Health Care Archive

Arvest Names Eric Bunnell President of Equipment Finance in Fort Smith (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Eric Bunnell has been promoted to president of Arvest Equipment Finance and is relocating to Fort Smith for the job.

St. Bernards Adds Timothy Dow to Trumann Clinic (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Timothy Dow has joined St. Bernards First Care Clinic-Trumann as a family practice physician.

Donald Wood Joins Just Communities as Executive Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Donald Wood has been hired as executive director of Just Communities of Arkansas. He succeeded Ruth D. Shepherd, who retired after 16 years with the Little Rock nonprofit.

Midtown Transaction Reaches $44 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/9/2017 12:00 am

The five-building, 30-acre development at the northwest corner of Interstate 630 and University Avenue in Little Rock was sold to Little Rock Midtown Ltd., an affiliate of Provident Realty Advisors Inc. of Dallas.

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Says Osteopathic School Will Fill Physician Shortages in Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee is the vice president for health sciences and medical affairs and site dean at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

New Clients for Eric Rob & Isaac

by Kyle Massey 1/6/2017 04:06 pm

The Eric Rob & Isaac ad agency of Little Rock announces new clients, including the Arkansas State CASA Association, Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello and DROP Sustainable Water Shares.

Identities of Unidentified Players in Neal Indictment Revealed

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2017 12:00 pm

Everybody's talking about the alphabet soup of unindicted people and entities described in state Rep. Micah Neal's plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Arkansas Business has determined the identities of several of them.

Asa Hutchinson Touts Tax Cut Plan as Lawmakers Float Delay

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/5/2017 06:50 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson defended his $50 million tax-cut plan for low-income Arkansans as the House speaker floated the possibility that lawmakers may not enact any tax cuts in the coming session.

Arkansas Heart Hospital Hires New Head of Bariatric Institute

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2017 03:56 pm

Arkansas Heart Hospital has announced a new partnership with Dr. Samuel Bledsoe, a board-certified bariatric surgeon who will lead the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at the hospital and began seeing patients Wednesday.

UA to Break Ground Monday on Pat Walker Center Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2017 09:24 am

The University of Arkansas plans to expand the Pat Walker Health Center that opened in 2004 and will break ground on the project Monday.

On MSNBC, Fox Business, Cotton and Hutchinson Talk Health Care Reform

by Lance Turner 1/4/2017 08:18 am

Appearing on MSNBC and Fox Business, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Gov. Asa Hutchinson weigh in on the GOP's goal of repealing Obamacare.

Markets Ring in 2017 with Gains as Health Care Stocks Rise

by Associated Press 1/3/2017 11:28 am

U.S. stocks are moving higher on the first trading day of 2017. Health care companies, which fell last year as the rest of the market moved higher, are making some of the biggest gains.

AP: Medical Marijuana Was Arkansas' Top News Story in 2016

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 1/2/2017 06:32 am

A decision by Arkansas' voters to let residents with certain medical conditions obtain marijuana to ease their symptoms was an overwhelming choice as the state's top news story of 2016.

Medical Pot, Trump Shape Arkansas Politics in '17 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/2/2017 06:26 am

From establishing the first medical pot program in the Bible Belt to the future of a hybrid Medicaid expansion program covering thousands, the state faces plenty of questions in the new year.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

With Trump's Victory, GOP Hopes to Overhaul Medicaid

by Associated Press 12/29/2016 11:23 am

When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Republicans will have the opportunity to pull off something they have wanted to do for years - overhaul Medicaid, the program that provides health care to tens of millions of lower-income and disabled Americans.

In the Workplace 2017: 'Ban the Box' and Concerted Activity Under the NLRA

by Regina Young and John Davis 12/29/2016 06:51 am

A quick look at two important employment issues that could arise next year.

In the Workplace 2017: With Overtime Rules On Hold, What's Next?

by Jane A. Kim 12/27/2016 07:00 am

Employers who intend to wait until the dust finally settles before taking steps to comply with new overtime exemption rules should consider a few things.

In the Workplace 2017: How Arkansas Employers Can Deal with Medical Marijuana

by Stuart Jackson 12/26/2016 07:00 am

Now that Arkansas has a medical marijuana law on the books, employers must prepare to address this issue. Here's how.

Hospital Tax for Courthouse Election Set in Mississippi County

by Associated Press 12/22/2016 12:10 pm

Mississippi County officials have voted to set another special election on the question of extending a current hospital tax, which would help finance the construction of a new $22.5 million Blytheville courthouse.