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NARMC Announces New Director of HIM

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) is proud to announce Kristopher Apperson has joined the team as Director of Health Information Management. Before joining NARMC, Apperson held a similar position at Clarinda Regional Health Center in Clarinda, Iowa.

Apperson is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Biology/Psychology and a post-baccalaureate certificate in health information administration from Clarkson College, Omaha, Nebraska.

Apperson will report to Deana Thomas, Vice President Financial Services and CFO.

“Kris has a strong track record of leading health information departments and we are looking forward to capitalizing on his experience to strengthen our organization,” Thomas said regarding adding Apperson to the NARMC team.

“During the interview process, I was impressed with NARMC and the positive trending the hospital has experienced in recent years both in financial strength and organizational development,” Apperson said. He continued, “I’m looking forward to getting involved in the community and contributing to the continued success of NARMC.”


NARMC is an innovative, non-profit healthcare system consisting of a central hospital in Harrison, Arkansas, and 18 clinics serving the rural communities of North Arkansas. More than 850 NARMC employees, including 32 physicians, physician’s assistants and APRNs, work together to provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services. As one of the Top 100 Rural Hospitals in the nation according to the Rural Health Policy Institute, NARMC has earned numerous 5-Star ratings from Healthgrades and consistently ranks high in patient satisfaction in Press Ganey ratings. A two-time recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Quality Achievement Award, NARMC is committed to providing the best in care, close to home.

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