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Arkansas Rural Health Partnership

Dr. Joe Thompson, president and CEO of Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
Agriculture & Poultry / Health Care

$1M Grant Funds Planning for Delta Health Initiative

A coalition of organizations in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi intends to spend up to 18 months developing the plan, which will "harness the region’s strengths to address its key disparities." read more >
Melony Stokes, senior director of programs for the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care

UAMS Gets $1M Grant to Expand Digital Health Education, Training

The initiative is joint effort between UAMS, Jefferson Regional Medical Center and the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership. read more >
Amanda Kuttenkuler, senior programs director of the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership
Health Care / Nonprofits

Arkansas Rural Health Partnership Expands Mental Health Outreach

More than 580 people received training from the nonprofit last year. read more >
Rex Jones
Education / Health Care / Nonprofits

Arkansas Rural Health Partnership Adds CEO

Rex Jones says he wants to learn from executives in the ARHP network what the nonprofit can do for them. read more >
Dr. Armagan Soomro of Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock
Education / Health Care

Soomro Joins Arkansas Heart Hospital (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Armagan Soomro has been hired as an interventional cardiologist at Arkansas Heart Hospital of Little Rock. read more >
Rex Jones, left, and Mellie Bridewell 
Health Care / Nonprofits

Rex Jones Leaving Magnolia Regional to Join Arkansas Rural Health

He's taking over as CEO, while founder Mellie Bridewell is shifting to a position as president of the nonprofit. read more >
Scott Street, CEO of the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado, is overseeing a $17 million capital infusion.
Health Care / Nonprofits

Changing Lanes May Have Led to Scott Street ExitLock Icon

When Arkansas Business looked last week into why a previously successful and generally well-liked hospital administrator could have been ousted in El Dorado, it didn’t take long to find defenders of Scott Street. read more >

UAMS Gets Nearly $1M for Digital Health Training

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Institute for Digital Health & Innovation has received a two-year grant of nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. read more >
Magnolia’s well-appointed small-town hospital was one of only three owned by Arkansas cities before its transition this month to nonprofit ownership. The state’s last city-owned hospitals are now in Mena and Piggott.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Nonprofits

Magnolia Regional Sheds City Ownership

Shifting from city to nonprofit ownership could mean a million dollars a year to Magnolia Regional Medical Center, but patients and doctors may see no outward difference. read more >
Mellie Bridewell of Arkansas Rural Health Partnership
Government & Politics / Health Care / Nonprofits

Arkansas Rural Health Partnership Gets $4.8M to Increase Access to Care

The Arkansas Rural Health Partnership, a nonprofit organization comprising 14 rural hospitals spanning south Arkansas, recently received three grants totaling $4.8 million to increase access to care throughout the region. read more >
Jean Cook • CFO | Travel Nurse Across America | North Little Rock
Education / Health Care / Insurance / Nonprofits

Ward Accepts Provost Position at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

Wendy Ward has been named associate provost for faculty in the Division of Academic Affairs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. read more >

Arkansas Blue Cross Gives $817K to Rural Health Partnership

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield gives $817,000 to the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership to help south Arkansas hospitals and clinics improve how they exchange patient information. read more >
Doctors at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village have been prescribing pain treatments as alternatives to opioids, including physical therapy, according to David Mantz, the hospital’s CEO.
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal / Manufacturing

Delta Hospital Takes Opioids to Court

Hospitals in the Arkansas Delta are fighting the opioid epidemic with every weapon at their command, including a little-noticed lawsuit by a Monticello hospital against the larger opioid manufacturers. read more >
Mellie Bridewell
Government & Politics / Health Care

Project Aimed at Combating Opioid Abuse Receives $750K Grant

The Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (formerly Greater Delta Alliance for Health Inc.) recently announced that it was one of 10 organizations across the country to be awarded a Rural Health Opioid Grant this year through the Health Resources & Services Administration. read more >