HealthTech Arkansas has named a new clinical director for its startup accelerator program.
Dr. Steffany Benton, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, has been named as HealthTech Arkansas’ clinical director. In this role, Benton will oversee evaluation of program applicants and will also help startup founder with their pilot projects with state healthcare providers. In addition, she will be charged with developing national relationships for possible partnerships for the accelerator.
“We’re incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Benton on the HealthTech Arkansas team. Her broad clinical base of experience allows her to understand and assess virtually every new technology we see, and also communicate with founders and providers in a language they understand,” HealthTech Arkansas director Jeff Stinson said in a statement. “She hit the ground running and is already making a major impact on our program.”
Benton is a doctoral-prepared Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and is board-certified as a family nurse practitioner.
“I was drawn to the HealthTech Arkansas program from the moment I learned about,” Benton said. “The impact it’s had on healthcare entrepreneurs and Arkansas providers has been significant, with almost unlimited potential to grow and do even greater things in the future. I’m very proud to be joining this team.”
HealthTech Arkansas is currently reviewing applicants for the 2020 accelerator program. The companies selected for the program will be announced in September with the October beginning in October.