Sammie Cribbs MSN, AGCNS-BC, APRN
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

With the retirement of the former CEO, Cribbs was appointed as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2022. Cribbs was previously appointed Chief Nursing Officer of North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in July 2014, and Vice President of Clinical Services and CNO in 2016. With her extensive nursing experience, she leads a team of dedicated clinical staff. She holds an associate’s degree in nursing from Louisiana Tech University, bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northwestern State University and master’s degree in Nursing Adult Heath from the Arkansas State University. Cribbs is a licensed Advanced Practice Nurse and holds a certification in healthcare finance. She currently serves on the board of the North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education and Nursing Advisory Board for College of the Ozarks. A member of both the American Organization of Nurse Executives and American College of Healthcare Executives, Cribbs was named one of Arkansas’s Outstanding 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40 in 2015.