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Dr. Kent Westbrook was recognized at Wednesday's Health Care Heroes luncheon with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work treating cancer at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Health Care

Kent Westbrook Honored for Lifetime Achievement at Health Care Heroes Event

Dr. Kent Westbrook, a distinguished professor of surgery and cancer surgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Health Care Heroes awards luncheon. read more >
Scott Pace is the CEO of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Nonprofits

The Trump Effect: Arkansans Brace for Obamacare Repeal

With Obamacare in critical condition, Arkansas hospital officials are closely watching Washington while warning that it’s too early to predict an outcome. read more >
Unity Health/Searcy Medical Center

Large Hospital Finalist: Unity Health/Searcy Medical Center, Searcy

In the past year, Unity Health has seen exponential growth not only in its service area, but in the number of services offered through the organization. Based in Searcy, Unity Health is the leading health care provider in an eight-county area. read more >
Scott Barrilleaux is the CEO of Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Weighing Private Option Boost, Medicare Cuts To Scale Uncompensated Care

Hospitals around the state have reported that the so-called “private option” provided a needed boost by reducing losses associated with uncompensated care. read more >
CHI St. Vincent Chief Operating Officer Chad Aduddell said CHI St. Vincent West Urgent Care opened in 2011 and sees about 50 to 60 patients a day. | (Photo by Michael Pirnique)
Health Care / Insurance / Public Companies / Retail / Small Business

Urgent Care Walk-in Clinics Expanding in Arkansas

Doctors, retailers and hospitals have been opening urgent care facilities or walk-in clinics to lure patients with non-life-threatening injuries away from hospital emergency rooms in a trend that has been slow to arrive in Arkansas. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Newly Insured ‘Private Option’ Arkansans Present Challenges, Opportunities

Whether thoroughly successful, a total failure or something in between, this much is sure: Roughly a quarter-million Arkansans who did not have health insurance in 2013 are now insured, mostly because of the private option, and this historic deluge of new health care customers bring with them challenges and opportunities. read more >
Ray Montgomery
Health Care / Insurance

White County Medical Center Searches for Ways to Replace $51M

Ray Montgomery, WCMC’s president and CEO, said that he projects the 438-bed hospital in Searcy will miss out on $66 million in revenue over the next six years. read more >
Ray Montgomery
Health Care / Insurance

Ray Montgomery of White County Medical Center on Fixing the Nation’s Health Care System

During Ray Montgomery’s leadership of 24 years, White County Medical Center has acquired a local hospital, built a cancer center and undergone extensive facility improvements. Montgomery has served on the board of the American Hospital Association and now serves on the board of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care. read more >