Marcy Doderer, an Arkansas native (LR Central High grad) who’s been vice president and administrator of the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, will become the CEO of Arkansas Children’s Hospital effective July 15, to succeed the retiring Dr. Jonathan Bates.
Doderer is a daughter of Dr. J. B. Norton, who was chief cardiologist at Children’s years ago. He helped build Children’s into the major teaching hospital it has become. As this article in a San Antonio newspaper shows, she had a family experience with a child’s special medical needs, a breathing disorder.
The article notes that Doderer has a long association with Arkansas Children’s.
Doderer volunteered as a candy striper at her father’s hospital as a teen, and her first paid job was in the billing office of the hospital’s physician practice plan. In college, she worked as an administrative intern there and was hooked.
“I said at that time, I’m going to run a children’s hospital when I grow up some day.”
She’s all grown up.