Health Care Archive

Arkansas State Board Approves $12.6M Renovation Plan

by Alexis Hosticka 8/27/2015 03:01 pm

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees approved a $12.6 million plan to renovate its historic Wilson Hall, which it plans to lease to the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame to Honor First Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 8/27/2015 10:12 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame will celebrate its inaugural class of inductees at a ceremony Thursday evening at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

UAMS Appoints Chair of New Biomedical Informatics Department

by Alexis Hosticka 8/26/2015 08:52 am

Fred Prior has been named the inaugural chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, effective Oct. 1.

Asa Hutchinson Seeks $1M for Foster Care Caseworkers

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 8/25/2015 03:32 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday that he has signed a letter asking the Legislature to approve spending about $1 million in rainy day funds on 40 additional workers in the state's foster care system.

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Awards Grant to UAPB

by Alexis Hosticka 8/25/2015 01:13 pm

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield on Tuesday announced a grant of $250,000 to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's Department of Nursing to fund the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Endowed Nursing Professorship in Rural Health.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Gives $7.9M to UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2015 10:04 am

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has given a $7.9 million grant to the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

U.S. Renal Care Merges with DSI Renal

by Alexis Hosticka 8/24/2015 02:22 pm

U.S. Renal Care Inc. and DSI Renal announced Monday they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

Operation Pilluted Defendants Go Back to Work; Richard Johns Still Faces Only State Charges

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Johns is currently charged with 187 counts of prescription drug fraud in Lonoke County Circuit Court, and he's scheduled for trial starting Oct. 7.

Arkansas Unemployment Decreases to 5.6 Percent in July

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2015 09:23 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point, from 5.7 percent in June to 5.6 percent in July, according to labor force data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

ACH Utilizes Electronic Record Model to Earn Recognition

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 11:54 am

Arkansas Children's Hospital has achieved Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model; stage 7 is the highest level attainable.

Governor Proposes Changes to Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/19/2015 11:39 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson supports keeping the state's first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion, he said Wednesday, but only if the federal government provides the state with more flexibility to impose limits on the program.

Asa Hutchinson: Medicaid Cancellations to Resume

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/18/2015 03:10 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the state will resume its push to terminate Medicaid coverage for thousands of people, despite complaints that many being kicked off the program still qualify.

Hutchinson Says Medicaid Cancellations to Resume

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/17/2015 04:42 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the state will resume its push to terminate Medicaid coverage for thousands of people, despite complaints that many being kicked off the program still qualify.

JBU Breaks Ground on $6M Health Sciences Building

by Alexis Hosticka 8/17/2015 10:01 am

John Brown University broke ground Monday on a $6 million Health Sciences Building scheduled to be complete by fall 2016.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Says Arkansas Will Cancel Medicaid Contract with Planned Parenthood

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/14/2015 04:00 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's ending Arkansas' Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, despite federal health officials warning other states that such a move could violate the law.

Hutchinson Looking at Planned Parenthood Defunding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/14/2015 02:40 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is looking into whether Arkansas can end its Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, a move that federal health officials have told other states could violate the law.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Puts Trainers in Little Rock High Schools

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 8/13/2015 07:02 am

When a football player at Central High School in Little Rock began to overheat at practice earlier this summer, a certified sports medicine trainer from Arkansas Children's Hospital was on the field to help him into an ice bath immediately.

UAMS To Use $10.5M for Cancer Therapy Research

by Alexis Hosticka 8/12/2015 10:02 am

A team of UAMS researchers led by Dr. Martin Hauer-Jensen has secured a $10.5 million grant to establish a center to study side effects of radiation and other types of cancer therapy.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission, Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 09:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

CHI St. Vincent, Conway Regional Announce Partnership

by Mark Friedman 8/11/2015 12:00 pm

CHI St. Vincent announced Tuesday that it signed a five-year management agreement with Conway Regional Health System that becomes effective Monday.