Health Care Archive

Muhammad Waqas Joins CHI St. Vincent Heart Staff (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Muhammad Waqas has joined CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic in Little Rock as a cardiologist. Waqas will focus on adult cardiac and general thoracic surgery. He will also treat patients with congestive heart failure.

I Don't Want to Scare You, But… (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There is significant circumstantial evidence that union organizing efforts in companies of all sizes are likely to rise at an alarming rate in the next year or two.

NIH Renews $10M Grant for Alzheimers Research at UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2016 11:19 am

An Alzheimer's disease research team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences receives a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Rising Cost of Medicaid Expansion is Unnerving Some States

by Associated Press 10/5/2016 10:37 am

The cost of expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is rising faster than expected in many states, causing budget anxieties and political misgivings.

SPONSORED: Four Steps For A Healthy Medical Practice

by 10/4/2016 08:00 am

Medical professionals should treat their financials like a patient, with plenty of preventive medicine.

Arkansas Medical Pot Foes Learn Lessons From 2012 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/3/2016 06:57 am

A split among advocates of medical cannabis, a governor who's taking a more prominent role and a lineup of the state's most powerful lobbying groups are helping opponents as they ramp up their campaign against both measures.

Uninsured Health Insurance Rate Continues Decline in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

The percentage of Arkansans lacking health insurance fell to 9.5 percent in 2015, compared with 11.8 percent in 2014 and 16 percent in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau says.

Arkansas Hospitals Face Lawsuits After Refusing Insurance

by Mark Friedman 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Complaints in Arkansas are challenging the growing and controversial practice of hospitals refusing to accept the health insurance of patients who have been injured by the actions of others.

Arkansas Hospitals Report Healthier Results in 2015

by Mark Friedman 10/3/2016 12:00 am

On the annual checkup of hospitals, 61 out of the 86 hospitals on this year's list of the state's largest hospitals and medical centers — 71 percent — reported making money. That compares with 62 percent on the list that ran in 2013, just before the main features of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act took effect.

Oakwood Apartments Sale Tops $6.5 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/3/2016 12:00 am

An affiliate of Los Angeles real estate investment firm AndMark bought the Oakwood Apartments project at 1310 Smithwick Drive in Jacksonville.

Sweetheart of a Deal at UAMS (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/3/2016 12:00 am

UAMS' conflict-of-interest policy allowed it to enter into a contract that didn't pass the smell test of anyone who didn't have a direct interest in it and left the state's medical school vulnerable to lost revenue.

UAMS Awards Sheldon Riklon with Endowment (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Sheldon Riklon has been invested as the inaugural holder of the Peter O. Kohler M.D. Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Health Disparities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Pam Kindall Nationally Recognized for Pharmacy Work (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Pam Kindall, director of pharmacy services at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center at Harrison, has been named National Outstanding Buyer of the Year by the National Pharmacy Purchasing Association.

Eric Pianalto on Why There's No Room for Waiting for Mercy Hospital Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Eric Pianalto has been with Mercy since 1994 and held a number of positions within Mercy's four-state region including being chief operating officer for regional operations in Arkansas and Oklahoma. He was named president of Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in 2013.

Group Asks State Supreme Court to Dismiss Challenge to Liability Proposal

by Associated Press 9/30/2016 03:55 pm

Supporters of a ballot measure that would place limits on damages in medical lawsuits have asked Arkansas' highest court to dismiss one of two efforts to remove it from the November ballot.

Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas Planned Parenthood Defunding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/29/2016 04:08 pm

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Arkansas from prohibiting Medicaid payments for Planned Parenthood patients, expanding her order that forced the state to continue paying for three patients.

New Nursing Home Standards Preserve Patients' Right to Sue

by Associated Press 9/29/2016 01:31 pm

The Obama administration is issuing new nursing home standards that reverse a longstanding industry practice and preserve the rights of patients to sue in cases of abuse or neglect.

Business Opponents Say Legalizing Medical Marijuana Unsafe, Would Drive Away Jobs

by Sarah Campbell 9/28/2016 12:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and four business leaders speak against two proposals that would legalize marijuana use by those with certain medical conditions.

JB Hunt Family Donates $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 11:09 am

The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt family donates $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest in Springdale.

UAMS Cures RxResults' One-Sided Contract

by Mark Friedman 9/26/2016 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has corrected a contract that for nearly eight years gave a private company the exclusive right to market UAMS' intellectual property and resulted in no royalty payments for UAMS.


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