Originally published June 13, 2018 at 02:04a.m., updated June 13, 2018 at 02:04a.m.
CEO position filled
at Northwest Health
Northwest Health has named Denten Park its chief executive officer.
Park moves into the health care system's leadership role after spending nine years as chief executive officer at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, N.M. He replaces Sharif Omar, who had been CEO since August 2014 before leaving Northwest Health in April.
Park has more than 20 years of executive management experience at hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. He earned his master's degree in business administration from New Mexico State and his bachelor's degree in business management and social business from Utah State.
Northwest Health has five hospitals, more than 540 physicians and 2,200 staff members across Northwest Arkansas.
-- Robbie Neiswanger
Panel supports team
as airport's lobbyist
The Ron Fuller Enterprises team of Ron Fuller and Melissa Moody won a recommendation Tuesday to be the new lobbyist for Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field.
The firm was selected by a unanimous vote of the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission's lease and consultant selection committee after the committee heard presentations from Fuller and two other firms, Paschall Strategic Communications and the Little Rock law firm of Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard PLLC.
Fuller was the local subcontractor for the airport's outgoing lobbying firm of six years, Witt Global Partners, which was paid a $5,000 monthly retainer. Witt didn't pursue another contract with the airport.
Work by the Witt/Fuller combo included efforts to fight proposed legislation in 2017 that would have forced the commission to rename Clinton National.
The recommendation now goes to the commission for consideration at its regular monthly meeting next Tuesday.
-- Noel Oman
Gaining 1.02, index
grazes a record high
The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, reached a record high of 451.50 Tuesday before closing at 450.81, up 1.02.
Total volume for the index was 20.8 million shares.
"U.S. stocks limped higher as investors chew on news from the U.S.-North Korean meeting along with curiosity as to what the Federal Reserve plans for interest rates after its two-day meeting ends today," said Chris Harkins, managing director with Raymond James & Associates in Little Rock.
The index was developed by Bloomberg News and the Democrat-Gazette with a base value of 100 as of Dec. 30, 1997.
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