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Van De Bruyn Brings Electrophysiological Experience to Saline Memorial (Movers & Shakers)

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Dr. Van H. De Bruyn, Wendy Bennett and Stephanie Murdaugh are new providers affiliated with Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton.

De Bruyn, a cardiologist now affiliated with Central Arkansas Cardiology Associates in Benton, has introduced electrophysiology as a new service at Saline Memorial. He received his medical degree from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Bennett has joined Central Arkansas Women’s Group in Bryant as an advanced practice registered nurse in gynecology and obstetrics. She holds a master of science in nursing degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with 14 years of experience in neonatal nursing.

Murdaugh has joined Central Arkansas Family Practice in Benton, also as an APRN. She has a bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of Arkansas and a master of science in nursing degree from Walden University.

Dr. Karunakar Akasapu and Dr. Haritha Karuparti have joined Sparks Health System in Fort Smith.

Akasapu, who is board-certified in critical care, pulmonology and internal medicine, is practicing at Sparks Clinic Lung Center, located inside Sparks Regional Medical Center.

Karuparti, who was fellowship trained as a nephrologist at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, is practicing at Renal Care Associates in Sparks Medical Plaza at 1500 Dodson Ave.

See more of this week’s Movers & Shakers, and submit your own announcement at ArkansasBusiness.com/Movers.

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