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Lounges and lecture halls, such as the one shown above, at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith are connected with more than 45 miles of high-definition cable.
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Arkansas Osteopathic Colleges Line Up StudentsLock Icon

The two new osteopathic medical schools in Arkansas are being flooded with applications from students who want to be doctors. read more >
NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, Jonesboro
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Baptist Memorial of Memphis, Mississippi Baptist Merge

Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis and Mississippi Baptist Health Systems of Jackson, Mississippi, have completed their previously announced merger. read more >
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Small Hospital Finalist: NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, Jonesboro

Completion of NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital’s $400 million campus in 2014 has proven to be only the beginning of the health system’s overall growth to keep pace with the health needs of the community. read more >
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Baptist Hospital Groups in Mississippi, Memphis Might Merge

Mississippi Baptist Health Systems and the Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis are exploring a merger. read more >
Brad Parsons
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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 >
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Andrea Simpson Named Radiology Director at NEA Baptist Memorial (Movers & Shakers)

Andrea Simpson has been announced as the new director of radiology for NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Simpson started as an NEA Baptist student technologist in 2004 and most recently served as radiology manager since 2011. read more >
David Parish

Women’s Health and Wellness Hero Finalist: David Parish, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital

In leading Jonesboro’s NEA Baptist Hospital to the ranks of the elite in breast imaging technology, David Parish has involved some of the most sophisticated and technologically dense processes to be found anywhere in the state. read more >
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Small Hospital Finalist: NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, Jonesboro

Closing in on its two-year anniversary, the $400 million NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro continues to impress as it delivers some of the best health care the state has to offer. read more >
Paul Levy

Innovation Hero Finalist: Dr. Paul Levy, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital

As impressive as the physical dimensions and features of the new medical center are, it’s not some new plasma knife, cancer treatment or rehab technique that’s made the biggest difference, but an initiative to embrace change and welcome innovation. For that, the credit goes to Dr. Paul Levy, MBA. read more >
James Keller

Workplace Wellness Hero Finalist: James Keller, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital

When it comes to providing for the health of others, the staff at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro is second to none. Keeping them at their top form is James Keller, who manages the hospital’s wellness program, Humana Vitality. read more >
Crittenden County Judge Woody Wheeless outside the shuttered Crittenden Regional Hospital. | (Photo by Mark Friedman)
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Former Employees, Patients of Closed Crittenden Regional Hospital Leave Town

The ripple effects from the closing of Crittenden Regional Hospital in September and the bankruptcy of the nonprofit that operated it have been felt across eastern Arkansas and into Tennessee. read more >
Artist’s rendering of the new NEA Baptist Health System campus, which is set to open in the fall and will feature a six-story hospital and provide more than 500 jobs.

Diverse Economy Powers Jonesboro Toward Future

A tour of Jonesboro’s industry provides a glimpse into the economic powerhouse of northeast Arkansas. The list of world class manufacturing companies in Jonesboro is impressive; companies like Nestle Prepared Foods, Frito-Lay, Unilever, Nordex USA, Great Dane, Nice-Pak Products, Hytrol Conveyor Company, Post Foods and many others have chosen to invest in Jonesboro. read more >