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Washington Regional Anesthesiologist Gains Board Certification (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Drew Rodgers is the first anesthesiologist in northwest Arkansas to achieve board certification in adult cardiac anesthesiology.

Ace Glass Project Draws $5.7M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

ARJV IV LLC, led by Chris Moses, purchased the 41,554-SF project at 3101 Dugan Drive from 3101 Dugan LLC of Salt Lake City.

Working to Improve Child Care in Arkansas (Angela Duran Commentary)

Arkansas businesses have a role to play in ensuring every child reaches its full potential.

UAMS to Establish Institute for Community Health Innovation

Pearl McElfish of the UAMS Rockefeller Cancer Institute

The institute, which will be based in northwest Arkansas, will have staff and offices across the state.

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Fulton County Hospital to Join Baxter Health

The decision comes six months after the hospital entered into an agreement to have Baxter Health manage the facility. read more >
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Mercy Opens New Primary Care Clinic in Fort Smith

Dr. Fareed Kannout, internal medicine specialist with Mercy, is moving his practice to the new Towson Avenue clinic. read more >
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Baptist Health Gets $50K Donation From Family of Heart Transplant Recipient

The gift comes from the family of Dr. Ryan Fitzgerald. read more >
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Joe Ford, Conway Regional Honored at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Ford received the Legacy of Leadership award in honor of a career spanning business and the highest levels of government. read more >
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3 Inductees Chosen for Arkansas Tech University Hall of Distinction (Movers & Shakers)

Don Daily Jr., Lou Nell McCraw Davis & Jayne Jones were added to the ATU Hall of Distinction. read more >
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Walmart Purchases Lot for $3.1 Million (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville paid $3.1 million for 4.66 acres on SE Walton Boulevard. read more >
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Your Vision, Your Life (Marta Loyd On Life & Leading)

A memorable, meaningful and measurable vision statement can inspire us to live in a purposeful way. read more >
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John Brown University to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in AI

John Brown University said it will be the first Christian university in the nation to offer a bachelor's in the field. read more >
Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
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Arkansas Heart Hospital Still Negotiating with UnitedHealthcareLock Icon

In October, the hospital terminated its contract with UnitedHealthcare with a 180-day clause that has kept the Heart Hospital in network. The six-month period will end in April if an agreement is not reached. read more >
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Courageous Authenticity (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

Organizations led with courageous authenticity and integrity outperform their competitors. read more >
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Arkansas Heart Hospital CEO Lobbies for Higher Reimbursement Rates Amidst LayoffsLock Icon

New legislation is being drafted that would force insurers to pay Arkansas hospitals the average being paid in border states. read more >
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Colony West Shopping Center Rebuild Tops $3.25MLock Icon

This week’s million-dollar deals and construction kicks off with a tornado-damaged shopping center and a recycling facility. read more >
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Lyon College Vet School Names Ashley Mounts as Associate Dean for Clinical Programs & Outreach (Movers & Shakers)

She has served as a small-animal clinical veterinarian for more than 15 years. read more >
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Help Me Help You (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Bad press releases are a waste of your money and my time. read more >
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CARTI Receives $7M to Complete Cancer Center in El Dorado 

CARTI secured the funding through the American Rescue Plan Act. read more >
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Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Appointments

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the following appointments: Post-Prison Transfer Board Lona McCastlain, Austin, designated as the Chair of the Post-Prison Transfer Board. To serve at the will of […] read more >
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Mental Health Emerges as Dividing Line in Abortion Rights Initiatives

As advocates push this year for ballot measure initiatives aiming to protect abortion rights, key differences have emerged in the language of proposed measures. Among them is the inclusion of mental health exceptions. read more >
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Mercy Fort Smith Creates Dedicated Education Unit for Student Nurses

The hospital is piloting the program this spring with nursing programs at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and Carl Albert State College in Poteau, Oklahoma. read more >
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State Panel Endorses $30M Plan for Mental Health Services

The proposal includes a 24-hour call center, the creation of mobile crisis teams and new training for first responders. read more >
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US Inflation Slows in January, but Remains Elevated

The prices of services — hotel rooms, restaurant meals, auto insurance, apartment rents and the like — are still rising faster than they did before the pandemic and keeping overall inflation persistently high. read more >