Health Care Archive

Max Greenwood Moves to Media Relations for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Max Greenwood has been named director of governmental and media relations for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock. Greenwood assumes responsibility for state and federal government relations and serves as the Arkansas Blue Cross spokesperson and media contact.

Baxter Regional's Fight Over Medicare Appeals Continues in Appeals Court

by Mark Friedman 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home is one of several hospitals appealing a federal court's decision denying their request to speed up Medicare claim appeals by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

CardioWise Installs Software for Use in Federal Heart Study

by Mark Carter 2/20/2015 11:13 am

Fayetteville startup CardioWise has completed full development of its cardiac analysis software and installed it at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

Pope Moseley Named UAMS College of Medicine Dean

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2015 03:12 pm

Dr. Pope L. 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.

Summit Medical Center Joins Sparks System

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2015 11:38 am

Sparks Health System announced Tuesday that it would change the name of Summit Medical Center to Sparks Medical Center-Van Buren.

SAU Begins Construction of Health-Care Training Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/17/2015 10:54 am

Construction on the 1,920 SF Health Science Simulation Center at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is underway, the school announced Tuesday.

Lakewood Manor Buy Checks In at $3.7M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/16/2015 12:00 am

An 85-bed nursing home in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.7 million. A 42,500-SF mini-storage facility in southwest Little Rock weighed in at $2.35 million. And a 47,906-SF building in downtown Little Rock changed hands in a $1.6 million deal.

Orthodontist Ben Burris Takes Legal Battle To 8th Circuit

by Mark Friedman 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Ben Burris, an orthodontist, wants to provide a teeth-cleaning service to patients, but can't because to do so would be in violation of the Arkansas Dental Practice Act.

Michael Hocutt Selected To Head General Contractors Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Michael Hocutt, president of Clark Power Corp. of Little Rock, has been chosen to lead the Associated General Contractors of Arkansas as 2015 president. Hocutt represents the utility division and has 37 years of industry experience.

Federal Fraud Trial Against Two Doctors Pushed to November

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

The federal criminal trial of Drs. Robert Barrow and Angela Barrow has been pushed back to Nov. 2 in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

No Rest for Michael Morton in Lonoke County Nursing Home Buys

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

A trio of Lonoke County nursing homes is under new ownership in transactions totaling $8.4 million.

Arkansas' 1st-in-the Nation Medicaid Expansion Survives

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/5/2015 04:01 pm

Arkansas' first-in-the-nation program using federal funds to purchase private insurance for the poor survived another year after the state House reauthorized the program on Thursday.

Entergy Arkansas Elevates Three to Economic Development Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Clarissa McWherter, Chris Murphy and Russell Harris have joined Entergy Arkansas in Little Rock as members of the economic development team.

Central Arkansas Employment Realigns After Recession

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Manufacturing, unsurprisingly, took the greatest hit in central Arkansas during the Great Recession.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Names Max Greenwood Director of Governmental, Media Relations

by Mark Friedman 1/30/2015 11:46 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield named on Friday Max Greenwood its director of governmental and media relations.

UAMS Startup Receives $14.5M to Help Drug Users Break Addiction

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2015 11:24 am

InterveXion Therapeutics LLC, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences BioVentures startup company, has received two federal grants totaling $14.5 million for development of drug therapies that can help methamphetamine drug abusers break their addiction.

Report: State Jobless Rate Down to 5.7 Percent

by Mark Carter 1/27/2015 09:35 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from November, according to a report from the state Department of Workforce Services.

Sparks' Fort Smith Internal Medicine Location Adds Second Doctor

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 01:50 pm

Solangel Pollock, a Fort Smith physician practicing internal medicine with Sparks Health System, has moved her practice to Sparks' location at 708 Lexington in Fort Smith.

Compassionate Conservatism (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson delivered a fine speech Thursday when he finally shared his plans for the future of Arkansas' unique — and successful — private option health insurance program.

In Arkansas, Rules Restrict e-Services By Physicians

by Mark Friedman 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Teladoc Inc. of Dallas is the latest telemedicine provider to be shut out of Arkansas because of Arkansas State Medical Board rules involving physician-patient relationships.