Health Care Archive

Slideshow: Lloyd McCracken Jr., Steve Nelson Receive Lifetime Honors at CFO Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 10:21 am

Lloyd McCracken Jr., CFO of Fowler Foods Inc. of Jonesboro, and Steve Nelson, former vice president and controller of Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock, were honored with lifetime achievement awards at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year luncheon.

Sparks Health System, UnitedHealthcare Renew Network Relationship

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 08:44 am

Sparks Health System and UnitedHealthcare have renewed their network relationship, ensuring that Fort Smith-area residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare commercial and Medicare health plans have continued access to Sparks Health System's hospital and its facilities.

Sarah Riffle Named New Chief Development Officer at Arkansas Foodbank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Sarah Riffle has been promoted to chief development officer at Arkansas Foodbank in Little Rock, where she was previously the annual giving director.

East Harding's Donna Clark Begins New Role at Springdale Branch (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Donna Clark has been promoted to senior project manager/senior estimator in the Springdale office of East Harding Construction of Little Rock. Clark has also been selected for the Leadership Fayetteville class for 2017-18.

John Lyon Joins Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 12:00 am

John Lyon, who previously reported on state government for the Arkansas News Bureau, has been named strategic communications manager by the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement in Little Rock.

State Still Awaiting Federal Approval on Medicaid Expansion Changes

by David Ramsey, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 11/3/2017 10:40 am

Significant changes to the state's Medicaid expansion program proposed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson were slated to begin Jan. 1. But the state still has not received the federal approval necessary to move ahead.

Mercy Clinic, Cooper Clinic Announce Merger

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/1/2017 09:55 am

Cooper Clinic and Mercy Clinic in Fort Smith announced Wednesday that they have merged. The organizations' boards of directors approved the agreement last month.

UAMS Cancer Imaging Archive gets $8.3M NCI Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2017 11:23 am

The National Cancer Institute gets an $8.3 million grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2017 10:39 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments.

Wal-Mart's Marc Lore Blows Top Off Exec Compensation List

by Gwen Moritz 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The word “outlier” was invented to describe things like the top entry on this week's list of the highest-paid executives employed by public companies in Arkansas.

Poverty Rate Drops to 17.2 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The official poverty rate in the United States stood at 12.7 percent in 2016. In Arkansas, the poverty rate stood at 17.2 percent.

McGehee Opens $2.7M Health Clinic

by Mark Friedman 10/30/2017 12:00 am

McGehee Hospital opened its $2.7 million rural health clinic last month, following a $10 million hospital expansion completed just last year.

Tontitown Warehouse Sells for $2.7 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Elder Conway LLC, led by Chris Elder, bought the warehouse, which sits on 6.44 acres at 609 Laura Lane. The seller was Al G. Romine of Celebration, Florida.

Auto Parts Warehouse Hosts $3.6 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/30/2017 12:00 am

River Mountain Investments bought the Ozark Automotive Distributors facility at 4350 Stockton Drive in North Little Rock.

Sherry Muir Makes Tenure in Joint UA/UAMS Program (NWA Health Movers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Sherry Muir has been appointed program director for the new occupational therapy doctoral program offerd by UAMS and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

John Thompson Joins St. Bernards Clopton Clinic (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Dr. John Thompson has joined St. Bernards Clopton Clinic in Jonesboro as a pulmonary and critical care physician.

Mercy Breaks Ground on $40M Clinic in Springdale

by Mark Friedman 10/27/2017 08:52 am

Mercy Northwest Arkansas held a groundbreaking ceremony for its $40 million multispecialty clinic in Springdale.

Ex-Veteran's Affairs Trainee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Drugs

by Associated Press 10/27/2017 07:57 am

The third of three former Veteran's Affairs employees in Arkansas has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal prescription drugs from the VA hospital in Little Rock.

Arkansas Asks Court to Let Planned Parenthood Ruling Stand

by Associated Press 10/26/2017 12:20 pm

Arkansas' attorney general is asking a federal appeals court to not reconsider a panel's decision that the state can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood.

Jonesboro Students Focus on Gardening During Farm to School Month

by Associated Press 10/26/2017 12:09 pm

n some afternoons, Layla Sanders, a fourth-grader at the Jonesboro Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies magnet school, goes to a garden on the school grounds and picks vegetables and herbs.