Health Care Archive

Mexican Consulate Provides $40,000 to UAMS for Screenings

by Associated Press 6/15/2015 08:45 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health has received $40,000 from the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock to continue a partnership that began in 2010.

National Park Medical Center on List For High Markups

by Mark Friedman 6/15/2015 12:00 am

An official with National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs last week blasted a report that said the hospital had one of the highest price markups in the country.

Grove Apartments Now The Wayland After $11M Deal in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Our latest installment of Faulkner County million-dollar transactions includes five Conway projects: a private student housing development, a special needs health and education facility, an apartment project, a retail property and a dental office. A big home on the outskirts of Conway completes the six-pack.

State Alleges Medicaid Fraud in Lawsuit Against Step by Step Senior Care

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The state Attorney General's Office has filed a Medicaid fraud lawsuit against a Little Rock elder care facility seeking penalties of more than $33 million.

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list.

Children's Hospital Names Tamara Perry Director of Telemedicine (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Tamara Perry has been promoted to medical director of telemedicine at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Perry, who specializes in allergies and asthma, has been with the hospital since 2004. Shawn Harwell was also promoted by ACH to administrative director of telemedicine after five years of managing the hospital's media services.

Boomerang Projects Combine for $3.8M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Two Boomerang car washes attracted seven-digit transactions. A 4,200-SF retail project in south Little Rock rang up a $750,000 sale. And a 10-unit piece of the Springvale Apartments project in North Little Rock changed hands.

Governor Names Elizabeth Smith to Arkansas Medicaid Fraud Post

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 02:12 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named a replacement for the state official who oversees the prevention and investigation of Medicaid fraud.

Arkansas Seeks Rehearing in 12-Week Abortion Ban Case

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 06:56 am

The Arkansas Attorney General's Office requested a rehearing Wednesday before the U.S. appeals court that agreed last month with a lower court that a state law unconstitutionally burdens women by banning abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat.

UAMS Gets $3.9M NIH Grant for Biomedical Research Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2015 11:00 am

UAMS receives a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health of continue the Arkansas INBRE program, which promotes biomedical research in the state.

Arkansas Medicaid Inspector General to Leave Post

by Associated Press 6/9/2015 02:01 pm

Arkansas' top official tasked with preventing, detecting and investigating Medicaid fraud has announced his resignation.

Arkansas Abortions Drop Since 2010, but Increase in 2014

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 6/8/2015 07:11 am

The number of abortions performed in Arkansas increased in 2014 for the first time in almost a decade because of Tennessee and Mississippi residents coming to Arkansas for abortions, state numbers showed.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

Roller Funeral Homes Moves Three to Manager Roles (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Angelia Cunningham, Jim Anding and Mike Frazier have been promoted to manager positions at three Roller Funeral Homes locations.

TeleTech Holdings to Hire 120 New Employees

by Alexis Hosticka 6/5/2015 09:31 am

TeleTech Holdings Inc. will host three job fairs in northeast Arkansas next week to fill 120 openings.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Latest Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2015 11:43 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the following appointments, including appointments to the Arkansas Workforce Development Board.

Innovate Arkansas Firms Experiencing Success

by Mark Carter 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Since its inception in 2007, Innovate Arkansas has counseled and mentored hundreds of Arkansas tech startups, placing them in position to succeed and create high-paying jobs. With about 85 currently active client companies, IA continues to nurture tech entrepreneurs and help grow the state's budding tech startup ecosystem.

UAMS Gains Two Assistant Professors in Department of Orthopaedics (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Robert Martin, a foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Paul Edwards, hip and knee replacement surgeon, have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and will serve as assistant professors in the Department of Orthopaedics in the UAMS College of Medicine.

The Ignorant American (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Ignorance is bliss, or so they say, but ignorance can also be dangerous. Ask Luis Lang, a 49-year-old who made a comfortable living as a self-employed handyman, who ignored the law requiring him to buy health insurance — and then discovered what happens to diabetics who don't take care of themselves.

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