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LISTEN: White River Medical Center opens WRMC Medical Detox Unit

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White River Health System (WRHS) has announced the opening of the WRMC Medical Detoxification Unit located inside White River Medical Center (WRMC). The WRMC Medical Detox Unit is a three to five-day program for adult patients voluntarily detoxing from prolonged substance abuse or alcohol...

Asa: Don’t retreat from virus safety steps

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor has urged lawmakers to not retreat from the state's coronavirus safety measures and to enact hate crimes legislation in his State of State address delivered in the middle of the pandemic. The Republican governor on Tuesday called on...

By Tuesday, WRMC will have administered over 1,000 first doses of coronavirus vaccine

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According to records from White River Medical Center in Batesville, the hospital will have administered 1,100 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine by Tuesday, Jan. 12. The total is for White River Medical Center and Stone County Medical Center. WRMC says 75 percent of second...

Arkansas virus hospitalizations, again, reach new record high

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of coronavirus patients in Arkansas' hospitals has risen to a new record high with 25 more people dying from the virus. The Department of Health on Thursday said the state's COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by five to 1,326. The total...

WRMC welcomes first baby of 2021

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Pictured from left to right: Dakota Burkhardt and Nicole Hartness recently welcomed Khione’ Noelle Hartness-Burkhardt into the world on Jan. 1, 2021, weighing in at 8 lbs., 8 oz., and 19 inches long. Khione’ was the first baby to be born in the New...

Arkansas adjusts vaccine rollout as coronavirus cases surge

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has adjusted its rollout of the coronavirus vaccine as the state's hospitalizations from the virus continued hitting record levels. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday said the state will move police, firefighters, and other first responders to the first phase...

Arkansas again reports record coronavirus hospitalizations Saturday

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Coronavirus hospitalizations in Arkansas have again set a new record high, as the pandemic’s strains state medical resources. Health officials say there were 1,216 people in Arkansas hospitals with COVID-19 Saturday, an increase of 31 from the day before. Arkansas has...

Hutchinson extends COVID emergency as deaths spike

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is extending his coronavirus emergency declaration by another two months as the state reported a record one-day spike in deaths and a new high in hospitalizations from COVID-19. Hutchinson on Tuesday said he was extending the...

State coronavirus hospitalizations close to record high on Sunday

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Coronavirus hospitalizations in Arkansas rose Sunday to near their recent record high, as state health officials reported more than 900 news cases of COVID-19 and 41 more deaths linked to the disease. The Arkansas Department of Health says there are...

Arkansas hits another record high in virus hospitalizations

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson is urging caution ahead of Christmas gatherings as Arkansas reports another one-day high of coronavirus hospitalizations. The Arkansas Department of Health reported Wednesday that 1,110 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, a new record number pushing past the...

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:...