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MRHS Hires New CFO


Mena Regional Health System has welcomed Mark J. Henke to their administrative staff as Chief Financial Officer. Henke completed his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO.  Before accepting the position at MRHS, Mark was employed with Welch, Couch & Company, a well-established public accounting firm located in North-Central Arkansas.  His primary responsibilities included working as an auditor on some of the firm’s hospital clients as well as gathering information and preparing work papers for their Medicare/Medicaid cost reports.

Prior to Welch, Couch & Company, he was employed for eight years for Community Health System’s (CHS), one of the Nation’s leading operators of acute care hospitals, in various finance related roles in multiple hospitals in Texas and Arkansas.  His last role with CHS was Chief Financial Officer of Forrest City Medical Center in Forrest City, AR.

“Mr. Henke has a strong work ethic whose main focus will be to safeguard the assets of the hospital and assist in bringing financial and operational success to the organization.  The administrative team at MRHS feels very confident about Mr. Henke, as he brings years of accounting and financial management experience to the organization.  We look forward to implementing new financial goals and objectives as we continue to manage and contain costs,” Jay Quebedeaux, CEO.


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