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NARMC in Harrison to Cut 3% of Workforce

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center of Harrison said Thursday that it will close some clinics, combine others and cut 3% of its workforce as it struggles with rising costs. The […]

Labor Market Stays Sturdy: US Employers Add 199,000 Jobs in November

The unemployment rate has now remained below 4% for 22 straight months, the longest such streak since the late 1960s.

UAMS Opens Satellite Transplant Clinic in Helena-West Helena

It’s the sixth satellite center statewide at which UAMS provides monthly follow-up care for transplant patients.

Mercy Opens Milk Bank Depot in Rogers

The depot at Mercy’s hospital in Rogers will support the UAMS Milk Bank.

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White House Threatens to Seize Drug Patents if Prices are Too High

White House officials would not name drugs that might potentially be targeted. read more >
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US Job Openings Fall to Lowest Level Since March 2021 as Labor Market Cools

Layoffs were up modestly in October. And the number of Americans who quit their jobs – which generally reflects confidence in their ability to find better pay or working conditions elsewhere — was down slightly. read more >
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NIH Awards UAMS Researcher $1.8M to Study Key Cell Processes in Energy Production

UAMS researcher Huiliang Zhang will use the National Institutes of Health funding to study proton leak, a process within the body that affects metabolism and energy. read more >
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Arkansas Contractors Forecast Trends, ConcernsLock Icon

Business remains good for Arkansas’ commercial contractors, but high interest rates and costs cause concern. read more >
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New Hospital Designation Offers Hope in Pocahontas

On Sept. 1, the Pocahontas hospital was the first in the state to receive the newly created Rural Emergency Hospital designation. read more >
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Arkansas Tech Announces New Leadership (Movers & Shakers)

The university announced 4 new deans: Tim Carter, Tracy Cole, Sarah Gordon and John Jackson. read more >
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Into the Future (Gwen Moritz Commentary)

Predicting the future may be as simple as recognizing typical patterns. read more >
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Arkansas Urology Adds 3 Providers in Little Rock

One of the hires, Tina Mathenia, brings more than 20 years of experience to the urological treatment provider. read more >
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Sage Health Opens Second Senior Care Clinic in Central Arkansas

A third clinic is scheduled to open in the region early next year. read more >
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Medicaid Fraud Charges Formally Filed Against Brian Hyatt

The Class A felony counts stem from more than $300,000 in fraudulent claims that Hyatt allegedly submitted in 2022. read more >
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Arkansas Business Announces Finalists for Innovation Pacesetter Award

The category honors startups or existing companies that are remaking an old industry or charting an entirely new course to create a new market. read more >
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Baptist Health Could Be Out of Insurer’s Network If Rate Impasse Continues

The state's largest health provider is the latest to battle UnitedHealthcare over reimbursement rates, which it says are among the lowest in the nation. read more >
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UAMS Gets $17.5M Grant to Tackle Maternal Health Crisis

The study aims to reduce prenatal inequities by examining the outcomes of two intervention models. read more >
Health Care / Education

UAMS Awarded $17.6M to Recruit, Train Primary Care Students

The four-year grant targets medical students who are from rural or underserved communities and who are interested in practicing in those areas. read more >
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Kevin Barber Joins Baptist Health Women’s Clinic-North Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Barber received his medical education from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he also completed residency training. read more >
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Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Appointments

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the following appointments to boards and commissions. Division of Aeronautics Timmy Stockdale, Hot Springs, to the Division of Aeronautics. Term Expires November 9, 2027. […] read more >
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Medicaid Fallout: Insurers, MCOs in State Adjust to Loss of EnrolleesLock Icon

As of October, the Arkansas Department of Human Services had removed more than 427,000 Arkansans from Medicaid since April 1. read more >
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Jessica Rivera Named VP of Hospital Operations at Baptist Health NLR (Movers & Shakers)

She recently served as the CEO of Meridian Health in Houston, Texas. read more >
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Rate of Uninsured Americans Fell to 7.9% in 2022

In 2022, 26 million Americans — or 7.9% of the population — were uninsured, the lowest percentage since 2017, according to a September report from the U.S. Census Bureau. “In […] read more >
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The Worker Shortfall (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas is facing a “most severe” worker shortage but has an opportunity to reverse course. read more >