Health Care Archive

$8M Donated to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 08:54 am

The Arkansas Children's Foundation announced Saturday that the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation has donated $8 million to the Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital in Springdale.

Update: UAMS to Cut 600 Positions, Including 258 Occupied

by Mark Friedman 1/8/2018 08:41 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is reducing its workforce by 600 positions, the university confirmed this morning.

Medicaid to Dominate Arkansas Budget Talks (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/8/2018 07:00 am

When Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveils his proposed 2018-19 budget this week, most of the attention will be on the state's Medicaid program and the future of the hybrid expansion that's provided coverage to thousands of low-income residents over the past few years.

Arkansas Children's Wellness Faces Obstacle

by Associated Press 1/8/2018 06:57 am

Improving access to care in Arkansas and getting children the early care they need was the subject of a recent report released by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF).

Arkansas Children's Northwest Readies for Debut

by Marty Cook 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Construction on the $167 million, 233,000-SF hospital in Springdale is complete and ready to open its outpatient clinics on Tuesday.

Cabot Strip Center Sells for $3.2M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Retail space in Lonoke County, commercial land in Saline County and utility land, an office-warehouse, an early learning center and a residence in Little Rock form this week's six-pack of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Joey Wiggins Alleges Pharmacy Partners Shorted Stock

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

A Little Rock businessman is suing his former business partners for allegedly pushing him out of Alternative Care Pharmacy LLC so they could acquire his shares at a low price.

Competing With the State (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/8/2018 12:00 am

There's something fundamentally unfair about taxpayer-supported entities competing with private businesses and nonprofits, nor is using tax money to mitigate a poor business decision a wise use of public resources.

UAMS Shakes Up Conway Hospital Rivalry

by Mark Friedman 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway has relied on doctors from UAMS to provide certain services. Since UAMS is a taxpayer-supported teaching hospital, Conway Regional Health System sees this as unfair competition.

Bespoke Provides Video Content That's Just What the Doctor Ordered

by Kyle Massey 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Bespoke Health tailors detailed videos for patients facing specific conditions or procedures, using a secure streaming system that is seen as potentially revolutionary in health care.

Number of Uninsured Arkansans Drops in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

In 2016, private health insurance coverage continued to be more prevalent than government coverage

Overtime Suit Adds to Home Care Wage Burden

by Mark Friedman 1/8/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. Department of Labor's regulations that increased minimum wage and overtime coverage to home health workers has resulted in the Arkansas Support Network Inc. owing $650,000 in back wages to employees who worked overnight shifts in clients' homes.

Karen Whatley Says State Medical Board Takes Great Pains to Keep Doctors Straight

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Karen Whatley, the new director of the State Medical Board, wants Arkansans to know that complaints against doctors are taken seriously.

Phillips, Taylor Promoted at Med Center (Washington Regional Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Stephine Phillips has been named director of the cardiovascular service line at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, and Joanna L. Taylor has been named director of imaging services.

Baptist Adds Two to Little Rock Teams (Baptist Health Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Dr. Mohan Edupuganti, an interventional and general cardiologist, has joined Baptist Health Cardiology & Medicine Clinic and Dr. Sushrut Dharmadhikari is the newest vascular interventional neurologist to join Baptist Health Neurosurgery Arkansas in Little Rock.

Nighswonger Moves to Mercy; Khanga Settles In at Visit Bentonville (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Todd Nighswonger has joined Mercy Fort Smith as senior media relations and communications specialist. Amanda Khanga has joined Visit Bentonville as meeting and sales manager.

Shelly Moser Appointed Clinic Director at White River Health (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Shelly Moser has been named a clinic director at White River Health System in Batesville.

$1.7M Donated to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2018 11:10 am

The Arkansas Children's Foundation announced this week that the Whitaker Family Foundation and businessman Sam Mathias have donated a combined $1.7 million to Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital.

Asa Hutchinson: Medicaid Rolls Dropped by 117K Last Year

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/4/2018 03:03 pm

Arkansas' governor is touting an 11 percent drop in the state's Medicaid rolls over the past year as he faces another potential fight in keeping the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion alive another year.

Update: Asa Hutchinson, Others React to DOJ Policy Change on Marijuana

by Lance Turner 1/4/2018 02:47 pm

The news may have some in Arkansas' burgeoning medical marijuana industry — and the employers who are trying to get handle on how the industry affects the workplace — wondering how it might affect them.