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Three medical staff added to the McGehee Family Clinic and McGehee Hospital.

Dr. Clinton Akin is a PGY-3 Family Medicine resident at UAMS-Pine Bluff (2024). His professional interests include rural health advocacy, aging population health and rural health. He will be in Family Practice at the Family Clinic

Mary Catherine Hunter, a clinical pharmacist, joins our hospital staff as Director of Pharmacy this summer. Her undergraduate training is from University of Arkansas Monticello. Her Doctorate in Pharmacy is from UAMS.

Anna Cathryn Wargo, PT, DPT, joined McGehee Hospital as Director of Rehabilitation in October 2023. Anna Cathryn is a licensed physical therapist. She leads our rehabilitation team and oversees the delivery of high-quality physical, occupational, and speech therapy services to our patients.

Amstutz honored with Regents’ Award

The Arkansas Hospital Association (AHA) announced at its November annual meeting
that Terry Amstutz, FACHE, was the 2023 recipient of the American College of Healthcare
Executives (ACHE) Regent’s Award in the Senior-Level Healthcare Executive category. That
award recognizes senior-level healthcare executives who have made signicant contributions to
the advancement of health care management excellence through skilled leadership, contributions
to the development of colleagues, and engagement with both local and statewide communities.
Nominees must be a Fellow in ACHE and demonstrate leadership excellence, along with service
to their community, their employees, and their profession.
Terry Amstutz has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Senior-Level Healthcare
Executive ACHE Regent’s Award in recognition of his more than 35 years of senior-level
leadership experience in for-prot and not-for-prot settings. For 29 of those years, he has
served as a hospital administrator in rural communities throughout the state, including Calico
Rock, Magnolia, Hope, Stuttgart, and – presently – in McGehee. Anyone who has worked with
Terry knows that he pursues excellence with passion, focus, encouragement, accountability,
urgency, and a generous sense of humor. He has served as a member of the Arkansas Hospital
Association board of directors, as well as other statewide boards including Arkansas Rural
Commission, Pinnacle Business Solutions, and the Arkansas Center for Telehealth.
The AHA extends its heartfelt congratulations and gratitude to Mr. Amstutz for his dedication to
the healthcare industry and for his commitment to the well-being of Arkansans.

McGehee Hospital Partners with Main Street Health to Bring Extra Resources to Patients in Arkansas

McGehee Hospital has announced an exciting new partnership with Main Street Health aimed at providing an extra layer of support to patients in its McGehee Family Clinic located at 1507 South First Street.
McGehee Family Clinic is a local primary care provider that has proudly cared for patients in Desha County for over 40 years. Main Street Health is a value-based care company focused exclusively on serving patients in rural America.
McGehee Family Clinic is welcoming a Main Street Health Navigator, Kathy Araguz, to its team. Kathy will serve as an extra set of hands to clinic staff, connecting patients with essential community resources and supporting patients with their personalized care plans.
The Health Navigator will support the practice with several activities including:
· Coordinating care for medically complex patients
· Connecting patients to community resources and assistance programs
· Helping patients manage chronic conditions
· Ensuring follow up after hospital admissions
· Educating patients on their insurance coverage and benefits
· Assuming administrative tasks so that providers can spend more time with patients

McGehee Hospital CEO, Terry Amstutz explained, “As rural healthcare moves to a value-based payment system, Main Street Health Care is a game-changer partner for McGehee Family Clinic’s Medicare patients.”

Julia Shockley, Main Street’s Market Vice President for Arkansas, said, "We are excited to partner with McGehee Hospital and support their incredible work and continued dedication to the health and wellbeing of their patients in McGehee and surrounding communities."

For more information about the partnership please contact Cynthia Smith, 870-222-6131.

About Main Street Health:
Main Street Health is a value-based healthcare company focused exclusively on serving rural America. Main Street partners with local primary care physicians to move their practice into value-based care. The core of Main Street’s model is placing a Health Navigator in each clinic that Main Street serves and providing the clinic with the data and opportunities they need to succeed in value-based care. For more information, please visit

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