CHI St. Vincent Infirmary has appointed Dr. Jill Flaxman as medical director of perioperative services to provide leadership and vision for a wide range of surgical services. Flaxman brings both administrative and physician perspectives to the new role with experience in clinical practice, managed care, quality improvement, and healthcare information technology.
“As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Flaxman has valuable experience with all surgical specialties at CHI St. Vincent, including cardiovascular surgery” said Dr. Gerry Jones, CHI St. Vincent chief medical officer for Central Arkansas. “That experience uniquely positions her to work with our operating room leadership to improve the efficiency, quality, and safety of the surgical care we provide at the Infirmary.”
Prior to accepting this new role, Flaxman served as chief of staff, medical director of quality and chief of anesthesia at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary. Before that, she was CEO of Southern Regional Anesthesiology Consultants PLLC and managing partner for Little Rock Anesthesia Services.
Flaxman attended medical school and completed an anesthesiology residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Flaxman is also an active volunteer with Autism Speaks and serves as a board member for the Arkansas Autism Foundation.