Health Care Archive

World-Class Rationalization (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/20/2017 12:00 am

One afternoon provided two exercises in compartmentalization: Richard Johns' plea agreement and the indictment of former state Sen. Jon Woods and Oren Paris III.

Memory Care Facility Visited by $14M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/20/2017 12:00 am

The 74-bed assisted living center in west Little Rock was bought by an affiliate of Mainstreet Health Investments of Carmel, Indiana.

ADDYs Add Up for Cranford Co.

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Cranford Co. was the big winner again at the recent Little Rock ADDY Awards at Rocktown Distillery, including Best of Show for its Twitter “Social Events” campaign, Best of Print for CARE's “Paws on the Runway” and Best of Public Service for “Heifer Integrated Campaign.”

Weight-Loss Surgery Arrives at Arkansas Heart Hospital

by Mark Friedman 3/20/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock recently began offering weight-loss surgery as a way to fight heart disease and rising obesity rates in Arkansas.

GOP Senator Tom Cotton Complicates Trump, Ryan Efforts on Health Care

by Erica Werner and Kevin Freking, The Associated Press 3/17/2017 07:46 am

One of the loudest critics of GOP health legislation is not a Democrat or even a conservative rebel, but a Republican loyalist and staunch defender of President Donald Trump.

CHI St. Vincent Contract with UnitedHealthcare to End April 1

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2017 03:25 pm

CHI St. Vincent says that, effective April 1, its physicians and services will not be considered in-network for United Healthcare members.

US House Panel Approves Troubled GOP Health Care Bill

by Associated Press 3/16/2017 10:12 am

The House Budget Committee has voted to advance the troubled Republican health care bill.

SPONSORED: Self-funded Insurance Plans Combat Rising Health Care Costs

by 3/14/2017 11:17 am

Plans grow in popularity as employers seek affordable heath insurance solutions.

Nominate by Friday for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2017 11:14 am

Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

Arkansas Governor: Report Underscores Concerns with GOP Bill

by Associated Press 3/14/2017 07:13 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says a budget analysis of the Republican health care plan underscores the need for Congress to take a second look at the proposal and concerns he's raised about it.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent

by Sarah Campbell 3/13/2017 09:58 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in January to the lowest on record, 3.8 percent. The rate was 3.9 percent in December and 4.2 percent in January 2016.

Asa Hutchinson's Medicaid Plans Uncertain (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/13/2017 07:35 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plans to move 60,000 people off Arkansas Works and require many of them to work may face a future as uncertain as that of the federal health care law that enabled the expanded coverage.

UAMS-Baptist Health Partnership Could Expand in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences already provides emergency room and orthopedic services to Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway, but more could be on the way.

One Bad Doctor: Richard Johns Pill Mill Scheme Leads to Death of One, Ensnares Dozens

by Gwen Moritz 3/13/2017 12:00 am

By the end of this month, at least 52 people will have pleaded guilty to being a part of what prosecutors believe are the largest drug rings ever busted in both Lonoke and White counties, including the one bad doctor who was the indispensable element: Richard Duane Johns.

Misconduct Allegations Shadowed Richard Johns

by Gwen Moritz 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Richard Johns, the internist who pleaded guilty to selling oxycodone prescriptions, first appeared in Arkansas Business in September 2012 for a completely different reason:

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work.

Brandy Utter Joins Physicians Staff at Conway Regional (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Brandy L. Utter has joined the hospitalist staff at Conway Regional Health System. She most recently practiced at Unity Health After Hours Clinic in Searcy.

CHI St. Vincent Moves Neuroscience Institute to North Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2017 01:07 pm

CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock announced on Wednesday that is renovating its CHI St. Vincent North campus for $10 million over the next 18 months to move its Arkansas Neuroscience Institute there.

UAM, UAMS Announce New Pre-Pharmacy Transfer Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2017 12:30 pm

The University of Arkansas at Monticello announces the Rural Health Early Admissions Program, which will offer pre-pharmacy students the opportunity to transfer early to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' College of Pharmacy.

Barbara Ross-Lee: Arkansas Can Support 3 Medical Schools

by Sarah Campbell 3/7/2017 03:50 pm

Arkansas "absolutely, positively" needs doctors and can sustain three medical schools, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee tells the Little Rock Rotary Club.

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