LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas Hospice President & CEO Judy Wooten has received the 2020 ACHE Regent's Award for Senior Level Healthcare Executive. The recognition is given by the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 48,000 leaders who oversee hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.
The award recognizes an Arkansas senior-level healthcare executive who has displayed innovative and creative management skills, contributed to the development of others in the healthcare profession, demonstrated leadership in local and state hospital and health association activities, and participated in community activities and projects.
Wooten is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is active in its local chapter, the Arkansas Health Executives Forum. She is also a certified hospice administrator.
She joined Arkansas Hospice, the state's largest non-profit provider of hospice services, as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2002, and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011. In addition, Wooten currently serves as President of the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Arkansas and was elected to the board of directors for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in 2019.
Arkansas Hospice was named a "Best Place to Work" by Arkansas Business in 2020.