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(From left) Mausam Patel and Maria Ruiz
Education / Health Care / Nonprofits

2 Join the UAMS Cancer Institute (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Mausam Patel and Dr. Maria Ruiz will be assistant professors in the UAMS College of Medicine. read more >
A Google Street View image of 7773 Sloane Road, an office building at the Little Rock Port formerly occupied by Delta Dental.
Business Services / Real Estate

Little Rock Port Sees Multi-Use Space in Former Delta Dental Site

The port is looking at buying the two-story building for $2 million and using it for job training, extra office space and more. read more >
Kristin Merlo, president & CEO of Delta Dental of Arkansas
Health Care / Insurance / Nonprofits / Small Business

Delta Dental CEO Kristin Merlo Gets to the Root of Regulations

Kristin Merlo, the new chief of Delta Dental of Arkansas, says the company is seeking to remove complexity and improve access to oral health care. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Procurement Prevails After Dental Contracts ApprovedLock Icon

The court-challenged reasoning of State Procurement Director Edward Armstrong prevailed last week as state lawmakers gave their blessing to a $366 million duo of contracts to provide dental HMO services to Arkansas Medicaid recipients. read more >
Government & Politics / Insurance / Legal

DentaQuest Sues Procurement Director Over Dropped Medicaid Bid

Disclosure provisions in the state’s competitive bidding process have landed Procurement Director Edward Armstrong in the hot seat again. read more >
Delta Dental

Delta Dental: Creating Smiles For Everyone

Delta Dental is in the business of smiles, and with more than 30 years of experience under its belt and the title of leading dental benefits carrier in the state, it seems that’s exactly where the company’s accomplishments take root. read more >
Health Care / Insurance / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Kudos: Goodwill Gains Rehab Accreditation, UAMS Names Oral Health Clinic After Delta Dental

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, based in Little Rock, has received full three-year accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The accreditation process began more than a year ago, and a two-day study by CARF determined Goodwill’s status. read more >
Jim Couch
Business Services / Education / Health Care / Insurance

Jim Couch Rises to New Position at Delta Dental (Movers & Shakers)

Jim Couch has been named vice president and general counsel at Delta Dental of Arkansas in Sherwood. Couch has more than 20 years of experience providing legal counsel and compliance oversight to health care organizations. read more >
Dixie Montgomery
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Education / Health Care / Nonprofits / Real Estate

Dixie Montgomery Joins Arkansas Hospice (Movers & Shakers)

Dixie Montgomery of Bryant has been named finance director at Arkansas Hospice. Montgomery, a certified public accountant, previously worked at Arvest Bank. read more >
The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa in Hot Springs
Health Care / Tourism

Kudos: Arkansas Businesses Receive Recognition

The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa in Hot Springs has been recognized by ConventionSouth, an event planning magazine, with two awards: the 2012 Readers’ Choice Award and the New or Renovated Meeting Site Award. read more >