Health Care Archive

Laura Hutchins Honored for Lifetime Achievement at Health Care Heroes Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2016 11:46 am

Dr. Laura F. Hutchins of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Health Care Heroes awards luncheon.

GOP Governors Hope to Move Fast on Making Promised Changes

by Associated Press 11/16/2016 06:48 am

At the Republican Governors Association conference, Gov. Asa Hutchinson called for a "thoughtful approach" to revamping health care under the Trump administration.

Arkansas Children's, Conway Regional Health System Form NICU Partnership

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/15/2016 04:56 pm

Arkansas Children's Hospital and Conway Regional Health System announce an affiliation agreement that creates a pediatric nursery alliance between the hospitals.

Arkansas Urology to Mark Work on New Surgery Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/15/2016 12:46 pm

Arkansas Urology of Little Rock will break ground on a $6 million surgery center.

Cameron Smith Considers Medical Recruitment for Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Cameron Smith, founder of the executive recruitment firm of Cameron Smith & Associates in Rogers, is considering going into medicine.

Women & Infants Center Opens at Washington Regional Medical Center

by Mark Friedman 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Washington Regional Medical System's $65 million Women & Infants Center in Fayetteville will start taking patients on Monday.

Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas Remain in Talks

by Mark Friedman 11/14/2016 12:00 am

The Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas, which was formed by some of the biggest health care organizations in Arkansas last October, continues its discussions on the best ways to reduce health care costs.

'A Whole New Ballgame' (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/14/2016 12:00 am

President-elect Trump said during his campaign that repealing and replacing the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act would be a top priority of his administration. Now he and his fellow Republicans have their chance.

Pebbles Fagan Steps In as New Tobacco Center Director at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Pebbles Fagan has been named the director of the Center for the Study of Tobacco at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

In the Weeds: Long Road to Medical Pot's Start in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/11/2016 10:52 am

Voters have made Arkansas the first Bible Belt state to legalize medical marijuana, but it will be several months or longer before patients suffering from a host of ailments will be able to buy the drug.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Beebe, Brooks, Hubbard Join UAMS Foundation Fund Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 10:24 am

Seven new members have been elected to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Foundation Fund Board.

US Number of Uninsured Continues Decline

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The percentage of Americans without health insurance coverage for 2015 was 9.1 percent, down from 10.4 percent in 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Health Care: Privilege or Right? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Whoever wins the presidential race on Tuesday, one thing is clear: Health care — or, more precisely, paying for health care — will continue to be an issue.

Arkansas Sidesteps Some Obamacare Problems with Unique Mix

by Mark Friedman 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The Affordable Care Act has been a mixture of good and bad news for Arkansas, but the state's unique approach to expanding Medicaid has resulted in a different experience from that making national headlines.

Address Design Flaws of Affordable Care Act, Participants Say

by Mark Friedman 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The insurance industry is in the business of managing risk, but under the ACA, everyone pays the same amount for the same health insurance plan, regardless of what the health status of a person is.

Juli Stec Named COO of Mercy Hospital (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

In her new position, Stec will oversee cardiology services, oncology services, lab services, environmental services, facilities, security, food and nutrition, wound care, rehabilitation services, home-based services, the sleep disorder center and the Regional Critical Access Facilities in Ozark, Paris, Booneville and Waldron.

Jonesboro Cancer Center Gets Okoye (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Christian Okoye has joined the Ben E. Owens Cancer Treatment Center at St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro as a radiation oncologist.

D1 Development Attracts $3.1 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/7/2016 12:00 am

An affiliate of the Store Capital real estate investment trust in Scottsdale, Arizona, purchased the D1 project at 10 Viewpointe Cove. The seller is WB Sports of Little Rock LLC, led by Will Bartholomew.

Voluntary Plans Add Challenges, Opportunities for USAble Life's Jim Casey

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Jim Casey is the president and CEO of USAble Life and its holding company, Life & Specialty Ventures LLC of Little Rock. t has more than 500 employees and provides ancillary insurance, including life, disability and dental coverage.