FORT SMITH – Aimee Arzoumanian, MHA, MS, PA-C, has been promoted to Chief Operation Officer of Sparks Health System.

She joined Sparks in 2009 as a Hospitalist Physician Assistant and later became an Assistant Administrator in 2013. Since 2016, Arzoumanian has served as Assistant Chief Executive Officer at Sparks Medical Center – Van Buren.  She earned a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Mercy College in New York and a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio.

Arzoumanian succeeds Shane Knisely who joined a health system in Cincinnati, Ohio, last month.

Sparks Health System includes Sparks Regional Medical Center, Sparks Medical Center – Van Buren, Sparks Clinic, Sparks PremierCare and the fully hospital-integrated Marvin Altman Fitness Center.  For more information about Sparks Health System, visit


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