Montague to lead new Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Springdale

Posted: March 27, 2016 at 1 a.m.

Trisha Montague, senior vice president of regional services for Arkansas Children’s Hospital stands on the construction site for the new hospital campus in Springdale.

Trisha Montague will lead Arkansas Children’s Hospital Northwest, soon to be under construction in Springdale. She took over as the hospital’s senior vice president of regional services in November. She is overseeing key leadership positions and the on-site construction of the 225,000-square-foot, 24-bed hospital on 37 acres near Arvest Ballpark.

Trisha Montague

• Date and place of birth: July 23, 1954, in Corpus Christi, Texas

• Family: partner Michael Watson

• Education: bachelor’s of science in nursing from Loretta Heights College in Denver and master’s in nursing administration from University of Colorado

• First job: waiting tables at a family restaurant

• Word or phrase that best describes me: empathetic

• If I was on a reality show it would be: Top Chef

• Favorite movies: “To Kill a Mocking Bird” and “Out of Africa”

• Cruising music: blues and classic rock

• Favorite animated character: Nemo

• Dream vacation: a month in the countryside of Italy and France

• Bad habit: I’m a bit of a procrastinator

• Pet peeve: dishonesty

• If I had an extra hour each day I would: walk

• What’s always in my refrigerator: cheese and lemonade

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