Health Care Archive

Labor Force Down Across State, Five Metro Areas in July

by Lee Hogan 8/27/2014 10:13 am

While the number of unemployed workers and the unemployment rate in Arkansas and its six metropolitan areas was lower in July than a year ago, the labor force was also down in Arkansas and in five metropolitan areas.

Arkansas Insurance Marketplace Premiums to Drop

by Associated Press 8/26/2014 07:51 pm

The state program that provides private insurance to poor Arkansas residents will see a 2 percent decrease in premium costs next year, the governor's office said Tuesday.

UA Nursing School Gets Birth Simulation Mannequin

by Associated Press 8/26/2014 04:28 pm

The University of Arkansas' nursing school at the Fayetteville campus is to demonstrate a new mannequin that simulates childbirth.

Dawn Stehle Named State's Medicaid Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2014 02:01 pm

Dawn Stehle has been named the state's Medicaid director. She will have the interim tag taken off her title, a distinction she's held since June 1. The Arkansas Department of Human Services conducted a national search for the spot.

LR Retail Centers Draw $6.1 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/25/2014 12:00 am

Two retail projects in southwest Little Rock tipped the scales at $6.1 million. Geyer Springs Shopping Center LLC of Brooklyn, New York, bought its namesake 152,852-SF property at 8717 Geyer Springs Road and the 21,760-SF Geyer South project at 8521 Geyer Springs Road.

Fort Chaffee Panel Shown Plans for Medical College

by Associated Press 8/22/2014 08:41 am

Fort Chaffee officials got a sneak peek at preliminary designs for a planned medical college to be built in their city.

Fort Smith OKs $1.5M for Osteopathic Medical College

by Associated Press 8/20/2014 07:28 am

Fort Smith has approved spending $1.5 million on infrastructure for the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Beebe, Other Southern Governors Tout Benefits of Medicaid Expansion

by Associated Press 8/19/2014 12:57 pm

Three governors who expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul said Saturday there are economic and moral arguments for embracing a key part of the law, despite strong political opposition in their southern states.

Last Chance to Nominate Candidates for Arkansas Business' 20 in Their 20s List

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2014 11:42 am

Nominations are being accepted for the list of the state's most influential young professionals, "The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s."

Pediatrics Plus Opens Russellville Facility

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2014 08:53 am

Pediatrics Plus opened its new, 23,000-SF facility in Russellville on Monday. The developmental preschool and therapy center is located at the former home of Hog Wild Fun Center. The project was $4 million for acquisition and renovations.

Hospital Operator Community Health Systems Reveals Cyberattack

by Gwen Moritz 8/18/2014 10:40 am

Community Health Systems Inc., which operates hospitals in Fort Smith, Bentonville, Springdale and seven other cities in Arkansas, on Monday blamed Chinese hackers for a cyberattack that accessed "non-medical" data on 4.5 million patients of its affiliated physicians.

Public Company Board Service Can Mean Lots of Work and Risk

by Gwen Moritz 8/18/2014 12:00 am

This week we list all directors of 19 publicly traded companies headquartered in Arkansas and the compensation they received for service on the boards in the most recent fiscal year. It's work that's “a whole lot harder” than it used to be.

New Regulations a Pain in the Neck for Chiropractic 'Runners'

by Mark Friedman 8/18/2014 12:00 am

A combination of regulation and enforcement has begun to chip away at the lucrative business plan that has generated so many complaints that the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners had to add another full-time staff position.

Functional Health & Fitness Emphasizes Care for the Aging

by Brandon Riddle 8/18/2014 12:00 am

David Houk, a strong advocate of the drug-free approach to therapy, said the options he provides at Functional Health & Fitness for osteoporosis and fibromyalgia care set his facility apart from others.

Landers Toyota, Baptist Health School Subjects of Latest Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2014 12:00 am

Our latest lineup of big real estate transactions features a quartet, three in the capital city and one in North Little Rock.

Some New CVS Pharmacy Locations Seek Beer and Wine Permits

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2014 12:00 am

CVS Caremark Corp. of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, is wading deeper into the Arkansas market, and some locations plan to sell beer and wine.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Talk Delta Jobs in Pine Bluff

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/13/2014 03:28 pm

Gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross each expressed a desire to improve the quality of the Arkansas workforce Wednesday but differed on how to do it.

Kudos: Goodwill Gains Rehab Accreditation, UAMS Names Oral Health Clinic After Delta Dental

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2014 12:00 am

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, based in Little Rock, has received full three-year accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The accreditation process began more than a year ago, and a two-day study by CARF determined Goodwill's status.

As You Hoped And/Or Feared (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/11/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas, through sheer political will that strikes me as more miraculous every day, bucked the trend of conservative states turning away federal dollars to fund health insurance for the working poor.

Mike Ross Unveils 'Bill of Rights' for Older Arkansans

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/7/2014 01:38 pm

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross on Thursday proposed appointing a "chief seniors advocate" in his office and setting up a website to access services as part of a package aimed at helping older Arkansans.