Danna Wagnon Taylor



South Arkansas Regional Hospital, LLC

With over a decade of experience in the healthcare industry, Danna Wagnon Taylor, MHA, is a dynamic leader revolutionizing how South Arkansas Regional Hospital serves its community.

As the President of South Arkansas Regional Hospital, Taylor brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. With a proven track record in strategic planning, operational efficiency, and staff management, Taylor is dedicated to delivering exceptional healthcare services.

Taylor is a graduate of West Side Christian School in El Dorado. Her journey in healthcare began at Melvin’s pharmacy, where she learned the importance of appreciating the team. From her first boss, Danna learned the valuable lesson that if you take care of your people, your people will take care of your business. Upon graduation from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in Biology, Taylor joined the local hospital as the Hospitalist Coordinator. Over the years, Taylor has served the local hospital in various roles, including Medical Staff Coordinator, Director of Medical Staff Services, Director of Physician Practices, VP of Operations, Chief Quality Officer, Associate Administrator, and Facility Compliance and Privacy Officer. Taylor also gained experience with UAMS in Physician Recruitment and with the Arkansas Department of Health as the Local Health Unit Administrator.

Most recently, Taylor showcased her exceptional skills in managing specialty clinic operations, staffing, and strategic initiatives. Her commitment to excellence led to implementing innovative solutions that enhanced patient care and streamlined operations. With a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University, Taylor understands the medical and administrative aspects of the industry. Her educational background and practical experience allow her to approach healthcare challenges with a unique perspective.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Taylor is married and has 2 sons. She is an active member of Parkers Chapel First Baptist Church, where she volunteers in the children’s ministry. Her commitment to the community and passion for making a difference extend beyond the hospital walls.

With her visionary leadership, unwavering dedication, and ability to drive positive change, Danna W. Taylor, MHA, is transforming South Arkansas Regional Hospital into a beacon of excellence in healthcare.

Areas of Expertise

  • Credentialing and Privileging
  • Physician Practice Management
  • Recruitment


  • Medical Staff Relations
  • Regulatory Compliance and Quality


  • Trinity University, Summa Cum Laude- MHA
  • Ouachita Baptist University, Biology


  • Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Medical Group Management Association- American College of Medical Practice Executives (MGMA-ACMPE)
  • Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society