Unity Health appoints Mark Amox next president and CEO

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Searcy-based healthcare provider Unity Health has named Mark Amox its new president and CEO. Amox will assume the job on Nov. 1. He replaces Steven Webb, who resigned earlier this year after nearly four years.

“Mark Amox is a great fit for Unity Health because of his expertise in strategic planning, focus on patient safety and quality care, and his experience successfully leading a variety of healthcare organizations,” said Janet Hines, chair of the Unity Health board of directors. “Amox is the right leader to take Unity Health into the next season of growth. Mark has the right mix of executive experience and heartfelt commitment to Arkansas. We are excited he will be at the helm of Unity Health as we exit the pandemic and continue our commitment to provide compassionate care.”

Amox is a native Arkansan with more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience. He was most recently the COO at Regional Medical Center in San Jose, Calif., part of the HCA Healthcare family of hospitals.

While at Regional Medical Center, Amox focused on developing strategic partnerships, enhancing key service lines, and overseeing campus expansion and enhancement projects totaling over $200 million dollars.

Amox has also held leadership roles for hospitals in Nevada, Texas and Florida. In Arkansas, he worked for eight years as administrator of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Amox earned a bachelor’s degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. He received his master of healthcare administration and master of business administration from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, Texas.

“As an Arkansan, I am honored at the opportunity to return home to join the Unity Health family of associates,” said Amox. “Unity Health is a remarkable organization dedicated to providing the highest quality of care, close to home. I look forward to building upon this rich tradition of excellence by focusing on our people, our patients and the communities we serve.”

Unity Health has more than 2,300 employees and 150 physicians. It includes four hospital campuses: White County Medical Center in Searcy, Specialty Care Campus in Searcy, Unity Health in Newport, and opening soon, Unity Health in Jacksonville. The healthcare system includes 13 family practice clinics located in Beebe, Bradford, Cabot, Heber Springs, Newport and Searcy.