McKnight Receives Darmon A. Rhinehart Lecture Award


(Fort Smith, Ark.) - Tracy McKnight R.T. (R)(MR)(CT), White River Medical Center(WRMC) CT/MRI Supervisor received the Darmon A. Rhinehart, MD  Lecture Award at the 2017 Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists (ArSRT) Annual Conference in Fort Smith. McKnight delivered the 44th Rhinehart Lecture to Society members and guests during the conference.

Established by the Arkansas affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), the award is the state society’s highest honor. The award honors Dr. Rhinehart’s contribution to the field of X-ray technology.   The Rhinehart lecture award recognizes the recipient’s service to the ArSRT and commitment to professional excellence.

McKnight is a 1988 graduate of Sparks Regional Medical Center Radiologic Technologist program.  He served the Society on the Board of Directors as a Member-at-Large, President-Elect, President, and Chairman.  He will represent Arkansas imaging professionals as a delegate to the ASRT House of Delegates for the next two years.

“I am honored to give the Rhinehart lecture,” said McKnight.  “It was a challenge and a privilege to talk about a dear friend’s healthcare journey.  My message to my colleagues and future healthcare professions is to see each patient as a special person, not as the next test or procedure on their schedule.”

Tracy and his wife Lisa have two daughters: Pasha and Whitney, and three grandchildren: Mason, Avery, and Blaikely.   

Mc Knight is the third White River Health System (WRHS) employee to receive the Rhinehart Award. Robert Wright, Associate Administrator for Physician Services was the 2010 recipient, and former Stone County Medical Center Director of Radiology Rodger Stone received the award in 2014.

WRMC is a 224-bed regional referral center and flagship facility of WRHS, 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