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Education / Health Care

Number of Osteopathic Residents in State Growing with New Medical Schools

Arkansas has 160 more doctors in residency than it did just a few years ago thanks to the creation of two osteopathic medical schools in the past decade. read more >
(From left) Dr. Jonathan Laryea and Dr. Matthew Steliga
Education / Health Care / Insurance

UAMS College of Medicine Gains 2 New Chairs (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Jonathan Laryea and Dr. Matthew Steliga have been invested in the Nolie and Norma Mumey Endowed Chair in Surgery and the Kent C. Westbrook M.D. Distinguished Chair in Surgical Oncology, respectively. read more >
Cameron Smith
President, Cameron Smith & Associates
Business Services

Cameron Smith, Recruiter and NWA Business Leader, Dies at 71

Forbes named his company, Cameron Smith & Associates, one of America’s Best Executive Search Firms in 2017. read more >
Ryan Gehrig is now leading Mercy Hospitals in Arkansas.
Health Care

Ryan Gehrig Takes Reins Of Mercy in Arkansas (Super Mover)

He was previously president of Mercy Hospital Fort Smith, a role he will retain along with an additional role as president of Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas. read more >
Real Estate / Restaurants & Food

Red Lobster Location in Fort Smith Sells for $6.7M

The deal includes an absolute triple net lease with the restaurant chain. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Panel Approves $50M Emergency Request for More Beds at Arkansas Hospitals

The money will be used to add 265 beds at 11 hospitals under pressure from the omicron surge. read more >
The Rev. Paul Fetsko, priest and vice president of mission at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith.
Health Care / Nonprofits

After 18 Months of 12-Hour Days, ‘We’re Tired’Lock Icon

After 12 months of grinding work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a time this year when health care workers and executives thought they had put the worst behind them. read more >
Bruce T. Barkley of KHBS-TV and KHOG-TV, based out of Fayetteville and Fort Smith.
Education / Health Care / Media & Marketing

Barkley Takes GM Role at KHBS, KHOG (NWA Movers & Shakers)

Bruce T. Barkley has been named president and general manager of KHBS-TV and KHOG-TV, which serve the Fayetteville and Fort Smith markets. read more >
Dr. Jeff Bell of Washington Regional General Surgery Clinic in Fayetteville.
Education / Health Care

Washington Regional Adds Bell to Surgery Clinic (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Jeff Bell recently joined Washington Regional General Surgery Clinic in Fayetteville. read more >
Carla Boyd, Northwest Arkansas Community College’s nursing program director, shows off the college’s new nursing simulation lab. NWACC is doubling its nursing enrollment.
Business Services / Education / Health Care / Nonprofits

‘We Need Your Nurses’ Is Plea as Northwest Arkansas Builds Talent PipelineLock Icon

Northwest Arkansas continues to grow in population while its unemployment rate remains low, leading to a labor crunch among the area’s businesses. read more >
Danielle Lombard-Sims of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.
Education / Health Care

Lombard-Sims Selected Selected to Lead HR at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

Danielle Lombard-Sims has been named vice chancellor for human resources at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. read more >
Will Tommey and Vanessa Harper, Mercy Health

Mercy Promotes Director, VP (Movers & Shakers)

Will Tommey has been promoted to director of operations at Mercy Hospital and Mercy Clinic in northwest Arkansas. Vanessa Harper was promoted to vice president of operations at Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers. read more >
Kelli Huntley of Mercy Hospital and Mercy Clinic
Business Services / Health Care

Kelli Huntley Named Finance VP at Mercy (Movers & Shakers)

Kelli Huntley has been promoted to vice president of finance for Mercy Hospital and Mercy Clinic in Rogers . read more >
Dr. James M. Hawk’s office at 303 W Newman Avenue in Harrison. Hawk, whose medical license is suspended, is accused of overprescribing pain medication.
Government & Politics / Legal / Small Business

Harrison Doctor’s Second Chances Piling Up at State Medical BoardLock Icon

The Arkansas State Medical Board suspended a Harrison doctor’s medical license last June, for the third time in four years, after multiple complaints that the doctor overprescribed opioids and had serious mental health issues, an examination of his file reveals. read more >
Will Sullivan | Washington Regional Medical System

Washington Regional Hires Sullivan as Facilities VP (Movers & Shakers)

Will Sullivan is the new vice president of facilities at Washington Regional Medical System in Fayetteville. read more >
Mercy Hospital’s Rogers campus is adding a seven-story tower, and seven new area clinics are also going up. That means Mercy is looking to hire doctors and other employees.
Business Services / Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Nonprofits

NWA Health Care’s SOS: Help WantedLock Icon

Much like college coaches who recruit high school phenoms with a mix of promises of glory and academic achievement, health care executives in northwest Arkansas are honing their pitches to attract needed personnel. read more >
Dr. Rajesh Mourya  Mercy Hospital Fort Smith

Mercy Adds Physician, Oncologists in Fort Smith (Mercy Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Rajesh Mourya has been hired as a critical care physician at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith. Drs. Runa Shrestha and Aliakbar Rashid Dadla have been hired as hematologists and oncologists at Mercy Clinic Oncology. read more >
Greg Fogle of Nabholz Construction says building projects of all sorts are booming in northwest Arkansas, but all sectors are being overshadowed by expansions in health care.
Construction / Health Care / Insurance / Nonprofits / Transportation

In Northwest Arkansas, Health Care Industry Building On the Boom

The health care industry is expanding to keep up with northwest Arkansas’ growing population, and it’s not just construction companies that are benefiting. read more >
Juli Stec, chief operating officer at Mercy Hospital
Health Care

Juli Stec Named COO of Mercy Hospital (Movers & Shakers)

In her new position, Stec will oversee cardiology services, oncology services, lab services, environmental services, facilities, security, food and nutrition, wound care, rehabilitation services, home-based services, the sleep disorder center and the Regional Critical Access Facilities in Ozark, Paris, Booneville and Waldron. read more >
Eric Pianalto, president of Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas
Construction / Education / Health Care / Insurance

Eric Pianalto on Why There’s No Room for Waiting for Mercy Hospital Expansion

Eric Pianalto has been with Mercy since 1994 and held a number of positions within Mercy’s four-state region including being chief operating officer for regional operations in Arkansas and Oklahoma. He was named president of Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in 2013. read more >