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Health board gains six new appointees

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named six new appointees to the state Board of Health.

Lane Crider of Fayetteville, Dr. Brad Erney of Jonesboro, Dr. Darren Flamik of Roland, Dr. Balan Nair of Little Rock, Donald Ragland of Marshall and Dr. Greg Ungerank of Wynne were announced as appointees in a news release last week.

Dr. Eddie Bryant of West Memphis was reappointed.

The board's next meeting is at 10 a.m. Aug. 1 on the ninth floor of the Freeway Medical Building in Little Rock.

Children's Hospital gets Level 1 status

The American College of Surgeons has recognized Arkansas Children's Hospital as a Level 1 children's surgical center -- one of 17 such hospitals in the United States.

The recognition is valid for three years and notes surgical centers with quality-improvement programs that have bettered outcomes and cut costs.

The hospital applied for the status and was assessed on measures such as staffing, training, infrastructure, processes and clinical data.

NW News on 06/17/2019

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