FORT SMITH - Harrison Dean, who has served Baptist Health for 37 years, and is currently Western Region president, has announced his plans to retire later this year.
Kim Miller will become president of the Baptist Health Western Region effective April 20. She most recently served as president and CEO of Beaver Dam Community Hospitals Inc. in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
Miller will oversee the system's hospitals in Fort Smith and Van Buren as well as affiliated physician clinics. Baptist Health's Western Region has approximately 1,600 employees.
Miller has more than 40 years of health care experience, in addition to being a registered nurse and a board-certified fellow from the American College of Healthcare Executives. She received a master's degree in Business Administration from St. Francis University in Pennsylvania.
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