Health Care Archive

Arkansas Ballot Will Offer New Test for Medical Marijuana

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/9/2016 10:34 am

Republicans control all of Arkansas' statewide offices, hold a majority in both chambers of the Legislature and are nearly assured of winning the state's six electoral votes in the presidential election.

ARA Names Two Scholars, Two Fellows

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2016 01:24 pm

The Arkansas Research Alliance, the University of Arkansas for Medical Science and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced two new ARA scholars and two new ARA fellows.

Arkansas Governor Staying Neutral on Lawsuit Limits Measure

by Associated Press 9/7/2016 01:55 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's staying neutral on a ballot measure to limit damages awarded in medical lawsuits despite his general support for so-called tort reform efforts.

Arkansas Children's Names Chanda Cashen Chacón COO

by Alexis Hosticka 9/7/2016 01:14 pm

Arkansas Children's President and CEO Marcy Doderer, announces the appointment of Chanda Cashen Chacón as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer. "The first 90-day plan is about learning and listening to people," Cashen Chacón said.

Family Council Opposing Arkansas Medical Lawsuits Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/6/2016 04:51 pm

The Family Council Action Committee says it's opposing a ballot measure placing limits on medical lawsuit damages in Arkansas, signaling a possible split among conservatives on the proposal.

New Lawsuit Filed Over Medical Marijuana Effort in Arkansas

by Associated Press 9/6/2016 02:23 pm

A coalition of groups already trying to block a medical marijuana measure from the Arkansas ballot has asked the state's highest court to also disqualify a competing legalization proposal.

Ballot Measure Lawsuits Face Uphill Fight in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/6/2016 06:56 am

If history is any guide, it'll be an uphill fight for opponents of medical marijuana proposals and a so-called tort reform proposal on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.

White River Medical System Adds Three to Medical Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Anitsira Collado, Dr. Joaquin Duarte and Dr. Mahiry Romero-Salinas have been hired as physicians at White River Health System of Batesville.

Midtown Center in Little Rock Attracts $6.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Leek Farms LLC, led by Lynn Leek, bought the 105 N. Rodney Parham Road project, home to Mid-Towne Antique Mall, Light Innovations and The Tile Shop.

2nd Challenge Filed to Arkansas Medical Marijuana Proposal

by Associated Press 9/2/2016 04:21 pm

A second challenge has been filed with the Arkansas Supreme Court against an effort to legalize medical marijuana, with a complaint that questions the validity of the signatures that were submitted for the ballot measure.

Oral Arguments Set On Arkansas Medical Lawsuit Limits

by Associated Press 9/2/2016 02:05 pm

Arkansas' highest court will hear arguments next month in one of two complaints against a proposed ballot measure to limit damages awarded in medical lawsuits.

UAMS Awards New Distinguished Endowed Chair in Oncology

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2016 11:52 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Friday announced that the J. Thomas May Distinguished Endowed Chair in Oncology has been awarded to internationally recognized radiation effects expert Dr. Martin Hauer-Jensen.

Former Head of Medicaid to Work With Arkansas DHS, UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2016 11:18 am

Dennis G. Smith, former head of Medicaid under President George W. Bush, will become a visiting faculty member at UAMS and senior adviser for Medicaid and Health Care Reform for the state Department of Human Services.

Baptist Hospital Groups in Mississippi, Memphis Might Merge

by Associated Press 9/1/2016 03:52 pm

Mississippi Baptist Health Systems and the Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis are exploring a merger.

2nd Challenge Filed to Arkansas Lawsuit Limits Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/1/2016 01:38 pm

Opponents have asked Arkansas' highest court to block votes for an initiative to limit damages awarded in medical lawsuits, the second challenge filed against the proposed ballot measure.

Northwest Health Adds Siloam Springs Regional Hospital to Network

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2016 12:57 pm

Northwest Health System has changed its name to Northwest Health and added Siloam Springs Regional Hospital to its network.

Urban League Report Examines Hispanics, African Americans in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 9/1/2016 11:34 am

The Urban League of the State of Arkansas releases its first yearly report examining the "State of African Americans and Hispanics in Arkansas."

How Arkansas' 2 Medical Marijuana Proposals Differ (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 8/31/2016 02:19 pm

Examining the similarities — and differences — of the two medical marijuana initiatives voters will face in November.

Governor, FDA Sign Agreement Extending NCTR Program

by Sarah Campbell 8/31/2016 11:45 am

Arkansas has signed a memorandum of understanding to extend its partnership with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson County.