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Jefferson Regional Specialty Hospital Names Mary Daggett as CEO (Movers & Shakers)

She served 20 years at Jefferson Regional. read more >
UAMS estimates its losses are nearly $1 million per day.
Health Care

Statewide UAMS Program to Expand Access to Cancer Services

The program consists of nine nurses and community health experts who will help patients access prevention, screening, treatment and support services. read more >
Neoni Yustana of Baptist Health Cancer Center-Fort Smith.
Education / Health Care

Yustana Moves to Baptist Health-Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

Neoni Yustana has been hired at Baptist Health Cancer Center-Fort Smith. read more >
Brad Holloway of Birch Tree Communities Inc. in Benton
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Battle Takes New Role at Arkansas Pharmacists Association (Movers & Shakers)

The Arkansas Pharmacists Association has hired Marlene Battle as health equity coordinator, a new role created to address health disparities in Arkansas that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. read more >
The two biggest health care projects currently under construction in the state are at opposite ends of the UAMS campus in Little Rock.
Construction / Health Care / Nonprofits / Real Estate

Medical Projects Feed Construction Pipeline

Additions to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences campus in Little Rock account for two of the five biggest ongoing health care construction projects in Arkansas. read more >
Dr. Abdelrahman Attili of CHI St. Vincent Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic
Education / Health Care

Attili Arrives at CHI St. Vincent (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Abdelrahman Attili, a surgeon, has joined CHI St. Vincent Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic and will focus on complex procedures involving the liver, biliary system, pancreas, spleen, adrenal glands and the stomach. read more >
Dr. Sindhu Malapati of the UAMS Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Health Care

Malapati Joins Rockefeller Cancer Institute (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Sindhu Malapati will be treating patients with breast cancer in Little Rock. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

UAMS Halfway to $30M Fundraising Goal for NCI Designation

A $1 million donation from the owners of Fowler Foods Inc. of Jonesboro helped UAMS hit the milestone. read more >
Martine Pollard of Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield previously worked for Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas and former U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.
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Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Puts Pollard in VP Slot (Movers & Shakers)

Martine Downs Pollard of Rogers has been named Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield’s vice president for the northwest Arkansas market. read more >
Frank Braun of UA Little Rock
Education / Health Care / Legal

Braun Named New Dean at UA Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

Frank Braun has been appointed the new dean of the College of Business, Health & Human Services at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. read more >
Dr. Elizabeth Sellars and Dr. Jessica Snowden, both of Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock
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Sellars, Snowden Recognized by Children’s, UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Elizabeth Sellars and Dr. Jessica Snowden have been invested by Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. read more >
Nancy Cozart of the Washington Regional Medical Foundation in Fayetteville.
Education / Health Care / Nonprofits

Cozart Selected to Lead Washington Regional Medical Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

Nancy Cozart has been named executive director of Washington Regional Medical Foundation in Fayetteville. read more >
Thomas J. Kelly Jr. of the UAMS Rockefeller Cancer Institute in Little Rock
Education / Health Care / Nonprofits

Kelly Accepts Associate Role at Rockefeller Cancer Institute (Movers & Shakers)

Thomas J. Kelly Jr. has been named associate director for cancer research and training at the Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. read more >
Dr. Jaleesa A. Jackson and Dr. Joseph Sanford of UAMS
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Jackson, Sanford of UAMS Take New Roles (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Jaleesa A. Jackson has joined the UAMS Health Clinic in Little Rock. Dr. Joseph Sanford has been appointed director of the Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. read more >
Amanda George, chief financial officer for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, worries that pre-COVID-19 patient volumes may never return.
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COVID-19 Slashes UAMS ProfitsLock Icon

At the end of February 2020, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock had a surplus of $22 million. But then COVID-19 surfaced. read more >
Brett Trelfa of Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock
Health Care / Insurance

Trelfa Selected as CIO at Blue Cross (Movers & Shakers)

Brett Trelfa has been named chief information officer at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock. read more >
Health Care

New Infusion Center Unveiled at UAMS’ Cancer Institute

A new center for patients undergoing chemotherapy was unveiled recently at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. read more >
Fred Scarborough said Arkansas Children’s was enjoying a “very healthy, robust year” in philanthropy. “Then March hit.”
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Charity Challenge: Nonprofits Forced to Adjust to COVID-19Lock Icon

Easterseals Arkansas had auction items and flowers arrayed at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock last March, all set for its annual Fashion Event. But an invisible threat was rising. read more >
An MRI room at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Health Care / Nonprofits

UAMS, Baptist Health Could Partner Up on OncologistsLock Icon

An alliance is in the works between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Baptist Health of Little Rock involving oncology doctors. read more >
Kevin Wish and Dawn Johnson of First Service Bank in Conway.
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Wish, Johnson Given New Roles at First Service Bank (Movers & Shakers)

Kevin Wish has been hired as the new community market president and senior loan officer at First Service Bank in Conway. Dawn Johnson is the new small-business and consumer loan officer. read more >