The Arkansas Hospital Association (AHA) has awarded Phillip K. Gilmore, FACHE, CEO of Ashley County Medical Center with the 2021 A. Allen Weintraub Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the AHA. 

A. Allen Weintraub, a long-time administrator of St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, is considered to have been a very dedicated civic worker and an inspiration to all who worked with him. The A. Allen Weintraub Memorial Award is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the Arkansas Hospital Association. It recognizes hospital chief executive officers who are contributing to their hospitals and communities in the same manner as Weintraub. 

Due to COVID protocols, this year’s AHA annual meeting was held virtually, and the Weintraub Award was presented to Gilmore by ACMC Board Chair Jerry Selby. 

“At Ashley County Medical Center, we strive to be second to none, and under Phil’s leadership and out-of-the-box thinking, ACMC has developed a culture of outstanding patient care that has helped us lead our region in state-of-the-art technology and skilled clinicians that provide an advanced standard of care,” said Selby. “Phil is a servant-leader and goes out of his way to serve our patients, staff, and community.” 

“I want to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to the Arkansas Hospital Association for honoring me with the Weintraub Memorial Award. I appreciate the ACMC board, our medical staff, and employees for your support over many years working together to serve our patients and community,” said Gilmore. “I want to thank my late wife, Frances, for her many years of love and support of me and my profession. I attribute this award to my Lord and Savior, the ACMC board, employees and staff of ACMC for their support and dedication to our region.”