Health Care Archive

Shared Services Center in Fort Smith to Add More Than 100 Jobs

by Alexis Hosticka 8/15/2016 04:32 pm

Shared Services Center-Fort Smith, a provider of business office support functions for hospitals and health care facilities, will expand its presence in Fort Smith's Phoenix Center.

JBU Opens $6M Health Education Building

by Alexis Hosticka 8/15/2016 11:00 am

John Brown University celebrated the opening of its new $6 million, 20,000-SF Health Education Building with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning.

Sparks Adds Two to Fort Smith Neurology Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Mohammad Omar Owais and Dr. Vijayakumar Javalkar recently joined the neurology team at Sparks Health System in Fort Smith.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Aetna Cuts Hot Springs Village Pharmacy from Medicare Network

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

A pharmacy in Hot Springs Village has hauled an insurance company to court for attempting to kick it out of its network.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.

Arkansas Hospice Adds Physician Robin Devan (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Robin Devan of Little Rock has joined Arkansas Hospice as a physician for the central Arkansas area.

Arkansas Children's Announces $70M Campaign for Springdale Hospital

by Mark Friedman 8/5/2016 08:05 pm

Arkansas Children's Hospital announced Friday night its public campaign to raise $70 million for its children's hospital in northwest Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2016 02:37 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced appointments to boards, commissions and other groups.

Six Join CARTI Foundation Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2016 01:31 pm

Six new members have been named to the CARTI Foundation board of directors.

CMS Picks Arkansas for CPC+ Model; Practices Can Apply Through Sept. 15

by Sarah Campbell 8/5/2016 11:40 am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says Arkansas has been selected as one of 14 regions nationwide to participate in a new five-year multi-payer payment model called CPC+.

Arkansas Doctor's License is Restored Amid Rape Allegations

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 8/5/2016 08:00 am

An Arkansas doctor facing rape and sexual assault charges had his medical license reinstated Thursday. The Arkansas State Medical Board voted to allow Robert Rook of Conway to see patients as long as he is accompanied by a chaperone and he submits a log of all patient exams to the board.

UA Professor Awarded $440K Grant to Study Gene

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/4/2016 02:02 pm

The University of Arkansas announced this week that assistant professor and neurobiologist Timothy A. Evans has been awarded a three-year $440,613 grant to study how a gene develops specific nerve connections throughout the body.

Arkansas Children's Building 'Tapestry of Support' for Planned NWA Hospital

by Sarah Campbell 8/3/2016 09:36 am

Since announcing plans for a freestanding children's hospital in Springdale a year ago, Arkansas Children's Inc. has been visiting with community leaders to build "a tapestry of support" for the project.

Tysons Give Arkansas Children's Northwest Record-Setting $15M

by Marty Cook 8/2/2016 10:37 am

The Tyson family and Tyson Foods Inc. announces a $15 million donation to Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital.

State Completes Sale of Home Health Program to Kindred Healthcare Inc.

by Associated Press 8/2/2016 06:48 am

The Arkansas Department of Health and Louisville, Kentucky-based Kindred Healthcare Inc. have announced the completion of the sale of the department's in-home health care operations for $39 million.

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

by Sarah Campbell 8/1/2016 10:17 am

Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation announced over the weekend that Robin and Gary George of Springdale had donated $1 million to fund construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital.

Jay Amargos Leaves Startup Junkie To Start Small Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Jay Amargos has left Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville to run her own meditation studio.

ARORA: Discord Over Promotions Leads to Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Personnel moves made in 2014 which resulted in the ARORA executive director being fired less than two months after taking on the job wasn't the end of the nonprofit's problems.