Finley named COO at Conway Regional

Published Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Alan Finley of Greenbrier has been promoted to the position of vice president and chief operating officer of Conway Regional Health System.

The position was held by Jim Lambert prior to his promotion to president and chief executive officer of Conway Regional. Finley has been part of the leadership team at Conway Regional for 15 years, most recently serving as vice president of general and diversified services.

"It is reassuring to know that we have someone of Alan's credentials and integrity to accept the challenge of being Conway Regional's chief operating officer," said Lambert. "He has provided the health system with tremendous stability and versatility during the past 15 years. We have the utmost confidence that he will continue to excel in his new position."

During his tenure at Conway Regional, Finley has also served as director of physician recruitment and government relations; and administrator at Van Buren County Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home (Ozark Health) in Clinton, which was under Conway Regional's management at the time.

As Conway Regional's new COO, Finley will be responsible for the overall operational and clinical effectiveness of the health system along with the vice president/chief nursing officer. He has overseen many of the health system's building projects and will continue in that role with Conway Regional's soon-to-be-constructed surgical services and obstetrics tower.

Specific areas of responsibility will include Conway Regional's primary care clinics, the medical staff office, pharmacy, cardiovascular and imaging services, respiratory therapy, therapy services, occupational health and the new hospitalist program. He will also continue to oversee several former areas of responsibility until a new vice president of general and diversified services is hired.

Finley holds an associate of arts degree from Florida College in Temple Terrace, Fla., and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He received his master's degree in Health Services Administration from University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Finley has also achieved the status of fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and was named the local chapter's Early Career Healthcare Executive in 1996. He was also named UALR's Outstanding Alumnus in 2006 and is a graduate of the Faulkner County Leadership Institute.

Finley and his wife, Julie, have four children: Lindsey, 22, Matthew, 21, Jordan, 19, and Andie, 8.

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