Health Care Archive

TeleTech, Open in Sherwood, Plans New Center in Jonesboro, 150 Jobs

by Lance Turner 7/17/2014 08:50 am

TeleTech Holdings Inc., which this week opened its new Sherwood customer service center, said Thursday that it will open a second site in Jonesboro and employ 150 people.

Arkansas Nutrition Center to Get New Director

by Associated Press 7/16/2014 11:28 am

The Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center at Arkansas Children's Hospital will have a new director for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Baptist Health Names Little Rock Campus for Russ Harrington

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2014 10:20 am

Baptist Health has named its Little Rock campus after Russ Harrington, its former president and CEO, who retired July 1.

Sparks Puts $13.5M Toward Fort Smith Osteopathic Medical School

by Lee Hogan 7/15/2014 03:22 pm

Sparks Health System has released $13.5 million for the proposed osteopathic medical school in Fort Smith.

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care Teams With Aledade To Arm, Reward Docs

by Gwen Moritz 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Aledade is what's called an ACO, an accountable care organization, a relatively new type of entity established by the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act for the purpose of improving health care quality while controlling unnecessary spending.

Family Tree Thrives at Horton's Orthotics & Prosthetics

by Jan Cottingham 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Gary Horton was happy when his three children showed an interest in joining the family business, Horton's Orthotics & Prosthetics, though, he said, he made a point of not trying to sway them. “They just basically all chose to do it.”

Medical Software Provider MedEvolve Gains Certification

by Brandon Riddle 7/14/2014 12:00 am

MedEvolve of Little Rock, a leading provider of software for medical practice management, has been deemed eligible for federal stimulus money after demonstrating meaningful use of its technology.

Setback for Medical Pot Push in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/13/2014 05:58 pm

In 2012, by the slimmest of margins, Arkansas missed being the first state in the South to legalize medical marijuana - less than 2 percent. Nearly two years later, another push to legalize the drug failed to even muster enough signatures to place the issue on the ballot.

Dr. Lowry Barnes to Chair UAMS Orthopedic Surgery Department

by Gwen Moritz 7/11/2014 10:48 am

Barnes will continue seeing patients at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics and at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, as well as at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Opponents Say 12-Week Abortion Ban Won't Stand

by Associated Press 7/10/2014 04:10 pm

Arkansas is trying to overturn 40 years of court precedent that abortion is legal until the point a fetus can live outside the womb, opponents of a state law that would ban the procedure 12 weeks into a pregnancy argued Thursday.

Donnie Frederic, CEO of St. Mary's at Russellville, Dies at 60

by Gwen Moritz 7/9/2014 05:04 pm

Frederic, who had previously worked in Little Rock, Springdale and Bentonville, died of an apparent heart attack on Friday while on vacation in Montreal.

UAMS Receives $900k Federal Grant to Train Primary Care Physicians

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2014 02:22 pm

The grant will fund a training program for resident physicians at UAMS' regional center in Fort Smith. It will pay for the addition of two new resident physicians and continued funding for four others that have been added over the past two years.

Baptist Health Breaks Ground on Conway Hospital

by Lee Hogan 7/7/2014 02:50 pm

Baptist Health of Little Rock broke ground Monday on a 216,000-SF, 96-bed hospital in Conway. The facility is expected to open in 2016. The entire project is estimated to cost about $130 million. The hospital is expected to open in 2016 and employ about 425 workers.

Senate Democrats Steer Campaigns Away from Obamacare

by Associated Press 7/7/2014 07:52 am

Democrat Mark Pryor has represented Arkansas in the Senate for two terms, yet one of his TV ads begins with a man saying, "I remember when Pryor was attorney general." A woman adds that he pursued "scam artists that were ripping off seniors."

Little Rock Zone MSAs See Modest Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Employment grew modestly in the first quarter of 2014 in the Little Rock zone, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The Little Rock zone includes all of Arkansas except the northeast.

Skin in the Game (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Everyone understands that last week's special legislative session was, as it concerned health insurance benefits for public school employees, a short-term fix to a long-term problem that had been ignored until it simply couldn't be ignored any longer.

No Daily Report, E-newsletters on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2014 10:01 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Friday, the Fourth of July. Arkansas Business Publishing Group offices will be closed Friday as well, reopening on Monday. ABPG wishes everyone a happy Fourth.

Lawmakers OK Insurance, Lotto, Prisons Bills

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/2/2014 07:14 am

Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval early Wednesday to bills addressing teacher health insurance premiums, prison overcrowding and new limits on the lottery, wrapping up a special legislative session that left unresolved until next year the long-term questions surrounding the three issues.

Survey: Midwest Economy Growing

by Associated Press 7/1/2014 09:23 am

The economy in nine Midwestern and Plains states including Arkansas should continue growing steadily in the months ahead, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Tuesday.

Dan McKay Named Sparks, Summit CEO

by Lee Hogan 6/30/2014 01:50 pm

Sparks Health System in Fort Smith and Summit Medical Center in Van Buren have named Dan McKay as its next chief executive officer. He will assume the duties in August and become the fourth person to hold the position this year.