Health Care Archive

Chad Raith Joins Mercy Northwest Arkansas (NWA Movers & Shakers)

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

Chad Raith was recently hired at Mercy Northwest Arkansas in Rogers as vice president of mission, and Darryl Napolitano has been hired as a broker and development management associate at Colliers International Northwest Arkansas in Rogers.

Mercy Clinic Is Next Piece of $247M Plan

by Mark Friedman 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Last week, Mercy Northwest Arkansas broke ground on a 14,000-SF primary care clinic in southwest Bentonville, part of the health system's $247 million expansion project.

MCNA CEO's Political Gifts in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Jeffrey Feingold, CEO of MCNA, the Florida company selected as one of two vendors to administer a dental HMO program for Arkansas Medicaid patients, donated to the campaigns of these Arkansas legislative candidates in 2016.

Facing Lawsuit, Procurement Chief Says There's No Appealing His Rulings in Protests

by Kyle Massey 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Procurement Director Edward Armstrong's answer to being sued over a ruling that gave a fourth-place bidder a major state contract boils down to four words: His word is final. So far, the law seems to agree with him.

Arkansas Panel Not Pursuing Probe Over Execution Drugs

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/8/2017 10:23 am

The Arkansas Medical Board isn't pursuing an investigation into how drugs used to execute four inmates in April was obtained.

White River Health System, UAMS Announce Agreement

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/8/2017 10:10 am

White River Health System and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announce an affiliation agreement.

Robert Williams Named CMO for Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/7/2017 10:53 am

Arkansas Children's Inc. names Dr. Robert S. Williams the chief medical officer for Arkansas Children's Northwest, which is now under construction in Springdale.

SPONSORED: Utilization Management And Your Group Health Plan

by 6/6/2017 07:00 am

Utilization management means money well spent on effective care.

Officials Expect 20K-30K Arkansas Medical Pot Registrants

by Associated Press 6/5/2017 03:00 pm

Arkansas officials say they anticipate that between 20,000 and 40,000 people will ask for permission to obtain medical marijuana.

Fort Smith Nonprofit Clinic Names New Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:14 pm

The Good Samaritan Clinic in Fort Smith announces that Patti Kimbrough has been hired as its new executive director, effective immediately.

UAMS to Offer 3 Degrees, Certificate in Biomedical Informatics

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 11:55 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Monday announced that it will offer three new graduate degrees and a graduate certificate in biomedical informatics.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

US Employers Add Modest 138K Jobs; Rate at 4.3 Percent

by Associated Press 6/2/2017 07:38 am

U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs. Hiring was still enough to help keep pushing unemployment lower.

Arkansas Nears Medical Marijuana License Deadline

by Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 6/2/2017 07:33 am

Arkansas will soon begin taking applications from those who hope to grow and dispense medical marijuana.

Private Survey: Companies Added a Solid 253K Jobs in May

by Associated Press 6/1/2017 03:05 pm

U.S. private businesses added a robust 253,000 jobs in May, a private survey found, a sign that employers expect economic growth to keep plowing ahead.

Former Windstream COO, Pharmacist to Launch Marijuana Testing Lab

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/1/2017 01:38 pm

Brent Whittington and pharmacist Brandon Thornton plan to open Steep Hill Arkansas, a medical marijuana testing lab that would work with Arkansas' cultivators and dispensaries.

At UAMS, Smeltzer Gets $11M to Study Pathogens

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2017 11:17 am

UAMS says Mark Smeltzer has received $11 million in federal funding for Phase II of a program that supports microbiology and immunology research.

Different Drug War Rages Over Savings, Prescription Costs

by Mark Friedman 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Pharmacy benefit managers, the entities that process payments between drugstores and health benefit plans, are continuing their fight against an Arkansas law that they say will raise the cost of prescription medicine.

Time for Single Payer (Feedback)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Two of our readers take on national health care and what Americans can – and can't – live without.

Grand Savings, Citizens Banks Add Execs in Rogers (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Jared Gabriele has been hired as an assistant vice president and loan officer at Grand Savings Bank. Ron Branscum has been hired as city president for Rogers at Citizens Bank.