Health Care Archive

Arkansas Lawmakers Advance Medicaid Expansion Plan

by Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 5/2/2017 06:56 am

An Arkansas House committee has advanced a proposal to change the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion program.

NASA's Chief Medical Officer To Give Osteopathic Keynote June 17

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/1/2017 01:03 pm

The Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association says J.D. Polk, NASA's chief health and medical officer, will deliver a keynote address on June 17 during its four-day 32nd Annual State Convention.

Baptist Memorial of Memphis, Mississippi Baptist Merge

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/1/2017 11:02 am

Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis and Mississippi Baptist Health Systems of Jackson, Mississippi, have completed their previously announced merger.

Allegiance Health Seeks Tax-Backed Infusion from Eureka Springs

by Mark Friedman 5/1/2017 12:00 am

Allegiance Health Management Inc. of Shreveport, the troubled health care management company that originally planned to build a new hospital in Eureka Springs, is now asking city taxpayers to borrow millions to renovate a facility that is nearly 100 years old.

North Metro Medical Center Faces Lawsuits, Tax Liens

by Mark Friedman 5/1/2017 12:00 am

Since January 2015, North Metro Medical Center in Jacksonville has been hit with $4 million worth of tax liens by the IRS and several lawsuits from vendors.

Working on Arkansas Works (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/1/2017 12:00 am

The state's iteration of the Affordable Care Act has been praised for reducing the ranks of the uninsured, giving thousands more Arkansans access to primary health care and lessening reliance on emergency care.

White River Health Adds Two to Clinic Affiliates (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/1/2017 12:00 am

Robin Kerr has joined Batesville Med PACC/Med Aesthetics and Dr. Melissa Yawn has joined Newport Diagnostic Center in Newport.

Baptist Health Implants State's First Total Artificial Heart

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2017 01:01 pm

Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock on Wednesday announced that it implanted the state's first Syncardia Total Artificial Heart in a 21-year-old Jonesboro man on April 18.

Memphis Meat Packer Recalls Ham Products

by Associated Press 4/27/2017 12:51 pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a Memphis meat packer has recalled some ready-to-eat ham products due to possible bacterial contamination.

DHS Officials: 'Arkansas Works' 2.0 Cheaper for State

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/27/2017 10:10 am

The Arkansas Department of Human Services says the changes it's seeking for the Arkansas Works medicaid expansion will save the state as much as $93 million over five years.

Meadowcrest Apartments Sold; Chinese Garment Affiliate Buys Fourche Dam Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Apartments, an industrial project and a store in Little Rock along with a dental development in Bryant and a closed restaurant in Conway all topped the $1 million sales mark.

Kim Dutton Advances at Arkansas Children's Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Kim Dutton has been promoted to executive director of philanthropy at Arkansas Children's Foundation in Little Rock.

$3.7M Buys Joyce Plaza In Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 4/24/2017 12:00 am

The complex covers 3.77 acres and was formerly anchored by Buffalo Wild Wings, which recently moved across Joyce to a location adjacent to the Malco Cinema.

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Research in behavioral science is showing that there is a trend toward higher irritability in the workplace — especially in the United States — and it has been more pronounced over the last 24 months.

Rock Dental Brand to Buy Arkansas Dentistry & Braces

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/19/2017 09:31 am

Rock Dental Brands of Little Rock says it will acquire Arkansas Dentistry & Braces (ARDB), owned by Dr. Benjamin Burris and Dr. Justin Bethel.

Percy Malone to Join HSU School of Business Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2017 04:20 pm

Former Arkansas state Sen. Percy Malone will be inducted into Henderson State University's School of Business Hall of Fame on Thursday, the university announced last week.

Video: Fitz Hill Talks Transparency in Leadership, Work at Scott Ford Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2017 10:55 am

Leaders should tell the truth, be transparent and communicate regularly with stakeholders during a crisis, says Fitz Hill in Part 2 of Arkansas Business' new video series on leadership.

Fort Smith Osteopathic School Prepares for August Opening

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 10:54 am

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith receives a key approval from the American Osteopathic Association Commission, which paves the way for the school to open in August.

Suit Challenges Air Ambulance Patient Bills

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

James W. Ferrell of Drew County was shocked to receive a $29,000 bill from an air ambulance operator for his 41-mile trip to a hospital in late 2015.

Sue Hopkins Takes Charge of Regional Care Management at CHI St. Vincent (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Sue Hopkins will be responsible for care management at the St. Vincent hospitals in Little Rock, North Little Rock and Hot Springs.