Shawn Barnett became Chief Operating Officer for the Infirmary and North at CHI St. Vincent in 2019. Since 2018, he previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CHI St. Vincent.
- Barnett has an extensive background in health care administration, working for both for-profit and nonprofit health care systems. He came to CHI St. Vincent from CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial in Lufkin, Texas, where he served as President and COO. Before that, he was regional CFO for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System in San Antonio, and he has served as regional CFO for CHRISTUS St. Michael’s Health System in Texarkana, Texas.
- A Jonesboro native, he was controller for what was then Methodist Hospital in Jonesboro from 1988 to 1995 and was CFO of that hospital, then called Regional Medical Center of NEA, from 1995 to 1999. He also served as CFO at Triad’s Northwest Health System in Springdale and at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin.
- Barnett has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Arkansas State University and earned an MBA with an emphasis in health care management from Regis University in Denver.