Health Care Archive

Scott Pace Promoted at Arkansas Pharmacists Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Scott Pace has been named executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association after previously serving as the association's chief operating officer.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2016 02:48 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the appointments to state boards and commissions.

Beck PRIDE Center Receives $25K from Walmart Foundation

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2016 02:23 pm

The Beck PRIDE Center for America's Wounded Veterans at Arkansas State University received a grant for $25,000 from the Walmart Foundation.

Baptist Health Closing Kidney Transplant Program

by Mark Friedman 1/29/2016 11:41 am

Baptist Health of Little Rock is closing its kidney transplant program in about 90 days, citing declining volume and fewer available organs.

Small Businesses, Hospitals Strive to Serve Fitness Market in Jonesboro

by George Jared 1/29/2016 11:14 am

The need to sustain a healthier lifestyle among Americans is growing, and businesses in Jonesboro are lining up to serve that market.

NOWDiagnostics Moves Production to Arkansas, Could Hire 12 This Year

by Marty Cook 1/26/2016 04:43 pm

NOWDiagnostics of Springdale expects to hire as many as 12 new employees in the coming year, the company said Tuesday.

Baptist Health Forms Insurance Company

by Mark Friedman 1/26/2016 04:24 pm

Baptist Health of Little Rock has created an insurance company to handle its general business insurance. Diamond Risk Insurance LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baptist Health, is Arkansas' first special purpose captive insurance company, according to the Arkansas Insurance Department.

QualChoice Medicare Product Adds 1,000 New Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 01:58 pm

QualChoice said Tuesday that its QualChoice Advantage product added more than 1,000 new members during the Medicare annual enrollment period for 2016.

Arkansas Health Officials Confirm Case of Zika in Traveler

by Associated Press 1/26/2016 12:24 pm

The Arkansas Department of Health says a person who recently traveled out of the country has tested positive for the Zika virus.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 10:26 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point, from 5 percent in November to 4.8 percent in December.

Federal Judge OKs Bid to Expand Planned Parenthood Case

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/25/2016 02:48 pm

A federal judge has approved Planned Parenthood's request to expand its lawsuit challenging Arkansas' decision to cut off Medicaid funding to the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

Jonesboro High School Students Work as Nursing Aides

by Associated Press 1/25/2016 07:25 am

Jonesboro High School students are taking advantage of a medical procedures/certified nursing assistant course at Northeast Arkansas Career and Technical Center.

Big Plans for Community Surround Planned Osteopathic College in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education CEO Kyle Parker has hired a first-rate lineup of consultants to devise the best way to build a residential-retail-commercial community.

Indiana Firm Pays $4.3M for 17.7 Acres (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Watermark Residential of Indianapolis bought 17.7 acres at the northeast corner of Steele Boulevard and Van Asche Drive in Fayetteville for $4.3 million.

Chef Shuttle Beefs Up Its Catering

by Jan Cottingham 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Chef Shuttle is investing heavily in its catering service, adding three dedicated catering managers to its staff of more than 25.

Andrea Simpson Named Radiology Director at NEA Baptist Memorial (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Andrea Simpson has been announced as the new director of radiology for NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Simpson started as an NEA Baptist student technologist in 2004 and most recently served as radiology manager since 2011.

Arkansas Heart Hospital's Dr. Bruce Murphy on the High Cost of American Medicine

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Bruce Murphy is a co-founder of Arkansas Heart Hospital and became president and CEO of the hospital in August 2011.

A Master Class in Feedback (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Every year, aspiring singers participate in auditions for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Judges provide feedback to each of the singers. Most of the conversations were great examples of powerful feedback, delivered with skill and impact.

Fayetteville Firm Receives Federal Grant for Spinal Fusion Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2016 11:13 am

Fayetteville's OsteoVantage has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant of $150,000 to further development of its system of spinal instrumentation that enhances new bone formation.

Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas Bid to Revive Abortion Law

by Associated Press 1/19/2016 09:13 am

The Supreme Court is refusing to revive an Arkansas law that would have banned abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat.