NEA Baptist appoints Melanie Edens as COO

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NEA Baptist Health System has a new COO.

Melanie Edens has accepted the role of Chief Operating Officer for the healthcare system. Formerly an associate administrator, Edens has served in various positions at NEA Baptist throughout her 20-year tenure.

She holds a bachelor’s of science in radiologic sciences, and an M.B.A. from Arkansas State University. She has been recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus of ASU’s College of Nursing and Health Related professions as well as the ACHE’s Early Career Award for Healthcare Executives.

In her new role, Edens will oversee all operations at NEA Baptist Clinic in addition to a wide range of hospital departments. Edens has worked for the company since 1998. She served as associate administrator for former NEA Baptist CEO Brad Parsons.

“It’s my pleasure to announce that Melanie Edens has accepted the role of Chief Operating Officer for NEA Baptist Health System,” said Sam Lynd, CEO of NEA Baptist. “I have had the pleasure of witnessing Melanie’s continued growth and development over the last several years of her career and am privileged to work with her daily upon my recent return to NEA Baptist.”

“I am extremely grateful for all the opportunities provided throughout my career at NEA Baptist. Healthcare is definitely a calling, and I consider it a blessing to work with amazing team members who believe in our mission of healing, preaching, and teaching. I am thankful to so many who have supported me over the years,” said Edens.