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J.B. Hunt Gives $5M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

J.B. Hunt Gives $5M to Arkansas Children's Northwest
Arkansas Children's Hospital provided this photo of the site of its planned $100 million hospital in Springdale. The site, donated by the George family, is near Arvest Ballpark, the home field for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals

J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell announces a $5 million donation to Arkansas Children's Hospital's northwest Arkansas hospital, now under construction in Springdale.
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Arkansas Releases Proposed Changes to Medicaid Plan

Arkansas has released details of its plan to add new restrictions to the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion and is beginning to gather public comments before the proposal is submitted to the federal government.
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UAMS Professor Given $1M Chair, Named ARA Scholar

Hong-yu Li, a professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, was awarded the $1 million Helen Adams & Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) Endowed Chair and named an ARA scholar in a ceremony held Monday at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock.
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