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Dr. Mallory Hurst of St. Bernards Healthcare and St. Bernards Dermatology Clinic in Jonesboro.
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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 >

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 >
Attorney Jane Kim of Wright Lindsey Jennings is frustrated by uncertainty on overtime pay rules: “Things are still in limbo.”
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Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas. read more >
Mark Young
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Momentum Jonesboro on Pace to Grow Jobs in Key Sectors

Momentum Jonesboro, the economic development fundraising plan targeting job growth in northeast Arkansas, is on track to reach its $3.7 million goal. read more >
The Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas is owned equally by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Baptist Health, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, St. Bernards Healthcareand Washington Regional Medical System.
Health Care / Insurance

Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas Remain in Talks

The Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas, which was formed by some of the biggest health care organizations in Arkansas last October, continues its discussions on the best ways to reduce health care costs. read more >
Dr. Christian Okoye of the Ben E. Owens Cancer Treatment Center at St. Bernards Healthcare
Education / Health Care

Jonesboro Cancer Center Gets Okoye (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Christian Okoye has joined the Ben E. Owens Cancer Treatment Center at St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro as a radiation oncologist. read more >
Harry Hutchison

Harry Hutchison, St. Bernards Healthcare (Nonprofit Organization CFO of the Year Finalist)

Harry Hutchison, the vice president of finance and CFO at St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro, is driven by his organization’s mission. read more >
Gregory Kearns
Education / Health Care

Dr. Gregory Kearns Accepts Third Term on World Health Organization Panel (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Gregory Kearns, president of the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, senior vice president/chief research officer for Arkansas Children’s Hospital and professor of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, was recently reappointed to the World Health Organization’s Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Evaluation. read more >
St. Bernards is an important part of the local health care system.
Education / Health Care

St. Bernards Starts Osteopathic Residency Program

St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro recently started its internal medicine residency program with an osteopathic focus. read more >
Pam Williams, HR director at Unity Health, fears a “domino effect” from awarding raises to hospital employees.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Arkansas Hospitals Brace for New Overtime Regulations

The centerpiece of the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations raises the threshold of what salaried workers must be paid in order to qualify as an exempt employee. read more >
Justin Yancey of St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro | Allyson Weedn Moulton of Sparks Health System in Fort Smith.
Education / Health Care

St. Bernards Adds Justin Yancey to Medical Team (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Justin Yancey has joined the medical staff of St. Bernards Healthcare as a pediatric hospitalist. read more >
Dr. Michelle Schofield of St. Bernards Healthcare and Dr. Melissa Yawn of St. Bernards First Care Clinics, both in Jonesboro.
Health Care / Insurance

St. Bernards Adds Two in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Michelle Schofield has joined the medical staff at St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro as a psychiatrist. Dr. Melissa Yawn has joined St. Bernards First Care Clinics and is seeing patients at the new First Care-Hilltop facility. 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 >
The Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas is owned equally by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Baptist Health, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, St. Bernards Healthcareand Washington Regional Medical System.
Health Care / Insurance

Arkansas Health Care Heavyweights Join to Share Services

A partnership formed by some of the biggest health care organizations in Arkansas expects to save its members millions of dollars, but the details on how it plans to do that haven’t been released. read more >
A rendering of the new Jackson Avenue “front door” to the medical center.
Construction / Health Care

St. Bernards Begins $130M Expansion, Renovation Project

St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro announces a $130 million, four-phase construction plan that will add a new five-story surgical and intensive care centers tower; expand its cancer center; renovate existing structures; and give the center a new "front door" on Jackson Avenue. read more >
Health Care / Insurance

Willing To Be Persuaded (Editorial)

The recent news that four hospital systems and the state’s dominant health insurance company have formed a “shared services organization” was greeted triumphantly — by the organizations involved. read more >
Health Care / Insurance

Five Arkansas Health Organizations Form Partnership

Five Arkansas health-related organizations announced Thursday that they have formed The Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas, a shared services organization they say will improve health care quality and lower costs. read more >
Harry Hutchison

Harry Hutchison, St. Bernards Healthcare (Nonprofit Organization CFO Finalist)

For Harry Hutchison, the vice president of finance at St. Bernards Healthcare, nothing is more important in his job than his organization’s mission. read more >
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Hospital Executives Report Better Finances

Last week, Arkansas Business staff writers checked in with the top administrators of five hospitals, large and small. Here’s what we learned. read more >
“We’re in a dynamic industry with significant changes going on,” said Chris Barber, CEO of St. Bernards Healthcare.
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St. Bernards’ Revenue Climbs 8 Percent to $355 Million in 2013

St. Bernards, which operates the 438-bed St. Bernards Medical Center and clinics in northeast Arkansas, saw its net revenue climb 8 percent to $354.6 million for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. It was good enough for No. 26 on Arkansas Business’ list of largest private companies ranked by revenue. read more >