Health Care Archive

Couple Donates $250K to Arkansas Children's Hospital Clinic in Jonesboro

by Associated Press 7/13/2015 07:00 am

Chris Fowler and his wife Kim recently donated $250,000 to create the Kim and Chris Fowler Pediatric Diagnostic Services Center at the Arkansas Children's Hospital Clinic in Jonesboro.

David Couch Ready To Deal Attorney General New Marijuana Initiative

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

David Couch, the Little Rock attorney who got approval to collect signatures for two ballot items concerning alcohol laws, says he's about to pop the cork on something even bigger.

Waste, Fraud & Abuse (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse. There is waste in your household budget. In any business of any size, someone is abusing a policy or a credit card. But hardly any human institutions present the opportunity for waste, fraud and abuse on the scale that we've seen in Medicare and Medicaid. And the revelations just keep on coming.

Crittenden County Hospital Reopening Rests on Vote

by Mark Friedman 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Crittenden County residents will go to the polls on Tuesday to vote on a 1 percent sales tax that would be used to reopen the Crittenden Regional Hospital, which closed last year.

Jones Innovative Seeks FDA OK for Blood-Draw Device

by Mark Friedman 7/13/2015 12:00 am

The Bifurcated Venous Access Device allows medical providers to draw blood from the same tube used for IV fluids. Spencer Jones entered the product in the ARK Challenge Demo Day in Little Rock in November and won a $150,000 investment.

Medicaid Fraud Leads To $33.6M Lawsuit Against LR Care Center

by Mark Friedman 7/13/2015 12:00 am

The alleged Medicaid fraud at Step-by-Step Senior Care Inc. of Little Rock was so widespread that the company billed for services that a fictitious employee didn't provide.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Adds BSN

by Alexis Hosticka 7/10/2015 01:04 pm

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff received initial approval status for its pre-licensure bachelor's of science in nursing program from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing on Wednesday.

UAMS Names Keith Olsen Dean of Pharmacy College

by Arkansas Bride Staff 7/10/2015 10:59 am

Dr. Keith M. Olsen has been named dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy. He'll begin work at the college around Nov. 1.

Hospitals: Uncompensated Care Fell 55 Percent in Private Option's First Year

by Lance Turner 7/9/2015 04:32 pm

Uncompensated care fell 55 percent, or $149 million, during the first year of Arkansas' private option, according to a report released Thursday by the Arkansas Hospital Association.

CHI St. Vincent West Expands

by Alexis Hosticka 7/8/2015 09:56 am

CHI St. Vincent West is expanding through its newly opened Pavilion 2, home to 3D mammography at the CHI St. Vincent Breast Center as well as a state of the art imaging center with MRI, CT, Ultrasound and X-ray.

Aetna To Buy Humana as Health Insurer Landscape Shifts

by Associated Press 7/7/2015 12:46 pm

Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.

Baptist Health School Now Offers Degrees

by Alexis Hosticka 7/6/2015 02:09 pm

Baptist Health Schools Little Rock on Wednesday officially became Baptist Health College Little Rock. This completes the transition from a diploma-granting institute to a degree-conferring college.

Growth in US Services Firms Rises in June

by Associated Press 7/6/2015 11:28 am

U.S. service firms grew at a slightly faster pace in June, as business activity and new orders increased.

Plans for Small Shopping Center on Fayetteville's MLK Taking Shape

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Rodney Ghan and Bob Cooper of R.H. Ghan & Cooper Commercial Properties of Fort Smith have bought a lot on West Martin Luther King Boulevard in Fayetteville with the intent of developing a two-tenant shopping center.

CHI St. Vincent, Conway Regional Health Announcement Coming Soon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock and Conway Regional Health System are close to announcing their partnership.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.

Woodland Heights Sells In $13.9M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

A 142-unit independent living center in Little Rock tipped the scales at $13.9 million. A nearly 1,150-acre farm in southeast Pulaski County weighed in at $2.25 million. And a 3,708-SF residence-turned-business in Little Rock's Hillcrest area changed hands in a $525,000 deal.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 09:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.

Trade Schools Have to Find Grads Jobs, or Lose Financial Aid

by Associated Press 7/1/2015 11:11 am

New rules go into effect today for any school with a career-training program. Graduates have to be able to earn enough money to repay their student loans, or a school risks losing access to financial aid.