Health Care Archive

Planned Parenthood: No Hearing Needed on Expanding Suit

by Associated Press 11/6/2015 03:57 pm

Planned Parenthood says it doesn't believe a hearing is needed on its request to expand a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' decision to block Medicaid funds to the organization over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

Wingfield, Roberts Honored for Lifetime Achievement at CFO of the Year Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 10:04 am

Gena Wingfield, CFO of Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, and Bob Roberts, CFO at Baptist Health in Little Rock, were honored with lifetime achievement awards at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year luncheon on Wednesday.

Poll: Arkansas Politics Steady, Support of Medical Marijuana Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 11:04 am

The political views of Arkansans haven't changed, but their view of medical marijuana has, according to the 17th annual Arkansas Poll from the University of Arkansas released Wednesday.

Here's North Little Rock's Top 10 Electric Customers for 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

North Little Rock Electric's annual report for bondholders, which contains its revenue and the kilowatt hours sold, also includes a list of the city's top 10 electric customers and how much they paid to keep the lights on.

CBS Sportscaster Jim Nantz Headed to Little Rock

by Mark Carter 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Jim Nantz, lead play-by-play man for CBS Sports, will be in Little Rock on Nov. 23 to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease.

WLR Office Building Draws $4.5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/2/2015 12:00 am

The 333 Executive Court Building in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.5 million. A west Little Rock congregation expanded its holdings in a $3.65 million deal for a neighboring 45,528-SF grocery store. And two Little Rock nonprofits were on either side of a $1.11 million transaction.

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center Picks Patrick West for Safety (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Patrick West previously served as safety and environmental training manager at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge and as safety manager and senior safety engineer at Borden Chemicals & Plastics in Geismar, Louisiana.

Baptist Health, Innovation Hub to Launch Health Care Accelerator

by Mark Carter 10/30/2015 03:29 pm

The program will launch with five to 10 startups, each of which will receive seed money of $25,000 to $50,000 and will also qualify for additional back-end investments.

Five Arkansas Health Organizations Form Partnership

by Alexis Hosticka 10/29/2015 12:30 pm

Five Arkansas health-related organizations announced Thursday that they have formed The Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas, a shared services organization they say will improve health care quality and lower costs.

Small Business Health Insurance Program Launched

by Alexis Hosticka 10/28/2015 09:52 am

Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace will launch Arkansas SHOP, the small business health insurance options program state-based marketplace at 8 a.m. on Nov. 1.

In 2016, Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums Up 4.3 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2015 09:40 am

Average premiums on the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace will go up 4.3 percent in 2016 from 2015, according the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Neurosurgeon Khaled Krisht Joins St. Bernards Circuit (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Khaled M. Krisht, a neurosurgeon, has joined the medical staff at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro and is seeing patients at St. Bernards Neurosurgery.

Tandem WLR Sales Add Up to $6.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/26/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a trampoline park in west Little Rock weighed in at $3.43 million. Central Dental office on Chenal Parkway sold for $2.7 million. And a 20,316-SF retail center in southwest Little Rock changed hands in a $767,405 sale.

Nurse Practitioners & Health Care (Zachary Helms Commentary)

by Zachary Helms 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Nurse practitioners, or NPs, have different cost structures than physicians and are more likely to be drawn to rural areas as a result. Yet the current practice environment restricts the ability of NPs to provide care.

Paulette Nieuwenhof Rises at Arkansas Blood Institute

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

As executive director, Paulette Nieuwenhof will be responsible for overseeing daily operations of the nonprofit Arkansas Blood Institute donor center in Little Rock and for developing and implementing strategic growth plans, community outreach programs and the further development of partnerships with hospitals and community groups.

Little Rock's Angel Eye Expands Network of NICU Cameras

by Mark Carter 10/20/2015 11:52 am

The tech startup installed 10 of its camera systems in the NICU at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, and it plans to install another 10 in the Connecticut Children's NICU at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.

Brookside Sale Tops Latest Six-Pack of Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

A Little Rock nursing home, a hotel and an apartment project in North Little Rock, a former post office in west Little Rock, a North Little Rock church and a home in the Heights provide our six-pack of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Promenade Retail Draws $4.3 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/19/2015 12:00 am

An 8,880-SF retail project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.3 million. A 10,796-SF pediatric therapy center in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1.89 million transaction. And a nine-unit condo project in downtown Little Rock changed hands in a $640,000 deal.

Baxter International to Add 225 Jobs in Mountain Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/15/2015 11:08 am

Baxter International Inc. of Deerfield, Illinois, a publicly traded health care products manufacturer, announced Thursday that it will add about 225 full-time employees to its Mountain Home plant over the next five years.

Children's Hospital Names Trisha Montague to Oversee New Springdale Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 02:46 pm

Arkansas Children's Hospital President and CEO Marcy Doderer announced Wednesday that the hospital has named Trisha Montague of San Antonio, Texas, as senior vice president of Regional Services.


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