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Posted: July 1, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Sparks earns stroke care award

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association honored Sparks Regional Medical Center with the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Sparks has been a part of the program for more than 10 years.

The hospital earned the award by meeting achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments.

Sparks also received the association's Target: Stroke Honor Roll. To qualify, hospitals must meet measures developed to reduce the time between the patient's arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA.

Sparks Health System includes Sparks Regional Medical Center, Sparks Medical Center -- Van Buren, Sparks Clinic, Sparks PremierCare and the fully hospital-integrated Marvin Altman Fitness Center.

Fresh Harvest opens in Rogers

Fresh Harvest opened a new tasting room at 211 W. Walnut St. in downtown Rogers.

The Arkansas-based company sells ultra-premium extra virgin olive oils, fused olive oils, infused olive oils, gourmet oils, barrel-aged balsamic vinegar imported from Modena, Italy, and other food products including GMO-free wheat pasta, gluten-free pasta, sauces, olives and more.

The company's tasting rooms allow customers to sample products before purchase. Fresh Harvest's original tasting room, located in Eureka Springs, opened in October 2012.

Fresh Harvest in Rogers is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

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 cswanson@nwadg.com. Information will be published as space allows.

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