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Kudos: Arkansas Businesses Receive Recognition

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• Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith has received the Arkansas Medicaid Inpatient Quality Incentive award from the Arkansas Department of Human Services, the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care and the Arkansas Hospital Association. “This is a reflection of our commitment to put patients first,” said Melody Trimble, CEO of Sparks Health System in Fort Smith and Summit Medical Center in Van Buren. “I’m proud of our associates. It takes a lot of work by a lot of people to be recognized for quality care again.”

• ABF Freight System Inc. of Fort Smith has been ranked among the Top 100 Motor Freight Carriers for 2012 by Inbound Logistics magazine.

• The University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law has been named to the Top Five Law Schools for Black Students in the Southern region by On Being a Black Lawyer, a blog and media company. The ranking was based on cost of attendance, employment placement, alumni, selectivity, black student population, cost of living, legal job access and black population in the area. “Our achievement in bringing diversity to our school and the legal field is a part of Bowen’s dedication to providing access to justice to underserved populations,” Interim Dean Paula Casey said. “We’re proud of being named to this prestigious list because it incorporates some of the things we’ve always been known for — among them our location in Arkansas’ capital city and our cost-effective tuition for students.”

• The University of Central Arkansas’ Division of Outreach & Community Engagement and Community Development Institute-Central have received Governor Quality Challenge Awards from the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence. The award recognizes organizations that have made a measurable difference in performance excellence.

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