White River Health System

Naoman Currently Accepting Patients

Shahla Gul Naoman, MD, Pulmonology/Sleep Medicine(Batesville, Ark) – Gary Bebow, CEO of White River Health System, is pleased to welcome back Shahla Naoman, MD, Pulmonology/Sleep Medicine to the White River Health System Medical Staff.  Dr. Naoman is seeing patients at the Batesville Pulmonology Clinic–Harrison Street.

Pulmonology Critical Care Specialist to Medical Staff

Krishna Kakkera, MD, Pulmonology Critical Care Medicine, Batesville Pulmonology Clinic(Batesville, Ark.) –Gary L. Bebow, CEO of White River Health System (WRHS) recently welcomed Dr. Krishna Kakkera, Pulmonology/ Critical Care, to the medical staff.  Dr. Kakkera is seeing patients at the Batesville Pulmonology Clinic. 

Hattenhauer named WRHS Patient Financial Services Director

Teresa Hattenhauer, WRHS Director Patient Financial Services(Batesville, Ark.) – Gary L. Bebow, White River Health System CEO, is pleased to welcome Teresa Hattenhauer as the Patient Financial Services Director at White River Health System (WRHS). 

Tuckerman Medical Clinic Opens in New Location

Tuckerman Medical Clinic Entrance(Tuckerman, ARK.) —The Tuckerman Medical Clinic moved to 100 East Main Street.   Vanessa Falwell, APRN, is the family provider at the clinic.

As a family provider, Falwell provides primary care, including wellness exams, to patients of all ages. The clinic offers treatment for illnesses such as colds and flu, minor injuries, and chronic conditions with prompt appointments and a convenient location.

Nicholson Named WRMC Radiology Director

Andy Nicholson, WRMC Radiology Director(Batesville, Ark.)—Gary Paxson, Administrator of White River Medical Center (WRMC), is proud to announce the appointment of Andy Nicholson as Director of Radiology at WRMC in Batesville.

As Director of Radiology, Nicholson is responsible for overseeing operations of the Radiology Department, including clinical quality and documentation, staffing, scheduling, and patient and physician satisfaction.


Judy Palmieri, WRHS Clinic Division Executive Director of Finance(Batesville, Ark.) — Judy Palmieri, White River Health System (WRHS) Clinic Division Executive Director of Finance, earned the professional designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) by the American College of Medical Practice Executives, the certification entity of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

White River Medical Center Named To Top 100 List

White River Medical Center, Batesville, AR, Top 100 Rural &  Community Hospital, The Chartis Center for Rural HealthWhite River Medical Center (WRMC) was named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.