UAMS Health Names Harrison Reed Chief Administrative Officer

By Kate Franks

He joined UAMS in May 2021 as associate vice chancellor for clinical strategy. In his new role, Reed has additional responsibility for day-to-day financial operations of UAMS Health, including strategic and financial decision support, management of enterprise productivity and financial analysis. Administrators for UAMS’ clinical services report to him, and he also oversees a data analytics group.

Reed’s background includes leadership positions in Arkansas with Practice Plus & Arkansas Health Group at Baptist Health, Rock Dental Brands and Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Additionally, he served five years as senior project manager for University of Pennsylvania Health System / Penn Medicine and worked as senior manager of quality initiatives at Society of Hospital Medicine in Philadelphia.

Reed is a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in physics, and he holds a Master of Health Services Administration degree from the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. He’s board certified in health care management and recognized as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Reed replaces Jason Rounds, MBA, who left UAMS to become the chief executive officer and president of San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, New Mexico.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and eight 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, Institute for Digital Health & Innovation and the Institute for Community Health Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’ clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,275 students, 890 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 12,000 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 or Find us on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube or Instagram.