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Barbara Amman receives Heroes with Halos Award
Barbara Amman, a volunteer in the Baxter Health Auxiliary, was presented a Heroes with Halos Award by (from left) Tobias Pugsley, VP/Marketing & Communications; Sarah Edwards, Executive Director, Baxter Health Foundation; Becky Rose, CVM, Director, Volunteer Services; Ron Peterson, President & CEO; Jan Bowers, volunteer; and Nicole Vaccarella, VP/General Counsel. She was nominated by a…
Baxter Health makes temporary entry changes for endoscopy patients
Baxter Health would like to inform the public, especially endoscopy and gastroenterology patients, about an important update regarding access to the main hospital.  Please be advised that beginning Monday, April 15, access to the Endoscopy Department door and check-in area will be temporarily shut down for maintenance and improvement purposes. All endoscopy and gastroenterology patients…
Baxter Health welcomes Vascular Specialist Heath J. Broussard, MD, to Baxter Health Heart and Vascular Clinic 
Baxter Health recently welcomed board-certified vascular surgeon Heath J. Broussard, MD, to the medical staff. He has joined the Baxter Health Heart and Vascular Clinic and the practice of Dr. F. Michael Bauer, Dr. James Munns, Dr. Kent Nachtigal, and nurse practitioners Emily Brown and Kathy Prinner.  Dr. Broussard practiced in Jackson, Tennessee, for 25…
The Call in Baxter County puts focus on helping foster children during Child Abuse Awareness Month
With April marking Child Abuse Awareness Month, the Call in Baxter County is continuing its work to protect and help abused children entering the foster care system. Administrative Assistant Jenny Seal and County Coordinator Tricia Guffey are asking for volunteer families to step forward and take in local children who are in need of shelter…
Medicaid payments suspended for Little Rock physician, clinic during fraud investigation
A Little Rock doctor and the clinic where he practices are under investigation for Medicaid fraud, according to a March 11 letter from the Arkansas Office of Medicaid Inspector General. The office, which is located within the Department of Inspector General, has suspended all payments for Medicaid services provided by Dr. Alonzo Williams, the Arkansas…
Arkansas agencies pursue initiatives to improve state’s maternal health
Arkansas officials are collaborating on outreach events and initiatives to fill gaps in women’s health care services in response to the governor’s directive to improve maternal health. Arkansas has the nation’s highest maternal mortality rate and the third highest infant mortality rate, according to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement. Black mothers are most at…
Arkansas’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit ranked fourth in country for abuse and neglect convictions
Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin released the following statement highlighting the work done by his office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) that resulted in a No. 4 ranking for abuse and neglect convictions, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Units Fiscal Year 2023…

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