Health Care Archive

Humana Selling Concentra Unit for About $1B

by Associated Press 3/23/2015 10:33 am

Humana Inc. says it will sell its Concentra Inc. unit to MJ Acquisition Corp. for just under $1.06 billion in cash.

Obamacare Nostalgia (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Obamacare is 5 years old this week, and that milestone has sent me on a nostalgic journey that dates back a quarter-century.

Pediatrics Plus Purchase Leads Off Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Two west Little Rock properties, a children's health care and learning center and an office-retail/bowling alley project, top this week's six-pack of seven-digit deals.

Mississippi County Hospitals Expect To See Tax Revenue

by Mark Friedman 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Ralph Beaty, the CEO of the Mississippi County Hospital System, already has a list of projects to fund with the money generated from the 0.5 percent countywide sales tax that voters approved in October.

Conway Builders Enjoying Boom as City Expands

by Sean Beherec 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The city of Conway is on the verge — if it hasn't reached it yet — of a boom in commercial real estate availability. Just up Interstate 40 from Little Rock, the city has been the host of several recent development projects and is set to begin more in the coming years.

UAMS To Start Dental Program

by Mark Friedman 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will start its general practice dental residency program in July with two students.

Stop Messing With SNAP (Tamara Bates Feedback)

by Tamara Bates 3/23/2015 12:00 am

As an American, I am frustrated that Congress continues its assault on our neighbors struggling with poverty.

Eileen Denne Leaving Arkansas Pharmacists Association

by Sean Beherec 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Eileen Denne, director of communications at the Arkansas Pharmacists Association, is leaving the association at the end of the month after four years to start her own consulting business.

Rate of Uninsured Americans Drops

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The rate of Americans without insurance has fallen to 13.2 percent as of March 4, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced last week.

Civil Jury Awards $122.5M to West Memphis Doctor Maimed by Car Bomb

by Gwen Moritz 3/19/2015 09:48 am

A Crittenden County jury on Tuesday ordered Randeep Mann to pay $17.5 million in compensatory damages and $105 million in punitive damages for the 2009 car bombing that gravely injured Dr. Trent Pierce, then chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board.

Health Care Law Paperwork Costs Small Businesses Thousands

by Associated Press 3/18/2015 10:58 am

Complying with the health care law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn't have to spend before the new regulations went into effect.

Saline Memorial Breaks Ground on Bryant Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2015 10:10 am

The campus will be called the Saline Memorial Bryant Medical Campus. It will be located at the intersection of Market Place Drive and Highway 5, just north of the Ashley Furniture Home Store and Wal-Mart in Bryant.

Task Force Becomes Default Option for Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/16/2015 07:04 am

Arkansas needs a task force to study the state's obsession with task forces. That may be the only one that hasn't been created yet during the 2015 legislative session.

Pope Moseley Named New Dean of UAMS College of Medicine

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Pope Moseley has been named dean of the College of Medicine and executive vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, effective July 15. Moseley succeeds Dr. G. Richard Smith, who has served as College of Medicine dean and vice chancellor of UAMS for the past two years.

CareLink Elects Board Directors (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

John Davis, president of First Security Bank in North Little Rock, has been elected to the CareLink board of directors, and Stacy Duckett of Southwest Power Pool has been named chair of the 2015 board.

Bayer Healthcare Whistleblower Still Fighting To Regain Job

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

A Little Rock man who sued a pharmaceutical company for firing him in 2010 after reporting a health care fraud continues to fight to get his old job back.

Michael Morton Has Been Giving to Schools for Years

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Morton, who has been in the nursing home industry for more than 40 years and has 27 nursing homes in Arkansas, said education has always been a passion.

Nursing Home Magnate Michael Morton Considered a Top Political Donor

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Nursing home magnate Michael Morton has long been considered a go-to guy for those looking to raise political campaign money in Arkansas.

Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Even though Michael Morton has been hit by shrapnel from former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio's bribery scandal, the Fort Smith nursing home magnate is pushing forward with plans to expand his empire.

Chad Aduddell Named Interim CEO at CHI St. Vincent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 05:14 pm

Aduddell will oversee CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock and all of Catholic Health Initiatives' organizations and operations in Arkansas.