New Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Patient Care Services Named at Arkansas Surgical Hospital

Cobb and Loftin named Director of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Arkansas

Arkansas Surgical Hospital has named Sarah Loftin as its new Chief Nursing Officer and Emily Cobb as its new Director of Patient Care Services.

Sarah Loftin, CMSRN Named Arkansas Surgical Hospital CNO

In her new role as Chief Nursing Officer, Loftin will provide clinical and administrative leadership for planning, organizing, directing, monitoring and evaluating safe, high-quality patient care.

Loftin joined Arkansas Surgical Hospital in 2014 as a staff nurse in the Pre-Operative Department, becoming its Clinical Coordinator in 2016.  Loftin was promoted to Director of Quality Services and Risk Management in 2017 and continued in that role until recently accepting the CNO position.

Loftin, a certified medical surgical nurse, received her nursing degree from Baptist Health Schools.  She was a 2018 recipient of the Arkansas Center for Nursing's Top 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40.

Emily Cobb, RN Named Arkansas Surgical Hospital DPCS

As Director of Patient Care Services, Cobb will manage, coordinate, and evaluate nursing services within several departments, including Pain Management, the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), the Patient Care Unit, and the Emergency Department.

Cobb has served in a variety of roles in her eight years at Arkansas Surgical Hospital. Most recently, she led the Interventional Pain Department and the PACU and was instrumental in the growth of each.

Before joining Arkansas Surgical Hospital, Cobb attended nursing school at UAMS and worked in its Intensive Care Unit. She started in Arkansas Surgical Hospital's PACU and became Coordinator in 2016.

About Arkansas Surgical Hospital: Arkansas Surgical Hospital was founded by orthopedic and spine surgeons who were searching for a way to provide a better overall experience for their patients.  As a physician-owned hospital, the surgeons are able to direct their patients' overall care and experience at a higher level.  Arkansas Surgical Hospital prides itself on its disciplined focus on safety and a total commitment to the care and comfort of patients and their families, resulting in excellent surgical outcomes.

Arkansas Surgical Hospital is located at 5201 Northshore Drive in North Little Rock.  To learn more about our hospital and its team, visit or call (501) 748-8000.

Source: Arkansas Surgical Hospital