Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BUSINESS & FARM -

Kath­leen Imhoff re­cently joined Wash­ing­ton Re­gional as chief nurs­ing of­fi­cer — sys­tem clin­ics. She was out­pa­tient ser­vices direc­tor at North­east­ern Health Sys­tem in Tahle­quah, Okla. She grad­u­ated from Ba­cone Col­lege in Musko­gee, Okla., with an as­so­ciate in ap­plied sci­ence and a bach­e­lor of sci­ence in nurs­ing and earned a mas­ter of busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion from Bene­dic­tine University in Lisle, Ill. She has sev­eral life-sup­port cer­ti­fi­ca­tions, is a cer­ti­fied med­i­cal-sur­gi­cal reg­is­tered nurse and is a mem­ber of the Med­i­cal Group Man­age­ment As­so­ci­a­tion, the Amer­i­can Nurses As­so­ci­a­tion and Academy of Med­i­cal-Sur­gi­cal Nurses.

Dr. Mark McCoy joined Mercy Clinic Car­dio­vas­cu­lar and Tho­racic Surgery as a car­dio­vas­cu­lar sur­geon. He earned his doc­tor­ate at the University of Louisville Col­lege of Medicine and com­pleted a five-year res­i­dency in gen­eral surgery at the University of Florida Col­lege of Medicine and a three-year fel­low­ship in car­dio­tho­racic surgery at the Med­i­cal University of South Carolina. McCoy prac­ticed with the St. Fran­cis Med­i­cal Group in Mon­roe, La.; Mercy North­west Arkansas in Rogers; West­ern Arkansas Heart, Lung and Vas­cu­lar Sur­gi­cal As­so­ci­ates in Fort Smith; and Cooper Clinic in Fort Smith. He is board cer­ti­fied by the Amer­i­can Board of Tho­racic Surgery and was re­cer­ti­fied in 2015.

Dr. Kelli Rippy joined Mercy Clinic Fam­ily Medicine-Ozark as a fam­ily prac­tice physi­cian. She earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in bi­ol­ogy at the University of Arkansas, Fayet­teville; her med­i­cal de­gree from the University of Arkansas for Med­i­cal Sci­ences in Lit­tle Rock; and com­pleted a fam­ily medicine res­i­dency at UAMS Area Health Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter in Fort Smith. Rippy has been a fam­ily medicine physi­cian at River Val­ley Pri­mary Care Ser­vices in Mul­berry, where she served as med­i­cal direc­tor since 2013. She is board cer­ti­fied in fam­ily medicine and is a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Academy of Fam­ily Prac­tice.

Dr. Chris M. McClin­ton joined High­lands On­col­ogy Group as a ra­di­a­tion on­col­o­gist. McClin­ton com­pleted med­i­cal school at the University of Arkansas for Med­i­cal Sci­ences in Lit­tle Rock and com­pleted a res­i­dency in ra­di­a­tion on­col­ogy at the University of Kansas Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

Sgt. Kevin Rich­mond, 54, of Spring­dale, was pro­moted by the Arkansas State Po­lice Com­mis­sion to the rank of lieu­tenant. Rich­mond is a 27-year vet­eran of Arkansas State Po­lice and will as­sume com­mand of Arkansas State Po­lice Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Di­vi­sion head­quar­tered in Fort Smith. The Fort Smith unit serves Ben­ton, Carroll, Craw­ford, Franklin, Lo­gan, Madi­son, Scott, Se­bas­tian and Wash­ing­ton coun­ties.

Judy Frost joined Cold­well Banker Har­ris McHaney & Faucette’s Ben­tonville/Bella Vista of­fice. She worked with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sam’s club for the past 30 years.

Paul Petitte joined KHBS/ KHOG-TV as a re­porter and as a week­day co-an­chor of 40/29 News Sun­rise. He was direc­tor of mar­ket­ing for a med­i­cal group for the past two years. His tele­vi­sion ca­reer in­cludes KSNW-TV in Wi­chita, Kan.; WSJV-TV in South Bend, Ind.; WESH-TV in Or­lando, Fla.; and KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Okla. Petitte is a grad­u­ate of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, where he re­ceived a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in com­mu­ni­ca­tions with a mi­nor in mar­ket­ing.

Briefs are for peo­ple in North­west Arkansas who are new hires, were pro­moted, re­ceived an award from out­side their or­ga­ni­za­tion or re­ceived a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. Email: cswan­son@nwadg.com or send your item to: Christie Swan­son, P.O. Box 7, Spring­dale, AR. 72765. In­for­ma­tion must be re­ceived by noon Wed­nes­day prior to the Sun­day the item is to be pub­lished.





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