November 23, 2020

Gastroenterologist  Naga Saranya Addepally, MD, has joined the team of physicians at the CHI St. Vincent Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic, a multi-speciality medical practice founded in 1961 providing diagnostic and treatment services to patients throughout Central Arkansas.

November 23, 2020

Arkansas Children’s Foundation announced the suspension of Circle of Friends volunteer chapters and their community-based fundraising through Dec. 31, 2021. Arkansas is facing record-breaking hospitalizations for COVID-19, and the safety of statewide volunteers remains a top priority.

November 23, 2020

CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute’s Thomas Rayburn III, MD, and Clinical Research Coordinator Lynn Bass, RN, have received awards for their contributions to the PROACT Xa clinical trial and high-priority heart care research. The Heart Institute is working with the cardiac and vascular surgery company CryoLife, Inc.

November 23, 2020

Hannah Wilburn, APRN, recently joined Washington Regional Harrison Family Practice where she works alongside Shannon Brownfield, MD, to provide care for adults and children of all ages.

Wilburn earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas. She previously served as registered nurse in the emergency department at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center and a clinical nurse instructor for North Arkansas College.

November 23, 2020

The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced that Martina Smith, deputy director of the Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance (DPSQA), has been tapped to oversee the division, which is responsible for certification, licensure, surveys, and inspections for long-term care facilities. 

Smith has been serving as DPSQA deputy director since March under Director Jerald Sharum, who will be leaving DHS at the end of the month for the private sector.