Pain Management Physicians Join Advanced Pain Management Center

CONWAY, Ark. (Sept. 16, 2020) – Chris Maranto, MD, and Mikio Ranahan, MD, have joined the team at Conway Regional Health System. Maranto and Ranahan will be practicing alongside Heath McCarver, MD, at the Conway Regional Advanced Pain Management Center. 

“I am excited to begin this journey with the Conway Regional family,” said Dr. Ranahan. “I look forward to providing pain management services to the community and helping patients return to living fulfilling lives with less limitations.” 

Dr. Maranto echoed his colleague’s sentiment. “I am eagerly anticipating the opportunity to provide quality pain management care and to build a practice as part of the Conway Regional team, which serves patients both here in Conway and throughout the region.”

Both Maranto and Ranahan received their anesthesiology residency training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Maranto went on to complete a fellowship in interventional pain management at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. Ranahan completed pain management fellowship training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

“Expanded access to pain management services is a need that exists throughout the communities we serve, and we are beyond excited to welcome Drs. Maranto and Ranahan to the Conway Regional team,” said Rebekah Fincher, chief administrative officer for Conway Regional. “Drs. Maranto and Ranahan will serve patients in Central Arkansas, North Central Arkansas, and the River Valley.” 

Maranto and Ranahan will begin practicing on September 1. Pain management physicians specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of different types of pain including acute, chronic and cancer pain. The Advanced Pain Management Center is located at 525 Western Ave. Suite 304. For more information call 501-358-6560. 

About Conway Regional

Conway Regional Health System provides complete health care services to a seven-county service area of North Central Arkansas including Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pope, Van Buren and Yell Counties. Centered on a 150-bed, acute care medical center, the health system provides patients with a variety of services including heart health, orthopedic care, neuro-spine surgery, vascular surgery, gastroenterology services, women’s health, surgery, and rehabilitation. Conway Regional operates an expansive physician enterprise, including ten primary care clinics and seven specialty clinics. Additionally, the health system operates a Rehabilitation Hospital and a 70,000-square-foot Health and Fitness Center. In June of 2019, Conway Regional announced a management agreement with the Dardanelle Hospital, since renamed as the Dardanelle Regional Medical Center.

With more than 200 physicians providing services at Conway Regional, the organization partners with the medical staff in an Accountable Clinical Management Model (ACM).  This one-of-a-kind partnership creates a model of shared governance to promote meaningful engagement of physician leaders with hospital administrative leadership—all in an effort to improve patient experience and enhance care. 

Conway Regional maintains an employee engagement score in the top 20% of hospitals throughout the country and a Medical Staff engagement score in the top 5%, as compared to hospitals of similar size and scope. Conway Regional was the first hospital in Arkansas to partner with Arkansas Children’s Hospital in the Nursery Alliance, allowing more babies to receive care closer to home. Conway Regional is the only hospital in Arkansas named to Modern Healthcare’s National Best Places to Work in 2018, 2019, and received the honor again in 2020. Conway Regional has been named an Arkansas Best Place to Work in 2017, 2018 and 2019.  

Learn more at conwayregional.org.


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