Here’s the latest from the KMLK News Room…
The Murphy Family Foundation and the Murphy USA Charitable Foundation have pledged $1 million over three years to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to support the creation of a new regional campus in El Dorado. The El Dorado campus is a joint effort by UAMS and the Medical Center of South Arkansas to increase medical access in south Arkansas by training primary care physicians to serve Union County. UAMS expects to open its campus in January 2022 and begin training family medicine residents by July 2023. Madison Murphy, president of The Murphy Family Foundation and chairman of Murphy USA Board of Directors, said a residency program and access to health care is necessary for a successful region.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announces it will award more than $898.9 million in infrastructure and safety projects through the Airport Improvement Program, and a local airport made the list. South Arkansas Regional at Goodwin Field in El Dorado will receive a grant in the amount of $136,842.
The Arkansas Department of Health reports as of Thursday, there were 264,545 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. They say there are 176 currently hospitalized and 4,587 deaths among confirmed cases.