Methodist Village Expands Leadership Team 12/17/2018

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December 18, 2018
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Melissa Curry (479.75  .6481)
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Methodist Village Expands Leadership Team

FORT SMITH, Ark. (December 17, 2018) – Methodist Village Senior Living, one of the region’s pioneer providers of senior health services and independent living, has recently added two  new members to its staff. Candace Cox has been named Administrator of Assisted Living and the Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit and Carol Smith has been named as Business Development Director.

“Candace and Carol both live out our mission and values and could not be a better fit for us as we grow,” said Melissa Curry, Methodist Village Senior Living CEO. “They both bring a tremendous background and significant experience to their new roles.”

Cox was previously the Community Resource Liaison at Methodist Village, providing specialized 
training for caregivers and raising awareness of long-term care needs across a seven-county area. She serves on the board for the Senior Care Alliance, the Alzheimer’s Association, and was a former board member for Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She also spent part of her career at the Arkansas Department of Human Services working with Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Residential Care Facilities and community action groups, providing discharge planning and case management. She holds a BIS degree from John Brown University.

Smith most recently held the position of Advertising, Promotion and Membership Manager at Temple Live. Prior to that, she was Director of Special Events for the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce, including Liaison for their Healthcare Committee, and was the Sales 
Manager at Courtyard by Marriott. She has been a member of BBR (Business By Referral), a board member of the Young Actors Guild, a Fort Smith Public School mentor, and active volunteer at the 
Fort Smith Little Theater. Smith attended the University of Memphis.
Methodist Village Senior Living provides skilled nursing services, as well as physical, 
occupational and speech therapies to assist with recovering from surgery, an illness, or in the 
treatment of complex medical conditions. Methodist boasts the largest selection of private rooms in 
the area and offers many amenities including cable, phone and wireless communication, massage 
therapy services, a chaplain on staff, and daily recreational activities. In 2019, Methodist will 
open the doors on the area’s most comprehensive continuum of care facility; a 26-bed Assisted 
Living Center and a 19-bed Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit.

For more information on Methodist Village Senior Living, visit

Melissa Curry, CEO
(479) 452-1611