Hi! I’m Carol Anne Rowland and I want YOU to work in rural healthcare! As the Healthcare Workforce Recruiter at Arkansas Rural Health Partnership, I work with high school students all the way to licensed medical professionals to obtain an exciting career in rural healthcare. I travel around with the ARHP Mobile Unit to high schools introducing students to healthcare careers, I coordinate internships in our member facilities for college students pursuing medical professions and promote current job openings in the 16 hospitals and 2 FQH Clinic groups that make up the Partnership. After 6 years as a full-time radio personality in northeast Arkansas, I moved to southeast Arkansas and entered the wonderful world of healthcare in 2015 as the front office receptionist at the rural health clinic in DeWitt, AR. In 2017 I was promoted to Clinic Director. It was in that role I learned the importance of our rural clinics and hospitals to our communities. I also saw many challenges that our small hospitals and clinics face, including staffing shortages. I was introduced to ARHP through the support and programs being provided to the clinic and affiliated hospital. In February 2022, I had the opportunity to join ARHP and be an advocate for rural healthcare and do my part to keep healthcare local for my community and other communities across the Arkansas Delta. I live in Gillett, AR with my husband, Kyle, and our son, Walker. I enjoy following Walker across the state to play travel baseball, singing with the church band, and co-cooking weeknight suppers with our best friends. All it takes to make my day is Diet Dr. Pepper and chocolate!