Mainline Health Systems hires Shrum for new women’s clinic


Mainline Health Systems has hired Dr. Kelly Shrum, D.O., as a OB/GYN provider for its new Women’s Clinic location.

In his new role for the Women’s Clinic, Shrum will work to provide care that embodies the patient-first values which are vital to Mainline Health’s mission. He brings over two decades of experience with him, which will serve him well as he continues to provide OB/GYN services.

“We’re excited to welcome Dr. Shrum to our team,” said Ashley Anthony, Mainline Health Systems COO. “His experience in this field and ability to provide excellent patient care make him a great fit for the Mainline team.”

Shrum previously owned his own private OB/GYN practice, the Arkansas Center for Women, in Pine Bluff from 1999 to 2009. He joined Drew Memorial Health System’s staff in 2009, where he spent the last eleven years.

Drew Memorial Health System supports Dr. Shrum’s decision to transition to Mainline Health. “We are looking at this from a positive perspective because it is entirely beneficial to our community. Our OB/GYNs will not be separated, but united. Thankfully, Dr. Shrum will not be leaving an empty presence through our halls, because he will continue to utilize our facility to provide surgical and obstetrical services,” said Drew Memorial Health System CFO, Melodie Colwell.

Shrum is a Guyman, Okla., native who earned a bachelor’s in zoology from Oklahoma University in 1990 and graduated from medical school at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Since 1978, Mainline Health Systems has served the residents of Southeast Arkansas with a compassionate approach and a commitment to the highest standard of medical and dental care. From its first office in Portland all those years ago, Mainline Health Systems has grown to 22 locations across Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Drew, Grant and Lincoln counties.

Mainline Health System’s mission is to provide the best care for everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. The staff has worked hard to create and maintain financial assistance programs to ensure all families receive the medical and dental treatment they need, when they need it.

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Drew Memorial Health System is a non-profit, 60-bed, community-owned acute care facility that serves a population of 200,000 in Southeast Arkansas. They have operated for over 35 years in our current location in the City of Monticello, in Drew County.

At Drew Memorial, they strive to improve the overall quality of life in our community by employing a top-notch medical team, regularly advancing the equipment, trainings, and services offered, and by continually assessing how to best serve our patients and their families. Our community deserves access to professional, advanced care in a convenient location for Southeast Arkansas residents. They value the connections between our community members and organizations, which is why Dr. Shrum’s transition will be one of ease.

Any patients desiring to transfer their care to Dr. Shrum at Mainline Health Systems or to another provider will be required to complete a medical record release. Medical release forms will be available for patients at Drew’s Women’s Clinic until its closure on July 29, 2022. 


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