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Baptist Health Closing Kidney Transplant Program

Baptist Health Closing Kidney Transplant Program

Baptist Health of Little Rock is closing its kidney transplant program in about 90 days, citing declining volume and fewer available organs.
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Small Businesses, Hospitals Strive to Serve Fitness Market in Jonesboro

The need to sustain a healthier lifestyle among Americans is growing, and businesses in Jonesboro are lining up to serve that market.
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Baptist Health Forms Insurance Company

Baptist Health of Little Rock has created an insurance company to handle its general business insurance. Diamond Risk Insurance LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baptist Health, is Arkansas' first special purpose captive insurance company, according to the Arkansas Insurance Department.
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Asa Hutchinson Calls Medicaid Meeting With Feds A 'Good Start'

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is calling his meeting with federal officials this week a "good start" to his proposal to add new limitations to the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion. The Republican governor told reporters Thursday he'll give lawmakers more details at a hearing Feb. 17 on the negotiations to keep the expansion and add new restrictions. read more >

Spencer Jones' LineGuard Med Adds Vance Clement as COO

LineGuard Med, the medical device startup from Little Rock entrepreneur Spencer Jones, has added Vance Clement of Fayetteville's BlueInGreen as its chief operating officer, the company announced. read more >

Kentucky, Arkansas Top Coverage Gains as GOP Looks to Remake Medicaid

As Gov. Matt Bevin prepares to remake Kentucky's Medicaid program, a new national survey shows what's at stake: gains in insurance coverage matched only by one other state. read more >

Cindy Gillespie, Former Romney Health Care Advisor, to Lead Arkansas DHS

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced Cindy Gillespie, a former health care advisor to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. read more >

Arkansas Attorney General Again Rejects Marijuana Amendment

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Arkansas. read more >

Facebook Posts Raise Questions For Employers

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in December that a woman who was fired for posting “arguably” critical comments about her employer on Facebook could receive unemployment benefits. It's the latest decision in an escalating legal war between employment and social media. read more >

Scott Pace Promoted at Arkansas Pharmacists Association (Movers & Shakers)

Scott Pace has been named executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association after previously serving as the association's chief operating officer. read more >

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the appointments to state boards and commissions. read more >

Beck PRIDE Center Receives $25K from Walmart Foundation

The Beck PRIDE Center for America's Wounded Veterans at Arkansas State University received a grant for $25,000 from the Walmart Foundation. read more >

NOWDiagnostics Moves Production to Arkansas, Could Hire 12 This Year

NOWDiagnostics of Springdale expects to hire as many as 12 new employees in the coming year, the company said Tuesday. read more >

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