Dr. Mausam Patel and Dr. Maria Ruiz have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Patel is a new radiation oncologist at the UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Center in North Little Rock and an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology in the UAMS College of Medicine. Ruiz will work as an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the UAMS College of Medicine, as well as treat gynecologic cancers at the Cancer Institute. She is board-certified in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics and gynecology.
Dr. Hussam Hawamdeh has joined the cardiac services team at Baptist Health-Fort Smith as an interventional and structural cardiologist. Hawamdeh will perform catheter-based procedures and provide minimally invasive treatments for patients with atherosclerosis, structural heart disease and heart valve disease.
Jennifer Morales has been promoted to vice president of human resources at Delta Dental of Arkansas. In her new role, Morales will oversee the human resources, quality assurance and training departments. She will also be in charge of compliance, recruiting, training and professional growth development. Before joining Delta Dental, Morales was business operations manager at the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
Alzheimer’s Arkansas of Little Rock has announced three staff changes. Stephenie Cooke has been hired as the new executive director and will oversee the organization statewide. Carolyn Berry now leads outreach and education for the 38-year-old nonprofit. Ricky Williams will be in charge of development for the organization.
Home for Healing of Little Rock has given two awards. Britnee McKeown has been named the nonprofit’s Board Member of the Year, and Alex Gonzalez has been recognized as its Young Professional of the Year.
Brandy Haley, the dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected for the Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Award for the Gamma XI chapter. The society is the second-largest nursing organization in the world, and the leadership award is given annually to a nurse leader who enhances professional nursing and promotes professional development through competence in nursing, innovative approaches and mentorship. Haley has been a nurse since 1996.
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