Amanda George is UAMS Vice Chancellor for Finance and CFO; Jake Stover Named Chief Administrative Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Finance

By Linda Haymes

LITTLE ROCK — Two financial officers have been promoted recently at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Amanda George, CPA, has been named vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer of UAMS. George previously served as associate vice chancellor for clinical finance and CFO of the integrated clinical enterprise.

Jake Stover is taking on the role of chief administrative officer and associate vice chancellor for clinical finance with the integrated clinical enterprise.

Jake Stover is taking on the role of chief administrative officer and associate vice chancellor for clinical finance with the integrated clinical enterprise.

Jake Stover is taking on the role of chief administrative officer and associate vice chancellor for clinical finance with the integrated clinical enterprise. Previously he was associate dean for finance and chief financial officer of the College of Medicine.

George and Stover, who both have a Master of Health Services Administration, had been jointly serving as interim vice chancellor for finance and CFO in addition to their regular duties following the retirement in December 2018 of Bill Bowes as senior vice chancellor for finance and administration.

“I believe these changes will better position UAMS for the future and support our efforts to serve our patients, students and all 3 million residents of the state of Arkansas,” said UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA.

George joined UAMS in 2013 as administrator for the Department of Internal Medicine, then in 2015 became administrator for the Medical Specialties services line. Before joining UAMS, she served as controller for ambulatory services for the East/Southeast division of Catholic Health Initiatives in Little Rock and assistant controller for St. Vincent Health System hospitals in North Little Rock and Morrilton.

Prior to joining the College of Medicine in August 2018, Stover served as executive vice president of financial affairs and CFO at the CARTI Cancer Center. Before going to CARTI, he had previously served in several finance roles at UAMS including director of treasury, assistant vice chancellor for finance, associate vice chancellor for finance, and treasurer.


UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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