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Marcella L. Doderer

Marcella L. Doderer, FACHE

President & CEO

Arkansas Children’s

Marcy Doderer, FACHE, began as president and chief executive officer of Arkansas Children’s on July 15, 2013.

Under Marcy’s leadership, Arkansas Children’s transformed from one hospital into the state’s only pediatric health system, with two hospitals, a research institute, a philanthropic foundation, regional clinics and alliances, telemedicine and statewide outreach programs.  She has led the organization with an unwavering focus on the core values of safety, teamwork, compassion and excellence.

As a professional and a mom, Marcy is passionate about improving child health in Arkansas. She has been bold to say “Arkansas Children’s will not stop our pursuit of improving child health until Arkansas is the safest, healthiest place to be a child.”

Prior to her role at Arkansas Children’s, she served as a member of senior leadership for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System in various capacities since 2002. Doderer became administrator for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital in 2008 and led the effort to transform the facility into the free standing Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Her previous leadership experience includes positions at CHRISTUS St. Joseph’s Health System and McCuistion Regional Medical Center, both in Paris, Texas, and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Dallas, Texas.

Marcy is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) and active in many professional organizations. She has served on various boards and committees at the state and national level aimed at improving child health. She is the Chair of the Children’s Hospital Association Board of Directors and is a member of their Education Committee and serves as a member of the Children’s Hospital Solutions for Patient Safety Board of Directors. She is also a member of the American Hospital Association’s The Changing Workforce Task Force.  Within Arkansas, Marcy is a member of Fifty for the Future and sits on the board of Healthy Active Arkansas.

She obtained her BS in Finance from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, and MA in Hospital and Health Administration from The University of Iowa.


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