Health Care Archive

Wren Corner Retail Center Tops Trio of Conway Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

A retail project, an auto swap and a clinic provide a trio of multimillion-dollar deals in Conway.

An Easy Call (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Stories on about the controversy have generated more comment than perhaps any other news article, and commenters are almost universally in agreement: Preventing orthodontists from providing basic dental care is absurd, anticompetitive and a disservice to the public.

Central Arkansas Economy Shows Growth in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The economic recovery in central Arkansas accelerated in 2015, with job growth surpassing the national average since March, said Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

What to Seek in an Accelerator (Spencer Jones Commentary)

by Spencer Jones 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Accelerators are one of the best ways to launch a company or simply boost its growth, but all accelerators are not created equal.

Saline Memorial Staff Gains Two Physicians (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Heather Owens, an OB-GYN, and Dr. Brian McGee has begun seeing patients of Saline Memorial Hospital.

UAMS Seeks OK for Feasibility Study of Dental School

by Mark Carter 1/13/2016 12:43 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences wants to study the feasibility of adding a dental school, the state's first, and on Friday a legislative council will decide whether to authorize $50,000 for the study.

Heartland Foundation Gives $105K to Nonprofits

by Alexis Hosticka 1/13/2016 10:17 am

Heartland Foundation, the charitable outlet of Heartland Bank, contributed $105,00 dollars to 13 nonprofits in 2015.

Physical Education in Arkansas Receives $150K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2016 11:55 am

The Arkansas Department of Education received a $150,000 grant from the Blue & You Foundation to provide physical education instructors additional professional development opportunities and classroom resources.

Scott Pace Named to Lead Arkansas Pharmacists Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 11:43 am

Scott Pace has been named executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association, the nonprofit group announced Monday.

Federal Judge Extends Order on Arkansas Abortion Pill Limits

by Associated Press 1/11/2016 11:29 am

A federal judge has agreed to extend until March her order blocking Arkansas from enforcing new limits on the way the abortion pill is administered.

Development of $130M St. Bernards Project Began in 2013

by Mark Friedman 1/11/2016 09:38 am

The $130 million expansion project at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, the largest project in the hospital's history, began taking shape in 2013.

Dennis Developmental Center Leads Off Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

This week's quintet of million-dollar transactions features a clinic in Little Rock, a warehouse in North Little Rock and a gourmet dog cookie facility in Maumelle.

Class Action Approved Against Crittenden Hospital Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Yolanda Goodman of Memphis sued the West Memphis hospital in 2014 on behalf of approximately 600 former employees who participated in the company's self-sponsored health plan from January 2012 until the hospital filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 12, 2014, according to her lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Jonesboro.

Average Arkansas Family Contribution to Health Insurance Premiums Ranks Among Lowest in US

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

The average employee contribution to the premium for family coverage for employer-based health insurance in Arkansas was $3,609 in 2014, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That put Arkansas at No. 48 among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Crittenden County Hopes to Build New $21M Hospital

by Mark Friedman 1/11/2016 12:00 am

If Crittenden County voters approve a tax measure on March 1, an approximately $21 million hospital will be built to replace the bankrupt Crittenden Regional Hospital, which has been closed since September 2014.

Arkansas Hospitals Keep Buying Physician Clinics

by George Waldon and Gwen Moritz 1/11/2016 12:00 am

When hospitals buy physician clinics, the results are mixed. But the trend, which is as evident in Arkansas as it is nationally, shows no signs of going away.

Arkansas Health Care Heavyweights Join to Share Services

by Mark Friedman 1/11/2016 12:00 am

A partnership formed by some of the biggest health care organizations in Arkansas expects to save its members millions of dollars, but the details on how it plans to do that haven't been released.

New Staff Activity Builds at Nabholz (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Chris Wright has joined Nabholz Construction Corp. of Conway as director of virtual design for the company's locations in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Mississippi.

Truckers Pleased by Transportation Bill, Reform of Safety Ratings

by Marty Cook 1/11/2016 12:00 am

The act, all 1,300 pages of it, contains many provisions small and large, although the main thrust of the bill is the $305 billion in infrastructure spending and transit development during the next five years.

Mercy Clinic's R. Cole Goodman on Recruiting - and Retaining - Physicians in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Since Dr. R. Cole Goodman became president of Mercy Clinic Fort Smith Communities in January 2010, the clinic has grown from 26 physicians to 119 and from five advanced practice nurses to 42.