Health Care Archive

Baptist Health, Stage I Diagnostics Partner to Offer New Cancer Tests

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/11/2017 04:47 pm

Baptist Health of Little Rock has officially entered into an agreement with Stage I Diagnostics Inc. of Little Rock to offer Arkansans a test with prognostic and diagnostic value in the earliest stages of cancer.

Saline Memorial's Weight Loss Center Receives Accreditation

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/11/2017 11:30 am

Saline Memorial Hospital announced Wednesday that its bariatric surgical center has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accreditation & Quality Improvement Program.

Translational Research Institute at UAMS Receives $3.5M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/11/2017 10:52 am

The University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences announced Wednesday that its Translational Research Institute has received a $3.5 million Clinical and Translational Science Award.

Bowen Law School to Host Health Care Symposium Oct. 20

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/11/2017 09:55 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's William H. Bowen School of Law announced Wednesday that it will host a Health Care Policy & the Law Symposium from 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. on Oct. 20 in the school's Friday Courtroom at 1201 McMath Ave. in Little Rock.

White House To Order Health Care Alternatives

by Associated Press 10/9/2017 09:39 am

The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system.

UAMS, Baptist Report Operating Losses

by Mark Friedman 10/9/2017 12:00 am

UAMS and Baptist Health both report millions of dollars in operating losses in the most recent fiscal year.

Median Household Income Rises 5.6 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had the lowest median household incomes for 2016.

Maurice Rigsby Named Vice Chancellor at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Maurice Rigsby has been appointed vice chancellor for institutional relations at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Amit Taggarse Joins Cardiac Team at Mercy (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Amit Taggarse has joined Mercy Clinic Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery in Fort Smith. He recently completed fellowships in advanced adult cardiac surgery, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Planned Parenthood Seeks Halt to Arkansas Abortion Pill Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/4/2017 10:42 am

Planned Parenthood asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to prevent Arkansas from enforcing restrictions on how the abortion pill is administered while the organization asks the nation's highest court to review a ruling in favor of the new limits.

As State Looks for Banks, Big Names Poised to Enter Medical Marijuana Industry

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

If at least one Arkansas bank doesn't step up to the plate by Dec. 1, legislators will look for another option to protect the state from the dangers of an all-cash industry.

Toronto Company Buys More Apartment Properties in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Two apartment projects in Little Rock and one in North Little Rock along with a grand home and medical office space in west Little Rock form this week's quintet of million-dollar transactions.

UAMS Tops State In Net Patient Revenue

by Mark Friedman 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Of the 89 hospitals on Arkansas Business' list of the largest hospitals and medical centers in the state, 14 reported a net loss of $1 million or more while 34 had a net income of $1 million or more.

Hospitals' Hiring Frenzy Now in Remission

by Kyle Massey 10/2/2017 12:00 am

After a years-long spree of hospitals eagerly hiring doctors and snapping up medical practices, the fever has broken, but the aftereffects are striking.

Physician Pay: Doctors Average $294K Annually

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Physician salaries in the United States averaged $294,000 a year in 2016, according to the 2017 Medscape Physician Compensation Report, released in April.

New Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine a High-Tech Wonder

by Marty Cook 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Kyle Parker has brought his faith in the benefits of technology to his latest project: the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, the medical school that opened in August in Fort Smith.

Baptist Health, UAMS Join Forces, Look to Conway

by Mark Friedman 10/2/2017 12:00 am

The recent announcement by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Baptist Health of Little Rock that they would partner on clinical and academic efforts might be the beginning of a long-term collaboration.

Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists Taking Care of Razorbacks

by Mark Friedman 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists has at least two orthopedic surgeons and a primary care sports medicine doctor roaming the sidelines of every Razorback football game.

Trisha Montague: New Hospital, ER All Part of Children's Northwest Package

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

As chief administrator of Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital in Springdale, Trisha Montague is responsible for overseeing the hospital's leadership and its strategic plan for pediatric health care.

Arkansas Heart Foundation Names Sue Owens as Executive Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2017 11:09 am

The Arkansas Heart Foundation of Little Rock names Sue Owens as its executive director.

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