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Pearl McElfish of the UAMS Rockefeller Cancer Institute

UAMS to Establish Institute for Community Health Innovation

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

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.

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.

Baptist Health Gets $50K Donation From Family of Heart Transplant Recipient

The gift comes from the family of Dr. Ryan Fitzgerald.

Pearl McElfish of the UAMS Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Health Care

UAMS to Establish Institute for Community Health Innovation

The institute, which will be based in northwest Arkansas, will have staff and offices across the state. read more >
Health Care

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 >
Health Care

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 >
Health Care / Nonprofits

Baptist Health Gets $50K Donation From Family of Heart Transplant Recipient

The gift comes from the family of Dr. Ryan Fitzgerald. read more >
Health Care / Education / Industry

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 >
Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
Health Care / Industry / Insurance

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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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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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 >
Health Care / Government & Politics / Tourism

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 >
Health Care / Government & Politics

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 >
Health Care / Education

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 >
Health Care / Government & Politics

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 >
Health Care / Education

UAMS Doctoral Student Development Program Awarded $1.8M

Funds will help the program, which aims to increase the number of doctoral graduates from underrepresented groups, continue through 2028. read more >
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Extended Stay Hosts $4.4M Transaction (Real Deals)Lock Icon

The 120-room hotel in west Little Rock weighed in at $4.46 million. read more >
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Anna Beth Gorman Selected for Presidential Leadership Scholars Program (Movers & Shakers)

Gorman is CEO of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas in Little Rock. read more >
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Arkansas Health Care Association Purchases Downtown Plot for $1.5MLock Icon

Did someone say million-dollar deals and construction? Here’s a quad to kick off the week. read more >
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Leisure & Hospitality Leads Job Growth in Central Arkansas

The two biggest drivers of job growth in central Arkansas in the last year have been in the sectors of leisure and hospitality and health and education, according to the […] read more >
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Helena Hospital Sold and Renamed

Progressive Health Group purchased the hospital from Quorum Health of Brentwood, Tennessee, and is under contract with the city of Helena. read more >
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Baptist Health, UnitedHealthcare Reach Agreement

Baptist Health and UnitedHealthcare have reached a multi-year agreement over reimbursement rates that kept the state’s largest health care provider out of the insurer’s network since Jan. 1. read more >