Baptist Health Renames Campus In Honor Of Retired President Russ Harrington, Jr.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – In honor of Baptist Health’s former CEO and President Russ Harrington’s retirement after 40 years of service to Baptist Health, the Board of Directors renamed the Little Rock hospital campus the Russell D. Harrington, Jr. Campus.

New signage located at the front entrance of the campus as you enter and exit the interstate was unveiled recently.  More than 325 employees, friends, and family made a monetary donation to Baptist Health Foundation and a keepsake book with their names was presented to Harrington at System Update on the same day as the unveiling.

“It has been an honor to be a part of this healing ministry and be able to serve the healthcare needs of our state for 40 years,” said Russell D. Harrington, Jr.  “I am proud of the success we were able to achieve as an organization and consider it a privilege to have had the opportunity to work with so many skilled physicians, dedicated caregivers, and committed staff.”

Harrington will continue to serve the organization in the role of president emeritus and senior advisor.

Troy Wells was named by the organization’s board of trustees as the new president and CEO upon Harrington’s retirement on July 1.  Baptist Health’s board of trustees also announced other promotions to Baptist Health’s executive team following Harrington’s retirement.  Doug Weeks is now executive vice-president and chief operating officer, and Bob Roberts is executive vice-president and chief financial officer.

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.