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Jason Demke Hired as COO at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

He previously was chief operating officer of West Valley Medical Center of Caldwell, Idaho. read more >
Education / Health Care / Industry

James Graham Elected Chair-Elect of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (Super Mover)

Graham is executive associate dean for academic affairs of the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Little Rock. read more >
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Bri Morris Named Executive Director of Arkansas Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (Movers & Shakers)

Morris is the first director of the new network of pharmacies created by the Arkansas Pharmacists Association in Little Rock. read more >
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Working to Improve Child Care in Arkansas (Angela Duran Commentary)

Arkansas businesses have a role to play in ensuring every child reaches its full potential. read more >
Education / Health Care

UA-PTC Foundation Names Melissa Hendricks Vice Chancellor of Advancement & Executive Director (Movers & Shakers)

She was previously director of the Centers for Youth & Families Foundation. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

NIH Awards UAMS $1.5M to Tackle Brittle Bone Disease

A research team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is using a $1.54 million grant to help find better treatments for osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care

UAMS Reports $18M Loss in Fiscal First Quarter

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences reports a wider than expected $18 million loss in the first quarter of the 2024 fiscal year. read more >
Education / Government & Politics

DOJ Awards UAMS $1M to Reduce School Violence in Pine Bluff

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences a $1 million grant to help reduce violence in Pine Bluff schools. read more >
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UAMS BioVentures Gets $3M for Health Tech Program

BioVentures LLC gets a nearly $3 million grant to support entrepreneurs from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Arkansas’ Maternal Mortality Epidemic: Experts Discuss Systemic Failures & SolutionsLock Icon

Arkansas ranks among the top in the nation for maternal and infant deaths, according to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement. Experts have also seen a rise in the number of patients with high-risk pregnancies. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Arkansas Rates of Infant, Maternal Mortality Raise AlarmLock Icon

Arkansas ranks among the top in the nation for maternal and infant deaths, according to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement. Experts have also seen a rise in the number of patients with high-risk pregnancies. read more >
Education / Health Care / Insurance

Diagnosing the Doctor Deficit: Arkansas Faces Escalating Physician ShortagesLock Icon

A nationwide shortage of doctors that’s only expected to grow during the next decade means that for executives at Arkansas hospitals, recruiting physicians to serve their hospitals and clinics is a full-time, 24-7 job. read more >

Arkansas Hospitals Offer Fewer Places to Give Birth

Some hospitals are closing their obstetric units due to financial struggles, creating “maternity deserts” in Arkansas and beyond. read more >
Education / Health Care

UAMS Gets $3M Federal Grant

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences gets a five-year, $3.25 million federal grant to create a program to help students from 20 underserved Arkansas counties pursue health care careers. read more >
Health Care

First Proton Therapy Center Opens in Little Rock

The first proton therapy center in Arkansas — and only the 43rd in the nation — opened at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. read more >
Education / Health Care

UAMS Gets $1.5M to Study Non-Opioid Pain Management

A $1.5 million grant will allow the UAMS Department of Emergency Medicine to change how it treats pain and trains new doctors. read more >
Amanda Hoelzeman
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Amanda Hoelzeman Named PR Manager at The Peacock Group

Media and communications professional Amanda Hoelzeman has joined The Peacock Group of Little Rock as the strategic communications firm’s public relations manager. read more >
Heating and air equipment is installed at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado.
Health Care / Nonprofits / Public Companies

Group Tied to Murphy Family Buys El Dorado Hospital

A consortium of groups, including entities tied to the Murphy family, have formed a nonprofit to buy the 166-bed Medical Center of South Arkansas of El Dorado. read more >
Education / Health Care

UAMS to Partner With Lyon College on Dental SchoolLock Icon

Lyon College will partner with UAMS to “identify opportunities for joint teaching, research, graduate education and professional development.” read more >
Dr. Lena Awar and Dr. Lee Cranfill
Health Care

2 Doctors Join St. Bernards System (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Lena Awar is an interventional cardiologist and Dr. Lee Cranfill is an internal medicine specialist. read more >