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Protection provided to affected members of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield/BlueAdvantage after ransomware attack
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield/BlueAdvantage Administrators of Arkansas and Health Advantage, announced today support for current and former members whose information was accessed through a vendor that was the target of a ransomware attack. Steps are being taken by the vendor to protect approximately 12,328 members whose information may have been affected. The ransomware…
Blast from the past: Peitz Cancer Support House teaches patients to box their stress away
Peitz Cancer Resource Coordinator Melissa Hudson and her crew of feisty ladies laced up their gloves to knock out cancer at the Baxter Regional Medical Center’s Wellness Education Center Tuesday afternoon. The Peitz Cancer Support House hosts the Knock Out Cancer Boxing Class each Tuesday and Thursday for patients receiving cancer treatment in the Baxter County…
Our dream of starting a family
Hello Mountain Home, it has been a while since we last caught up with each other. While I usually like to use these articles to highlight the recent successes of the Observer, like our most recent rise to number one on Google for many Mountain Home searches, today’s feature will be more personal. As some…
Sustained financial pressure on hospitals could threaten access to care for Arkansas
A recent financial survey conducted by the Arkansas Hospital Association shows that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create profound financial volatility for the state’s hospitals. On average, hospitals responding to the survey saw a total margin decrease of 3.5 percentage points between the first quarter of 2019, prior to the pandemic, and the first quarter…
Baxter Health celebrates grand opening of newly renovated 5 South
It was all smiles yesterday at Baxter Health as donors, local dignitaries, and hospital representatives joined together to celebrate the grand opening of Baxter Health Auxiliary 5 South Surgical Services. The patient-centric remodeling project included the addition of six new patient rooms and an expanded waiting room that features a dedicated sunroom and “living wall.”…

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