Mabry Named Capella’s CEO of the Year Uses Honor to Support Change Point OrganizationSeptember 27, 2012
Jerry Mabry, Arkansas Market CEO for Capella Healthcare, has been honored for his leadership as CEO of National Park Medical Center. He was one of two CEOs named “CEO of the Year” by Capella Healthcare at its annual Leadership Conference in August.
Mabry, who has led NPMC since 1994, was promoted to the position of Arkansas Market CEO in 2011, with responsibility for Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville as well.
The hospital also posted strong performance in all five of Capella’s pillars – Quality, Service, People, Growth and Finance – leading to National Park Medical Center earning Capella’s annual STAR award three out of the last four years, proving that a balanced approach across all five pillars is the secret for success that can be achieved if leaders are willing to tackle issues proactively and directly.
A $500 donation in Mabry’s honor will be made by Capella Healthcare to Change Point Pregnancy Care and Parenting Resource Center. Change Point is a non-profit organization, whose mission is “to serve families by defending the Sanctity of Human Life through empowering, educating, equipping and providing services to men, women and children and to encourage families by sharing the love of Jesus.” Change Point provides pregnancy tests and nursing care, housing assistance, adoption placement assistance, parenting classes, counseling and additional education and support for parents.
Currently in their 24th year of service to the Hot Springs area, Change Point Center is led by Executive Director, JoAnn Carter. “Jerry and Mary Noel Mabry have been a major support for the Change Point Center and our mission for several years now, and we are so appreciative of their dedication to our cause,” said Carter. “Thanks to the hard work of volunteers and donors, Change Point helps around 400 women each month through Christ-centered educational and counseling services.”
Change Point is currently in the midst of a move to their brand new location at 201 Nickels Street. They began looking for new space in 2010 after their Liberty Street location flooded. They began holding their parenting classes from the Emanuel Baptist Church location on Nickels Street. Then in February of this year, Emanuel Baptist decided to give Change Point their buildings. “It’s been an absolute God-send and we have been truly blessed by the giving spirit of individuals and community organizations for making this new location a reality,” said Carter. Operations will change to the new location on October 8, and a Grand Opening is scheduled for Thursday, October 25 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. There is also a building dedication scheduled for October 28 at 2:00 pm—both events are open to the public. For more information about Change Point and their services visit changepointcenter.com or call 624-2273.
About National Park Medical Center
National Park Medical Center is a full service, 166-bed, acute care facility located at 1910 Malvern Avenue in Hot Springs. Providing care to the surrounding five-county area since 1954, NPMC is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and licensed by the state of Arkansas and approved for the acceptance of Medicare Patients. NPMC is a part of Capella Healthcare, which partners with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for high quality patient care and excellent service. Based in Franklin, Tenn., Capella owns and/or operates 13 general acute-care hospitals in seven states. With the philosophy that all healthcare is local, Capella collaborates with each hospital’s medical staff, board and community leadership to take care to the next level. The company has access to significant leadership and financial resources, reinvesting 100% of net cash flow into its family of hospitals to strengthen and expand services and facilities. For additional information on the hospital, contact the marketing office at (501) 620-2705 or visit the website at www.nationalparkmedical.com.
In Photo: JoAnn Carter, Executive Director for Change Point shows Jerry Mabry, Capella’s Arkansas Market CEO, plans for the new Crisis Pregnancy Care Center located on Nickels Street. The new location is set for an October 8th opening.