Health Care Archive

UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn Will Retire July 31

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 11:00 am

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Chancellor Dan Rahn says he will retire July 31.

Chaffee Crossing Continues Growth in Fort Smith

by Marty Cook 9/19/2016 12:00 am

While it seems today that Chaffee Crossing is one of those blessed developments that seems to fall into one handsome deal after another, Ivy Owen, the executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Fort Smith, remembers a much leaner time.

New $25M Baptist Memorial Hospital In West Memphis To Open in 2018

by Mark Friedman 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis expects its approximately $25 million hospital in Crittenden County to open sometime in the first half of 2018.

Suicide Is Preventable (Steven Blackwood Commentary)

by Steven Blackwood 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Shortly after my wife, Cindi, and I lost our son to undiagnosed depression almost eight years ago, I learned that suicide was the No. 1 cause of death for white male college students in the Southern states.

W. James Chon Switches to UAMS To Lead Transplant Program (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Dr. W. James Chon has been appointed to manage the Renal Transplant Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as medical director. Chon will also serve as an associate professor of medicine at the UAMS College of Medicine.

Sparks Adds Samir Patel to Fort Smith Physician Staff (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Samir Patel has joined Sparks Health System in Fort Smith as an internal medicine physician. Patel will treat adult patients for a number of conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Ex-Hope Hospital Officials Plead Guilty to Federal Charges

by Associated Press 9/16/2016 07:27 am

Two former officials at Hope Medical Park Hospital have pleaded guilty to federal charges of failing to pay more than $6 million in payroll taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

Legislative Committee Endorses Arkansas Insurance Marketplace Fee

by Associated Press 9/15/2016 11:47 am

Arkansas lawmakers have endorsed an agency's plan to collect a 3 percent fee on plans offered through the state's health insurance exchange.

Group Says Lawsuit Measure Signatures Incorrectly Tossed

by Associated Press 9/14/2016 11:37 am

The group behind a proposal being challenged before the Arkansas Supreme Court to put limits on damages awarded in medical lawsuits claims state election officials incorrectly tossed out some of the signatures that were submitted for the ballot measure.

Inside the Legal Challenges to Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Proposals (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 9/14/2016 08:45 am

Erika Gee takes a closer look at issues identified by three legal challenges to Arkansas' two medical marijuana proposals and what to expect as the court considers them.

Asa Hutchinson: Use Tobacco Money for Disabled Programs

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/13/2016 01:08 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is proposing tapping into $8.5 million in unused money from the state's 1999 settlement with tobacco companies to provide more services to the developmentally disabled.

Asa Hutchinson, Doctors Criticize Medical Marijuana Push

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/12/2016 01:05 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and some of the state's top doctors are criticizing efforts to legalize medical marijuana, accusing backers of two ballot measures of misleading voters about the benefits of the drug.

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.

CARTI Faces Bond Trouble as Side Effect of Debt

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

A projected loss for the fiscal year that ended June 30 means CARTI won't meet the debt service coverage ratio requirements of the $50 million bond used to build its new cancer center in west Little Rock.

Marijuana Rx May Put Guns Out of Reach

by Mark Friedman 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Even if Arkansas voters approve the use of medical marijuana in November, the drug still will be considered an illegal controlled substance by the federal government. And that could cause legal problems for users and sellers of marijuana, according to law professors.

Dr. Joy Skaug Added to St. Bernards First Care Clinic Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Joy Skaug has joined St. Bernards First Care Clinic in Jonesboro as a family medicine physician.

Vice Chancellor of UAMS in Northwest Arkansas to Retire

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/9/2016 02:22 pm

Dr. Peter Kohler is retiring as vice chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' northwest Arkansas campus effective Dec. 31.

Arkansas Ballot Will Offer New Test for Medical Marijuana

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/9/2016 10:34 am

Republicans control all of Arkansas' statewide offices, hold a majority in both chambers of the Legislature and are nearly assured of winning the state's six electoral votes in the presidential election.

ARA Names Two Scholars, Two Fellows

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2016 01:24 pm

The Arkansas Research Alliance, the University of Arkansas for Medical Science and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced two new ARA scholars and two new ARA fellows.

Arkansas Governor Staying Neutral on Lawsuit Limits Measure

by Associated Press 9/7/2016 01:55 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's staying neutral on a ballot measure to limit damages awarded in medical lawsuits despite his general support for so-called tort reform efforts.