Frazier Edwards has been named vice president of strategic partnerships and business development for the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership, the organization announced Wednesday.
Edwards, MPA, previously served as the executive director of clinical training sites for the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith. He will continue to serve as executive director for the Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association, the Arkansas Osteopathic Foundation and the Arkansas Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
ARHP created this position as a new initiative to assist the organization with developing and managing service lines and programs created specifically for the purposes of supporting and developing cost efficiencies for rural hospitals and clinics throughout rural Arkansas, according to a press release.
“We have all been impressed by his track record of innovation and execution, developing projects that drive results and the ability to create valuable programs from start-up,” said Brian Thomas, president of the ARHP board. “Frazier not only appreciates the value that our rural health care organizations bring through quality healthcare services and to the economics of our rural communities, he recognizes the challenges that these organizations face.”