Baptist Health Names New Administrator for Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway

CONWAY, Ark. –  Jamie Carter, who was most recently the chief operating officer of the 617-bed Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, has been named as the vice president and administrator of the soon-to-be-opened Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

“We are fortunate to have someone with his level of experience joining Baptist Health, and he will be a great fit in the organization,” said Doug Weeks, chief operating officer and executive vice president for Baptist Health.

A Tennessee native, Carter comes to Baptist Health with a wealth of experience in the healthcare field including a stint as president and chief executive officer at Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis.

Carter said he was attracted to Baptist Health because of its fantastic reputation, large market presence, and high-performance culture and was already familiar with the system from working in the past with several members of Baptist Health’s senior leadership team through the Arkansas Hospital Association. But most of all, he is excited about the prospect of opening a brand-new medical center in a fast-growing market.

“I believe Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway can be one of the hallmarks of patient and family-centered care with the latest technology in Arkansas. I also believe that we can deliver excellent customer service and top performance with patient outcomes,” Carter said.

“In order to accomplish this, we will need a high-performance team to come together in Conway to deliver these results, and I am looking forward to recruiting this team and serving them as their administrator in this incredible journey,” he said.

In addition to his outstanding credentials in hospital administration, Carter is a past recipient of the A. Allen Weintraub Award from the Arkansas Hospital Association, was named Citizen of the Year by the West Memphis Chamber of Commerce, was included in the 2008 list of “Top 40 Under 40” by the Memphis Business Journal, and was a part of the inaugural Leadership Arkansas class in 2006.

Carter completed his Bachelor of Science degree in commerce, business administration, and health-care administration at the University of Alabama and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi.

Baptist Health is an Arkansas-based, locally owned and managed, not-for-profit, and faith-based healthcare organization. Baptist Health is also Arkansas’ most comprehensive healthcare organization with more than 7,600 employees operating eight hospitals not including the Conway facility. For more information about Baptist Health, please call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST.