Health Care Archive

Ghidotti Firm Moving On Up — to the 29th Floor

by Kyle Massey 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Ghidotti Communications moved onto the 29th floor of the Regions Center several months ago, after severing a successful eight-year relationship with Eric Rob & Isaac in the River Market District.

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center Names New Critical Care Manager (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

DeLana Dawn Shoemake, a registered nurse, has been promoted to critical care manager at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison, where she is responsible for nursing services and patient care for all patients in the critical care, step down and pediatric units.

Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 5/18/2016 01:22 pm

The U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 50,000 employees and their employers in Arkansas will be affected. Here's how to prepare.

John Rians Moves Forward as Head of Stepping Stone Unit at WRMC (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Dr. John F. Rians, a fellowship-trained psychiatrist, has been appointed as the medical director and supervising physician of The Stepping Stone, the adult inpatient psychiatric unit at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Janet Pulliam To Chair Bar Association's Committee for Breast Cancer (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Janet L. Pulliam, an attorney of counsel with Mitchell Blackstock Ivers Sneddon & Marshall in Little Rock, has been named chair of the American Bar Association's National Breast Cancer Initiatives Executive Committee for 2016-17.

Presidential Hotel Hosts $8.5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/16/2016 12:00 am

LR HI Associates LLC, an affiliate of Centura Capital of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, bought the Holiday Inn-Presidential at 600 Interstate 30. The seller is HI Presidential LLC, led by Larry Carpenter.

Unity Health of Searcy Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

by Associated Press 5/13/2016 10:22 am

A Searcy-based hospital system has become the first health care organization in Arkansas to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

Wal-Mart, Walmart Foundation Give $8M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Mark Friedman 5/9/2016 01:10 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the Walmart Foundation are donating $8 million to Arkansas Children's Hospital's northwest Arkansas hospital, now under construction in Springdale.

Sparks Health System Names Assistant CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 10:24 am

Aimee Arzoumanian is now the assistant CEO of Sparks Health System. Arzoumanian will oversee operations at Sparks Medical Center – Van Buren, as well as select departments at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.

St. Bernards Adds Justin Yancey to Medical Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Justin Yancey has joined the medical staff of St. Bernards Healthcare as a pediatric hospitalist.

Baptist Health Promotes 2 at North Little Rock Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2016 09:29 am

Baptist Health announced Tuesday the promotion of two employees to new leadership positions at Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock.

Chairs of Arkansas GOP, Democrats Agree on Health Care Plan

by Associated Press 5/3/2016 03:53 pm

The chairmen of Arkansas' largest political parties managed to agree on how legislators put together a Medicaid expansion plan that uses federal dollars to buy health care insurance for poorer residents.

Ronald McDonald House Gets $1.2M From Mabee Foundation

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/3/2016 10:24 am

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas said Monday that it received $1.2 million from The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation.

Phyzit Puts App On Athenahealth Marketplace, Adds Greg Bledsoe As Adviser

by Sarah Campbell 5/2/2016 02:34 pm

Phyzit of Little Rock announced Monday that its transitional care management app will now be available from the online Athenahealth Marketplace.

Boozman, Eldridge Split Over Health Care at APME Forum

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/2/2016 07:09 am

Poor people on Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion could still get coverage under a block-grant system if President Barack Obama's health overhaul is repealed, Republican Sen. John Boozman said Saturday.

Arkansas Budget Bill Boosts Human Services, School Funding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/2/2016 07:00 am

Arkansas' public schools, child welfare system and Medicaid program are set to receive funding increases while additional money is being tucked away for unexpected needs under a proposed $5.3 billion state budget unveiled Sunday.

US Employment, Earnings Gains Rose in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. economy continued to rebound in March, as private-sector employment and average hourly earnings rose.

Arkansas Convention Center Troubles Dog Texarkana Investor

by Mark Friedman 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Hiren D. Patel's investments in a convention center and hotels on both sides of Texarkana have turned into one financial headache after another.

Fulton County Hospital Gets a Partner: White River Health System

by Mark Friedman 5/2/2016 12:00 am

White River Health System in Batesville has agreed to help Fulton County Hospital save money and improve health care by entering into an affiliation agreement.

Crittenden Hospital Association Bankruptcy Case Could Last Into 2018

by Mark Friedman 5/2/2016 12:00 am

It might take another two years before the Crittenden Hospital Association's Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation is over, the trustee in the case said last week.