UAMS Names Erin Gray Director of Volunteer Services

By Nate Hinkel

Gray will be responsible for recruiting and coordinating a group of more than 170 hospital volunteers. The volunteers assist UAMS patients and visits while also staffing the hospital’s Family Resource Center and other activities.

In addition, Gray will support activities of the UAMS Medical Center Auxiliary, the Auxiliary’s board, the Family Resource Center and the Pet-Assisted Therapy Program.

She brings more than 10 years’ experience in public relations, project management, nonprofit development and administration to UAMS. Prior to joining UAMS, Gray served three years as financial and human resources administrator at St. James United Methodist Church in Little Rock.

Gray received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 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. Visit or