For 27 years, Dr. David Hunton has operated on patients at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith as a general surgeon. Now he's bringing his long history of health care experience to the executive suite. Dr. Hunton has been named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Mercy Hospital Fort Smith. As CMO, Dr. Hunton’s focus will be on the quality and safety of medical care. His leadership will provide a critical link between the hospital and its medical professionals. In addition to his new role as CMO, Dr. Hunton will continue to practice part-time as a Mercy Clinic physician.