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Our Board

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.


Working Together For a Healthier Arkansas

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.

Our Members


Brian Thomas
CEO, Jefferson Regional
Brian Miller
CEO, Dewitt Hospital & Nursing Home
Vice President
Scott Barrilleaux
CEO, Drew Memorial Health System

Members of the Board

Amy Rice
CEO, Helena Regional Medical Center
Member of the Board
John Heard
CEO, Chicot Memorial Medical Center
Member of the Board
Kevin Storey
CEO, Baptist Health - Stuttgart
Member of the Board
Leah Osbahr
CEO, Delta Memorial Hospital
Member of the Board
Peggy Abbott
CEO, Ouachita County Medical Center
Member of the Board
Phillip Gilmore
CEO, Ashley County Medical Center
Member of the Board
Scott Street
CEO, Medical Center of South Arkansas
Member of the Board
Steve Henson
CEO, Bradley County Medical Center
Member of the Board
Terry Amstutz
CEO, McGehee Hospital
Member of the Board

Additional Members

Allan Nichols
CEO, Mainline Health Systems
Monica Lindley
CEO, Mid-Delta Health Systems