Health Care Archive

Arkansas Heart Hospital Contract with Saline Memorial to End

by Alexis Hosticka 6/2/2016 01:51 pm

Arkansas Heart Hospital of Little Rock said Thursday that its cardiac coverage agreement with Saline Memorial Hospital of Benton will end Sept. 30 after five years.

Reynolds Foundation Gives $1.5M for New UAMS Chair

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2016 11:32 am

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has given the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences $1.5 million to establish a distinguished chair.

In Little Rock, Alzheimer's Association President Calls for More Research

by Sarah Campbell 6/1/2016 11:27 am

Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Harry Johns says the number of those diagnosed with the disease is on the rise, as is the cost of care, and more federal research dollars are needed.

Hobby Lobby Gives $200K for JBU Nursing Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/31/2016 03:27 pm

John Brown University announced Tuesday a $200,000 donation from Hobby Lobby toward the university's new bachelor of science in nursing program.

Battle Over Air Ambulance Pay Lands in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Air Evac EMS Inc. of O'Fallon, Missouri, an air ambulance operator, says it is owed $10 million or more by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, which hasn't properly paid for medical flights provided to policyholders.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Leslie Mann Joins Conway Regional Health System (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Leslie Mann has joined Conway Regional Health System as a physician liaison, in which role she will focus on network development as part of the medical staff administration department. Mann has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas at Conway and is working toward an MBA there.

Connie Meeks Promoted at Blue Cross Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Connie Meeks has been promoted to vice president and chief medical officer for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock.

Donna Gullette Honored by UAMS Women's Faculty Development Caucus (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Donna Gullette, associate dean for practice and professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing, received the 2016 Outstanding Woman Faculty Award from the UAMS Women's Faculty Development Caucus.

Rehab & Health Care Center Attracts $3.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/30/2016 12:00 am

FC Encore Properties B Holdco LLC, an affiliate of Formation Capital of Atlanta, purchased Chenal Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center at 3115 S. Bowman Road.

Land in the Rock Program Helps Interns Connect, Plug Into City

by Alexis Hosticka 5/25/2016 08:36 am

Create Little Rock is providing a way for interns, law clerks, medical residents and new hires to get plugged in stay entertained during the summer through the annual Land in the Rock program.

Ghidotti Firm Moving On Up — to the 29th Floor

by Kyle Massey 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Ghidotti Communications moved onto the 29th floor of the Regions Center several months ago, after severing a successful eight-year relationship with Eric Rob & Isaac in the River Market District.

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center Names New Critical Care Manager (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

DeLana Dawn Shoemake, a registered nurse, has been promoted to critical care manager at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison, where she is responsible for nursing services and patient care for all patients in the critical care, step down and pediatric units.

J.B. Hunt Gives $5M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Mark Friedman 5/19/2016 10:23 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell announces a $5 million donation to Arkansas Children's Hospital's northwest Arkansas hospital, now under construction in Springdale.

Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 5/18/2016 01:22 pm

The U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 50,000 employees and their employers in Arkansas will be affected. Here's how to prepare.

UAMS Professor Given $1M Chair, Named ARA Scholar

by Sarah Campbell 5/16/2016 12:21 pm

Hong-yu Li, a professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, was awarded the $1 million Helen Adams & Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) Endowed Chair and named an ARA scholar in a ceremony held Monday at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock.

John Rians Moves Forward as Head of Stepping Stone Unit at WRMC (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Dr. John F. Rians, a fellowship-trained psychiatrist, has been appointed as the medical director and supervising physician of The Stepping Stone, the adult inpatient psychiatric unit at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Janet Pulliam To Chair Bar Association's Committee for Breast Cancer (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Janet L. Pulliam, an attorney of counsel with Mitchell Blackstock Ivers Sneddon & Marshall in Little Rock, has been named chair of the American Bar Association's National Breast Cancer Initiatives Executive Committee for 2016-17.

Presidential Hotel Hosts $8.5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/16/2016 12:00 am

LR HI Associates LLC, an affiliate of Centura Capital of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, bought the Holiday Inn-Presidential at 600 Interstate 30. The seller is HI Presidential LLC, led by Larry Carpenter.

Wal-Mart, Walmart Foundation Give $8M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Mark Friedman 5/9/2016 01:10 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the Walmart Foundation are donating $8 million to Arkansas Children's Hospital's northwest Arkansas hospital, now under construction in Springdale.