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Hospitals certified for hip, knee work

The Joint Commission awarded total hip and total knee replacement Gold Seal of Approvals to Northwest Medical Center-Bentonville for advanced certification and Northwest Medical Center-Springdale for certification.

The hospitals underwent on-site reviews in September and Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with advanced disease-specific care standards and total hip and total knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, and preoperative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.

The certifications are awarded for a two-year period.

Architect firms win institute's awards

The Arkansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects recognized local architectural firms during its annual convention banquet on Nov. 4 in Rogers. Entries were in two categories: built and unbuilt.

Three Fayetteville firms received Honor Awards: Marlon Blackwell Architects for the Fayetteville Montessori Primary School, Allison Architects for the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts center on the University of Arkansas campus, and Modus Studio for Manzeum in Fayetteville, which is a remodeled workshop for a private client.

Merit Awards, granted to projects worthy of recognition because of their design quality, were awarded to Fayetteville's Miller Boskus Lack Architects for the Brough Commons Starbucks remodel on the University of Arkansas campus and to Skiles Architects for B House, a private residence.

The People's Choice Award was given to Morrison Architecture in Eureka Springs for work on the Hayden Padgett Memorial Press Box at Bomber Stadium in Mountain Home.

Senior community awarded in Rogers

Apple Blossom, an independent senior living community at 2501 N. 22nd St. in Rogers, was selected as a "Caring Star" of 2017 in a nationwide program honoring service excellence. The recognition was based on consumer ratings and reviews posted on, a senior care website.

The facility is one of the more than 300 retirement communities operated by Holiday Retirement. Apple Blossom received an average rating of 4.5 or higher on a 5-point scale in at least 10 or more reviews from family, seniors and others considering senior living options, including assisted living and Alzheimer's care, while also meeting other top qualifying criteria for the honor.

Golden Girls opens Fayetteville store

Carie Golden and Erin Golden-Vance on Saturday held a grand opening for Golden Girls Clothing Co. at 745 E. Joyce Blvd. in Fayetteville.

Golden Girls Clothing Co. is a mother-daughter company, which has three stores across the state. The store carries sizes XS-3XL and has clothing for women and teens of all ages and sizes.

The two also have stores in Clinton and Heber Springs.

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 [email protected]. Information will be published as space allows.

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