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Arkansas legislators approve federal aid for struggling rural hospitals

State lawmakers on Friday approved the disbursal of more than $16 million in federal aid for four rural Arkansas hospitals. The funds come from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, which covers costs incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Arkansas initially received more than $1.5 billion in ARPA funding, and legislators set aside $60…

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EEOC sues IPMA and Baxter Health for retaliation firing following employee’s opposition to sexual harassment of co-worker

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Baxter Health and Interventional Pain Management Associates following an investigation into wrongful termination claims by a former employee for her opposition to the sexual harassment of a co-worker. The suit was filed on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of…

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Baxter Regional Comprehensive Women’s Clinic shifts to Baxter Health branding, moves to new location

Baxter Regional Comprehensive Women's Clinic has officially rebranded as Baxter Health Comprehensive Women's Clinic. The change reflects the clinic's commitment to providing comprehensive women's healthcare services under the trusted name of Baxter Health.  The Baxter Health Comprehensive Women’s Clinic has relocated to a new facility at 505 Hospital Drive, Suite 1, in Mountain Home. This…

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GTS Physical Therapy to take over operations of Baxter Health Physical Therapy Clinics

Baxter Health is pleased to announce that effective September 1, 2023, GTS Physical Therapy will be operating physical therapy services at several Baxter Health Clinic locations. This partnership was formed to expand access to therapy services closer to the patient’s home. These locations will include Yellville, Mountain View, Hardy, Melbourne, Mammoth Spring, and Calico Rock.…

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Baxter Health appeals $63,900 fine against Fulton County Hospital over price transparency

Baxter Health is stepping up to assist Fulton County Hospital following a $63,900 fine from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services over failing to follow federal price transparency rules. The fine, which was issued on Friday, has been appealed by Baxter Health, who recently signed an agreement earlier this month to manage Fulton…

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