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Baptist Health, UnitedHealthcare Reach Agreement

Baptist Health and UnitedHealthcare have reached a multi-year agreement over reimbursement rates that kept the state’s largest health care provider out of the insurer’s network since Jan. 1. read more >
The new medical tower at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Health Care / Insurance

St. Bernards Healthcare Faces Potential Out-of-Network Status with UnitedHealthcareLock Icon

St. Bernards Healthcare of Jonesboro needs to reach an agreement with UnitedHealthcare by March 1 to stay in network. read more >
Education / Health Care

St. Bernards of Jonesboro Announces 3 New Hires (Movers & Shakers)

The physicians are Dr. Soumyarsi Kambhatla, Dr. Jonathan Pennington and Dr. Sharath Vipparthy. read more >
Health Care / Nonprofits

Lydia Parkey Named President of St. Bernards Foundation

Parkey assumes the role after spending 10 years at St. Bernards, mostly as director of physician marketing and executive director for St. Bernards Medical Group, a voluntary association of providers. read more >
Health Care / Small Business

HeartX Accelerator Picks 5 Startups for 2022 Program

Each company will receive $150,000 of investment capital as well as complete and total access to clinicians and administrators while executing their pilot projects with Arkansas hospitals. read more >
Shemeka Washington, an EKG tech at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. The pandemic is exacerbating health worker shortages.
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COVID Creates Nursing CrisisLock Icon

Record COVID cases are transforming a long-standing problem in Arkansas — the state’s nursing shortage — into a crisis. read more >
Eight Arkansas hospital executives talk about the lessons they've learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Lessons Learned: Hospital Leaders Look Back at COVID-19 CrisisLock Icon

Arkansas Business reached out to several Arkansas hospital executives and asked them about their observations and lessons learned amid the pandemic. Here’s what they said. read more >
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Business Services / Construction / Technology

Ritter Communications Opens Its $8M Data Center

Ritter Communications of Jonesboro recently opened its $8 million, 8,544-SF multiuser data and cloud storage facility in northeast Arkansas. read more >
Baptist Health, which has 11 hospitals in Arkansas, saw its patient revenue fall nearly 5% to $666.3 million in the first half of the year compared with the same period a year ago.
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Hospitals Remain Besieged by COVID-19Lock Icon

Arkansas hospitals are still losing millions of dollars to the COVID-19 pandemic, and executives say they can’t count on a second injection of federal stimulus money. read more >
Chris Barber, president and CEO of St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro.
Health Care / Nonprofits

Viral Vigil Follows Hospital CapacityLock Icon

Concern that the COVID-19 outbreak could overwhelm Arkansas’ health care system remains a brooding cloud. The pandemic scenario is a possibility with a likelihood that’s elusive to gauge. read more >
Jean Cook • CFO | Travel Nurse Across America | North Little Rock
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Ward Accepts Provost Position at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

Wendy Ward has been named associate provost for faculty in the Division of Academic Affairs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. read more >
Jeff Stinson, director of HealthTech Arkansas.
Business Services / Health Care / Investments / Technology

HealthTech Arkansas Partnering With PwC

The Singapore office of PwC, aka PricewaterhouseCoopers, and HealthTech Arkansas are working together to bring startups from Singapore to Arkansas for clinical trials and pilot projects with 11 health care providers. read more >
A rendering of the 25-bed facility that Arkansas Heart Hospital is building in Bryant.
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Jonesboro Tower Tops List as Health Care Projects Rise

The value of health care-related projects under construction in Arkansas this fall is nearly 70% greater than it was a year ago. read more >
Dr. Adam Childs of Arkansas Urology in Bentonville.
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Adam Childs In at Arkansas Urology (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Adam Childs has joined Arkansas Urology in Bentonville. read more >
The new medical tower at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Construction / Health Care / Real Estate

St. Bernards Adds Hospital, $102M Tower

As St. Bernards Healthcare finishes its $102 million medical tower on its Jonesboro campus, the health care system continues to grow in northeast Arkansas. read more >
Ben Barylske, St. Bernards Healthcare
Business Services / Health Care

CFO Ben Barylske Moves to St. Bernards (Movers & Shakers)

Ben Barylske has been chosen as the chief financial officer of St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro. read more >
St. Bernards is an important part of the local health care system.
Health Care / Insurance

St. Bernards, UnitedHealthcare Announce Network Relationship

St. Bernards Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare have established a new network relationship. read more >
Doug Ross, CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs
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Doug Ross Named SVP, Chief Medical Officer at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs (Movers & Shakers)

Doug Ross has been promoted to senior vice president and chief medical officer for CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs. read more >

Benefits, Management Styles Evolve from Boomers to Millennials

The art and science of managing people in the workplace has arguably never been tougher. read more >
Dr. Mallory Hurst of St. Bernards Healthcare and St. Bernards Dermatology Clinic in Jonesboro.
Health Care

Physician Mallory Hurst Hired at St. Bernards Healthcare (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Mallory Hurst has joined the medical staff of St. Bernards Healthcare and is seeing patients at the new St. Bernards Dermatology Clinic in Jonesboro. read more >