Health Care Archive

UA Startup Founder Ellen Brune Up for Global Women's Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/24/2015 10:52 am

Brune, 28, founded Innovate Arkansas client firm Boston Mountain Biotech to produce pharmaceutical proteins using a method she helped develop at the UA. She is one of 18 women in the world selected as finalists for the awards.

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Partnering with HealthSouth on Rehab Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/24/2015 10:27 am

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs has partnerted with HealthSouth Corp. to jointly own and operate an existing 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit with plans to relocate and expand it to 40 beds.

Baptist Health to Open Urgent Care Centers in Central Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/23/2015 10:13 am

Baptist Health plans to open "urgent care" centers across central Arkansas beginning this fall in North Little Rock, officials announced Tuesday.

Number of Women-Owned Arkansas Businesses Rises

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 09:59 am

The number of women-owned businesses in Arkansas has increased by 73 percent since 1997, according to the fifth annual State of Women-Owned Business Report.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 6/22/2015 11:38 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Monday announced its inaugural 11 inductees, including four historic figures and one organization.

King-Burwell Ruling Could Prompt New Debate in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/22/2015 07:16 am

Months after Arkansas lawmakers avoided another protracted fight over the future of the state's compromise Medicaid expansion, the nation's highest court could throw the Legislature back into an all-too-familiar debate over a key part of the federal health care law.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

New Tenants Making Connection at Bentonville's Rainbow Junction Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

The 30,000-SF mall has one anchor tenant already in ATA Martial Arts, and it has two signed contracts with Mathnasium and LaVida Massage. Mathnasium, a learning center, is expected to open within a couple of months.

The Value of Humility (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Interviewing our 40 Under 40 honorees remains for the Arkansas Business staff an interesting and often uplifting assignment despite years of experience. Reading the stories of so many productive people is a cure for cynicism.

Truth in Billing (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

We have truth in lending and truth in sentencing. Maybe it's time for truth in billing. I'm talking about truth in medical billing, and when I put it that way, you know exactly what I mean.

Where the Money Is (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 6/22/2015 12:00 am

These days, many organizations are trying to get their arms around customer experience (sometimes abbreviated as CX). One of the issues that holds up some CX initiatives is simply getting the definition straight

Analysts: Repeal of Health Law Would Boost Economy But Add to Deficit

by Associated Press 6/19/2015 11:26 am

Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit even as it boosts the economy, according to a nonpartisan government study released Friday.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Phil Baldwin Tells Independence County to 'Dream Big'

by Alexis Hosticka 6/18/2015 03:12 pm

Through citizen involvement and a potluck of ideas, Independence County is aiming to leverage its strengths to improve its prospects in five key areas, including economic development. In doing so, Citizens Bank CEO Phil Baldwin is urging the county to aim high.

Arkansas Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Status in VA Pay Lawsuit

by Associated Press 6/18/2015 10:29 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld a judge's decision to grant class-action status in a lawsuit that claims the state Department of Veterans Affairs failed to pay some nurses overtime at facilities in Little Rock and Fayetteville.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

Mercy Health Plans to Lay Off 300 to 350 Workers

by Associated Press 6/18/2015 07:01 am

Mercy Health officials say the company will lay off 300 to 350 employees in four states next week.

Pediatrics Plus in Conway Adds 22,000 SF

by Alexis Hosticka 6/16/2015 11:14 am

Construction began last month to add 22,000 SF to the Pediatrics Plus facility on College Avenue in Conway. The expansion is expected to create 10 new jobs, bringing Pediatrics Plus' total employment in Conway to 125.

Conway Regional Health System Hosts Health Summit

by Alexis Hosticka 6/16/2015 08:59 am

Conway Regional Health System is hosting a community health summit on June 17 to assess the health status of the community and focus on a healthier future.

Arkansas, 2 Others Get Feds' OK for Health Insurance Marketplaces

by Associated Press 6/16/2015 07:08 am

The Obama administration gave conditional approval Monday to Arkansas, Delaware and Pennsylvania to expand their roles in the insurance marketplaces created under the 2010 health care law.

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