Publisher’s Letter: Turn and Face the Strain
They say the only sure thing in this life is change. While some changes are welcome, such as an unexpected bonus or a marriage proposal (wink, wink), others can come out of the blue and knock us for a loop.
Change is a theme in this August issue of AMP — mainly, how health care has changed since the pandemic first locked us down and knocked us all for quite the loop. Where are health care trends headed, now that we’ve mostly put COVID behind us and face a period of continued inflation? We’ll talk to health care leaders across the state to find out how the industry in Arkansas continues adapting to change.
We’ll also recognize our annual Champions of Health Care, those heroes who place themselves on the front lines to protect us all. We’ll visit with Drs. Alonzo Williams of Baptist Health and Arkansas Diagnostics and Omar Atiq of UAMS. And this month’s Exec Q&A features Drs. Ali Krisht of CHI St. Vincent and Lei Li of UA Little Rock.
The incomparable Dwain Hebda explores the Business of Burgers in Arkansas — hungry yet? — and we’ll preview the Razorbacks’ 2022 fall football campaign. (Burgers and Hog football…does it get any better?) Plus, we’ll look at that “other” brand of football with the Little Rock Rangers.
August also will deliver us to Clarendon, where Ken Heard tells the story of John Taylor and his impressive T&S Sawmill; we’ll talk some Think Rubix and the one-and-only Katie Z. looks at the upcoming Little Rock mayoral election; while Carl Kozlowski delves into the history at Arkansas Flag and Banner.
Once again, AMP is a loaded burger of good stuff. And we don’t skimp on the mayo. We appreciate you reading, as always, and hope our coverage of Arkansas business leaders and the businesses they run has something for you to enjoy.
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