Health Care Archive

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 09:12 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments to state boards and commissions.

Rule Shows Religious Objections Debate Not Over (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/18/2016 07:06 am

A new rule allowing counselors to refer clients elsewhere if they have a religious or moral objection to treating them is a sign that the debate over a law that was upended in the final days of last year's legislative session is far from over.

Towne Oaks Apartments Combo Sold in $10 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

This week's installment of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions features seven west Little Rock properties.

Benny Gooden Named to Exec Position at Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Gooden recently retired as superintendent of the Fort Smith School District, a role he held for 30 years. He has also served in public relations for 50 years as a teacher and building/central office administrator.

Rhonna Wade Takes Director Slot at Arkansas Community Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Rhonna Wade of Little Rock has been named one of two statewide outreach directors at Arkansas Community Foundation. She previously was youth programs director at Just Communities of Arkansas, where she facilitated workshops creating more inclusive communities.

Beige Book: Economy Improving, Modest Job Growth Across US

by Alexis Hosticka 7/14/2016 10:19 am

The U.S. economy has continued to improve at a modest pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions, released Wednesday.

UAMS, Arkansas Children's Receive $1.4M to Study Childhood Obesity

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2016 10:21 am

Scientists at Arkansas Children's Research Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have received a $1.4 million grant from the USDA to find out why obesity rates in Arkansas are among the worst in the nation, the organizations announced in a news release Wednesday.

Panel OKs Religious Opt-Out for Arkansas Counselors

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/12/2016 10:37 am

Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a ruling allowing counselors to refer clients to another provider if they have a religious objection to treating them, a measure that critics say could deny mental health services to gay and lesbian people.

Dupps Family Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:59 pm

Kirk and Cynthia Dupps have donated $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest, which opens in 2018, the Arkansas Children's Hospital announced Monday.

3 Groups Submit Petitions for Arkansas Ballot Measures

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/11/2016 07:24 am

Groups trying to get casino legalization, medical marijuana and limits on medical lawsuits before Arkansas voters submitted thousands of signatures to election officials on Friday in hopes of qualifying for the November ballot.

Interim Child Welfare Director Mischa Martin Becomes Permanent Leader

by Associated Press 7/11/2016 07:19 am

The interim director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services' children and family services division has been named its permanent chief.

Baxter Regional Medical Center Fights to Bring Pediatricians to Mountain Home

by Billy Jean Louis, The Baxter Bulletin 7/11/2016 07:10 am

Soon, Dr. Michael Adkins will be the only pediatrician in Mountain Home, a situation officials at Baxter Regional Medical Center say they are working to rectify.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Offers New Dental Plans

by Cimber Winfrey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The dental plans, aimed at lowering costs for Arkansas-based employers, will add to the existing DentalBlue dental insurance plans by offering companies a wider range of options when choosing between broad network access and network savings.

Politics as Usual? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The reporting that uncovered Maggio's corruption and the reporting that continues to reveal the tentacles of improper influence have been a great service to the state.

Conway Regional Adds Ahmed Ali to Med Staff (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Ahmed A. Ali recently joined the medical staff at Conway Regional Medical Center. Ali is an internal medicine specialist and former director of the hospitalist program at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

CHI Considers Selling QualChoice, Bringing in Partner

by Sarah Campbell 7/8/2016 02:36 pm

Catholic Health Initiatives of Denver is interested in selling health insurance carrier QualChoice Holdings Inc. of Little Rock or bringing in another partner, according to QualChoice President and CEO Mike Stock.

Medical Marijuana Measure Approved for Arkansas Ballot

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/7/2016 11:52 am

Arkansas election officials say a proposal to legalize medical marijuana has been approved for the November ballot, putting the issue before the state's voters for the second time in four years.

Clark Family Foundation Gives $2.5M to Arkansas Children's Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2016 11:52 am

The family of the late David M. Clark is giving $2.5 million to Arkansas Children's Hospital, the hospital announced Wednesday.

US Services Firms Grew in June at Fastest Pace in 7 Months

by Associated Press 7/6/2016 11:34 am

U.S. services firms expanded last month at the fastest pace since November, good news for the U.S. economy.

Court Ruling Latest Wrinkle for Anti-Abortion Push (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/5/2016 06:55 am

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a Texas abortion law is the latest wrinkle for efforts in Arkansas to further restrict the procedure now that Republicans are firmly in control.