Health Care Archive

Arkansas Heart Hospital Hires New Head of Bariatric Institute

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2017 03:56 pm

Arkansas Heart Hospital has announced a new partnership with Dr. Samuel Bledsoe, a board-certified bariatric surgeon who will lead the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at the hospital and began seeing patients Wednesday.

UA to Break Ground Monday on Pat Walker Center Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2017 09:24 am

The University of Arkansas plans to expand the Pat Walker Health Center that opened in 2004 and will break ground on the project Monday.

On MSNBC, Fox Business, Cotton and Hutchinson Talk Health Care Reform

by Lance Turner 1/4/2017 08:18 am

Appearing on MSNBC and Fox Business, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Gov. Asa Hutchinson weigh in on the GOP's goal of repealing Obamacare.

Markets Ring in 2017 with Gains as Health Care Stocks Rise

by Associated Press 1/3/2017 11:28 am

U.S. stocks are moving higher on the first trading day of 2017. Health care companies, which fell last year as the rest of the market moved higher, are making some of the biggest gains.

AP: Medical Marijuana Was Arkansas' Top News Story in 2016

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 1/2/2017 06:32 am

A decision by Arkansas' voters to let residents with certain medical conditions obtain marijuana to ease their symptoms was an overwhelming choice as the state's top news story of 2016.

Medical Pot, Trump Shape Arkansas Politics in '17 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/2/2017 06:26 am

From establishing the first medical pot program in the Bible Belt to the future of a hybrid Medicaid expansion program covering thousands, the state faces plenty of questions in the new year.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

With Trump's Victory, GOP Hopes to Overhaul Medicaid

by Associated Press 12/29/2016 11:23 am

When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Republicans will have the opportunity to pull off something they have wanted to do for years - overhaul Medicaid, the program that provides health care to tens of millions of lower-income and disabled Americans.

In the Workplace 2017: 'Ban the Box' and Concerted Activity Under the NLRA

by Regina Young and John Davis 12/29/2016 06:51 am

A quick look at two important employment issues that could arise next year.

In the Workplace 2017: With Overtime Rules On Hold, What's Next?

by Jane A. Kim 12/27/2016 07:00 am

Employers who intend to wait until the dust finally settles before taking steps to comply with new overtime exemption rules should consider a few things.

In the Workplace 2017: How Arkansas Employers Can Deal with Medical Marijuana

by Stuart Jackson 12/26/2016 07:00 am

Now that Arkansas has a medical marijuana law on the books, employers must prepare to address this issue. Here's how.

Judge Rules Rx Records Can Be Used Against Richard Johns

by Gwen Moritz 12/22/2016 10:39 am

Richard Johns, the suspended Little Rock doctor charged with fraudulently distributing painkillers, knew his prescriptions were being recorded in a state database and can't now keep them from being used as evidence against him, a judge rules.

Richard Johns Defense Asks Judge to Dismiss Indictment in Painkiller Case

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2016 11:01 am

Defense attorneys have asked a judge to dismiss the indictment accusing Little Rock physician Richard Johns of illegally distributing oxycodone, including the overdose that killed a young Cabot man.

From the Political to the Criminal: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

In a presidential election like no other, Donald Trump proved all the naysayers wrong.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.

‘He Wasn't Unkind, but He Was a Crook' - Best Quotes of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2016.

Notable Arkansas Deaths in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The first day of 2016 saw the death of a political giant in Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, and in April, Ray Thornton, a respected politician, jurist and educator, died.

Physician, Dean Leave Fort Smith Osteopathic School

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Kenneth A. Heiles, once described as “the key hire” for the proposed osteopathic school in Fort Smith, quietly left in October as the college prepares for its fall 2017 opening.

What a Difference A Year Makes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2016 12:00 am

I don't think I've ever been so eager for a year to end while simultaneously dreading the new one.

Dickens: Relevant 173 Years Later (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/19/2016 12:00 am

If you have the luxury of Abundance, perhaps you'll take time to remember — “at this festive season of the year”— the many who feel keen Want, even in this great and generous nation.