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Larry Shackelford

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The Value of Redundancy (Editorial)

Walking the line between adequate safeguards and efficiency is a key balancing act. read more >
Health Care / Industry / Insurance

Healthcare Havoc: Arkansas Institutions Grapple with Aftermath of Cyberattack

The Feb. 21 cyberattack squeezed cash flow to hospitals and prevented dozens of physicians and pharmacists from collecting millions of dollars’ worth of claims. The full scale of the attack’s damage may not be fully calculated for months. read more >
Eight Arkansas hospital executives talk about the lessons they've learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Lessons Learned: Hospital Leaders Look Back at COVID-19 CrisisLock Icon

Arkansas Business reached out to several Arkansas hospital executives and asked them about their observations and lessons learned amid the pandemic. Here’s what they said. read more >
Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. The health system has purchased 15 acres of land adjacent to its main campus to expand operations. 
Construction / Health Care / Nonprofits / Real Estate

Washington Regional Acquires 15 Acres to Expand Operations

The $6.63 million property is adjacent to the health system's main campus. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Media & Marketing

A Firing Offense (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Dr. Soliman hasn’t exactly denied the allegations against him. Instead, his defense seems to be that his behavior has been unfairly mischaracterized. read more >
Dr. Soliman Mohamed Ali Soliman was suspended for a week without pay by Washington Regional Medical Center last year after a registered nurse, Anita Clinard, accused him of sexual harassment.  She is now suing Soliman and the hospital.
Health Care / Legal

Harassment Allegations Follow Washington Regional DoctorLock Icon

Sexual harassment allegations by colleagues have followed a Washington Regional Medical Center cardiologist for years. read more >
Chris Barber, president and CEO of St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro.
Health Care / Nonprofits

Viral Vigil Follows Hospital CapacityLock Icon

Concern that the COVID-19 outbreak could overwhelm Arkansas’ health care system remains a brooding cloud. The pandemic scenario is a possibility with a likelihood that’s elusive to gauge. read more >
Washington Regional Medical Center
Health Care

Washington Regional Furloughs 305 Workers

Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville announced late last week that it would furlough 305 employees for 60 days, effective April 19, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. read more >
J. Larry Shackelford
President and CEO, Washington Regional Medical System, Fayetteville
Construction / Government & Politics / Health Care

Washington Regional’s Larry Shackelford Says Clear Bill of Health On the Way

J. Larry Shackelford, the chief of Washington Regional Medical System in Fayetteville, thinks hospital price transparency is on the horizon. read more >
Dr. Michael Raber
Business Services / Health Care / Legal

Neurosurgeon Bailed on Fayettevile Job, Now Must Pay

Washington Regional Medical Center recently won a judgment against a neurosurgeon who received a $48,000 signing bonus but quit before his first day at the Fayetteville hospital. read more >
J. Larry Shackelford, CEO of Washington Regional Medical System
Health Care

Larry Shackelford Named as Washington Regional’s Next CEO (Movers & Shakers)

J. Larry Shackelford will assume the role of CEO at Washington Regional Medical System in Fayetteville on Sept. 1. read more >