J. Robert Harris Named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Ambulatory Services at UAMS Medical Center

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LITTLE ROCK – J. Robert Harris has been named assistant vice chancellor for ambulatory services at UAMS Medical Center.


Harris will play an integral role in developing the long-term strategy for outpatient services at UAMS Medical Center and in optimizing the operations of the clinics in terms of quality of care, customer service and financial viability. He also will work to improve efficiency and productivity by developing and implementing incentive programs for outpatient services.


Harris served as vice president for ambulatory care and emergency services at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver from 1998-2007.  


Prior to that position, he was executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Southeast Cancer Network in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and vice president for ancillary and outpatient services at DCH Regional Hospital, also in Tuscaloosa.


Harris received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia in Milledgeville, Ga.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,435 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.