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Dr. Gerry Jones Appointed Chief Medical Officer for CHI St. Vincent Infirmary

Dr. Gerry Jones
CHI St. Vincent has appointed Dr. Gerry Jones the Chief Medical Officer for CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Dr. Jones, a cardiothoracic surgeon with extensive administrative experience, has served as Vice President for Medical Affairs for The CHI St. Vincent Central Arkansas Market since January 2019. He will continue to serve in that capacity, while providing transformational leadership in this expanded role for the CHI St. Vincent system and its healing ministry.

“Dr. Jones’ extensive experience with acute care facilities and medical group operations has proven incredibly valuable to our ministry as we navigate the changing landscape of healthcare today,” said CHI St. Vincent CEO Chad Aduddell. “We know his leadership will continue to build upon our 131 year legacy of service to our communities.”

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jones will oversee all clinical operations at St. Vincent Infirmary as well as the day-to-day operations of medical staff at all CHI St. Vincent’s Central Arkansas facilities while driving operational efficiencies and quality improvements.

“CHI St. Vincent fills a unique role in the Central Arkansas healthcare space and we’re fortunate to have a dedicated team of physicians and healthcare providers committed to our mission of delivering compassionate care,” said Dr. Jones. “Part of my work will be to ensure we have the systems, procedures and resources in place to continue providing exceptional care to all those in need.”

A native of El Dorado, Arkansas, Dr. Jones received a Bachelor of Science with Distinction from Rhodes College and his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship at Cornell University.