Originally from Mississippi, Phillip Gilmore now resides in Crossett and has called Arkansas home for almost 40 years. Gilmore graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of science degree in biology and minor in chemistry. Gilmore also received a master of science degree with a major in microbiology and minor in biochemistry. Gilmore went on to graduate from Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, Missouri, with a master of health administration degree, also receiving the 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award. Gilmore also received a doctor of philosophy from Louisiana Baptist University in Shreveport, Louisiana. Gilmore served as the Assistant Chief of clinical microbiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. during the Vietnam War, after the war,
Gilmore continued to serve in the United States Army Reserve where he held the rank of Captain. Gilmore has been a hospital administrator at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, Warner Brown Medical Center in El Dorado, Arkansas, and Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, serving there for 17 years. Gilmore also served as CEO at Hot Spring County Medical Center in Malvern, Arkansas, and currently serves as CEO of Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett, Arkansas. Gilmore is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served numerous years as Regent for Arkansas in the College.
Gilmore served on the Board of the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace, currently serves as President-Elect of the Arkansas State Board of Health, the Arkansas Hospital Association Worker’s Compensation Self-Insured Trust Program, as President of the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership, and the Arkansas Hospital Association Board of Directors. Gilmore takes an active role in the Crossett community by serving on the board of the Crossett Economic Development Foundation, Crossett Public Library, and is a member of the Crossett Rotary Club. He is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett where he teaches Sunday school and serves as Chairman of the Deacon Board. To date, Gilmore has served as a hospital administrator for over 40 years.