Health Care Archive

The Business Value of Listening (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 5/11/2015 12:00 am

There are reams of articles on listening, with approaches that vary widely. Most of what is required to listen, however, is to pay attention, remove distractions and remain fully present for the work in front of us.

Enrollment Continues Post-Recession Slump at Top Universities, Colleges

by Gwen Moritz 5/11/2015 12:00 am

College enrollment in Arkansas topped out in the 2011-12 academic year, the second year of lottery scholarships when the state's unemployment rate was near its post-recession peak.

Professional Degrees Edge Doctoral in Earnings, Unemployment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

The education categories in the graphic reflect only the highest level of education attained. They don't take into account completion of training programs in the form of apprenticeships and other on-the-job training, which may also influence earnings and unemployment rates.

Arkansas Worker Education Ready for Makeover

by Jan Cottingham 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Over a year after state Sen. Jane English began her crusade to reform workforce education in Arkansas, Charisse Childers is poised to carry out what English thinks is the centerpiece of that reformation: Act 892 of 2015, signed into law last month.

Employers Turning to Two-Year Community Colleges for Workforce Training Needs

by Marty Cook 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Workforce development has become a popular issue as industry leaders have said they have a hard time finding enough quality workers to fill their needs. It's a renewed focus of groups like the Northwest Arkansas Council, which recently announced a three-year plan to strengthen the area's workforce development and the ties between employers and schools.

QualChoice Working to Add HMO Plan

by Mark Friedman 5/8/2015 04:30 pm

The Arkansas Insurance Department recently awarded QualChoice Advantage Inc. a certificate of authority to operate a new health maintenance organization in Arkansas.

James, Mary Kay East Give $1M To Establish UAMS Chair in Surgical Oncology

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2015 10:48 am

A $1 million gift by James C. and Mary Kay East to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has established the Kent C. Westbrook, M.D., Chair in Surgical Oncology, the school announced Thursday.

16 Hospitals to Pay Nearly $15.7M to Settle Claim

by Associated Press 5/8/2015 07:47 am

The U.S. Department of Justice says 16 hospitals in seven states and their corporate parents have agreed to pay nearly $15.7 million to settle allegations they violated the False Claims Act.

Fort Smith Keeps Top Spot in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2015 08:45 am

Fort Smith retained the top spot in the latest Arkansas Tech Business Index, released Wednesday. It has led the index in 10 of the 14 months Tech has produced the ATBI.

Rural Hospitals Struggle to Stay Open, Adapt to Changes

by Associated Press 5/5/2015 01:30 pm

A growing number of rural U.S. hospitals are closing their doors, citing a complex combination of changing demographics, medical practices, management decisions and federal policies that have put more financial pressure on facilities that sometimes average only a few in-patients a day.

Thomas Schulz Named Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program at UAMS Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/5/2015 01:26 pm

Thomas K. Schulz has been named director of the internal medicine residency program under development at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences northwest Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, the school announced Tuesday.

Get Tickets Now to Arkansas Business Power Breakfast on Women Business Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 10:48 am

Tickets are available to the next Arkansas Business Power Breakfast, which features experts who will share strategies on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women in the workplace to be leaders.

Jacksonville Funeral Home Buried Under Barrage of Lawsuits

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

The emergency suspension of Arkansas Funeral Care & Crematory's license in January was just the beginning of its problems. The Jacksonville funeral home is now the target of six lawsuits in Arkansas state courts from angry family members.

Eric Rob & Issac Agency Selected for Health Department's BreastCare Contract

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

The department has selected Eric Rob & Isaac of Little Rock to take over the account, which totals about $235,000 a year. If the department continues to renew the contract over a possible seven-year period, then the account is valued at $1.65 million.

Former Windstream Sales Rep Sues for Owed Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

A former sales representative who helped a Windstream Holdings Corp. subsidiary secure a $12 million contract is now suing for hundreds of thousands of dollars in commission.

Cross County Responds to Ambulance Suit

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

Southern Ambulance of Wynne last month sued the county, members of the quorum court and its competitor, Ambulance Services of Forrest City LLC, which drives emergency vehicles under the name of Cross County EMS. Southern Ambulance said it has exclusive rights to the serve the approximately 17,500 people who live in the east Arkansas county, according to its lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Executive Moves Made at Simmons First Investment Group (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

Carolyn May has joined Simmons First Investment Group in Little Rock and Ken Adams, David Seay, Joe France, Reed Willett and Angela Johnson have been promoted.

Consolidation Pares Roster of Arkansas Banks

by Gwen Moritz 5/4/2015 12:00 am

2014 started with 120 separate banks chartered in Arkansas and ended with 109. Two have become inactive in 2015.

Angel Eye's 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 5/4/2015 12:00 am

CEO Steve Bethel wants to expand the platform to provide two-way communication between parents at home and nurses at the hospital. While Angel Eye focuses on further developing its product, it remains a small startup on the cusp of growth.

For Parents of Preemies, A Little Innovation from Angel Eye

by Mark Carter 5/4/2015 12:00 am

The tech-based startups that make up the portfolio of Innovate Arkansas client companies have taken innovation to new heights in Arkansas, from the potentially groundbreaking solar-cell technology of Picasolar to the e-commerce genius of Acumen Brands. Now another IA client firm, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences startup Angel Eye Camera Systems, has applied some innovation to the NICU.