National Park Medical Center has named Casey Willis as its new chief operating officer.

Willis previously served as associate administrator at North Alabama Medical Center, another Lifepoint facility, in Florence, Alabama. Prior to her time with NAMC, Willis served in other health care organizations as market director for physician services, director of health information management, and clinical case manager.

NPMC’s prior COO, Chris Munton, departed in May after accepting the chief executive officer position at Harris Regional and Swain Community Hospitals in North Carolina.

“We are excited to have Casey in this important leadership role,” Scott Smith, Market CEO of NPMC, said in a news release. “Her high energy and experience in departmental oversight, strategic planning and leadership development make her a great addition to our leadership team. Her presence in Hot Springs and NPMC will be imperative as we continue our mission of Making Communities Heathier.”

Willis holds a Master of Business Administration from Martin Methodist College where she was also honored as the D.W. Johnston School of Business MBA Student of the Year for Outstanding Leadership and Scholarship, the release said.

“My family and I are excited to be new Hot Springs residents and to enjoy everything that this beautiful community has to offer,” Willis said in the release. “It’s an exciting time to be a part of the National Park Medical Center family and I’m looking forward to building on all of the existing momentum, continuing to bring health care services and technology to the Hot Springs area, and furthering our mission of Making Communities Healthier.”

Willis and her family “love the outdoors and are thrilled with the opportunity to live in Hot Springs. Her husband Russ, of 24 years, and 15-year-old son, Jon, are avid hunters and fishermen. They also have two daughters, a nurse Emma, and college student, Chloe. They look forward to all of the kayaking, hiking and water activities in Hot Springs,” the release said.

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