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WRHS introduces 2018 providers at recent Batesville Area Chamber event

White River Health System (WRHS) and the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce recently held Business After Hours to update the business community. During the event, Gary Paxson, successor CEO of WRHS, introduced the 21 providers that WRHS has welcomed on board since January 2018....

First Community Bank’s Main Street location opens; bank announces new initiatives for downtown Batesville

First Community Bank announced two new initiatives for downtown Batesville at Monday's ribbon-cutting ceremony for the bank's new branch bank on Main. Dale Cole, CEO for First Community Bank, told the large crowd gathered for the event that the bank will make available $10 million...

Batesville Chamber holds ribbon cuttings for Montessori, Real Goods Market

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held ribbon cuttings for two events last week. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Batesville Montessori School’s new infant addition. Montessori staff saw an increased demand for infant care and began planning to expand...

WRHS family wins big at statewide hospital association annual meet

White River Health System (WRHS) administrators, volunteers, and staff recently received awards at the Arkansas Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Meeting in Little Rock, according to a press release. Dianne Lamberth, WRHS board member, received the AHA’s Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes the service of...

Wyatt chose as UACCB’s 2018 Outstanding Staff

Debbie Wyatt strives to help students reach their full potential by overcoming barriers that may be hindering them from obtaining a college degree or certificate. Her student-centered mentality and dedication led to her being selected as the 2018 Outstanding Staff member at the University...

White River Health System earns continued accreditation for residency program

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently announced an advancement of accreditation for White River Health System (WRHS). In October of 2015, WRHS received initial accreditation which allowed the organization to begin developing a residency training program. This September, the ACGME advanced...

WRMC’s Stacy Wright receives area recognition

Stacy Wright, trauma program manager/security manager at White River Medical Center (WRMC) in Batesville, was recently selected as Emergency Responder of the Year by the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee (LEPC). Wright was presented with this recognition during the LEPC Annual Recognition Banquet. The LEPC...

Citizens Bank named National Community Commitment Winner by American Bankers Association Foundation

Citizens Bank was nationally recognized Monday, Oct. 8, with a 2018 Community Commitment Award from the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation for its Impact Loan & Grant Program and its role in the IMPACT Independence strategic community plan. The award cites Citizens Bank for its...

Wood-Lawn provides UACCB nursing students with uniforms and more this semester

Wood-Lawn, Inc. purchased all uniforms for practical nursing (PN) students this semester at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB). Each student also received $225 to help offset the cost of supplies needed for the nursing program. “We wanted to make an...

Newport Police Department now carrying life-saving medication for opioid overdoses

Officers of the Newport Police Department (NPD) will now carry the life-saving medication Narcan in their patrol cars. Narcan reduces the effects of opioids and can prevent a fatal opioid overdose. This initiative was brought to the community’s attention by Vanessa Falwell, family practitioner...

Batesville Area Chamber hosts GTS Physical & Occupational Therapy ribbon cutting

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for GTS Physical & Occupational Therapy, Thursday, Sept. 13. GTS offers services for all ages and accepts all major insurances and referrals from any area physician or hospital. Practicing therapists, Brooke Taylor and Stacy Milikin, specialize in rehabilitating clients...

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