Health Care Archive

Conway Builders Enjoying Boom as City Expands

by Sean Beherec 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The city of Conway is on the verge — if it hasn't reached it yet — of a boom in commercial real estate availability. Just up Interstate 40 from Little Rock, the city has been the host of several recent development projects and is set to begin more in the coming years.

UAMS To Start Dental Program

by Mark Friedman 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will start its general practice dental residency program in July with two students.

Stop Messing With SNAP (Tamara Bates Feedback)

by Tamara Bates 3/23/2015 12:00 am

As an American, I am frustrated that Congress continues its assault on our neighbors struggling with poverty.

Eileen Denne Leaving Arkansas Pharmacists Association

by Sean Beherec 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Eileen Denne, director of communications at the Arkansas Pharmacists Association, is leaving the association at the end of the month after four years to start her own consulting business.

Rate of Uninsured Americans Drops

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The rate of Americans without insurance has fallen to 13.2 percent as of March 4, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced last week.

Civil Jury Awards $122.5M to West Memphis Doctor Maimed by Car Bomb

by Gwen Moritz 3/19/2015 09:48 am

A Crittenden County jury on Tuesday ordered Randeep Mann to pay $17.5 million in compensatory damages and $105 million in punitive damages for the 2009 car bombing that gravely injured Dr. Trent Pierce, then chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board.

Task Force Becomes Default Option for Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/16/2015 07:04 am

Arkansas needs a task force to study the state's obsession with task forces. That may be the only one that hasn't been created yet during the 2015 legislative session.

Pope Moseley Named New Dean of UAMS College of Medicine

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Pope Moseley has been named dean of the College of Medicine and executive vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, effective July 15. Moseley succeeds Dr. G. Richard Smith, who has served as College of Medicine dean and vice chancellor of UAMS for the past two years.

CareLink Elects Board Directors (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

John Davis, president of First Security Bank in North Little Rock, has been elected to the CareLink board of directors, and Stacy Duckett of Southwest Power Pool has been named chair of the 2015 board.

Bayer Healthcare Whistleblower Still Fighting To Regain Job

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

A Little Rock man who sued a pharmaceutical company for firing him in 2010 after reporting a health care fraud continues to fight to get his old job back.

Michael Morton Has Been Giving to Schools for Years

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Morton, who has been in the nursing home industry for more than 40 years and has 27 nursing homes in Arkansas, said education has always been a passion.

Nursing Home Magnate Michael Morton Considered a Top Political Donor

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Nursing home magnate Michael Morton has long been considered a go-to guy for those looking to raise political campaign money in Arkansas.

Chad Aduddell Named Interim CEO at CHI St. Vincent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 05:14 pm

Aduddell will oversee CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock and all of Catholic Health Initiatives' organizations and operations in Arkansas.

Arkansas Senate Backs Planned Parenthood Defunding Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/9/2015 03:19 pm

The Arkansas Senate has voted to cut off public funding to abortion providers and entities that perform abortion referrals, a move aimed at blocking grants Planned Parenthood has received for sex education programs.

Report: Rural Hospitals Get Billions in Extra Medicare Funds

by Associated Press 3/9/2015 11:27 am

A law that allows rural hospitals to bill Medicare for rehabilitation services for seniors at higher rates than nursing homes and other facilities has led to billions of dollars in extra government spending, federal investigators say.

BridgeWay Center Sells for Big Price in Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

A 103-bed behavioral health facility in North Little Rock, a pair of pharmacy stores, a 62-room hotel in North Little Rock, a Sherwood tractor dealership and a Little Rock home comprise this installment of million-dollar real estate deals in Pulaski County.

MedExpress on Fast Track To Open More Locations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

It looks like the urgent care chain MedExpress of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, isn't slowing down its march across Arkansas.

Anstaff CEO Steve Stafford Recovering from Heart Surgery

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Stafford, 65, is the CEO and chairman of Anstaff Bank, formerly known as First National Bank of Green Forest. Stafford was at the Cleveland Clinic for his annual checkup on his aorta, which was surgically repaired 13 years ago with a bovine valve and artificial tube after he was diagnosed with an aneurysm.

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Promotes Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Dan Stevens has been named director of provider network operations with Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock and Joy Evans has been named director of internal operations training.

AT&T, Verizon Boost Signals To Fit Demand

by Sean Beherec 3/9/2015 12:00 am

When a call or text message won't go through, AT&T and Verizon don't want their networks to be the problem. The companies have stepped up efforts in recent years to increase coverage and network speed for customers at the office and at concert venues and sporting events.