Health Care Archive

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

More Time Given for Medical Marijuana Petitions

by Associated Press 7/28/2016 05:00 pm

A campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas has been given 30 more days to circulate petitions after falling short of the signatures needed to get its proposal on the November ballot.

Little Rock Doctor Robert Barrow Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/26/2016 04:00 pm

Barrow admitted billing for massage therapy as if it were physical therapy. He was ordered to pay almost $735,000 in restitution to patients and Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield.

Horton Family Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 10:54 am

Karen and Darren Horton of northwest Arkansas, grandparents of a former Arkansas Children's patient, are giving $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest.

Parkview Medical Building Changes Hands in $5M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Medical condo space in midtown Little Rock and a 140-bed nursing home in south Pulaski County were just two recent property deals exchanged in multimillion-dollar transactions.

Baptist Health Sets Opening In Conway

by Mark Friedman 7/25/2016 12:00 am

The $150 million Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway will start taking its first patients at 7 a.m. on Sept. 16.

St. Bernards Starts Osteopathic Residency Program

by Mark Friedman 7/25/2016 12:00 am

St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro recently started its internal medicine residency program with an osteopathic focus.

Rockline Industries Expands in Springdale (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Rockline Industries of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a wet-wipe manufacturer, paid $2.25 million for a 50,000-SF warehouse close to its manufacturing facilities in Springdale.

Kendrea Jones Set as President of APA's Pharmacists Academy (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Kendrea Jones of Little Rock was named the new president of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association's Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists Academy last month at the association's 134th annual convention in Hot Springs. The academy represents both private and public agencies and other health care organizations.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

by Alexis Hosticka 7/22/2016 09:36 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained stable at 3.8 percent between May and June, according to a report Friday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Ashley County Medical Center Upgrades Radiology Equipment

by Alexis Hosticka 7/19/2016 03:23 pm

Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett has completed a seven-year, $5 million renovation of its radiology department, becoming the first in the country to install Carestream's new DRX-Excel Plus radiography/fluoroscopy system.

Hutchinson Advisor Betty Guhman to Oversee Youth Services Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/19/2016 11:33 am

The state Department of Human Services announced Tuesday that Betty Guhman, a senior advisor to Gov. Asa Hutchinson since 2014, will serve as interim director of the DHS Division of Youth Services while the agency searches for a permanent director.

Arkansas Pharmacists Name Kendrea Jones Academy President

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:13 pm

Kendrea Jones of Little Rock was installed Saturday as president of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association's Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists Academy.

Premier Concepts Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 10:27 am

Premier Concepts LLC is giving $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest. It will distribute the money over the next five years.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 09:12 am

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

Towne Oaks Apartments Combo Sold in $10 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

This week's installment of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions features seven west Little Rock properties.

Benny Gooden Named to Exec Position at Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Gooden recently retired as superintendent of the Fort Smith School District, a role he held for 30 years. He has also served in public relations for 50 years as a teacher and building/central office administrator.

Rhonna Wade Takes Director Slot at Arkansas Community Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Rhonna Wade of Little Rock has been named one of two statewide outreach directors at Arkansas Community Foundation. She previously was youth programs director at Just Communities of Arkansas, where she facilitated workshops creating more inclusive communities.

Beige Book: Economy Improving, Modest Job Growth Across US

by Alexis Hosticka 7/14/2016 10:19 am

The U.S. economy has continued to improve at a modest pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions, released Wednesday.

UAMS, Arkansas Children's Receive $1.4M to Study Childhood Obesity

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2016 10:21 am

Scientists at Arkansas Children's Research Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have received a $1.4 million grant from the USDA to find out why obesity rates in Arkansas are among the worst in the nation, the organizations announced in a news release Wednesday.