Arkansas Children’s Hospital taps Montague to lead new Springdale campus

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital CEO Marcy Doderer has named Trish Montague of San Antonio, Texas, to oversee the leadership positions and the on-site construction of the recently announced hospital campus in Springdale.

Montague’s new title will be senior vice president of regional services. She will lead the the hospital’s strategic plan for pediatric healthcare services in Northwest Arkansas, and be responsible for providing leadership and direction to regional activities under the direction of Doderer.

Montague will collaborate with key physicians, executives, and management to implement the plan for regional growth. In addition, she will partner with the hospital’s foundation to help grow robust philanthropic support for the hospital’s growth strategy.

 The hospital plans to break ground on the new facility in spring 2016.

“Arkansas Children’s Hospital is focused on improving statewide access to pediatric healthcare services,” said Doderer. “Trisha’s career has been dedicated to the care of children and families, with a focus on quality improvement and improving patient satisfaction. She will assemble a dynamic team and provide thoughtful, insightful leadership with a community partnership focus in the delivery of pediatric healthcare to Northwest Arkansas."

Montague will relocate to Northwest Arkansas from south Texas where she has served as the chief nursing officer for Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. She has more than 30 years experience in executive leadership in patient care delivery and nursing practice. Her first official day at Arkansas Children’s Hospital will be Nov. 30. Montague has Arkansas ties, having served at Arkansas Children’s Hospital from 1997 to 2001, first as an assistant administrator in inpatient nursing, and later as vice president of patient care services.

While at Children’s in San Antonio, one of Montague’s major responsibilities was leading a $150 million renovation project. The local project in Northwest Arkansas is projected to cost $155 million, with a total investment of $409 million over the next five years.

Montague has a master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Her bachelor’s degree in nursing was earned at the Loretto Heights College, also in Denver.