Eric Pianalto was named president of Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in 2013. A Northwest Arkansas Native, Eric has served as a Mercy leader for 20 years, including a ten-year tenure in Northwest Arkansas along with roles in Fort Smith, Oklahoma, and Mercy’s four-state health ministry. Prior to serving as president, he served as chief operating officer of Mercy Clinic in Arkansas and Oklahoma. He attended the University of Arkansas and has a master’s degree in business administration.
Eric currently serves on the board of directors for Arvest bank, Ronald McDonald House Charities board of directors, and the Springdale Schools Alumni Foundation. He is past chairman of the Tontitown Grape Festival and serves on an advisory committee for the Arkansas State Medical Board Association. Eric, his wife Dawn, and their three children reside in Tontitown.