Christopher Munton named Chief Operating Officer of National Park Medical Center

(HOT SPRINGS, AR – June 1, 2020) – National Park Medical Center (NPMC) announced today that Christopher “Chris” Munton has been named their COO. Chris joined NPMC as Interim COO in April from Rutherford Regional Health System in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, where he served as Assistant Administrator/Ethics and Compliance Officer for the previous two years.

“We are excited to have Chris step into this important leadership role,” said Scott Smith, Market CEO of NPMC. “He brings a vast amount of healthcare knowledge and experience in patient safety, quality and ethics and compliance. Most importantly, he is committed to furthering NPMC’s mission of Making Communities Heathier.”

In his administrative experience in the LifePoint Health system, Munton received his certification as a Duke Health Patient Safety Officer and his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He assisted in the stringent endeavor of achieving Duke LifePoint National Quality Affiliation.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to continue with the momentum we have at National Park Medical Center and to join this great team of healthcare professionals” said Munton, “My family and I are looking forward to becoming more involved with the Hot Springs community, which we have already grown to love. I’m looking forward to helping the leadership team at NPMC to build on their solid foundation through efficiencies and innovative practices to further enhance the patient experience and employee engagement.

Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University of Hawaii, and his Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is a Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and served as a Missionary in Fiji for two years. Chris and his wife Marissa have four children with another due to arrive soon. He and his family will reside in Hot Springs.

About National Park Medical Center
National Park Medical Center is a 166-bed full-service acute care hospital located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Our mission is simple: Making Communities Healthier. We are a part of the LifePoint Health family of hospitals, which means we aim to create a place where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice, and employees want to work. Our core values are honesty, integrity & trustworthiness, inclusion, compassion and legal/ethical compliance. Our hospital’s Joint Commission accreditation powerfully demonstrates our commitment to meeting the highest national standards for quality and safety.