Member of the Board

Terry Amstutz

CEO, McGehee Hospital


Terry Amstutz is CEO at McGehee Hospital representing the management company, NewLight Healthcare, LLC. Terry is a health care executive leader in for-profit & not-for-profit settings with 35+ years senior level experience improving financial stewardship, quality performance, patient satisfaction, employee engagement and community value. Twenty-nine of those years as a CEO at rural hospitals in Arkansas, including Calico Rock, Magnolia, Hope, Stuttgart and McGehee.  He pursues excellence with passion, focus, encouragement, accountability, urgency and a sense of humor.

Mr. Amstutz is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a recipient of that organization’s Early Career Executive Award as well as the C.E. Melville Young Administrator of the Year Award from the Arkansas Hospital Association.  He was also named Administrator of the Year by the Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association.  Terry has served as a member of the Arkansas Hospital Association board of directors and received a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University.

Mr. Amstutz has served on statewide boards for Arkansas Rural Scholarship Commission, Pinnacle Business Solutions, the Arkansas Center for Telehealth as well as local service groups: Rotary, Club, Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission.  Amstutz and his wife, Julie, an education administrator, are empty nesters with three grown children and one grandson.


  • Master's in Healthcare Administration, Central Michigan University
  • Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration, Illinois Wesleyan University
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