Kudos: Sparks Wound Care Center Gets Distinction Award

  • The Sparks Health System’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has been honored with the Center of Distinction award by Healogics Inc., one of the largest wound-care providers in the United States. The outpatient facility is the only health care location in northwest Arkansas to earn this award.
  • Little Rock Family Practice Clinic is celebrating its 50th anniversary from 4-7 p.m. April 4 at the Pleasant Valley Country Club. The clinic was founded in January 1963 by Dr. Harold Hedges III, who still practices, and Dr. Jim Flack, who has retired, and has grown to include 12 physicians practicing in two locations in Little Rock. 
  • Whit Davis Lumber Plus is celebrating its 60th anniversary from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6 at 723 School Drive in Jacksonville. The family-owned and operated company has locations in Jacksonville, Cabot and Greenbrier and has been serving customers since 1953.
  • Harding University’s speech-language pathology program has received full accreditation status from the Council of Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The CAA has awarded 242 master’s level speech-pathology programs with accredited status and made the decision to recognize Harding after last fall’s site visit and a full evaluation report. The program has been given a five-year term, the maximum offered to a newly accredited program.
  • The University of Arkansas’ Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences has honored Marilyn Bogle as an official “friend” of the college. The Bogle family currently sponsors two of the college’s premier scholarships and also serves as major contributors to the Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center, a new, state-of-the-art learning facility that opened in August.