July 12, 2017 | Tim Hill, vice chancellor for Regional Campuses at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been named chief operating officer for the UAMS Health System.
As COO, Hill will serve as a member of the clinical executive leadership team, reporting to Richard Turnage, M.D., senior vice chancellor for clinical programs and CEO of the Medical Center.
“Tim brings a unique combination of institutional knowledge, hospital leadership experience, strong communication skills and an understanding of our mission,” said UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D.
Tim has more than 30 years of experience in health care finance and operational management. Before joining UAMS, Tim was president and chief executive officer of Arkansas Heart Hospital. From 1998 to 2009, Hill served as president and CEO of the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison.
He joined UAMS in 2011 as director of the UAMS Center for Rural Health. He served as director of the UAMS Center for Healthcare Enhancement and Development from 2013-2015, when he was appointed vice chancellor for Regional Programs (now Regional Campuses).
In 1982, Hill earned his bachelor’s degree in business, finance and accounting from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The Arkansas Hospital Association named him Administrator of the Year in 1996 while running Southwest Hospital in Little Rock, and he was named the A. Allen Weintraub recipient in 2009, the highest honor bestowed upon a health care executive.
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