Health Care Archive

Aledade Gets Slow Start in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A Maryland accountable care organization operator that began recruiting primary care physicians a year ago has had limited success in Arkansas, in part because dozens of the most likely practices are temporarily occupied with a federal pilot program with similar goals.

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Results Mixed

by Gwen Moritz 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Fifty-nine primary care practices representing 254 physicians are currently participating in a four-year pilot program by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services known as CPCI, the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative.

Doctors Encourage End-of-Life Talks

by Mark Friedman 8/3/2015 12:00 am

By the time most doctors talk to terminally ill patients about end-of-life care, it's already too late. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services hopes to change that. On July 8, CMS proposed paying doctors for their time spent talking with Medicare patients about end-of-life planning.

Weighing Private Option Boost, Medicare Cuts To Scale Uncompensated Care

by Sean Beherec 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Hospitals around the state have reported that the so-called “private option” provided a needed boost by reducing losses associated with uncompensated care.

Little Rock Warehouse Sells for Almost $1.8M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A 166,800-SF warehouse in south Little Rock weighed in at $1.78 million. Essick Air Products Inc. of Little Rock purchased the 3700 W. 65th St. project from 3700 West 65th LLC, led by Rick Ferguson.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Eyes Northwest Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 7/31/2015 04:33 pm

Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock said it could release plans next week for providing service in northwest Arkansas.

Tim Hill Named Vice Chancellor at UAMS

by Alexis Hosticka 7/30/2015 01:39 pm

Tim Hill has been named University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences vice chancellor for Regional Programs, effective Aug. 1.

Patented Protein from Fayetteville Firm Treats Bone and Hair Loss

by Mark Carter 7/30/2015 12:29 pm

Fayetteville startup BiologicsMD has been awarded a U.S. patent for the development of fusion proteins that help in the treatment of bone and hair loss.

Sparks Health System Adds New Cardiologist

by Alexis Hosticka 7/29/2015 02:01 pm

Sparks Health System has added Dr. Mohammad Al Madani, Interventional Cardiologist, to the Cardiology Center at Sparks to better serve Fort Smith and surrounding areas.

UAMS Names Patricia Cowan New Dean of Nursing

by Alexis Hosticka 7/29/2015 10:23 am

Patricia A. Cowan, Ph.D., R.N., has been named dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and will begin on or before Dec. 1.

Justin Voris Joins SouthPointe Practice

by Alexis Hosticka 7/22/2015 09:22 am

Dr. Justin Voris will be joining SouthPointe Family Practice in Fort Smith, which is part of Sparks Health System.

UA Gets $1M Grant for Nursing Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2015 10:57 am

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville received a $1 million federal grant for a program to increase the number of advanced practice nurses.

Ronald McDonald Breaks Ground on $8.5M House

by Alexis Hosticka 7/21/2015 10:36 am

With $7.5 million raised and $1 million to go, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas broke ground on a new, 35,000 SF house on Tuesday morning at the entrance of Arkansas Children's Hospital.

UCA Adds Three Undergrad Courses to Online Offerings

by Austin DuVall 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway has launched UCA Online, an online course portal offering three new undergraduate completion programs.

Tyson Among Poultry Giants Curtailing Antibiotic Use

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Christine Daugherty is almost irrepressibly energetic. It's a trait that serves her well in her role as vice president of sustainable food production at Tyson Foods of Springdale.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Baptist Health Marks Progess of Future Conway Hospital

by Mark Carter 7/15/2015 01:25 pm

Baptist Health holds a "topping out" ceremony at the 37-acre site in Conway that will soon be home to its newest hospital, set to open in the spring of 2016.

Crittenden County Voters OK Tax Increase to Reopen Hospital

by Lance Turner 7/15/2015 09:49 am

Despite severe weather that ripped through the area last night, Crittenden County voters approved a 1 percent sales tax increase to help reopen the Crittenden Regional Hospital, which closed last year.

Conway Interfaith Clinic Becomes Part of CHI St. Vincent

by Alexis Hosticka 7/14/2015 10:09 am

Conway Interfaith Clinic changed ownership on July 6 and is now CHI St. Vincent Interfaith Clinic.

David Couch Ready To Deal Attorney General New Marijuana Initiative

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

David Couch, the Little Rock attorney who got approval to collect signatures for two ballot items concerning alcohol laws, says he's about to pop the cork on something even bigger.