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New Medical Staff Joins NARMC Team

The medical staff of North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) continues to grow in response to patient needs. NARMC is proud to announce several new physicians are joining the NARMC team.

In August, Dr. Michael Clarke, Dr. Elizabeth Morgan and APRN Caleb Kasper will be joining the medical system, followed by Dr. Ashley Merrick in September. And finally, Dr. Evan Branscum has committed to practicing in Harrison after completing his residency.

Dr. Clarke, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine (UAMS) graduate will be working as an NARMC Pathologist. Clarke comes to Harrison from Laguna Hills, California, where he was Co-Laboratory Director at Orange Coast Women’s Medical Group and Pathologist at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. He will join NARMC on August 1.

Dr. Morgan, a graduate of UAMS, comes to Harrison after completing her residency at Shasta Community Health Center in Redding, California. She will be practicing family medicine and obstetrics at the Family Medicine Clinic. Dr. Elizabeth Morgan will join NARMC on August 13.

Caleb Kasper, MNSC and Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, is relocated to NARMC from Baxter Regional Medical Center where he was a Registered Nurse in their Emergency Department for the past five-years. Kaspar holds a Masters of Nursing from the UAMS and will be practicing at the Harrison Mediquick location beginning in mid-August.

A native of Harrison, Dr. Merrick is joining NARMC from Mercy Clinic in Springfield, Missouri. She is a graduate of UAMS, completed her residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and holds certifications from the American Board of Pediatrics and the Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts. Dr. Merrick specializes in pediatrics and will join NARMC on September 4.

Dr. Branscum, a graduate of UAMS, is currently a resident physician at Cox Family Medical Care Center in Springfield, Missouri. He will be opening a practice in Harrison after completion of his residency.

NARMC looks forward to introducing these new staff members to the Harrison community and will do so upon their arrival. In addition, as information is available on clinic practice locations, that information will be announced.

Over the past seven years, NARMC has actively recruited healthcare providers to our community. The NARMC goal is to provide comprehensive healthcare to North Central Arkansas, and we look forward to continuing to do so with these new team members.


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 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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