The Arkansas Rural Health Partnership's Board of Directors is made up entirely of CEOs from 13 member hospitals working together within our partnership.
Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (ARHP) was founded by a handful of rural hospital leaders who knew the significance and stabilizing force of home, community, and healthcare.
These leaders understood that they were not in competition with one another and that maybe if we learned what each was doing and how we could work together to build needed healthcare resources regionally, we might have a chance at surviving. Each hospital alone could not possibly provide all the healthcare needs of the community, so why not try and open up communication to provide the best care right at home.
Our members recognized early on that if they wanted to continue to shape the health, wellness, and lives of their communities, they had to work together—hand-in-hand with local leaders, other rural healthcare providers, state and federal partners, and community members themselves - to truly address the needs of south Arkansas residents.