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CARTI Expands Executive Team, Appoints John W. Goodman Chief Operating Officer

CARTI, the state’s largest not-for-profit multidisciplinary cancer provider, today announced that John Goodman has joined the organization as chief operating officer. Goodman most recently served as the vice president of oncology services for Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tennessee, where he led the construction of a new Cancer Center and the expansion of physician and cancer support services across the regional system. He also served as a national oncology service line advisor to Saint Thomas’s parent company, Ascension Health.

“John’s expertise in oncology leadership will add lasting value to our organization,” said Adam Head, CARTI president and chief executive officer. “With John at the operational helm, we will continue to expand our statewide footprint and provide the most leading-edge, patient-centered cancer care for our neighbors across the state.”

With more than 15 years’ experience in oncology leadership, Goodman has been instrumental in a variety of partnerships, acquisitions and joint ventures as well as the development of many patient centric services, including the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness program. Through the years, he has expanded his knowledge of cancer services and operational responsibilities by leading system expansion efforts in the oncology service line.  

“Having worked in oncology for many years, I am familiar with the great work being done at CARTI to improve patient care for residents of the state of Arkansas and the greater region,” Goodman said.  “I am incredibly honored to join CARTI’s talented team of administrators and physicians in their mission to provide the highest level of care for thousands of patients each year.”

Goodman began his healthcare administration career as an administrative resident at Piedmont Healthcare in 2003. He received his Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Goodman and his wife, Amy, are relocating to Little Rock with their two daughters.