September 19, 2014


Arvest kicks off fourth year of fighting hunger

LITTLE ROCK -- Arvest Bank's 1 Million Meals initiative challenges bank associates, customers and communities to participate in fundraising efforts and nonperishable food drives to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves. According to a recent study, 49 million individuals, including 16 million children, are identified as food insecure.

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Home Care Assistance develops approach to reducing avoidable hospital readmissions

As America continues to grapple with exploding health care costs, Congress and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have placed a renewed emphasis on eliminating avoidable hospital readmissions. According to a press release from Home Care Assistance, these readmissions are typically caused by insufficient post-hospitalization care, failure to adhere to medication or therapy regimens and lack of support and supervision for recently discharged patients. According to the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee, almost one in five Medicare patients will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. These hospital readmissions cost over $15 billion dollars per year and are a source of tremendous anxiety for patients and their families.

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St. John joins Hot Springs Cardiology Associates

Interventional cardiologist, Dr. Greg St. John, is now caring for patients alongside Drs. Jeffrey Tauth, Eric Bowen and Victor Castro at Hot Springs Cardiology Associates. He brings more than 18-years' cardiology experience to their office located at 130 Medical Park Place.

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