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Cheryl Smith Gardner: State-Based Exchange Gives Arkansas Flexibility
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Cheryl Smith Gardner: State-Based Exchange Gives Arkansas Flexibility

Arkansas' move toward setting up its own health insurance exchange will give the state more flexibility as it looks at overhauling its Medicaid program for the poor, the director of the board setting up the exchange told legislators Monday.
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Arkansas Children's Hospital Helping on Food Study

Arkansas Children's Hospital's Research Institute will receive $119,000 over the next year for its part in a study of food allergies.
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UAMS BioVentures Building Entrepreneur Support System

Nancy Gray, the new director of the BioVentures business incubator at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, is developing an entrepreneur-in-residence program to help mentor potential startup founders at the school.
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Pediatrics Plus Expanding in Conway

Pediatrics Plus is enlarging its Conway facility by 22,000 SF, an expansion that on completion will bring 10 new jobs.
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Slideshow: 40 Under 40 Honorees Recognized At Luncheon

The 2015 class of Arkansas Business' 40 Under 40 were honored at a luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock on Wednesday. Each honoree gave a brief acceptance speech and answered questions such as, “What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?” and “What do you want your legacy to be 20 years from now?” read more >

Fred & Jack's Trailer Property Ahead in Saline County Seven-Digit Deals

Commercial property, a package of 18 residential properties, a 103-bed nursing home and a group of multifamily properties form our quartet of seven-digit Saline County transactions. read more >

Church Buys Adjacent Site For $405,000 (NWA Real Deals)

St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Fayetteville bought the building that housed the law firm of Estes, Gramling & Estes at 19 Dickson St. read more >

It Ain't Over Till … (Editorial)

The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama a major victory on Thursday, upholding a key component of the Affordable Care Act by a comfortable 6-3 vote. read more >

Jessica Middleton-Kurylo Named Development Director at Oleen Pinnacle

As director of corporate development and a general counsel member at Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting in Little Rock, Middleton-Kurylo will aid in both corporate development and emerging state health care laws. Operational since 1988, OPHC provides business and information technology services to the health care industry, including core claims and administration systems, IT staffing and management software read more >

Two Recognized at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Andrew Coble, who came to North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison as a general surgeon in 2012, has been recognized by the American Board of Surgery as a board-certified surgeon. Coble also recently passed his oral exam in New Orleans to become a board-certified fellow of the American College of Surgeons. read more >

Arkansas Pharmacists Association Installs New Officers

The Arkansas Pharmacists Association installed its 2015-2016 officers on Friday, June 12, at the 133rd Annual Convention, June 11-13. read more >

Hutchinson Urges Caution on State Exchange After Ruling

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is urging caution on the state's move toward setting up its own insurance exchange after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide subsidies offered under the federal health overhaul. read more >

UA Startup Founder Ellen Brune Up for Global Women's Award

Brune, 28, founded Innovate Arkansas client firm Boston Mountain Biotech to produce pharmaceutical proteins using a method she helped develop at the UA. She is one of 18 women in the world selected as finalists for the awards. read more >

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Partnering with HealthSouth on Rehab Hospital

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs has partnerted with HealthSouth Corp. to jointly own and operate an existing 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit with plans to relocate and expand it to 40 beds. read more >

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