Richard Boone, the chief financial officer of Sparks Health System, has been promoted to operations/finance for the Southern and Western Group of Health Management Associates facilities.
This new role includes financial oversight of 26 hospitals in seven states, including Sparks Regional Medical Center and its sister hospital Summit Medical Center in Van Buren, Ark. The promotion was effective April 15. Boone will remain based in Fort Smith.
Boone has nearly 25 years of experience serving in various positions in the healthcare arena. He has served as the CFO for Sparks Health System for the past year. Previous to that, he served as an Associate Administrator at Sparks.
Boone earned bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.
A search is underway for a new CFO for Sparks Health System.