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January 1, 2020

Arkansas Surgical Hospital Announces Leadership Changes

Press Release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Surgical Hospital announced today that Chief Operations Officer Brian Fowler will replace Carrie Helm as Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2020.

Brian Fowler, CEO of Arkansas Surgical Hospital

Brian Fowler

Carrie Helm, Executive to the Board of Directors at Arkansas Surgical Hospital

Carrie Helm


Fowler previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer. As CEO, he will be responsible for Arkansas Surgical Hospital continuing to meet and exceed the expectations of their patients. Fowler has also served as President for the Arkansas Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Helm will remain on as Executive Advisor to the Board of Managers, providing additional assistance to Fowler and continuing with strategy development for 2020 and beyond. Helm joined Arkansas Surgical Hospital in 2008 after years of executive-level experience at other health facilities.

“It has been a privilege to work with such talented surgeons, physicians, and staff,” Helm said in a statement. “The hospital has excelled in quality and outcomes year over year. The dedication Arkansas Surgical Hospital’s physicians and staff have to quality, safety, and meeting the individual needs of our patients is unmatched in healthcare today.”

“This is the natural progression of an effective organization,” said Chairman of the Board Dr. Scott Bowen, one of Arkansas Surgical Hospital’s physician owners. “The leadership team led by Carrie has an effective succession plan in place, and we have been working towards this transition for the last couple of years. We appreciate the leadership Carrie has provided and will continue to provide in her new role.”

About Arkansas Surgical Hospital:
Arkansas Surgical Hospital is a leader in orthopedic and spine surgery located in North Little Rock. Because the hospital’s owners are surgeons, there is a disciplined focus on safety and a total commitment to the care and comfort of patients and their families, resulting in excellent surgical outcomes. To learn more about Arkansas Surgical Hospital, visit

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