//, UAMS News/J. Robert Harris Named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Ambulatory Services at UAMS Medical Center
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News Release
Thursday, July 5, 2007

Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
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Jerri Jackson, 501-686-8149
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LITTLE ROCK – J. Robert Harris has been named assistant vice chancellor for ambulatory services at UAMS Medical Center.


Harris will play an integral role in developing the long-term strategy for outpatient services at UAMS Medical Center and in optimizing the operations of the clinics in terms of quality of care, customer service and financial viability. He also will work to improve efficiency and productivity by developing and implementing incentive programs for outpatient services.


Harris served as vice president for ambulatory care and emergency services at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver from 1998-2007.  


Prior to that position, he was executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Southeast Cancer Network in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and vice president for ancillary and outpatient services at DCH Regional Hospital, also in Tuscaloosa.


Harris received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia in Milledgeville, Ga.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,435 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,021 students, 789 medical residents and two dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.


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