Health Care Archive

Momentum Jonesboro on Pace to Grow Jobs in Key Sectors

by Todd Traub 1/31/2017 06:00 am

Momentum Jonesboro, the economic development fundraising plan targeting job growth in northeast Arkansas, is on track to reach its $3.7 million goal.

Trumps Signs Order to Cut Regulations on Business

by Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters 1/30/2017 11:00 am

President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically pare back federal regulations by requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced.

Baptist Health Exec Faces Foreclosure on Conway Ranch, Restaurant

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Trouble is brewing for Joanie White-Wagoner, administrator and vice president at the new $150 million Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

$4.8M Sale Visits Rogers Warehouse (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Breeden Robinson LLC, led by Larry Breeden, bought the facility from Superior Industries International Arkansas LLC, a subsidiary of Superior Industries of Van Nuys, California.

Steve Spaulding Named EVP at Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Spaulding has overall executive responsibility for the company's alternative payment initiatives, primary care initiatives, commercial pharmacy, enterprise business intelligence, provider compensation, provider network operations and Health Advantage.

Chelsea Wakefield To Lead Program Within UAMS Psychiatry Department (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Wakefield will establish a program to treat those with issues related to interpersonal relationships. She was previously an assistant professor at the university.

Shane Knisley In as New COO of Sparks Health (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Shane Knisley has been appointed chief operating officer of Sparks Health System in Fort Smith.

Kathy Deck: Slower Growth on Tap for Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 1/27/2017 05:01 pm

Kathy Deck said northwest Arkansas and health care services will be strong points for an otherwise less robust Arkansas job market in 2017. Deck, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, made her remarks at the 23rd annual Business Forecast Luncheon in Rogers.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2017 08:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces the appointments to boards and commissions.

Anstaff Bank Donates $250K to Children's Northwest Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/24/2017 03:21 pm

Arkansas Children's Foundation says Anstaff Bank of Green Forest is making a $250,000 commitment to support the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital.

Trial Reset, Richard Johns Still Due in Court Monday

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Richard Johns, the Little Rock physician charged with running a “pill mill” of fraudulent painkiller prescriptions, is scheduled to be in court Monday, but it won't be for the start of his trial.

Central Arkansas Unemployment Area Rate at Record Lows

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has been modest, but unemployment in the region is at historic lows, according to a Metroplan report released earlier this month.

$200K Grant Aims to Lure Doctors to Delta

by Mark Friedman 1/23/2017 12:00 am

To address the shortage of primary care physicians, the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University is using a grant to establish residencies in Delta-area hospitals.

Hidden Figures (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Companies provide 401(k) plans for all the right reasons, but in doing so, employers also take on a fiduciary responsibility for making smart choices.

Arkansas Diagnostic Center Attracts $4.4M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/23/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of the Store Capital real estate investment trust in Scottsdale, Arizona, purchased the medical center at 8908 Kanis Road.

William R. Bowes Promoted at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

William R. Bowes, chancellor of finance and chief financial officer of UAMS, has been promoted to senior vice chancellor for finance and administration at the university.

Daniel Mwanza Joins Surgical Associates with Sparks Regional (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Daniel Mwanza has joined Surgical Associates of Fort Smith and Sparks Regional Medical Center as a general surgeon.

Michael Bowman Steps In as Interim Assistant Dean at Arkansas State (NEA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Michael Bowman will serve as interim assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Communication at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He is an assistant professor in creative media production at the university.

Sam Bledsoe Placed as Surgical Director for Arkansas Heart Hospital (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Sam Bledsoe has joined Arkansas Heart Hospital as the surgical director of the hospital's newly established Bariatric & Metabolic Institute.

Endeavor Foundation Donates $2M to Children's Northwest Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2017 09:33 am

The Endeavor grant will go toward family-centered programs such as financial counseling, volunteer services and pastoral and palliative care.