Unity Health hosts Business After Hours

Unity Health recently hosted Business After Hours, the Searcy Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly networking event, on the fourth floor atrium of the hospital’s Unity Health – White County Medical Center Campus.

With numerous businesses in attendance, Unity Health President/CEO Ray Montgomery welcomed the group and discussed recent changes and growth made in the hospital’s organization.

In February, the hospital announced it was changing its name from White County Medical Center to Unity Health to encompass the recent growth of healthcare locations and services. Services added include new educational opportunities as the hospital will become a teaching hospital in July.

Montgomery said that although many current family practice physicians are over the age of 65 and will be retiring in the near future, Unity Health is taking proactive steps to secure local healthcare in the future for White County and the surrounding areas. In order to continue providing healthcare throughout the state of Arkansas, Unity Health has founded an osteopathic residency program that will officially begin on July 1.

The osteopathic residency program will be the first of its kind in the state and will be one of the largest residency programs in Arkansas, outside of the program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

(See additional photos in the April edition of 501 LIFE.)