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Baptist Health of Little Rock finalized its purchase of Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith and Sparks Medical Center in Van Buren on Nov. 1.
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Baptist Health Reports $20.9M Operating Loss

Baptist Health of Little Rock reported an operating loss of $20.9 million for 2018, marking the third straight year of operating losses for the state’s largest hospital system. read more >
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Big Deals of 2018 Skyrocket in Arkansas by 267 PercentLock Icon

The value of big deals in Arkansas leaped to $53.9 billion in 2018, a 267 percent increase over the $14.7 billion figure of 2017. read more >
Baptist Health of Little Rock finalized its purchase of Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith and Sparks Medical Center in Van Buren on Nov. 1.
Nonprofits

Baptist Health Starts to Put Its Mark on Old Sparks TurfLock Icon

Baptist Health's purchase of Sparks hospitals in Fort Smith, Van Buren opens up a new market. read more >
Baptist Health-Fort Smith

Baptist Takes Control of Sparks Hospitals in Fort Smith, Van Buren

Baptist Health executives and local officials marked the change-over Tuesday of hospitals in Fort Smith and Van Buren that Baptist acquired from Sparks Health System earlier this year. read more >
Tyler Grawien | Baptist Health
Insurance

New Hires Add Spark to Baptist Health’s Fort Smith Centers (Movers & Shakers)

Additions are made as Sparks Health System merges into Baptist Health in Fort Smith. read more >
Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith reported $264.4 million in net patient revenue for its fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2016.
Health Care

Baptist Health to Buy Sparks Health System

Baptist Health of Little Rock says it will buy Sparks Health System, confirming an earlier Arkansas Business report. read more >
Former Sparks Health System CEO Dan McKay accepted a new job in Kentucky.
Health Care

Sparks CEO Dan McKay Leaving for KentuckyLock Icon

Sparks Health System CEO Dan McKay took a job as president and CEO at Ephraim McDowell Health of Danville, Kentucky. His first day in his new position will be July 16. read more >
Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith reported $264.4 million in net patient revenue for its fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2016.
Health Care

Potential Baptist Buy Sparks RumorsLock Icon

Something major appears to be happening in Fort Smith, and it involves the sale of Sparks Regional Medical Center to Baptist Health of Little Rock. read more >
Spencer Mortensen of Sparks Foot & Ankle Clinic
Health Care

Spencer Mortensen Steps In at Sparks Foot & Ankle Clinic (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Spencer Mortensen has joined Sparks Foot & Ankle Clinic in Fort Smith as a podiatrist. read more >
Allison Glenn, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Energy / Health Care / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Allison Glenn Accepts Associate Role at Crystal Bridges (NWA Movers & Shakers)

Allison Glenn has been named associate curator of contemporary art for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. read more >
Stephanie ParsonSparks Health System
Health Care / Insurance

Stephanie Parson Promoted at Sparks Health (Movers & Shakers)

Stephanie Parson has been named chief quality officer of Sparks Health System in Fort Smith. Jason Treece has been promoted to lead executive of strategic accounts for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock. read more >
Dr. Mark S. Thomas
Health Care

Mark Thomas Takes New Role at Washington Regional (NWA Health Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Mark S. Thomas has been named vice president and medical director of population health for Washington Regional Medical System in Fayetteville. read more >
Health Care / Insurance

Sparks Health System, UnitedHealthcare Renew Network Relationship

Sparks Health System and UnitedHealthcare have renewed their network relationship, ensuring that Fort Smith-area residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare commercial and Medicare health plans have continued access to Sparks Health System’s hospital and its facilities. read more >
Dr. Van H. De Bruyn of Central Arkansas Cardiology Associates, affiliated with Saline Memorial
Health Care

Van De Bruyn Brings Electrophysiological Experience to Saline Memorial (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Van H. De Bruyn, Wendy Bennett and Stephanie Murdaugh are new providers affiliated with Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton. read more >
Brandon Bullard
Health Care

Sparks Health System Names Brandon Bullard CFO

The Sparks Health System of Fort Smith on Wednesday announced the hiring of Brandon Bullard, a certified public accountant, as its chief financial officer. read more >
Tim Norvell
Health Care

Tim Norvell Named Regional Director of Operations at Arkansas Hospice (Movers & Shakers)

Tim Norvell is transitioning from director of marketing and business development at Arkansas Hospice to regional director of operations for the Russellville and Berryville service areas. read more >
Micah Whitfield of Magna IV
Business Services / Media & Marketing

Micah Whitfield To Lead Magna IV Expansion into Northwest Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

Micah Whitfield recently joined the Magna IV team as director of business development and will oversee the expansion of the company in northwest Arkansas. read more >
Shane Knisley of Sparks Health System
Health Care

Shane Knisley In as New COO of Sparks Health (Movers & Shakers)

Shane Knisley has been appointed chief operating officer of Sparks Health System in Fort Smith. read more >
Dr. Samir Patel, Sparks Health System in Fort Smith
Government & Politics / Health Care

Sparks Adds Samir Patel to Fort Smith Physician Staff (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Samir Patel has joined Sparks Health System in Fort Smith as an internal medicine physician. Patel will treat adult patients for a number of conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. read more >
Dr. W. James Chon, UAMS Renal Transplant Program of Little Rock
Education / Health Care

W. James Chon Switches to UAMS To Lead Transplant Program (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. W. James Chon has been appointed to manage the Renal Transplant Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as medical director. Chon will also serve as an associate professor of medicine at the UAMS College of Medicine. read more >