Health Care Archive

Teletech to Open Center in Morrilton, Add 350 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2017 10:57 am

Teletech Holdings Inc. announces that it will open a new customer service center in Morrilton and create at least 350 jobs.

Applications Available for Arkansas Medical Pot Facilities

by Associated Press 6/20/2017 07:13 am

Applications are now available for those who want to sell or grow medical marijuana in Arkansas under a new constitutional amendment legalizing the drug for some patients.

UnitedHealthcare Announces Partnership With Aledade

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2017 01:03 pm

UnitedHealthcare on Monday announced its partnership with national accountable care organization Aledade to provide high-quality care to Medicare Advantage members through its network of primary care doctors in Arkansas.

Farmer Running for East Arkansas Congressional Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/14/2017 07:08 am

A "semi-retired" rancher and farmer who hasn't sought political office before said Tuesday he's challenging an Arkansas Republican congressman as a Democrat next year.

$4.4M Invested in Akeso Biomedical

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2017 04:54 pm

Akeso Biomedical on Tuesday announced that it has closed its most recent financing round of $4.4 million from existing and new investors.

Michael Howard Named CNO for Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2017 11:00 am

Arkansas Children's Inc. names Michael Howard chief nursing officer for the $427.7 million Arkansas Children's Northwest, which is under construction in Springdale and scheduled to open in January.

William 'Skip' Baker Joins White River Medical Center (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Dr. William "Skip" Baker has been hired as medical director and Dr. Danyale Wallace has been appointed assistant medical director in the emergency department at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Chad Raith Joins Mercy Northwest Arkansas (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Chad Raith was recently hired at Mercy Northwest Arkansas in Rogers as vice president of mission, and Darryl Napolitano has been hired as a broker and development management associate at Colliers International Northwest Arkansas in Rogers.

Mercy Clinic Is Next Piece of $247M Plan

by Mark Friedman 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Last week, Mercy Northwest Arkansas broke ground on a 14,000-SF primary care clinic in southwest Bentonville, part of the health system's $247 million expansion project.

MCNA CEO's Political Gifts in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Jeffrey Feingold, CEO of MCNA, the Florida company selected as one of two vendors to administer a dental HMO program for Arkansas Medicaid patients, donated to the campaigns of these Arkansas legislative candidates in 2016.

Facing Lawsuit, Procurement Chief Says There's No Appealing His Rulings in Protests

by Kyle Massey 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Procurement Director Edward Armstrong's answer to being sued over a ruling that gave a fourth-place bidder a major state contract boils down to four words: His word is final. So far, the law seems to agree with him.

Arkansas Panel Not Pursuing Probe Over Execution Drugs

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/8/2017 10:23 am

The Arkansas Medical Board isn't pursuing an investigation into how drugs used to execute four inmates in April was obtained.

White River Health System, UAMS Announce Agreement

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/8/2017 10:10 am

White River Health System and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announce an affiliation agreement.

Robert Williams Named CMO for Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/7/2017 10:53 am

Arkansas Children's Inc. names Dr. Robert S. Williams the chief medical officer for Arkansas Children's Northwest, which is now under construction in Springdale.

SPONSORED: Utilization Management And Your Group Health Plan

by 6/6/2017 07:00 am

Utilization management means money well spent on effective care.

Officials Expect 20K-30K Arkansas Medical Pot Registrants

by Associated Press 6/5/2017 03:00 pm

Arkansas officials say they anticipate that between 20,000 and 40,000 people will ask for permission to obtain medical marijuana.

Fort Smith Nonprofit Clinic Names New Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:14 pm

The Good Samaritan Clinic in Fort Smith announces that Patti Kimbrough has been hired as its new executive director, effective immediately.

UAMS to Offer 3 Degrees, Certificate in Biomedical Informatics

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 11:55 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Monday announced that it will offer three new graduate degrees and a graduate certificate in biomedical informatics.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

US Employers Add Modest 138K Jobs; Rate at 4.3 Percent

by Associated Press 6/2/2017 07:38 am

U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs. Hiring was still enough to help keep pushing unemployment lower.