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Pam Ream Named Vice President of OMC Medical Group

Pam Ream Named Vice President of OMC Medical Group

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) recently hired Pam Ream as Vice President of the OMC Medical Group, promoted from her position at OMC as Director of Rehabilitation Services. Ream was first hired thirty years ago in 1988 to begin the OMC Speech Pathology department. Six years later, in 1994, she was promoted to the position of Director of Rehabilitation Services. She was responsible for expanding OMC Rehabilitation Services from inpatient care to include outpatient care in the OMC Shaw Medical Building and also added services into OMC rural health clinics. In her role as Director of Rehabilitation Services, she was instrumental in contracting services for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology in area schools, nursing homes and businesses.

Ream holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock and a Bachelor’s Degree of Communication Disorders from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

“My new position is all about cohesion,” Ream said. “I’ll be responsible for ensuring that providers, clinics, and departments are consistent in processes and care. I look forward to working with the OMC Network Operations Council (NOC), a provider group. This is an amazing opportunity to get all of our providers on one page.”

Ream was raised in Alton and has lived in West Plains for almost thirty years. She has been a community leader involved in numerous groups, including the West Plains Public Library Board, where she served during the planning and construction of the new public library; the Noon Rotary Club; the West Plains Civic Center Board of Directors for 12 years; and a member of the Zizzer Booster Club board. She was named Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Business Woman of the Year. She’s also active in a philanthropic group that promotes women’s education.

“I have had ties to OMC for my entire life,” Ream said. “I was born at OMC, and now I’m a vice president. I had my daughter at OMC, and my family has used OMC for many services. I want OMC to be the best health care system that it can possibly be because I know the people we care for. They’re family. They’re friends.”

In her spare time, Ream loves to travel with her husband Scott, an optometrist with offices in Thayer and West Plains, and her daughter Delaney, a sophomore at the University of Arkansas. “I’ve traveled all over the world and love to see other cultures,” she said. She also enjoys music and plays piano. “I’m a big movie buff,” she added.

“OMC will benefit greatly from Pam’s experience and community background. Her work with providers and clinic expansion will be a tremendous asset to our leadership team,” said Tom Keller, President and CEO of OMC.

Ream joins the OMC Senior Leadership Team of Tom Keller, President and CEO; Pamela Lee, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Kim Thompson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Kurt Abbey, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer; and Connie Schott, Vice President of Human Resources.

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