August 8, 2022

CARTI Cancer Center has been named by Arkansas Business as a Best Places to Work for 2022. CARTI joins a list of 50 businesses ranging from advertising to energy and all points in between. The honor comes after the cancer center’s employees engaged in a confidential survey, which was administered by a third-party group, Workforce Research Group.

August 8, 2022

Mercy will invest $500 million with phase two’s projects including a cancer center, emergency department and isolation room expansion, additional clinic locations, more outpatient care facilities, and nearly doubling the current number of primary care physicians and specialists.

August 8, 2022

En Huang, PhD, an associate professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has received a three-year, $1 million research grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).                                                           

August 8, 2022

Ryan Southard, MD, recently joined the team at Baptist Health Pediatric Clinic-Conway. 

A native of Conyers, Georgia, Southard earned his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, S.C. He completed residency training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.

Southard is board-certified in general pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

August 1, 2022

Laura Lester, MD, has joined the team of leading physicians at the CHI St. Vincent Primary Care Clinic in Hot Springs, which cares for adults and children, helps manage chronic conditions, and helps patients coordinate care between specialists. Lester is seeing patients at the clinic, located at 1707 Airport Road.