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Pet aquamation business opens

Forever Loved Pet Aquamation recently opened to offer aquamation, a water-based alternative to traditional flame cremation for pets. Features and benefits of aquamation include delivery of ashes to the home and complementary ink paw print with private aquamation. Patrons will receive 20% more ashes compared to traditional cremation and an environmentally friendly process using 90% less energy than flame cremation. For more information, visit: tinyurl.com/y6oy472s.

Health care businesses gets awards

Northwest Health was recognized with an Arkansas Governor's Quality Award during the 26th annual awards celebration Oct. 6 in Little Rock. Northwest Health received the achievement award level. Achievement award recipients earned the third of four award levels before the highest award.

Avenir Memory Care of Fayetteville and Quadrivium of Springdale received challenge awards during the ceremony.

Northwest Medical Center of Springdale earns accreditation

Northwest Medical Center -- Springdale's Emergency Department has achieved the gold standard Level I accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians' Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation program.

The program is part of an effort to improve and standardize emergency care for the nation's older patients. The program includes three levels with specific criteria and goals for clinicians and administrators. Requirements begin with demonstrating the emergency department includes a physician and nurse with specialized geriatric training on staff, meets environmental criteria such as easy patient access to water and mobility aids and has a geriatric quality improvement program.

Briefs are for businesses in Northwest Arkansas that are new, have moved or closed, opened a new branch, changed owners or have been honored by an independent organization. Email items to lthompson@nwadg.com. Information will be published as space allows.

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