Melanie Edens Accepts COO Position at NEA Baptist
Jonesboro, Ark., May 12th, 2020 – Melanie Edens has accepted the role of Chief Operating Officer for NEA Baptist Health System. Formerly Associate Administrator, Edens has served various positions at NEA Baptist throughout her over 20-year tenure. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Radiologic Sciences, and an M.B.A. from Arkansas State University. She has been recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus of ASU’s College of Nursing and Health Related professions as well as the ACHE’s Early Career Award for Healthcare Executives.
In her new role, Edens will oversee all operations at NEA Baptist Clinic in addition to a wide range of hospital departments. This new role will continue to empower NEA Baptist to offer the most integrated health system in the region.
Sam Lynd, CEO of NEA Baptist had this to say about the leadership change, “It’s my pleasure to announce that Melanie Edens has accepted the role of Chief Operating Officer for NEA Baptist Health System. I have had the pleasure of witnessing Melanie’s continued growth and development over the last several years of her career and am privileged to work with her daily upon my recent return to NEA Baptist.”
“I am extremely grateful for all the opportunities provided throughout my career at NEA Baptist. Healthcare is definitely a calling, and I consider it a blessing to work with amazing team members who believe in our mission of healing, preaching, and teaching. I am thankful to so many who have supported me over the years”, said Melanie Edens.