With over a decade of experience in the healthcare industry, Danna Wagnon Taylor, MHA, is a dynamic leader revolutionizing how South Arkansas Regional Hospital serves its community.
As the Interim President of South Arkansas Regional Hospital, Taylor brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. With a proven track record in strategic planning, operational efficiency, and staff management, Taylor is dedicated to delivering exceptional healthcare services.
Taylor is a graduate of West Side Christian School in El Dorado. Her journey in healthcare began at Melvin’s pharmacy, where she learned the importance of appreciating the team. From her first boss, Danna learned the valuable lesson that if you take care of your people, your people will take care of your business. Upon graduation from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in Biology, Taylor joined the local hospital as the Hospitalist Coordinator. Over the years, Taylor has served the local hospital in various roles, including Medical Staff Coordinator, Director of Medical Staff Services, Director of Physician Practices, VP of Operations, Chief Quality Officer, Associate Administrator, and Facility Compliance and Privacy Officer. Taylor also gained experience with UAMS in Physician Recruitment and with the Arkansas Department of Health as the Local Health Unit Administrator.
Most recently, Taylor showcased her exceptional skills in managing specialty clinic operations, staffing, and strategic initiatives. Her commitment to excellence led to implementing innovative solutions that enhanced patient care and streamlined operations. With a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University, Taylor understands the medical and administrative aspects of the industry. Her educational background and practical experience allow her to approach healthcare challenges with a unique perspective.
Outside of her professional endeavors, Taylor is married and has 2 sons. She is an active member of Parkers Chapel First Baptist Church, where she volunteers in the children’s ministry. Her commitment to the community and passion for making a difference extend beyond the hospital walls.
With her visionary leadership, unwavering dedication, and ability to drive positive change, Danna W. Taylor, MHA, is transforming South Arkansas Regional Hospital into a beacon of excellence in healthcare.
Amber Rollins is a highly accomplished nursing professional who has been serving as the Chief Nursing Officer of the esteemed Medical Center of South Arkansas since June of 2022. In this crucial role, she takes charge of overseeing all nursing departments within the acute care hospital, ensuring exceptional patient care and operational excellence.
With an impressive career spanning nearly 10 years in nursing leadership and over 17 years as a Registered Nurse, Amber Rollins brings a wealth of expertise to her current position. Her extensive experience encompasses working in both not-for-profit and for-profit hospital systems, providing her with a well-rounded perspective on healthcare management.
Prior to her role as Chief Nursing Officer, Amber served as the Executive Director of Nursing Operations at Paris Regional Medical Center, a renowned 154-bed LifePoint Health facility. In this significant leadership position, she supervised eight nursing departments, overseeing the management of more than 250 FTEs.
Amber’s exceptional leadership skills were further exemplified during her tenure as the Director of Emergency Services. In this role, she successfully spearheaded a $3.6 million ED Upgrade, significantly enhancing the department’s capabilities.
Before her directorial roles, Amber Rollins gained invaluable experience as a charge nurse and an emergency room supervisor. She also worked as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department and on Med-Surg, primarily in Level 1 Trauma Centers. These diverse experiences have equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and intricacies of various healthcare settings.
Amber Rollins’s commitment to professional growth and excellence is evident in her academic achievements. She holds an MBA and an MSN, demonstrating her dedication to combining business acumen with nursing expertise. Furthermore, she is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice, with a special focus on Hospital Administration, set to be completed in December 2023. This advanced degree will undoubtedly further enhance her ability to lead and drive positive change within healthcare organizations.
Amber’s commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest industry standards is reflected in her active certifications. She currently holds certifications as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety and a Certified Emergency Nurse. Additionally, she is actively pursuing Certification in Rural Health Nursing, showcasing her dedication to addressing the unique healthcare needs of rural communities.
Amber Rollins’s passion for nursing and healthcare administration is evident in her active involvement in professional associations. She is a proud member of esteemed organizations such as the Emergency Nurses Association, the Texas Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the National Rural Health Association.
Amber has also completed various FEMA courses to further expand her knowledge and expertise. This commitment to continuous learning and professional development allows her to remain at the forefront of industry trends and best practices. Her extensive experience, impressive credentials, and unwavering dedication to patient care and organizational excellence make her an invaluable asset to any healthcare institution.
With over a decade of experience in hospital financial leadership, Marita Caldwell brings a unique blend of expertise and strategic vision to every organization she serves.
Marita Caldwell has established herself as a trusted and accomplished CFO, excelling in both investor owned and independent hospitals. Her commitment to excellence and her passion for improving healthcare systems have earned her recognition throughout her career.
Marita Caldwell’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Accountancy, both obtained from Southern Utah University. Her strong educational foundation, combined with her practical experience, has equipped her with the knowledge and expertise to excel in her demanding role as a hospital CFO.
Marita has been the CFO of the Medical Center of South Arkansas since April 2022, driving financial success and spearheading innovative initiatives to enhance patient care. Prior to this role, she served as CFO for Trinity Regional Hospital SACHSE, where she played a pivotal role in the hospital’s opening. Her responsibilities in her roles have included procurement and planning of capital, financial planning, budget creation, and department oversight of IT, Business Office, Patient Access, Materials, Home Health, Hospice, Dietary, and EVS Departments.
Marita’s exceptional leadership skills and financial acumen have been instrumental in the success of various hospitals, each with significant gross revenues ranging from $125 million to $217 million. Her ability to navigate complex financial landscapes while maintaining a patient-centered focus sets her apart from others in her field.
Prior to her CFO roles, Marita served as a Medical Staffing Office Director, Controller, and staff accountant, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare industry from multiple perspectives. Her diverse background enables her to approach challenges with a holistic mindset, seeking innovative solutions that drive positive change.
Marita Caldwell’s track record of financial success, coupled with her commitment to delivering outstanding patient care, makes her an invaluable asset to any healthcare organization. Her elegant and smart approach to leadership ensures that organizations thrive in an ever-evolving industry.