On behalf of the administrative team and the entire staff, welcome to the Arkansas Heart Hospital website. We pride ourselves in providing excellent cardiac care to the residents of Arkansas and the surrounding region. The finest cardiologists and surgeons in the south are on our medical staff. We are equipped with advanced technology and supported by outstanding employees who are the "Heart" of this facility. Our mission is to provide patient focused care. You will see that attitude and philosophy throughout our organization. Arkansas Heart Hospital consistently receives the number one ranking in patient satisfaction for Arkansas and recently achieved a ranking in the top 1% in the nation. We continually take measures to improve our patient care processes to make your experience the best as possible.
Chris Dent is a registered nurse with over 34 years of experience in clinical and hospital administration. She earned her undergraduate degree from Arkansas State University and completed her Master of Science in Health Administration at Kennedy-Western University. Chris initially worked as the Vice President of Clinical Services from 1995 until 2001 assisting with the development, planning, building and opening of Arkansas Heart Hospital. She returned to Arkansas Heart Hospital in 2005 as the Vice President of Clinical Services after serving as a consultant for major hospitals and corporations. Her consulting experience includes reorganization of cardiovascular programs, development and implementation of new cardiovascular programs, preparation for Joint Commission surveys and consulting with hospitals building new facilities. She also has expertise in development and implementation of fully-digital hospitals incorporating electronic medical records for the entire facility.