January 6, 2019

Baptist Health opened its sixth urgent care center in Little Rock last month and will celebrate with the public at a ribbon cutting today at 11 a.m. The new center is located at 6805 Cantrell Road by Stein Mart. 

The urgent care center treats pain and medical conditions that are non-life threatening. With no appointment needed, patients are seen on a walk-in basis. 

January 6, 2019

Laura Hollenbach, MD, an assistant professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, has become the first and only physician in Arkansas to be board-certified in obstetrics-gynecology with focused practice designation in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.

January 6, 2019

AFMC, a nonprofit healthcare quality improvement and education organization serving Arkansas’ healthcare community and healthcare consumers, has appointed Gloria Boone and Hannah Ray to serve on its executive management team. Tom Ricciardone has been named executive business development and sales.

January 6, 2019

The new year coincided with a report released by the United Health Foundation (UHF) that showed that Arkansas increased its health ranking by two spots, from 48 to 46 overall. The UHF described Arkansas’s strengths as a low prevalence of excessive drinking and high meningococcal and Tdap immunization coverage among adolescents. They listed the state’s challenges as a high prevalence of smoking, a high cardiovascular death rate, and a low rate of dentists.

December 31, 2018

Arkansas Children’s has named Jimmy Duncan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, as its new senior vice president and chief people officer. He leads the health system’s Human Resources division.