Health Care Archive

Van De Bruyn Brings Electrophysiological Experience to Saline Memorial (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Van H. De Bruyn, Wendy Bennett and Stephanie Murdaugh are new providers affiliated with Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton.

Casey Tansey to Lead Make-A-Wish Mid-South (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Casey Tansey has been promoted to president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Mid-South in Little Rock.

Roller-Owens Names Bobby Conway as Manager (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Bobby Conway is the new manager of Roller-Owens Funeral Home in North Little Rock.

U.S. Household Debt Passes 2008 Peak

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Household debt in the United States reached $12.73 trillion in the first quarter of 2017, finally surpassing its $12.68 trillion peak reached in the third quarter of 2008, the height of the financial crisis.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana 101 (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 8/10/2017 01:06 pm

After years of public discussion in Arkansas about medical marijuana, voters in November 2016 approved a constitutional amendment to legalize it. Here's a look at the basics of the medical marijuana law, known as Amendment 98.

Events Raised $1.1M for Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 09:46 am

The 24th annual Will Golf 4 Kids Tournament and the 10th annual Color of Hope Gala last week raised $1.1 million for Arkansas Children's Northwest.

Richard Johns Set for Sentencing on Aug. 30

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Richard Johns, the former Little Rock doctor who pleaded guilty in March to his part in a conspiracy to distribute fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone, is scheduled to be sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Brian S. Miller on Aug. 30.

Slimmed-Down Pulaski Tech Fits UA System

by Kyle Massey 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Pulaski Technical College had nearly 12,000 students in 2012 when Margaret A. Ellibee became its chief. Today it has about 6,000, and to Ellibee that's a good thing.

Pay Escalates for Top College Administrators in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Between fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2017, a more typical compensation increase for Arkansas university administrators was between 10 and 20 percent.

Cord Blood Saves Lives, Mothers Told

by Mark Friedman 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Cord blood cells harvested after the birth of a healthy child can be used in blood marrow transplants, and they offer the possibility of repairing injured organs or treating neurological disorders such as autism.

Take Another Run at It (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/7/2017 12:00 am

There certainly was never a plan that would do what Candidate Trump promised, which was better health care for everyone at a fraction of the cost.

Barr, Archer Named Department Chairs at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Frederick “Rick” E. Barr has been hired as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and associate dean for child health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, as well as pediatrician-in-chief for Arkansas Children's Hospital, and Dr. Robert L. “Lee” Archer has been named chair of the Department of Neurology.

Mallory Van Dover Named New Head of Philanthropy at ACH Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Mallory Van Dover has been hired as executive director of philanthropy at Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation in Little Rock.

Mercy Adds Pair of Cardiologists (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Andres Vargas and Dr. Sachil Shah have been hired as cardiologists at Mercy Clinic Cardiology-Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith.

Ashburry Apartments Visited by $18.6M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/7/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Olympus Property in Fort Worth, Texas, purchased The Ashburry at Chenal at 16401 Chenal Valley Drive.

Workforce Development: A Way to Help America (J. Bruce Cross Commentary)

by J. Bruce Cross 8/7/2017 12:00 am

In the nation, including in Arkansas, the need for a skilled workforce is already here and is growing exponentially as baby boomers begin to leave the workplace.

Virginia Company Buys Arkansas Automatic Sprinklers of Cabot

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2017 09:24 am

VSC Fire & Security Inc. of Ashland, Virginia, acquires Arkansas Automatic Sprinklers/United Fire Suppression of Cabot.

UAMS Gets $2.9M Grant to Study Radiation Treatment

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 11:22 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences says a team of researchers received a $2.97 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases.

Health Law to Loom Over Arkansas Races in 2018 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2017 07:10 am

The failure of GOP efforts to end the 2010 law, even under a Republican White House and Congress, could make it harder for Republicans in the state to run again against the law they've derided as "Obamacare."

Arkansas Lawsuit Faults Makers of Opioids

by Mark Friedman 7/31/2017 12:00 am

A Sebastian County man who became addicted to opioids sued the drug manufacturers last month in one of the latest lawsuits filed by consumers, state attorneys general and local governments against opioid makers.