Health Care Archive

Arkansas Supreme Court Reverses Granting Class-Action Status to VA Workers

by Associated Press 11/19/2015 12:06 pm

Arkansas' highest court says a lawsuit by a group of Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs employees who claim they weren't paid for meal breaks they were required to work shouldn't be a class-action case.

State Claims Commission Awards Metheny Family $2M

by Lance Turner 11/18/2015 04:24 pm

The Arkansas Claims Commission has ordered the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to pay $2 million to the family of a man whose surgeon operated on the wrong side of his brain.

John Shock Honored for Lifetime Achievement at Health Care Heroes Event

by Alexis Hosticka 11/18/2015 04:21 pm

The event, held at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock, honored Dr. John Shock of the UAMS Jones Eye Institute as the Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, along with other health care professionals and organizations.

Sashikanth Kodali Joins Sparks Health Family (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Sashikanth “Sashi” Kodali has joined Sparks Health System in Fort Smith as the chief medical information officer.

Brookside Health & Rehab Sells for $5.6M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/16/2015 12:00 am

A 143-bed nursing home in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $5.6 million. A 36-unit apartment project in North Little Rock sold for $2.2 million. And an 88-room motel in North Little Rock rang up an $800,000 transaction.

Court Asks for Response by Dec. 10 in Arkansas Abortion Case

by Associated Press 11/12/2015 04:04 pm

The nation's highest court has asked opponents of Arkansas' voided 12-week abortion ban to respond by next month to Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's request to have the law upheld as constitutional.

Arkansas Research Alliance Gets $764K FDA Contract for Cancer Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2015 01:20 pm

The Arkansas Research Alliance announced Wednesday a $764,000 contract with the Food And Drug Administration to determine if new approaches can be developed to screen for lung cancer with a blood test.

MedSource's David DePoyster Sues Brookhaven Medical for Breach of Contract

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

David DePoyster, the North Little Rock investor and developer of medical companies and medical technologies, didn't brush off his recent termination from a $220,000 a year job at an Atlanta firm.

Rogers Dentist No Longer Gnashing Teeth Over Bankruptcy Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

A Rogers dentist's plan to sell his practice backfired earlier this year, resulting in a trip to bankruptcy court.

QualChoice Self-Insurance Plan Targets Small Employers

by Jan Cottingham 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Obamacare is causing employers to rethink the health insurance plans they offer workers, and QualChoice has a new product to take advantage of the flexibility companies are seeking.

New Holding Company Prepares Arkansas Mutual for Expansion

by Gwen Moritz 11/9/2015 12:00 am

A.M. Best Co.'s succinct announcement that Arkansas Mutual Insurance Co. had achieved an A rating was the culmination of two years of work by the Arkansas-only medical malpractice carrier to get ahead of a changing market.

Willing To Be Persuaded (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The recent news that four hospital systems and the state's dominant health insurance company have formed a “shared services organization” was greeted triumphantly — by the organizations involved.

Nearly $4.3M Transaction Visits Midtown Church (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a church in midtown Little Rock weighed in at $4.27 million. A 23,970-SF retail center in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.52 million. And a North Little Rock clinic sold for $2.4 million.

Chaudhary, Singh Join White River Medical Center (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Jyoti Chaudhary and Dr. Shailendra Singh have joined the medical staff of White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Planned Parenthood: No Hearing Needed on Expanding Suit

by Associated Press 11/6/2015 03:57 pm

Planned Parenthood says it doesn't believe a hearing is needed on its request to expand a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' decision to block Medicaid funds to the organization over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

Wingfield, Roberts Honored for Lifetime Achievement at CFO of the Year Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 10:04 am

Gena Wingfield, CFO of Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, and Bob Roberts, CFO at Baptist Health in Little Rock, were honored with lifetime achievement awards at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year luncheon on Wednesday.

Poll: Arkansas Politics Steady, Support of Medical Marijuana Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 11:04 am

The political views of Arkansans haven't changed, but their view of medical marijuana has, according to the 17th annual Arkansas Poll from the University of Arkansas released Wednesday.

Here's North Little Rock's Top 10 Electric Customers for 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

North Little Rock Electric's annual report for bondholders, which contains its revenue and the kilowatt hours sold, also includes a list of the city's top 10 electric customers and how much they paid to keep the lights on.

CBS Sportscaster Jim Nantz Headed to Little Rock

by Mark Carter 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Jim Nantz, lead play-by-play man for CBS Sports, will be in Little Rock on Nov. 23 to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease.

WLR Office Building Draws $4.5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/2/2015 12:00 am

The 333 Executive Court Building in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.5 million. A west Little Rock congregation expanded its holdings in a $3.65 million deal for a neighboring 45,528-SF grocery store. And two Little Rock nonprofits were on either side of a $1.11 million transaction.