WRHS CEO To Retire

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White River Health System’s Board of Directors and CEO Gary Bebow have announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2018.  Mr. Bebow has served as the system’s CEO since January 1991, completing almost 28 years of leadership.

During Bebow’s tenure, his vision and expertise guided WRHS through exponential growth in admissions, financial performance, facility development, physician recruitment, and employment.  Today, WRHS includes two hospitals, outpatient care centers, Arkansas’s first satellite emergency room, rural health, primary care, specialty clinics, and senior life centers.

For the past eight months, WRHS has overseen the transition in leadership by forming a Succession Planning Committee with the goals of assuring a smooth transition and selecting the best person to follow Mr. Bebow.  At its August 28th Board meeting, the WRHS Board named Gary Paxson, WRHS CEO, effective January 1, 2019.   During the transition, Paxson, Successor CEO, will assume immediate responsibility for system reporting and organizational leadership responsibilities.   MORE

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