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Arkansas Heart Hospital Experts Pumping Up Prevention

Arkansas Heart Hospital Experts Pumping Up Prevention
A rendering of the 25-bed facility that Arkansas Heart Hospital is building in Bryant.

As the Arkansas Heart Hospital of Little Rock builds its $77 million hospital in Bryant, it also is working to keep patients out of the hospital.
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Conway Hospital Rivalry Goes Before Lawmakers This article is available only in print.

State lawmakers are scheduled to resume their inquiry into the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' contract to provide emergency room and orthopedic services at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.
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Sued for Malpractice, Vaughn-Michael Cordes Files for Bankruptcy This article is available only in print.

A Fayetteville attorney who was involved in an adoption case that resulted in a malpractice lawsuit against him has filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy reorganization, listing potentially $1.9 million in debts.
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