Baptist Health Names Interim Administrator for Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County

MALVERN, Ark. – Baptist Health has named Tony Hardage as the interim vice president and administrator for Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County. Hardage will begin serving in his new role effective Friday, May 17.

A native of Bismarck, Arkansas, Hardage graduated from Henderson State University and later obtained a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy.

Hardage’s career with Baptist Health started in 1996 as a staff pharmacist at Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia. He later worked as director of pharmacy and led daily operations of outpatient services and the hospital-based rural health clinic operations. He has also served in numerous leadership roles and governing boards of local and statewide organizations.

Hardage will continue to oversee Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia as assistant vice president when he takes on his new interim duties in Malvern, and will divide his time between the two hospitals.

Sheila Williams, the current vice president and administrator at Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County, will be taking on a new role at Baptist Health effective Monday, May 20, to serve as the executive director of its PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) program. Complete Health with PACE is a joint venture that offers quality, comprehensive and coordinated community-based health care and services to the elderly.

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