Washington Regional promotes four to vice president roles

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Washington Regional Medical System in Fayetteville has promoted three department directors and an executive director to vice president roles.

Jeff Barker has been named vice president of facilities. Formerly director of facilities, Barker is responsible for all facilities at Washington Regional’s North Hills campus, including the medical center. He also has oversight for all Washington Regional clinics and other facilities across Northwest Arkansas. He has worked for Washington Regional for more than 33 years.

Amy Jetton has been named vice president of ancillary services. She was previously director of imaging and cardiovascular services and oversees imaging, cardiology, laboratory and therapy services for the health system. She has worked for Washington Regional for 18 years.

Karen McIntosh, formerly director of clinical integrity, has been named vice president of care transition. She oversees hospice, home health, case management, clinical integrity and population health. She joined Washington Regional in 1996.

Lenny Whiteman has been named vice president of managed care. He was formerly executive director of Health Partners, a physician-hospital organization that manages healthcare agreements between providers and payers.

Whiteman provides direction for Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas, a collaborative effort among Arkansas healthcare organizations to improve quality and lower costs for patients and providers across Arkansas. Whiteman, who also oversees employer relations and care agreements among area employers and payers, will remain on the board of Health Partners. A new executive director is expected to be hired and will report to Whiteman. He joined Health Partners, which includes Washington Regional among its members, in 1999.