Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway Names April Bennett, MSN, CHPF, RN, As New Chief Nursing Officer

CONWAY, Ark. – Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway recently welcomed April Bennett, MSN, CHPF, RN, as the hospital’s chief nursing officer.

“We are so excited to have April Bennett, RN, join our team as our new chief nursing officer at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway,” said Tim Bowen, president of Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. “Her commitment to patient care, physicians and employee engagement, and community involvement is evident in her track record of success and experience. She has a perfect mix of energy, compassion and experience that will help us to further advance our mission.”

Bennett is an experienced nurse executive who comes to Baptist Health from Freeman Health System in Joplin, Missouri, where she served as the vice president of nursing services for the past seven years. Her work at Freeman included serving as operations section chief for the 460-bed, three-hospital system’s Incident Command structure as part of its COVID-19 pandemic response.

Bennett received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Missouri Southern University and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve with the amazing team at Baptist Health,” Bennett said. “In the short time I have been here, it has been very apparent that the culture is truly one of looking at health care as a ministry and seeking to provide high quality, exceptional care and service to our community.”

Learn about the services that Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway provides to Faulkner County and surrounding communities by visiting, calling Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or by downloading the myBaptistHealth app for iOS and Android devices.


Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community and over 100 primary and specialty care clinics in Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. The system additionally offers a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. Baptist Health, as the largest not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, provides care to patients wherever they are through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.