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karen labonte

(Dallas, TX) – Unity Health, a three-hospital health system in Searcy, AR, has selected Karen Labonte as its new Chief Nursing Officer. Labonte is currently a vice president with Community Hospital Corporation in Plano, TX. She will assume her new position on May 30, 2023.

In addition to the three hospitals, Unity Health includes family practice clinics, specialty clinics, and behavioral health services. The largest employer in its eight-county service area, Unity Health has more than 2,300 associates and 200 physicians practicing in a variety of specialties.

HealthSearch Partners, a Dallas-based nationally recognized healthcare executive search firm, led the search for Unity Health’s CNO that culminated with the hiring of Labonte.

About HealthSearch Partners: HealthSearch Partners is a nationally recognized healthcare executive search firm. We partner with mission-driven hospitals and health systems to find leaders who are focused on success. As a mid-sized firm, our senior search leaders work with clients throughout the engagement, accessing a larger pool of talent, to find the right candidate that is the right fit.

Contact: Neill Marshall