Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway Names New Chief Nursing Officer

CONWAY, Ark. – A nursing executive with two decades worth of experience, Micah Johnson, MSN, MHA, RN, NE-BC, recently joined Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway as chief nursing officer.

Johnson’s appointment as CNO isn’t his first experience with Baptist Health. In 2003, he graduated from the Baptist Health School of Nursing, now Baptist Health College Little Rock. Johnson later received an RN-BSN from Arkansas Tech University, Master of Science in Nursing from Texas A&M University in Texarkana.

“Micah joins our team with many years of incredible experience in nursing and leadership,” said April Bennett, president of Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. “We are extremely grateful to have him join our team, and we know he will be a great addition to the amazing culture we have at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.”

Johnson most recently served as vice president and chief nursing officer at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital in San Marcos, Texas. Before that, he served as facility administrator and chief nursing officer for CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital in Atlanta, Texas, and as intensive care unit nurse manager for CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System.

Throughout his career, Johnson has worked in various specialties including but not limited to the catheterization lab, intensive care and emergency department. 

Johnson permanently takes the position previously held by Bennett, who was promoted to president of Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway in November.

Johnson and his wife, a speech therapist and part-time travel agent, have two daughters, 11-year-old Amelia Rae and 15-year-old Rylee. They are very active in church and are excited to find a church home in Faulkner County. Outside of work, Johnson loves to travel and do anything outdoors, especially camp, with his family.


About Baptist Health

For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. 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; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care 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.