LITTLE ROCK, AR. (June 19, 2019) – Arkansas Children’s, Inc. has hired experienced HR executive Amy Koresdoski, PhD, SPHR, CCP, sHRBP for the newly created position of vice president of Total Rewards for the state’s only pediatric health system.

Koresdoski joins Arkansas Children’s after serving as senior director of compensation, benefits and human resource information systems for McLane Company, a supply chain services leader.

At Arkansas Children’s, Koresdoski will be responsible for creating and implementing a total rewards model that attracts, engages and retains key talent for the statewide health system.

“We are thrilled to have a dynamic, multifaceted leader shepherding this strategy so it will align with our mission of making children better today and healthier tomorrow,” said Arkansas Children’s Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer Jimmy Duncan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR.

Koresdoski has also held leadership positions in human resources with Nissan North America, Harrah’s Entertainment and Federal Express. She earned a PhD in computing technology for education at Nova Southeastern University and has a master of business administration from the University of Tennessee. She is certified as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR), is a certified compensation professional (CCP) and holds the Strategic HR Business Partner certification.

“I’m excited to enhance the already rich work environment at Arkansas Children’s Hospital,” Koresdoski said. “With a dedicated strategy, we’ll offer our team the rewards that truly make this one of the nation’s best places to work. We’ll strive to help employees understand, value and take advantage of these opportunities as an employer of choice.”

About Arkansas Children’s

Arkansas Children's, Inc. is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' 710,000 children, giving the organization a unique ability to shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas and transform the health of children throughout the region. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state's only burn center; the state's only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state's only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons; and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Additionally, ACH is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in five pediatric subspecialties (2019-2020): Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Pulmonology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, opened in Springdale in early 2018. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas' only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can fundamentally transform the health of children in Arkansas and beyond. To learn more, visit