26 | CITISCAPES | DECEMBER 2018 INSIDER ith expansion efforts complete, the Rogers Historical Museum will host a grand reopening event on Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Hailey Building on 2nd Street in Rogers. The free event is open to the public. Guests are invited to celebrate the completed expansion that includes more exhibitions, larger education space, room for special events, community gathering space and state-of-the-art storage space. Rogers Historical Museum Reopens After Expansion Hans Driessnack announced as CEO of Northwest Medical Center-Springdale The expanded museum comprises the Hailey Building, Key Wing, Hawkins House and collections storage building, which are all contained within four blocks in downtown Rogers. At the reopening event, guests will be able to tour the new gallery spaces in the Hailey Building, the new education space at the Key Wing and join in guided tours of the Hawkins House. The museum expansion was selected as one of three pilot projects for the Walton Family Design Excellence Program. The program’s goal is to elevate design in the region by bringing grantees in touch with world-class architects who creatively motivate the design quality of projects. With this grant, DeLeon and Primmer Architecture Workshop, Hight Jackson Associates, and Nabholz Construction worked together to blend the historic half of the Hailey Building with the new – revitalizing a unique architectural piece of downtown Rogers’ history. The interior of the Hailey Building includes five new gallery spaces, each telling the story of Northwest Arkansas from the landscape in which it sits to the changes brought by Beaver Dam and a look at our area today. It is also host to a newly enlarged children’s gallery, community space and collections gallery. ■ ans Driessnack has accepted the position of CEO for Northwest Medical Center-Springdale, effective Dec. 3, according to Denten Park, market chief executive officer for Northwest Health. Driessnack comes to the five-hospital network from Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Illinois, where he has served as COO since 2017. Driessnack has held executive leadership positions in New Mexico and Illinois, serving at two facilities associated with Lovelace Health System, then at Galesburg Cottage Hospital before moving to Heartland. “Hans has valuable experience in teaching 6 Sigma and other continuous quality improvement methodologies that help to reinforce positive culture development,” said Park. “Focusing on employee engagement and service line development are also key strengths. His experiences and his drive will add value as we seek to grow services, enhance quality and exceed patients’ expectations in Springdale and throughout Northwest Health.” Dr. Lance Manning, chief of the medical staff, said, “We’re very excited about bringing Hans to Springdale. His achievements in — and his passion for — improving quality and customer satisfaction are impressive. He’s going to be a dynamic leader for our Springdale campus as we continue to grow services and enhance the quality of care.” Driessnack earned a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in hospitality management and minoring in German, at the University of Alabama. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Integrally involved in the communities where he’s lived, Driessnack has been a board member for United Way of Knox County, Southern Illinois University Health Care Management School, and a member of Rotary Club. He has also served as a Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Examiner. “I’m excited to come to Springdale to work with the team to improve the quality of lives of the people in the community we serve,” said Driessnack. “A hospital is only as strong as its relationship with the community, so my goal is to strengthen these relationships through enriching every life we encounter.” ■ H W Visit www.northwesthealth.com for more information. Visit www.rogershistoricalmuseum.org for more information.