Health Care Archive

Fake Doctor Who Worked in Springdale Sentenced to Prison

by Associated Press 5/17/2018 12:53 pm

A federal judge has sentenced a woman described as a fake doctor who worked in four states to more than six years in prison.

As Stodola Steps Aside, It's Time to Rethink Schools, Governance (Blake Rutherford Commentary)

by Blake Rutherford 5/17/2018 11:06 am

The possibility to become a bourgeoning city of the new and progressive American South rests at Little Rock's feet. It is time for our city to reach beyond its farthest branch.

Jonesboro Officials Prepare Parks for Summer

by Associated Press 5/14/2018 12:49 pm

Jonesboro has parks at 21 locations throughout the city, and Parks Director Danny Kapales said his staff has been busy during the offseason getting ready for days like Monday.

Mercy Shifts Staff; Dollerschell Advances at Garver (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Sharon Little of Barling and Kelly Hokit of Fort Smith are among five people to begin new jobs with Mercy. Joe Dollerschell has been promoted to Arkansas water team leader for Garver in Fayetteville.

Melissa Creameans Named Family Nurse Practitioner at Unity Health (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Melissa Creameans graduated as a nurse practitioner from the University of Central Arkansas and has worked as a nurse for Unity Health for more than 18 years.

Arkansas Heart Hospital Names Drew Jackson President

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2018 01:35 pm

Arkansas Heart Hospital of Little Rock said Friday that Drew Jackson will become hospital president.

Arkansas Nurses Reminded to Renew Licenses Online

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/10/2018 12:38 pm

The Arkansas State Board of Nursing is reminding nurses in Arkansas that they can renew their nursing license online at

Dr. Peter Emanuel Resigns from UAMS' Rockefeller Cancer Institute

by Mark Friedman 5/7/2018 04:28 pm

The resignation, effective July 31, is the latest high-profile departure in a turbulent year for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Arkansas Supreme Court to Hear Medical Marijuana Case

by Associated Press 5/7/2018 02:30 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court says it'll hear oral arguments over a judge's decision to prevent the state from licensing companies to grow medical marijuana.

Trustee Seeks to Recover Millions From Nursing Home Operators

by Mark Friedman 5/7/2018 12:00 am

The trustee for a bankrupt chain of Arkansas nursing homes has accused its out-of-state operators of pulling millions of dollars out of the facilities as unpaid bills piled up in 2015 and 2016.

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.

Bess Heisler Ginty on Curbing Inattention with Intervention in the Arkansas Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Bess Heisler Ginty, the chief of Kids for the Future, says helping children with behavioral and other issues pays dividends down the road.

Shawn Barnett Selected as New SVP, CFO of CHI St. Vincent (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Barnett has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer for CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock. He was previously president and chief operating officer for CHI St. Luke's Health-Memorial, and he has worked as regional CFO for Christus Santa Rosa Health System.

DHS Sues to Take Control of Two Nursing Homes Owned by Skyline Health

by Mark Friedman 5/4/2018 03:26 pm

The Arkansas Department of Human Services filed lawsuits Friday to put two Skyline Health nursing homes in Prairie and Howard counties into receivership after concerns surfaced over the company's finances and its ability to provide food to residents.

Dr. Linda Worley Named Associate Dean at UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2018 02:48 pm

Dr. Linda Worley, a nationally recognized psychiatrist who has worked at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for more than 20 years, has been appointed associate dean of its new northwest Arkansas campus.

UAMS Temporarily Suspends Cardiac Surgery Program

by Mark Friedman 5/4/2018 08:43 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences temporarily suspends its Cardiac Surgery Program because its main heart surgeon retired.

UAMS To Use $1M Gift To Fight Aggressive From Of Breast Cancer

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/3/2018 12:36 pm

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will use a $1 million gift to advance research on triple negative breast cancer.

CARTI Hires 3 Managers, Physician

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/1/2018 11:00 am

CARTI of Little Rock this week named three new members of its management team and a new physician.

Insurance Agent Matthew Glass Gets Win Against AID

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Matthew Glass had his insurance license reinstated last week by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, who also barred the Arkansas Insurance Department from taking any more action that would interfere with Glass' insurance practice pending a final disposition in his dispute with the AID.

Gavel-to-Gavel Obsession (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/30/2018 12:00 am

The public corruption being described in fascinating, horrifying detail in a federal courtroom in Fayetteville illustrates how public officials counted on public money and conspired to get it.