Friendly & Familiar Face: New CEO of Medical Center of South Arkansas Scott Street
This article originally appeared in El Dorado Insider. The original article can be seen here.
What is your impression of El Dorado?
I believe there is one thing you may not know about El Dorado as a visitor that you quickly realize as a member of the community…the commitment to quality of life. There is a commitment here from individuals, corporations and organizations to preserve the advantages of living in a small town yet continue to integrate amenities a large city has to offer.
What appealed to you about coming to El Dorado AND working with MCSA?
This commitment made the move here even more appealing to me. We each have a personal list of what defines quality of life, but most of us will agree on the basics such as a strong education system; employment; retail and entertainment; civic engagement; and great local healthcare. The El Dorado Promise, new retail stores, the investment in the arts and MAD are just a few examples of that commitment. We have a team of more than 500 professionals at MCSA who are enthusiastic about our plans for reinvesting in the hospital over the next three years as we renew our commitment to providing great healthcare for south Arkansas.
What do you like about living in El Dorado?
My wife, Christine, and I are both originally from Arkansas. Christine was born here in El Dorado and graduated from El Dorado High School. I grew up in Cherokee Village. We met at Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) and have been together for 32 years! So I’m very familiar with El Dorado…although I haven’t had time to check out the local barbeque restaurants since moving here in November. I’m hoping for suggestions. We are looking forward to engaging in a church home locally, meeting new friends and neighbors and having time to reacquaint with our long-time friends and neighbors.
What are some of your extracurricular interests?
El Dorado has a lot to offer and I’m looking forward to experiencing the area as an ‘insider.’ For now, Christine and I are juggling our schedules to attend my son’s basketball games. He is a high school senior this year and has a basketball scholarship to play for OBU next fall. We’re very proud of Jacob as we are all our kids. With him at OBU, we will have all four children with us across Arkansas. We feel like we are coming home.
What are some of your goals for MCSA in 2018?Back
We are working diligently to bring more healthcare services to MCSA so our residents feel confident staying at home for medical services rather than traveling to find the specialists they need. Every day we consider it a privilege to be here to serve friends, neighbors and families.