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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...

Speech-Language Pathologist Becky Mitchum joins WRHS PROS Therapy

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White River Health System (WRHS) has announced that Becky Mitchum, a speech-language pathologist (SLP), has joined the WRMC PROS Therapy team. Mitchum earned a master’s degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders from the University of Central Arkansas. Prior to joining WRMC PROS, Mitchum was the SLP...

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;...

Changes to Sharp County Senior Center operations

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White River Health System (WRHS) announced changes to Sharp County Senior Life Center operations effective August 1.  Senior Life Centers in northern Sharp County will be consolidated to the Cherokee Village Center. “The consolidation of operations provides savings needed to maintain our level of service...

Batesville Police, Independence County Sheriff’s Department comment on mask mandate

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The Batesville Police Department and the Independence County Sheriff's Department have released statements regarding Gov. Asa Hutchinson's statewide mask mandate. From Batesville Police Chief Alan Cockrill: The Batesville Police Department has a responsibility for the safety of the citizens of Batesville and the citizens who work...

Hutchinson: Deferring to local police on mask order

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor says he's deferring to local police and county sheriff's departments on how they'll enforce a new order requiring people to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Some sheriffs in the state said Friday they...

Dr. Kamoga named director of Internal Medicine Residency program

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White River Health System (WRHS) is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Gilbert-Roy Kamoga, Internal Medicine, as the new Internal Medicine (IM) Residency Program Director. As an Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, Dr. Kamoga will be responsible for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of...

Beginning Monday, Walmart, Sam’s Club to require masks for all customers at U.S. stores.

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Beginning Monday, Walmart, the Bentonville-based retail giant, will join other retailers such as Best Buy and Costco in requiring customers to wear a mask or face covering due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a Wednesday release, Walmart said about 65 percent of its more than...

General surgeon moves to new location

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John Lambert, MD, General Surgery and Wound Care, for White River Health System (WRHS) has moved his practice to the Mountain View Specialty Clinic located at 2110 East Main Street in Mountain View. Dr. Lambert is accepting new patients and is seeing patients by...

Lyon College announces COVID-19 policies for upcoming school year; masks will be required

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Lyon College shared its holistic COVID-19 protocols for the 2020-21 academic school year with students, faculty and staff on Monday, July 13. Wearing masks will be required in all campus buildings, a release from Lyon noted. The policies represent the first in a series of...

Arkansas reports second-highest spike in new cases; recoveries stand at over 18,000

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Featured image: Soon-to-be-departing Arkansas Health Secretary Dr. Nate Smith (left) and Gov. Asa Hutchinson at Wednesday afternoon's briefing. *** LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported its second-highest increase in new coronavirus cases and four more deaths from COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. The...