• Jessica Haffelder has been named vice president of the Arvest Bank in Prairie Grove. She has 11 years of industry experience and currently serves as a branch sales manager.
• Karen Gray has been promoted to senior vice president for Arvest Bank in Fayetteville. She has served as vice president since 2007 and has more than 26 years of industry experience. Gray attended Grayson College in Denison, Texas.
• Doug Heck has been named executive director of the consumer lending division of Arvest Bank. He will oversee consumer loan underwriting and processing, product management and systems/technology management. Heck earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, N.M. He completed the Sam Walton Institute for Leadership program and graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.
• Natasha Wilhite, a neurosurgery nurse at the Washington Regional's Northwest Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, recently earned a master of science in nursing with a specialization as an adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner from Walden University in Minneapolis. She earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and an associate of applied science in nursing from Northwest Arkansas Community College.
• Sia Vue, APRN, recently joined Washington Regional Urgent Care where she provides nonemergency care in Johnson and Fayetteville. She earned a master of science in nursing from University of South Alabama in Mobile and earned a bachelor of science in human development from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a bachelor of science in nursing from Belin College of Nursing in Bellevue, Wis. She is a certified family and adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner and a member of the American Nurses Association.
• Camille Y. Richards, MD, recently joined Baptist Health Surgical Clinic-Dodson Avenue in Fort Smith. As a general and trauma surgeon, she will perform procedures including hernia repair, chemotherapy port placement and removal, diagnostic laparoscopy and exploratory laparotomy and breast surgery. She earned her medical degree with honors at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. She later completed post-graduate training at the Medical University in Syracuse, NY.
• Dr. Bryan Smith was recently hired at Mercy Clinic Orthopedics -- River Valley in Fort Smith as an orthopedic surgeon. He received his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his doctorate in physical therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City and his orthopedic surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. He recently completed an orthopedic surgery sports medicine fellowship at the University of California at Los Angeles.
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SundayMonday Business on 11/10/2019
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