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Arkansas State University to shift to mostly online classes

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State University is shifting to mostly online instruction after new coronavirus cases hit record levels in the state. ASU's chancellor on Friday announced that the Jonesboro school will make the shift after Thanksgiving. Arkansas on Thursday posted a new record...

WRHS’ Paxson earns top healthcare management credentials

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Chicago, IL – Gary Paxson, RN, BSN, MS, White River Health System, President/CEO recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standards of professional development. Only 8,866...

Arkansas governor urges weekend catch-up on vaccinations

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is urging pharmacies, hospitals, and other providers to schedule extra hours this weekend for coronavirus vaccinations to make up for a slowdown because of this week's snowstorms. The governor on Friday also urged people who are...

Kerr joins Batesville Family Care

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Beginning August 3, Robin Kerr, APRN, will be seeing patients at Batesville Family Care, located at 1215 Sidney Street, Suite 300 in Batesville. Robin is a Family Medicine provider. Robin joins providers Julia Allen, MD; Dylan Estes, MD; David Fielder, MD; William Waldrip, MD;...

COVID – 19 Community Drive-Thru Screening to Be Held at WRMC

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A Community Drive-Thru Screening event to assess and test for COVID – 19 (Coronavirus) will be held at the White River Medical Center East Entrance on Thursday, May 21. The event will last from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. The event will consist of...

Arkansas lifts some restrictions on smaller indoor events

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is lifting some restrictions on smaller indoor events as the state’s coronavirus cases continue trending downward and vaccine distribution ramps up. Arkansas reported 177 new cases of the virus on Tuesday, but testing was greatly decreased...

State senator proposes pulling per diem for legislators who don’t mask up

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Many Republican legislators in states where coronavirus cases have surged are rejecting mask-wearing requirements, even in their own capitols. An Arkansas state senator is proposing that her colleagues risk losing their per diem if they're caught not wearing their masks....

Batesville businesses hosting ‘Give Back Nights’

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White River Health System (WRHS) is sending many thanks to our communities for their involvement during Paint the Town Pink (PTTP), and in a media release, WRHS says one way that local businesses are helping raise funds is through "Give Back Nights."   Both Freddy’s Frozen...

Batesville business provides comfortable shoes for nurses, doctors on front lines of COVID-19 battle

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Comfortable shoes are a luxury when you’re a doctor or nurse on the COVID-19 front line. Some of those on the local front line “walked” into a surprise gift recently when a downtown Batesville business, Natural State Running, donated 40 pairs of shoes, valued at...

Arkansas hospitalizations hit record high, more beds planned

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As hospitalizations of coronavirus patients hit a new daily record high in Arkansas on Tuesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said that two facilities will be constructed to provide over 100 additional hospital beds if needed. He said at a news conference:...

Governor talks to ‘CBS This Morning’ about virus fight in Arkansas and 2020 election

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson appeared on the national news program, "CBS This Morning," Friday to discuss the state's response to the coronavirus fight and the governor's plans to battle the virus in the upcoming months. He also discussed the 2020 presidential election and why he still...