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Arkansas Children’s Hospital selects child abuse specialist as chief medical officer

BY: - August 18, 2023

Arkansas Children’s Hospital chose Dr. Karen Farst, the state’s first board-certified physician to specialize in child abuse pediatrics, as senior vice president and chief medical officer, the hospital announced Friday. Farst was previously the hospital’s chief of medical staff and child maltreatment program leader. She is a professor of pediatrics and the head of the […]

Arkansas’ short-staffed Division of Children and Family Services manages fewer foster children

BY: - June 9, 2023

A staffing shortage in the government agency that handles Arkansas’ foster care system has led to higher caseloads and more turnover, according to the most recent quarterly report from the Division of Children and Family Services. Meanwhile, the number of Arkansas children in foster care has decreased over the past year, even with a slight […]