Health Care Archive

UAFS, ACHE to Collaborate on Research

by Sarah Campbell 6/13/2016 10:56 am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, also in Fort Smith, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaboratively pursue research efforts.

Attorney David Couch Wields Initiatives To Change the Law

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

David Couch's law practice is increasingly devoted to voter-initiated acts and constitutional amendments.

Medical Malpractice Proposal Seeks Out Public Vote

by George Waldon 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Advocates of capping noneconomic damage awards in lawsuits against health care providers have taken a new tack. They want to amend the Arkansas Constitution instead of making change through the Arkansas Legislature.

Cantrell Office Building Sale Exceeds $2.6 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/13/2016 12:00 am

8114 Cantrell LLC, led by Billy Roehrenbeck, purchased its namesake project.

Angie Longing Moves from CHI St. Vincent to Conway Regional (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Angie E. Longing has joined the nursing team at Conway Regional Health System as chief nursing officer.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2016 08:44 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professions in their 20s.

UALR Professor Demos Robotic Cane in Washington

by Sarah Campbell 6/7/2016 02:09 pm

University of Arkansas at Little Rock researcher Cang Ye and his students demonstrated their Co-robotic Cane during the Congressional Robotics Caucus at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

DHS Director Announces Agency Reorganization

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/7/2016 12:58 pm

The director of the state Department of Human Services on Tuesday announced a reorganization of the massive agency, creating a structure made of centralized offices with chiefs that report directly to her.

LHC Group Acquires 2 Companies With $44M in Revenue

by Associated Press 6/7/2016 09:55 am

Louisiana-based home nursing firm LHC Group is acquiring companies in Virginia and Arkansas in deals expected to add 15 cents to 25 cents per share to 2017 profits.

UAMS Names 14 New Board Members for Fayetteville Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 03:11 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced Monday the appointment of 14 new members to the advisory board for its Northwest Campus in Fayetteville.

Lawmakers Face Growing To-Do List for '17 Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/6/2016 07:24 am

It's already clear lawmakers and Gov. Asa Hutchinson have a full plate for the 2017 session.

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario

by Kyle Massey 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some training goes beyond the federal government's basic run-and-hide recommendations.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Arkansas Heart Hospital Contract with Saline Memorial to End

by Alexis Hosticka 6/2/2016 01:51 pm

Arkansas Heart Hospital of Little Rock said Thursday that its cardiac coverage agreement with Saline Memorial Hospital of Benton will end Sept. 30 after five years.

Reynolds Foundation Gives $1.5M for New UAMS Chair

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2016 11:32 am

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has given the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences $1.5 million to establish a distinguished chair.

In Little Rock, Alzheimer's Association President Calls for More Research

by Sarah Campbell 6/1/2016 11:27 am

Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Harry Johns says the number of those diagnosed with the disease is on the rise, as is the cost of care, and more federal research dollars are needed.

Hobby Lobby Gives $200K for JBU Nursing Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/31/2016 03:27 pm

John Brown University announced Tuesday a $200,000 donation from Hobby Lobby toward the university's new bachelor of science in nursing program.

Battle Over Air Ambulance Pay Lands in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Air Evac EMS Inc. of O'Fallon, Missouri, an air ambulance operator, says it is owed $10 million or more by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, which hasn't properly paid for medical flights provided to policyholders.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Leslie Mann Joins Conway Regional Health System (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Leslie Mann has joined Conway Regional Health System as a physician liaison, in which role she will focus on network development as part of the medical staff administration department. Mann has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas at Conway and is working toward an MBA there.