LITTLE ROCK, AR. (June 21, 2024) – Arkansas Children’s is promoting longtime leader Ryan Solomon, JD, MPS, to senior vice president of hospital operations for Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Little Rock. He will begin his new role on June 24.

Solomon joined Arkansas Children’s a decade ago and has most recently served as interim SVP and chief administrator at Arkansas Children’s Northwest. He previously served as vice president and general counsel for the state’s nationally ranked pediatric health system.

Solomon developed Arkansas Children's first Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program and served as a key member of the leadership team on numerous strategic initiatives and crisis management situations.

“During his tenure at Arkansas Children's, Ryan has demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement in patient care, financial performance, quality, safety and operational efficiency,” said Arkansas Children’s Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Jamie Wiggins, PhD, MBA, RN, FACHE. “I am confident that he will continue to be pivotal in advancing the mission and our commitment to providing extraordinary care to the children of Arkansas and surrounding states.”

Before joining Arkansas Children’s, Solomon was in private practice and acted as CEO and general counsel for Legacy Spine & Neurological Specialists in Little Rock. He was also a partner with Rose Law Firm.

A graduate of the University of Arkansas (UA) at Fayetteville, Solomon earned his law degree at the UA School of Law. He also holds a Master of Public Service from the UA Clinton School of Public Service.

Solomon has a strong background in community service, volunteering with the boards of nonprofits including the Arkansas Hospice Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Little Rock Commission on Parks and Recreation and the Arkansas Board of Dental Examiners.


Arkansas Children's is the only health care system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' nearly 700,000 children. 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 — all focused on fulfilling a promise to define and deliver unprecedented child health. 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 (ACS); and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Arkansas Children’s is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven pediatric subspecialties (2023—2024): Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery and Urology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the northwest Arkansas region, is a level IV pediatric trauma center. 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 deliver on its promise of unprecedented child health. To learn more, visit

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