Health Care Archive

Federal Tax Credits Help Our House Build Center

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Our House Inc.'s $5 million Children's Center that opened June 7 was paid for with help from New Markets Tax Credits.

Clarity Pointe Opens Little Rock Facility

by Brandon Riddle 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Clarity Pointe, a community for Alzheimer's and dementia patients, recently opened a facility in west Little Rock, its second location in Arkansas. Clarity Pointe in Fayetteville opened earlier this year.

Barbara Graves Ready To Give Retail The Slip

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Barbara Graves, who for many years has reigned as queen of the high-end lingerie scene, says the last day for her eponymous store, Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions, likely will be June 28.

Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss Private Option, Taxes, Education

by Lee Hogan 6/13/2014 12:29 pm

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross and Republican nominee Asa Hutchinson expressed differing viewpoints on the future of the state's private option while speaking to the Delta Grassroots Caucus conference Friday.

Mike Beebe Optimistic for 'Private Option' in 2015

by Lance Turner 6/13/2014 07:57 am

Gov. Mike Beebe said Thursday he remains cautiously optimistic that Arkansas will keep its compromise Medicaid expansion alive next year despite the defeat of a legislator who helped design the program.

Harding's Physical Therapy Program Receives Full Accreditation

by Lee Hogan 6/12/2014 05:01 pm

Harding University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program has received full accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, in addition to receiving a five-year term extension through June 2019.

Mark Pryor Proposes Curbs on Veterans' Wait Times

by Associated Press 6/12/2014 01:08 pm

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas has proposed legislation to prevent veterans from being dropped from the VA health care system following long periods between doctor's appointments.

Insurers Propose Changes to Obama Health Law

by Associated Press 6/11/2014 12:01 pm

Insurers want to change President Barack Obama's health care law to provide financial assistance for people buying bare-bones coverage. That would entice the healthy and the young, the industry says, holding down premiums.

Mike Beebe Announces 16 to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2014 11:57 am

Gov. Mike Beebe announces appointments to state boards and commissions.

Burris Defeat, GOP Runoff Clouds Private Option Future in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/11/2014 07:20 am

The Arkansas "private option" expansion of Medicaid again faces an uncertain future after one of its key architects was defeated Tuesday in a state Senate race cast as a referendum on the program.

Contract Clauses Keeping Cases Out of Court Loved by Companies, Not by Customers

by Mark Friedman 6/9/2014 12:00 am

More companies are eagerly adding language to contracts and terms of agreements that require any disputes that arise to be handled in arbitration. Once there, the complaint is decided by an arbitrator rather than in the courts with a judge or jury deciding the case, a procedure that one proponent described as “simpler, fairer, faster.”

Wilkes & McHugh Law Firm's Departure Highlights Fall in Nursing Home Lawsuits

by Jan Cottingham 6/9/2014 12:00 am

The departure of Wilkes & McHugh, known for winning historic, multimillion-dollar verdicts against nursing homes, illustrates the changing economics of nursing home litigation in Arkansas.

On Development: Business & Childhood (Scott Gordon Commentary)

by Scott Gordon 6/9/2014 12:00 am

There's a proven correlation between childhood development and economic development. Research shows that investments in children's health and learning have impressive economic outcomes, both in the short and long term.

HealthCare Express Makes Entrance Into Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Did you know another urgent care clinic is coming to Little Rock? HealthCare Express of Texarkana, Texas, is expected to open a location in the Otter Creek area on June 30.

Mercy to Cut 200-300 Jobs Across 7 States

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2014 08:24 am

Mercy is cutting 200-300 jobs at health care centers across seven states.

$18M Midtown Medical Park Opens in Little Rock

by Lance Turner 6/5/2014 03:03 pm

Midtown Medical Park, a new 66,000-SF medical office building at 6119 Midtown Ave. in Little Rock, opened Thursday, about a year after developers began construction.

White County Medical Center Searches for Ways to Replace $51M

by Mark Friedman 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Ray Montgomery, WCMC's president and CEO, said that he projects the 438-bed hospital in Searcy will miss out on $66 million in revenue over the next six years.

UAMS Anesthesiology Department Gains New Chair (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Williams Brooks Gentry has been appointed chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, effective July 1.

VA Crisis to Linger in Arkansas Campaign (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/1/2014 01:22 pm

Delayed treatments and other widespread problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs inject a new issue into the increasingly expensive race between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, even despite the VA secretary's resignation.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Hosting Child Health Summit

by Lee Hogan 5/29/2014 04:42 pm

Arkansas Children's Hospital is hosting a two-day summit in June to raise awareness of the state of children's health in Arkansas. The summit is set for June 5-6 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.