Marcia Atkinson

Marcia Atkinson became President of the Heart Institute in 2019, leading the practice she has worked at for more than 20 years.


  • Atkinson served as Administrator of a group of cardiologists in West Little Rock, which evolved into the Heart Institute, the state’s largest cardiovascular practice. CHI St. Vincent partnered with Heart Clinic Arkansas in January 2012.
  • Atkinson’s role includes both the network of heart clinics as well as hospital-based inpatient and outpatient services. Locations for the Heart Institute include Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs, Searcy and Conway along with approximately 25 heart clinic locations.
  • Atkinson has a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from the University of Central Arkansas and a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from University of Arkansas Little Rock.