Health Care Archive

Lonoke County 'Pill Mill' Case Set for March

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

The charges against Richard Johns, the suspended Little Rock physician charged with running a “pill mill” of fraudulent painkiller prescriptions, will not be dismissed and his claim that evidence was collected illegally was rejected.

Tom Frazier Joins UAMS Orthopaedic Clinic (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Dr. G. Thomas Frazier has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock as a hand and upper extremity surgeon.

Mark Todd Named CFO at Rock Dental (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Mark Todd has been appointed CFO of Rock Dental Brands in Little Rock.

Connecting Students With Careers (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/13/2017 12:00 am

The Little Rock School District announced an initiative to expose high school students to different careers by adding classes in the fields of health care, technology, teaching and construction.

Arkansas House Approves Effort to Limit Medical Pot Ads

by Associated Press 2/10/2017 03:18 pm

The Arkansas House has approved legislation aimed at preventing kid-friendly advertising and packaging of medical marijuana, and may soon consider banning any pot ads altogether.

CARTI CEO Jan Burford Retires

by Mark Friedman 2/10/2017 02:10 pm

Jan Burford, the president and CEO of CARTI for more than 26 years, retired Friday as the cancer treatment organization continues to work through its financial issues.

Update: State Chamber Behind Bill to Clarify Workplace Terms of Marijuana Law

by Sarah Campbell 2/10/2017 12:45 pm

A bill backed by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce to amend the state's new medical marijuana law was filed Monday by state Rep. Carlton Wing, R-North Little Rock.

Leonard Johnson Trust Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Lance Turner 2/9/2017 11:31 am

The Leonard Johnson Trust is giving $1 million to Arkansas Children's Northwest.

JRMC Names Brian Thomas President, CEO

by Lance Turner 2/7/2017 04:01 pm

Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff said Tuesday that its board of directors had named Brian Thomas as its new president and CEO.

Senate on Track to Confirm Trump's VA Pick

by Associated Press 2/6/2017 11:40 am

Physician David Shulkin headed toward likely confirmation as President Donald Trump's veterans affairs secretary after offering repeated assurances to sometimes skeptical senators that he will work quickly to meet the medical care needs of millions of veterans without dismantling the beleaguered department.

Brain Training (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/6/2017 12:00 am

I have had a rich opportunity to observe several logical fallacies used by seemingly rational adults.

Online Ransom Demands Threaten Businesses in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Computer crimes using “ransomware,” malware that encrypts files then demands payment to unlock them, are growing in number and sophistication and are increasingly being seen in Arkansas.

Stonehaven Purchase Surpasses $7.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The 60-unit assisted living project in Maumelle was sold by Stonehaven Assisted Living LLC, led by James Thomas. The deal is financed with a $5.2 million loan from First Security Bank of Searcy.

Shane Speights In as New Dean at Osteopathic School in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Shane Speights has been hired as dean of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) College of Osteopathic Medicine's site at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.

Allen Kerr Takes Spot on National Insurance Committee (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has been named vice chairman of the Market Regulation & Consumer Affairs Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Forestry Program Donates $575K to Children's Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2017 03:40 pm

The Arkansas Children's Foundation announced Monday that the Arkansas Forestry Association's Log A Load for Kids program has donated $575,000 for the Emergency Department/Trauma Center at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Mild Weather Keeps Arkansas Children's Northwest on Track for 2018 Opening

by Lydia McAllister 2/1/2017 03:17 pm

The Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital is less than a year away from opening, and its chief administrator says construction remains on schedule, in part due to mild winter weather.

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

by Todd Traub 2/1/2017 09:58 am

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday.

Dyer Family Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Lydia McAllister 1/31/2017 10:48 am

Joanie and Jon Dyer are giving $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest, a gift inspired by the care their grandson received at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Conway Regional Names Cornell Maltbia Board Chairman

by Lydia McAllister 1/31/2017 10:14 am

Rev. Cornell Maltbia, pastor and founder of True Holiness Saints Center in Conway, is the newly appointed chairman of the board of directors for Conway Regional Health System.