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Nikesha Nesbitt Named Dean of the University College at ASU (Movers & Shakers)

She had been serving as interim dean since the university’s spring semester. read more >
Melissa Taverner is the newly named president of Lyon College.
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Lyon College Plans Dental, Veterinary SchoolsLock Icon

Lyon College is developing plans for veterinary and dental medicine schools — which, if successful, would make them the first in-state schools of their kind. read more >
Lyon College President Melissa Taverner 

Melissa Taverner Named President of Lyon College

She joined the college in 2017 as provost and dean of faculty. read more >
Education / Health Care

Lyon College Plans Nursing Partnership With White River Health

The new program could begin in 2023. 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 >
Clockwise from top left: Dr. Andrew Briggler, Dr. Brent Cameron, Dr. Shivang Desai, Dr. Matthew Katz and Dr. Appalanaidu Sasapu.
Education / Health Care

CARTI Adds Specialists to Care Area (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Andrew M. Briggler, Dr. Brent Cameron, Dr. Shivang Desai, Dr. Matthew Katz and Dr. Appalanaidu Sasapu have joined CARTI, the statewide cancer care provider. read more >
Dr. James Rudder of the Magnolia Regional Medical Center
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Rudder Moves to Magnolia Regional (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. James Rudder has joined the medical team of Magnolia Regional Medical Center. read more >
Daniel Gallegos of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville
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Gallegos Takes Over Sports Media at Tech (Movers & Shakers)

Daniel Gallegos has been hired as the director of athletic communications at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. read more >
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Coronavirus Could Kill Rural Hospitals on BrinkLock Icon

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the survival of rural hospitals in Arkansas, several hospital administrators told Arkansas Business last week. read more >
Baptist Health faces a challenge from a Little Rock firefighter over its billing practices, which placed a lien against him instead of first filing a claim with his health insurer.
Business Services / Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Class Action Lawsuit Tests Baptist Billing TacticLock Icon

A Little Rock firefighter recently scored a legal victory against the state’s largest hospital system over how it bills patients injured by the actions of others. read more >
Dr. Amy Leigh Overton-McCoy of the UAMS Centers on Aging
Health Care

Three UAMS Grads Join Radiology Associates (Movers & Shakers)

Drs. R. Gaines Fricke, Micah R. Fritsche and Zachary A. Lambertsen have joined Radiology Associates PA as radiologists. read more >
Colleen Canfield
Insurance / Nonprofits

White River Health Names Colleen Canfield Surgical Director (Movers & Shakers)

Colleen Canfield was recently promoted from operating room manager to director of surgical services of White River Health System in Batesville. read more >
Christopher Westfall | UAMS College of Medicine
Education / Nonprofits

Westfall Named Dean of UAMS College of Medicine (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Christopher Westfall has been appointed as the new dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Westfall has been serving as interim dean since February. read more >
Dr. Phoebe Griffin of Physicians for Women

Physicians for Women Adds Griffin in Hot Springs (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Phoebe Griffin has joined Physicians for Women in Hot Springs. read more >
Gary Bebow and Gary Paxson
Health Care

White River Health System Announces CEO Retirement, Names Next CEO

White River Health System CEO Gary Bebow has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31, and Gary Paxson will succeed him on Jan. 1. read more >
Dr. Bruno Machado  UAMS

UAMS Adds Bruno Machado to Urology Clinic (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Bruno Machado has been hired as a specialist in urinary system surgeries and minimally invasive endoscopic techniques at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. read more >
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New Rank Makes Case for Independence: AEDC Moves County to Top Tier

With a boost from business and business friendly policies, Independence County has vaulted to the top of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's incentive tier rankings. read more >
Shelly MoserWhite River Health System
Health Care

Shelly Moser Appointed Clinic Director at White River Health (Movers & Shakers)

Shelly Moser has been named a clinic director at White River Health System in Batesville. read more >
Dr. Jason KnottSt. Bernards OB-GYN Associates
Health Care

Knott Joins St. Bernards; Rikoff Moves to White River Health (NEA Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Jason Knott has joined physicians at St. Bernards OB-GYN Associates in Jonesboro. Susan Rikoff has joined White River Health System in Batesville as controller. read more >
Dr. Charles D. MabryUAMS
Education / Health Care

UAMS’ Mabry Named ACS Officer; Lee Joins Jones Eye Institute (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Charles D. Mabry, an associate professor of surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and medical director of physician practice management at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, is the new first vice president of the American College of Surgeons. read more >