baker, Dr. Wallace, and their team of physicians are focused on providing the best quality care and patient experience for all family and patients. Their team includes Drs. Bill Pittman, Chris Robertson, David Young, Edwin Sherwood, and Mike Rose.
“We are excited to have Dr. Baker and his team of physicians at the WRMC ED, said Gary Bebow, CEO of White River Health System (WRHS). “They will be an asset to our organization.”
The WRMC ED is a Level III Trauma facility that treats approximately 30,000 patients annually. The ED is part of the AR SAVES Stroke Care Network and has the capability to communicate via telemedicine with the Arkansas Burn Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.