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AMMC President Rooney says goodbye

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - After more than 23 years at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, President Ron Rooney says goodbye. A retirement party was held for President Rooney in AMMC's auditorium Friday afternoon.

Friends, family and co workers flocked in to say goodbye to someone who's been a part of the hospital and the community for so long. President Rooney says he's enjoyed his time at the hospital and all the people he's met over the years. "I've had the opportunity to work with a lot of wonderful, talented people and I've seen a lot of things over my twenty-three plus years, here," Rooney said. "Of course, with other hospitals forty-two years in healthcare, But you know, it is all about people."

Registered Nurse with AMMC, Melinda Reeves, has worked at the hospital for 17 years.

Reeves says she's enjoyed working with President Rooney over the years. "He is a great man to work with," Reeves said. "He's provided leadership for our hospital and growth for our community."

Rooney says he's very proud to have been a part of all the many wonderful things going on at the hospital.

"Every day I think I walk around and see talented people doing good things that they do. And, of course, the construction, here, that we've done with the Chateau on the Ridge and going back even further with the school being brought here on campus. There's a lot of exciting things going on."

Rooney says his future plans are some major traveling.

"I think right now after forty-two years of working in the healthcare field I'm going to take some time off and ponder the question 'what next?' We're going to do some traveling, particularly to see our grand kids, our children and maybe some of the United States."

For more information Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, you can log onto this website.

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