You might catch him on a Sunday afternoon handing out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and water at the local skate park. Or, he might be coaching t-ball and basketball at the Boys and Girls Club. When he takes time off work, he often volunteers for medical mission trips to places like Indonesia, Haiti and the Philippines. This life of service is what has earned Mercy Northwest Arkansas’ Dr. Steve Goss the 2013 Rabbit Dickerson award from the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce.
The Dickerson award recognizes an individual’s special community contribution and requires a minimum of 20 years of residency in the Bentonville/Bella Vista area. Dr. Goss certainly fits the bill. After earning his medical degree and completing his residency training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, he began practicing medicine in 1983 and is board certified in both pediatrics and internal medicine. As president and physician executive for Mercy NWA clinics since 2003, Dr. Goss leads more than 100 multi-specialty physicians across 27 clinic locations.
His service to the community doesn’t stop at the clinic door. He’s a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Bentonville First Baptist Church. He has also served on the Cystic Fibrosis Advisory Board, The Bank of Arkansas Advisory Board, and currently is a member of the Northwest Arkansas Graduate Medical Education Consortium and the UAMS Northwest Regional Center (AHEC) Community Advisory Board.
When he isn’t serving the community, you’ll find him spending as much time as possible with his family. Dr. Goss and his wife, Susan, live in Bentonville and have two sons, Chad and Jake.