Monday, April 15, 2013

TOP STORY >> Jacksonville native heads hospital

David R. Fox is the new president of St. Vincent North in Sherwood. Fox replaces Tim Osterholm, who accepted a position as vice president and chief people officer at St. Vincent.
In addition to his responsibilities as president of St. Vincent North, Fox is a member of the St. Vincent Health System strategy team and President’s Council. He was most recently vice president of clinical and emergency services at Baptist Health in Little Rock.

Fox, who grew up in Jacksonville, earned a bachelor’s degree in general science at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and a master’s degree in business administration at Oklahoma City University in Tulsa.

Fox began his health-care career as a nuclear medicine technologist. He has served in leadership positions at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo and at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

His list of health-care accomplishments includes leading strategic and quality initiatives, overseeing large capital projects, patient satisfaction and enhancing relationships with physicians.

Fox is affiliated with the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the board of directors of the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators Association.

His philanthropic, community and charitable activities include the American Heart Association Arkansas Heart Ball, the Salvation Army, United Way, Catholic Charities, St. Joseph’s House, Upward Children’s at local churches and the American Red Cross.

Fox and his wife, Kristie, have seven children. He and his family are parishioners of Christ the King Catholic Church in Little Rock, where he has served as confirmation director since 2007 and was elected to the parish council in 2013.