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Robbie Crider Weaver Promoted to Provider Relations Director at Arkansas Children’s Hospital

(LITTLE ROCK, ARK. - Oct. 4) - Robbie Crider Weaver has been promoted to provider relations director at Arkansas Children's Hospital, according to Beth Petlak, executive director for the Children's Healthcare System, Inc. (CHCS) and vice president of Managed Care / Business Development for Arkansas Children's Hospital.

"We're very excited to see Robbie promoted to this critical position for CHCS. It's a great opportunity to utilize her customer service and leadership expertise in helping us provide quality management between Arkansas Children's Hospital and a network of approximately 400 primary care and specialty providers in providing comprehensive services for children," Petlak said.

In her new role, Weaver will be responsible for planning, developing and managing the CHCS participating provider network. Weaver began her career at ACH in 1989 serving in a variety of roles including contracts manager, insurance analyst and lead insurance specialist. Prior to 2001, her experience was in Admissions in roles responsible for managed care referrals and financial counseling. She has served on a number of ACH/CHCS committees. In addition to the leadership she provides for CHCS, she also is a leader in her community serving as a member of the Des Arc School Board.

Arkansas Children's Hospital is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas and one of the largest in the United States serving children. The campus spans 29 city blocks and houses 316 beds, a staff of approximately 500 physicians, 80 residents in pediatrics and pediatric specialties and more than 4,000 employees. The private, nonprofit healthcare facility boasts an internationally renowned reputation for medical breakthroughs and intensive treatments, unique surgical procedures and forward-thinking medical research - all dedicated to fulfilling our mission of enhancing, sustaining and restoring children's health and development. ACH recently ranked No. 75 on FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®. For more information, visit www.archildrens.org.

Children's Healthcare System, Inc. (CHCS) is a non-profit physician-hospital organization (PHO). Incorporated in 1994, CHCS is a business partnership between Arkansas Children's Hospital, its physicians and doctoral clinical psychologists. The corporation is partially integrated, provider-controlled and dedicated to quality service, easy access and cost-effective health care services for children.

For more information on this release, please contact Hilary DeMillo in ACH Public Relations at (501) 364-6445 or at demillohh@archildrens.org.

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