Health Care Archive

Hospitalist Jobs Growing in Popularity

by Marty Cook 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Hospital physicians are a growing trend in the United States. The Society of Hospital Medicine estimated that there are 44,000 practicing hospitalists in the country, approximately quadruple the number in 2003, and nearly 75 percent of hospitals have some type of hospitalist program.

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care Names Two to Exec Positions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Chad Rodgers is now vice president and chief medical officer of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care in Little Rock, and Dr. Elena Davis has been named appointed medical director.

Jan Burford on Expanding CARTI to Other Areas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Jan Buford, president and CEO of CARTI, talks about buying physician practices, moving into a new corporate headquarter, the effects of the Affordable Care Act and more.

Judge: Arkansas Must Fund Some Planned Parenthood Benefits

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/2/2015 03:31 pm

A federal judge says Arkansas must continue its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood while she weighs a lawsuit challenging the state's decision to cut off funding over secretly recorded videos by an anti-abortion group.

Arkansas Asks Judge to OK Planned Parenthood Defunding

by Associated Press 10/1/2015 10:49 am

Arkansas is asking a judge to deny a bid to continue blocking the state's efforts to terminate its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

UAMS to Display Physician Ratings from Patients Online

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 10:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences said Wednesday that it is the first medical center in Arkansas — and one of the first in the U.S. — to display patient ratings and comments about its physicians on its website.

Sterigenics International Announces $15M Expansion in West Memphis

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 09:38 am

Sterigenics International LLC of Deerfield, Illinois, announced a $15 million expansion at its West Memphis plant, tripling its capacity for gamma sterilization.

Sparks Health System Names New VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/30/2015 09:09 am

Ray Minkle has been named vice president of human resources for Sparks Health System, which includes oversight for Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren and Sparks Clinic.

UAMS Establishes Residency Program in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2015 10:09 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received accreditation for an internal medicine residency program at its Fayetteville campus from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Marnetta Jones Named Surgical Services Director at White River Medical Center in Batesville

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Marnetta Jones is responsible for managing safe, effective care to surgery patients. White River Medical Center's surgical services department has 13 operating/procedure rooms, more than 20 surgeons and more than 75 employees. More than 11,000 surgeries are performed annually at WRMC.

Chris Arnold Named New Associate Attorney at Hope Trice O'Dwyer & Wilson (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Chris Arnold has joined the Hope Trice O'Dwyer & Wilson law firm in Little Rock as an associate attorney practicing family, business and commercial, insurance, real estate and construction law. He was previously assistant general manager of Quality Petroleum Inc.

Planned Parenthood's Legal Victories

by Mark Friedman 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Planned Parenthood continued its legal successes this month against states that attempt to cut its funding.

Phyzit Growth Relieving Docs' TCM Headaches

by Mark Carter 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Many doctors consider the reimbursement process for transitional care management to be a headache, and Little Rock tech startup Phyzit has prescribed what looks like a cure. Doctors across the country are signing up for some of that relief.

Hutchinson Asks Panel to Put Exchange Plans on Hold

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/24/2015 12:02 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is asking a panel to put the state's plans to establish its own insurance exchange on hold as lawmakers look at the future of the state's Medicaid expansion.

ACH Picks Polk Stanley Wilcox for Springdale Hospital

by Lance Turner 9/24/2015 10:07 am

Arkansas Children's Hospital said Thursday that has selected two architectural firms to help design its new campus in northwest Arkansas: FKP Architects of Houston and Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects of Fayetteville and Little Rock.

Leslie Rutledge to Ask US Supreme Court to Consider Abortion Law

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 9/23/2015 01:25 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the constitutionality of an Arkansas law banning most abortions 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

UA Professor Researches Sports Concussions, New Treatment Methods

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2015 09:23 am

R.J. Elbin, director of the Office for Sport Concussion Research at the University of Arkansas, was named to a panel of leading concussion clinicians and researchers to write a report on best treatments for concussion.

Arkansas Obesity Rate More Than 35 Percent

by Associated Press 9/22/2015 06:55 am

New government data shows that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving.

Hillary Clinton Says She Won't Let GOP 'Tear Up' Health Care Law

by Associated Press 9/22/2015 06:48 am

During a swing through Arkansas and Louisiana, Hillary Rodham Clinton hailed President Barack Obama's health care law for reducing the rate of uninsured Americans and vowed to defend it against Republican opposition if she wins the White House.