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NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, Jonesboro
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NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation Announces $1.6M Gift For Mobile Unit

NEA Baptist is collaborating with Odulair to produce the unit, nicknamed Big Blue, by the end of October. read more >

Diversity of Base Driving Jonesboro’s Continued Momentum

The economy of Jonesboro continues to exhibit great momentum. Having a diverse economic base has been a key ingredient to economic growth and that continues to be the case today. read more >
Brad Parsons
Business Services / Education / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

NEA Baptist CEO Brad Parsons Says Private Option ‘Critical’

Brad Parsons is the CEO of NEA Baptist Health System, a medical group with 140 providers and a 216-bed acute-care hospital. read more >
Dr. Angela Frost of NEA Baptist Health System in Jonesboro; Melissa Masingill of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care in Little Rock.
Health Care

Sparks Adds Two to Fort Smith Offices (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Mark J. Fowler, an OB/GYN, has joined Sparks Obstetrics & Gynecology inside Sparks Plaza on Dodson Avenue while Kayla Pipkins, a physician assistant, has joined Sparks Clinic Cancer Center in Fort Smith. read more >
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Report: Jonesboro Weathered Recession Well, Leads State in Job Growth

Jonesboro fared much better than other Arkansas cities during the economic downturn, and its job growth continues to be a standard-bearer in the Natural State. read more >
Wallace Fowler
Health Care / Nonprofits

Fowlers Give $5M to NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation

Wallace Fowler and his wife Jama of Jonesboro have donated $5 million to the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation. Officials say the gift is the largest in Baptist Memorial Health Care's 101-year history, and that they will name the hospital's cancer center in honor of the Fowlers. read more >
The new NEA Baptist Health System facility in Jonesboro connects doctors’ offices floor by floor to the hospital.
Construction / Health Care / Media & Marketing

NEA Baptist Schedules Open House for Tuesday

The NEA Baptist Health System of Jonesboro will have an open house Tuesday for its new medical campus that features a 550,000-SF hospital. The dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at its campus at 4800 E. Johnson in Jonesboro. read more >
The Lake Hamilton campus in Garland County is hosting a $39 million package of improvements that include a new arena. (artist renderings courtesy of Lewis Architects, Little Rock)
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CARTI Campus Tops Slimmer Projects List

The dollar tally of large construction projects throughout the state declined in a big way during the past 12 months. The total value of the biggest commercial jobs dropped from more than $1.4 billion in 2012 to about $1.1 billion this year. read more >
NEA Baptist Health System’s Center for Cancer Care is part of a $400 million project.
Construction / Health Care / Insurance

Jonesboro Cancer Center Eyes Opening By Year’s End

NEA Baptist Health System of Jonesboro is practically finished with the construction of its 34,000-SF cancer care center. read more >
Tim Hudson, chancellor of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
Education / Health Care

ASU Explores Starting Osteopathic Medical School in Jonesboro

Arkansas State University is exploring public-private partnerships to establish an osteopathic medical school in Jonesboro. City leaders said such a school would be a new economic engine for the Delta, attracting medical professionals and increasing the availability of primary care. read more >
In the fall, NEA Baptist Health System hopes to open its $173 million medical campus that features a six-story hospital.
Construction / Health Care

With $173 Million Campus, NEA Baptist Health Will Add 530 Jobs

NEA Baptist Health System of Jonesboro says it will add 530 jobs when it opens its $173 million medical campus, the largest commercial project in Arkansas, in the fall. The campus also will have a 213,000-SF medical office building and a 34,000-SF cancer care center. read more >