Health Care Archive

US Court Blocks Overtime Expansion Pay Rule for 4M

by Associated Press 11/22/2016 06:15 pm

A federal court on Tuesday blocked implementation of a rule imposed by President Barack Obama's administration that would have made an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers across the country eligible for overtime pay starting Dec. 1.

Acadia Healthcare Building $24M Behavioral Health Hospital in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:54 pm

Acadia Healthcare broke ground Oct. 6 on a $24 million, 65,000-SF behavioral health hospital in Conway.

Yellville-Summit School District Seeks $110K Federal Grant

by Billy Jean Louis, The Baxter Bulletin 11/21/2016 06:57 am

A grant application from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) worth $110,714 has been approved during a Yellville-Summit School District Board meeting.

CARTI Losses Bring Worry, Advice for Financial Cure Inside New Center

by Mark Friedman 11/21/2016 12:00 am

CARTI already was experiencing operating losses before it opened its $88 million cancer center in west Little Rock last November. Since then, operating losses have widened to $20.5 million over the last three fiscal years and a financial benchmark for its $49 million bond wasn't reached.

Million-Dollar Salaries Proliferate on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Of the 24 nonprofit employees whose total compensation — salary plus reported benefits — exceeded $1 million, 22 are employed in the health care field.

Karen Hutchins Says Education, Communication Key to Future of Nonprofits in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Karen K. Hutchins, chief of the Arkansas Society of Association Executives, describes what it does and what the future may hold.

Arkansas Lawmakers Weigh Launch Delay, Taxes for Medical Marijuana

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/18/2016 12:54 pm

Arkansas lawmakers are considering delaying the launch of the medical marijuana program as well as an effort to impose additional taxes on the drug.

Laura Hutchins Honored for Lifetime Achievement at Health Care Heroes Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2016 11:46 am

Dr. Laura F. Hutchins of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Health Care Heroes awards luncheon.

GOP Governors Hope to Move Fast on Making Promised Changes

by Associated Press 11/16/2016 06:48 am

At the Republican Governors Association conference, Gov. Asa Hutchinson called for a "thoughtful approach" to revamping health care under the Trump administration.

Arkansas Children's, Conway Regional Health System Form NICU Partnership

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/15/2016 04:56 pm

Arkansas Children's Hospital and Conway Regional Health System announce an affiliation agreement that creates a pediatric nursery alliance between the hospitals.

Arkansas Urology to Mark Work on New Surgery Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/15/2016 12:46 pm

Arkansas Urology of Little Rock will break ground on a $6 million surgery center.

Cameron Smith Considers Medical Recruitment for Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Cameron Smith, founder of the executive recruitment firm of Cameron Smith & Associates in Rogers, is considering going into medicine.

Women & Infants Center Opens at Washington Regional Medical Center

by Mark Friedman 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Washington Regional Medical System's $65 million Women & Infants Center in Fayetteville will start taking patients on Monday.

Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas Remain in Talks

by Mark Friedman 11/14/2016 12:00 am

The Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas, which was formed by some of the biggest health care organizations in Arkansas last October, continues its discussions on the best ways to reduce health care costs.

'A Whole New Ballgame' (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/14/2016 12:00 am

President-elect Trump said during his campaign that repealing and replacing the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act would be a top priority of his administration. Now he and his fellow Republicans have their chance.

Pebbles Fagan Steps In as New Tobacco Center Director at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Pebbles Fagan has been named the director of the Center for the Study of Tobacco at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

In the Weeds: Long Road to Medical Pot's Start in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/11/2016 10:52 am

Voters have made Arkansas the first Bible Belt state to legalize medical marijuana, but it will be several months or longer before patients suffering from a host of ailments will be able to buy the drug.

Justice Rhonda Wood Won't Recuse From Nursing Home Case

by Associated Press 11/10/2016 12:11 pm

An Arkansas Supreme Court justice says she won't recuse from hearing an appeal related to a wrongful-death lawsuit against a nursing home owner who donated thousands of dollars to her campaign two years ago.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Arkansas Becomes First Bible Belt State to Approve Medical Marijuana

by Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press 11/9/2016 12:44 am

Arkansas voters handed marijuana advocates a significant victory by making the state the first in the Bible Belt to legalize the drug for medical use, and groups on both sides are now gearing up for fights over how to set up the program.