Unity Health appoints LaDonna Johnston as Interim President and CEO

The Unity Health Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of LaDonna Johnston as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer effective Jan. 17.

Johnston has more than 30 years of experience at Unity Health, having served in multiple leadership roles. She has held positions within the organization including vice president of patient services and administrator of Unity Health – Newport. She is also a registered nurse and brings expertise as a clinical leader. 

LaDonna Johnston

“LaDonna’s history, experience and true passion for our organization will be invaluable as we continue to provide quality care to all of our patients,” said Janet Hines, chair of the Unity Health board of directors. “Her dedication to this organization and the communities we serve will continue to guide our commitment to quality, compassionate care.” 

Johnston has helped pave the way in the organization and remains a familiar, steadfast representative of the Unity Health team.

“My goal for the organization is to stay focused on the care of our patients ensuring safe, quality care,” Johnston said. “I plan to continue the tradition of excellence our organization has upheld for decades.” 

Unity Health is an Arkansas healthcare system consisting of four hospitals, 28 family practice clinics, specialists and specialty clinics consisting of 15 areas of practice including: Unity Health – Cardiology Clinic, Unity Health – Orthopaedic and Spine Center, the Pyeatt Family Cancer Center, inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation, as well as inpatient and outpatient behavioral health. 

“As the leading healthcare provider and largest employer in an eight-county area, Unity Health and its more than 2,300 associates strive to improve the quality of health and well-being for the communities they serve through compassionate care,” said Jennifer Skinner, director of marketing and public relations. “Unity Health has more than 150 physicians who specialize in various areas of healthcare.”