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CHI St. Vincent Announces Leadership Changes to CHI St. Vincent Infirmary and CHI St. Vincent North

Dr. William G. Jones

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — CHI St. Vincent announces Dr. William G. Jones as the new President of CHI St. Vincent Infirmary. Dr. Jones has served CHI St. Vincent Infirmary as Chief Medical Officer and as Vice President of Medical Affairs for the past five years. In addition to President of the Infirmary, he will continue to serve as its Chief Medical Officer. Additionally, Shawn Barnett, who served as the President at the Infirmary and North, will now serve exclusively as the President of CHI St. Vincent North. These new changes to the CHI St. Vincent leadership team continue to position CHI St. Vincent as a leading healthcare institution, delivering world-class medical services and contributing to the advancement of healthcare on both local and national levels. 

"With an extensive background in healthcare leadership and a passion for patient-centered care, Dr. Jones is the perfect fit to lead CHI St. Vincent Infirmary. We are excited as he enters this new role, elevating our mission to provide the highest quality of healthcare to patients,” CHI St. Vincent Market CEO Chad Aduddell said. “We also express our deepest gratitude to Shawn Barnett for his continued exceptional leadership as president of our CHI St. Vincent North location. His visionary approach will continue to positively impact our patients and their families at North."

Dr. Jones brings more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Before his roles with CHI St. Vincent, Dr. Jones practiced Cardiothoracic Surgery in Dallas for 27 years. While practicing, Dr. Jones served as a Chief Medical Officer for Tenet Healthcare and Baylor Scott & White. During this time, he was named multiple times among the Best Doctors in Dallas, Texas Super Doctors and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Jones has also served in various leadership roles, including Managing Physician Partner at Texas Regional Medical Center and President of Texas Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates.

A native of El Dorado and a graduate of UAMS School of Medicine, Dr. Jones completed his training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospitals in New York City, where he was also a member of the faculty of the Cornell University School of Medicine.

"I am deeply honored and thrilled to lead the remarkable team at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary," said Dr. William G. Jones. "As we move forward, I am committed to upholding CHI St. Vincent's legacy of compassionate care and advancing its reputation as a center of excellence in medical services, research and education."

As President, Dr. Jones will oversee all aspects of CHI St. Vincent Infirmary's operations, fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement. His strategic vision and dedication to patient satisfaction will reinforce the hospital's commitment to providing exceptional care to its diverse community.