Health Care Archive

Former Employees, Patients of Closed Crittenden Regional Hospital Leave Town

by Sean Beherec 1/12/2015 12:00 am

The ripple effects from the closing of Crittenden Regional Hospital in September and the bankruptcy of the nonprofit that operated it have been felt across eastern Arkansas and into Tennessee.

Urgent Care Walk-in Clinics Expanding in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Doctors, retailers and hospitals have been opening urgent care facilities or walk-in clinics to lure patients with non-life-threatening injuries away from hospital emergency rooms in a trend that has been slow to arrive in Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson's Capital to be Tested Quickly (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/11/2015 02:46 pm

After winning election by double digits and seeing his party expand its grip on the state Legislature, incoming Gov. Asa Hutchinson could easily claim he has political capital to cash in as he prepares to take Arkansas' top office.

Asa Hutchinson Wants to Keep Focus on Jobs as He Takes Office

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/11/2015 02:37 pm

After a heated campaign where he touted himself as the candidate best prepared to be the "jobs governor," Republican Asa Hutchinson says boosting Arkansas' economy will be his focus as he takes over the state's top office.

AP Guide to the 2015 Arkansas Legislature

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/11/2015 02:31 pm

The Arkansas Legislature convenes Monday for its regular legislative session. A new governor takes office on Tuesday.

Fayetteville Health Management Firm Sold

by Mark Friedman 1/9/2015 11:17 am

TrestleTree Inc., of Fayetteville, which provides health management services to large employers, has been sold to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Asa Hutchinson Wants Broader Discussion on Health Care

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/7/2015 01:22 pm

Incoming Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he wants to take a broader look at Arkansas' role in health care that goes beyond whether the state should continue its compromise Medicaid expansion.

Asa Hutchinson, Legislative Leaders Talk Session Issues

by Lee Hogan 1/6/2015 02:35 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson says it makes sense for the Legislature to address his tax cut proposal early in the upcoming legislative session, and says he expects quick action from the state's lawmakers.

Mike Beebe's Legacy Linked to Health Care (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Associated Press 1/5/2015 09:01 am

During his successful bid for governor in 2006, Mike Beebe rarely mentioned health care in a campaign that often focused on school funding and tax cuts. As he's preparing to leave office, the two-term Democrat is finding that his legacy could be shaped by the issue.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

Arkansas Approved for Changes to Private Option

by Ken Miller, The Associated Pres 1/1/2015 09:34 pm

The federal government on Wednesday approved Arkansas' request for changes to the state's compromise Medicaid expansion that will require recipients to make monthly co-payments to health savings accounts and put limits on transportation for routine doctor visits and other non-emergency services.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Greg Bledsoe Named Surgeon General

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 03:23 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has announced Dr. Greg Bledsoe as the state's new surgeon general.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2014 07:29 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Christmas holiday.

CHI St. Vincent, Conway Regional Close to Forming Alliance

by Mark Friedman 12/23/2014 03:28 pm

CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock and Conway Regional Health System should have an alliance in place by the end of February.

Stacy Hurst Will Lead Heritage Department; Nate Smith Remains at Health

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2014 02:00 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson says Stacy Hurst will be director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and Dr. Nate Smith will remain as director and state health officer of the Arkansas Department of Health.