Byron Montgomery, Mainline Health System’s clinical director and provider at Star City, received the Community Health Centers of Arkansas MVP award this week at the Community Health Centers of Arkansas Conference.

The MVP award recognizes a valuable health center staff member who has demonstrated innovation and dedication. Montgomery challenges the status quo by being a catalyst for improving processes, services and technologies which have resulted in positive impacts on health center operations and patient outcomes.

Montgomery is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialty. He is a graduate of Monticello High School who received his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 2006 before earning his Master’s Degree from the University of Texas in Arlington.

Montgomery is described as being an outstanding team player, dedicated to Mainline and his patients, and involved in community events and volunteer work.

“We are very proud to have Byron on our team,” said Mainline Health Systems’ CEO Allan Nichols. “He is a smart, hardworking professional with a heart for our mission and serving Southeast Arkansas.”

Montgomery and his wife, Hillary, are the parents of three children, daughter, Amelia, and twin sons, Nash and Owen. They attend Pauline Baptist Church in Monticello.

When Byron isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with family, woodworking, golf and rock music. He is a member of the AANP, ANA, National Association of Community Health Centers, Arkansas Cancer Coalition, American Public Health Association, STTI-Delta Theta Chapter, Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association and is ANCC certified.

Montgomery’s favorite quotes:
“Stay hungry, stay foolish”— Steve Jobs
“A pessimist seeing the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”— Winston Churchill