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McCain Sears Site Sells for $2.3M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Anchor Realty Investments LLC, led by Alan and Jessica Bubbus, purchased the land and the 159,000-SF former Sears store at 3929 McCain Blvd. read more >
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Unity Health Buys 65 Acres in CabotLock Icon

Unity Health of Searcy makes another move in the Cabot market. read more >
A portion of the Shackleford Crossings shopping center at 2608 S. Shackleford Road in Little Rock.
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Center of Shackleford Crossings Sold for $10.5MLock Icon

The heart of the Shackleford Crossings retail center in west Little Rock is under new ownership. read more >
Dr. Benjamin Carlyle and his wife, Lindsay, bought a $525,000, 4,500-SF home in Searcy in June 2015. Three years later, the couple bought a 6,800-SF second home for $850,000.
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Complex Path Led Dr. Benjamin Carlyle into Deep DebtLock Icon

A Searcy doctor with millions of dollars of debt and a troubled history with state regulators now confronts his latest nightmare: A lender has accused Dr. Benjamin Carlyle of submitting false financial statements to obtain loans. read more >
Unity Health/Searcy Medical Center

Large Hospital Finalist: Unity Health/Searcy Medical Center, Searcy

In the past year, Unity Health has seen exponential growth not only in its service area, but in the number of services offered through the organization. Based in Searcy, Unity Health is the leading health care provider in an eight-county area. read more >
CHI St. Vincent Chief Operating Officer Chad Aduddell said CHI St. Vincent West Urgent Care opened in 2011 and sees about 50 to 60 patients a day. | (Photo by Michael Pirnique)
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Urgent Care Walk-in Clinics Expanding in Arkansas

Doctors, retailers and hospitals have been opening urgent care facilities or walk-in clinics to lure patients with non-life-threatening injuries away from hospital emergency rooms in a trend that has been slow to arrive in Arkansas. read more >
Martha Shoffner, ex-State Treasurer, walked away from a plea deal in favor of taking her bribery case to trial. (Photo by Mauren Kennedy)
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The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014. read more >
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White County Medical Center to Buy Newport Hospital

Community Health Systems Inc. of Franklin, Tennessee, says it will sell its 133-bed Harris Hospital in Newport, along with related outpatient services, to White County Medical Center of Searcy. read more >
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Newly Insured ‘Private Option’ Arkansans Present Challenges, Opportunities

Whether thoroughly successful, a total failure or something in between, this much is sure: Roughly a quarter-million Arkansans who did not have health insurance in 2013 are now insured, mostly because of the private option, and this historic deluge of new health care customers bring with them challenges and opportunities. read more >
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Arkansas Hospital Association’s Paul Cunningham: ‘Having a Payer is Always Better Than Not’

The Arkansas Hospital Association is in the process of surveying members about the immediate impact of the swarm of newly insured Arkansans, but Executive Vice President Paul Cunningham said the results would probably not be available for another month. read more >
Ray Montgomery
Health Care / Insurance

White County Medical Center Searches for Ways to Replace $51M

Ray Montgomery, WCMC’s president and CEO, said that he projects the 438-bed hospital in Searcy will miss out on $66 million in revenue over the next six years. read more >
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Hospital Vendors Earn Millions for Range of Contract Services

Doing business with hospitals can mean big business for vendors, and tax forms filed by nonprofit hospitals provide a peek into how hundreds of millions of dollars are spent. read more >
BJ Roberts, White County Medical Center, says his hospital is examining costs in order to save money while also trying to maintain the quality of health care it offers. 
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Hospitals Worried About Impact of Insurance Exchanges

While hospital executives across the state welcomed the opening of the health insurance marketplace last Tuesday, several said they were worried about its financial impact. read more >
Ray Montgomery
Health Care / Insurance

Ray Montgomery of White County Medical Center on Fixing the Nation’s Health Care System

During Ray Montgomery’s leadership of 24 years, White County Medical Center has acquired a local hospital, built a cancer center and undergone extensive facility improvements. Montgomery has served on the board of the American Hospital Association and now serves on the board of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care. read more >
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White County Medical Center Sells River Oaks Village

River Oaks Village, which had been owned and managed by White County Medical Center, was sold Dec. 3 to Providence Assisted Living LLC of Clarksdale, Miss., administrator Lisa Jackson said last week. read more >