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Woody Wheeless Sees New Day Rising in West Memphis

Crittenden County Judge Woody Wheeless reveals the upside and downside of being just across the river from Memphis. read more >
The Baptist Memorial Hospital-Crittenden County will open in 2018.
Construction / Health Care

New Crittenden County Hospital Delayed Until 2019Lock Icon

Unexpected delays have delayed the opening of the $43 million Baptist Memorial Hospital-Crittenden project in West Memphis. read more >
The Baptist Memorial Hospital-Crittenden County will open in 2018.
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New $25M Baptist Memorial Hospital In West Memphis To Open in 2018

Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis expects its approximately $25 million hospital in Crittenden County to open sometime in the first half of 2018. read more >
First Community Bank of Eastern Arkansas in Marion.
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Marion Bank Ordered To Pay Letter of Credit Related to Crittenden Regional Bankruptcy

An insurance company had a straightforward $300,000 commercial letter of credit from First Community Bank of Eastern Arkansas, and that’s bad news for the Marion bank with $150.8 million in assets. read more >
Crittenden County Judge Woody Wheeless outside the shuttered Crittenden Regional Hospital. | (Photo by Mark Friedman)
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Crittenden County Hopes to Build New $21M Hospital

If Crittenden County voters approve a tax measure on March 1, an approximately $21 million hospital will be built to replace the bankrupt Crittenden Regional Hospital, which has been closed since September 2014. read more >
Ameris Health hopes to have Crittenden Regional Hospital reopened by March.
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Ameris Faces Hurdles With Crittenden Regional Hospital

It might be as late as March before the Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis will be reopened, according to Ameris Health CEO Robert Bauer. read more >
Crittenden County Judge Woody Wheeless outside the shuttered Crittenden Regional Hospital. | (Photo by Mark Friedman)
Health Care

Crittenden County Voters OK Tax Increase to Reopen Hospital

Despite severe weather that ripped through the area last night, Crittenden County voters approved a 1 percent sales tax increase to help reopen the Crittenden Regional Hospital, which closed last year. read more >
Crittenden County Judge Woody Wheeless outside the shuttered Crittenden Regional Hospital. | (Photo by Mark Friedman)
Government & Politics / Health Care

Crittenden County Hospital Reopening Rests on Vote

Crittenden County residents will go to the polls on Tuesday to vote on a 1 percent sales tax that would be used to reopen the Crittenden Regional Hospital, which closed last year. read more >
Crittenden County Judge Woody Wheeless outside the shuttered Crittenden Regional Hospital. | (Photo by Mark Friedman)
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Former Employees, Patients of Closed Crittenden Regional Hospital Leave Town

The ripple effects from the closing of Crittenden Regional Hospital in September and the bankruptcy of the nonprofit that operated it have been felt across eastern Arkansas and into Tennessee. read more >
Martha Shoffner, ex-State Treasurer, walked away from a plea deal in favor of taking her bribery case to trial. (Photo by Mauren Kennedy)
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The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014. read more >
A rendering of Main Street's Creative Corridor by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center and Marlon Blackwell Architect.
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The Best & Worst of 2014

From best investment to worst financial projects, Arkansas Business recaps the best and worst of 2014. read more >
Health Care

Tenet HealthSystem Medical Inc. Was Prospective Crittenden Regional Hospital Buyer

Through an up close and personal look at the minutes of the Crittenden Hospital Association's many meeings in August and September — Arkansas Business has learned the potential buyer for the Crittenden Regional Hospital was Tenet HealthSystem Medical Inc. of Dallas. read more >
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Crittenden Regional Board Extends Liability Coverage, Then Files for Bankruptcy

Crittenden Regional Hospital’s directors raised concerns about potential lawsuits against them and voted to extend the board’s liability insurance the day before filing for bankruptcy in September. read more >
Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis | (Photo by Mark Friedman)
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Crittenden Regional Hospital Assets Go Up for Sale

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Audrey Evans has signed off on hiring an auctioneer to sell some assets of Crittenden Regional Hospital. read more >
Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis | (Photo by Mark Friedman)
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Second Lawsuit Names Closed Crittenden Regional Hospital

The ultimately fatal financial troubles at Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis might have started three years ago, according to a federal lawsuit filed last month against the hospital’s former directors. read more >
Crittenden Regional Hospital of West Memphis closed its doors this month, citing financial troubles. The hospital is now at the center of a lawsuit that alleges the misuse of its employees' insurance premiums.
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Volunteer Directors, Take Note (Editorial)

It may be that the volunteer directors of the nonprofit Crittenden Hospital Association were being deliberately misled. That’s something an investigation should determine. But the Crittenden case does serve as an excellent reminder to volunteer directors of nonprofit organizations everywhere, and especially the thousands who read Arkansas Business: When you accept the job of director, you have responsibilities. read more >
In June, Crittenden County voters approved a 1 percent sales tax for the West Memphis hospital. But before the tax could be collected, it shut its doors last month. | (Photo by Mark Friedman)
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Crittenden Regional Hospital’s True Financial Status Surprised Directors

Directors of Crittenden Regional Hospital learned on Aug. 19 that its monthly revenue was only $2 million — about half what they had previously been led to believe — while expenses were about $5 million, the CEO of the shuttered hospital revealed in a bankruptcy court filing. read more >
A parking lot sits empty outside of the closed Crittenden Regional Medical hospital in West Memphis. | (Photo by Mark Friedman)
Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Former Crittenden Regional Employees Sue Over Unpaid Medical Bills

The closing of Crittenden Regional Hospital put about 400 people out of work, and their woes were compounded by the discovery that they were already uninsured. Several employees filed a lawsuit in Crittenden County Circuit Court last month because their medical bills were unpaid even though the hospital withheld health insurance premiums from their paychecks. read more >
Crittenden Regional Hospital of West Memphis closed its doors this month, citing financial troubles. The hospital is now at the center of a lawsuit that alleges the misuse of its employees' insurance premiums.
Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Crittenden Regional Hospital Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Crittenden Regional Hospital of West Memphis filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection last week, listing estimated debts between $500,000 and $1 million. read more >
Crittenden Regional Hospital of West Memphis closed its doors this month, citing financial troubles. The hospital is now at the center of a lawsuit that alleges the misuse of its employees' insurance premiums.
Health Care / Insurance

Lawsuit Claims Crittenden Regional Hospital Squandered Employees’ Insurance Premiums

Crittenden Regional Hospital of West Memphis, which closed its doors permanently on Sunday, is now the subject of a lawsuit that alleges it misused employee funds intended for health insurance coverage. read more >