Corporate Compliance

Baptist Health and its subsidiaries have a long-standing reputation for providing quality patient care, conducting ethical business practices and adhering to all state and federal rules and regulations. In addition, the government has issued guidelines for healthcare providers to use in preventing, identifying and correcting any potential fraud and abuse. Baptist Health has developed a system-wide compliance program to meet the government's requirements and has appointed a Compliance Officer who is responsible for follow up on any concerns reported. Click here to download a PDF of the Compliance Plan.

Corporate Compliance Committee
The Corporate Compliance Committee is comprised of representatives from throughout Baptist Health and provides advice and assistance to the Compliance Officer. 

William Whatley - Corporate Compliance Officer, Baptist Health

Committee Members  
Dr. Anthony Bennett - Vice President of Medical Affairs, Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock
Ellen Callaway - System Director of Rehabilitation
Julie Carpenter - Vice President of Revenue Cycle
Grejuana "G" Dennis - Assistant Vice President, Patient Services and Innovation
Cindy Harp - Risk Management Coordinator, Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County
Julia Hyett - Director of Risk Management
Lavanda Gangluff - Director of System Quality
Don Garner - Vice President for Clinical Services
Tony Kendall - Vice President of Human Resources
Kourtney Matlock - Assistant Vice President Care Management
Keith Owen - Vice President and Administrator of Patient Services
Mike Perkins - Vice President of Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital
Bob Roberts - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Will Rusher - Vice President, Practice Plus and Chief Executive Officer, Arkansas Health Group
Kelly Savoy - Compliance Manager
Greg Stubblefield - Vice President of Clinical Services
Cara Wade - Director of Public Relations
Troy Wells - President and CEO
Dana Williams - Privacy Officer
Susan E. Williams - Chief Nursing Officer, Regional Hospitals 
Stephen Yarberry - Chief Information Security Officer

You may direct questions, comments or concerns to the Compliance Department through one of the following means:

Compliance Department
Baptist Health
9601 Baptist Health Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205

Call Baptist Health's toll-free, confidential Compliance Line at 1-800-991-0888
Contact the Corporate Compliance Officer, William Whatley, at (501) 202-1323

ATTENTION: If you do not speak English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. 

Seth White
Amerigo Global, LLC
904 Garland St. 
Little Rock, AR 72201
Call: (501) 246-573ó


Baptist Health Code of Ethical Conduct
Código de Conducta Ética
Policy Summary of Education on False Claims Liability and Anti-retaliation Protections
Non-Retaliation Policy
Non-Discrimination Policy

For additional information on Corporate Compliance and other areas of assistance, you may visit any of these sites:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS)
Office of the Inspector General(OIG)
HIPAA Privacy

Assoc. for American Medical Colleges-Government Affairs (AAMC)
American Medical Association (AMA)
Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) 
National Healthcare Antifraud Association (NHCAA)