North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) is proud to announce that Josh Bright, PharmD, has been promoted to the Vice President of Operations for the medical center. He has been with NARMC since 2011 and recently served as the Director of Pharmacy.
Dr. Bright serves on the Board of Directors for the North Arkansas Partnership for Healthcare Education (NAPHE) and currently is a member of Arkansas Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Arkansas Class XIV. He is an Apexus Certified 340B Expert and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Association of Health System Pharmacists as Chairperson of the Programs and Education Council.
“Bright has been an asset to the NARMC team for the last nine years. In his role of the Director of Pharmacy, he has shown key leadership skills and values that make him a perfect fit for his new role,” Sammie Cribbs, COO and CNO, said.
A native of Jasper, AR, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Chemistry at Arkansas Tech University and received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He is an active member of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the Arkansas Association of Health-Systems Pharmacists (AAHP), and the Arkansas Pharmacists’ Association (APA).
Dr. Bright was named the 2017 Arkansas Pharmacists Association Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year and was named a 2019 Health Care Professional of the Year Finalist by Arkansas Business. His professional interests include chronic disease-state management, collaborative healthcare delivery systems, healthcare disparities and leadership. Dr. Bright lives in Harrison with his wife, Haley, and their three children.
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 800 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 three-time recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Quality Achievement Award, NARMC is committed to providing the best in care, close to home.