Lydia Parkey Named Incoming Executive Director of St. Bernards Medical Group

Published on Mon, November 03, 2014
Lydia Parkey Named Incoming Executive Director of St. Bernards Medical Group

Lydia Parkey of Jonesboro has been named incoming executive director for St. Bernards Medical Group, the area’s largest voluntary association of physicians.

A 2005 graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., she has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications. Parkey recently moved to Jonesboro from Washington, D.C., where she worked for eight years on Capitol Hill, most recently as the director of scheduling for Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV of her home state of West Virginia.  In Jonesboro, she has worked in the office of the president and CEO of St. Bernards Healthcare. 

Parkey is active in the community as a member of the Downtown Jonesboro Association, the St. Bernards Advocates, the Jonesboro Young Professionals Network and the St. Bernards Women’s Council. 

Her husband, Justin, is a Jonesboro native and is an attorney at Waddell, Cole & Jones, PLLC.  The Parkeys are members of Southwest Church.

More than 240 physicians representing 43 specialties are members of St. Bernards Medical Group.  They are bound by a single shared commitment—to make the very best healthcare accessible and affordable to all patients.  The physicians of St. Bernards Medical Group make every effort to ensure their patients have positive experiences. 

They sponsor the highly successful St. Bernards Medical Group Health & Fitness Expo each spring, the largest health and fitness related event in this region.  In 2014 more than 15,000 people attended the Expo at the Convocation Center on the Arkansas State University campus.