Health Care Archive

Arkansas Marshallese Population to Be Studied

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 02:12 pm

A panel discussion that explores the health disparities, cultural understanding and social policies of the state's thousands of Marshallese residents has been scheduled for next week.

The Future of the Private Option in Wake of GOP Wins

by Lee Hogan 11/5/2014 10:29 am

There are still a few races yet to be called, but what we know already about the results from Tuesday's election in the state legislature sets up what is sure to be an interesting battle over the state's private option.

DHS Director John Selig on What Changes He'd Make in Public Policy

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2014 12:00 am

John Selig joined the Department of Human Services in 1988 as a special assistant to the director. He left the agency for two years in 1994 to work at the Department of Health before returning to DHS as the director of Behavioral Health Services. He was named director by Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2005.

Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic a Good Home for New Owner (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2014 12:00 am

Brian Barron, a doctor of veterinary medicine, is the new owner of Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic at 304 N. Shackleford Road in Little Rock. Barron has practiced at the clinic since May 2008. He earned his DVM at Louisiana State University and practiced in Bastrop, Louisiana, for a year before coming to Little Rock.

Household Debt: Delinquency Rate Hits Lowest Point Since '08

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2014 12:00 am

The New York Fed's Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit shows that overall household debt in the U.S. fell by $18 billion during the second quarter of 2014 compared with the first quarter. Housing debt stood at $8.62 trillion in the second quarter, while nonhousing debt was $3.02 trillion.

Bank Branch Count in Arkansas Dwindles After Mergers

by Gwen Moritz 11/3/2014 12:00 am

After reaching a peak of 1,513 in mid-2008, Arkansas' branch network had fallen to 1,388 as of this year's summary of deposits, which was released on Sept. 29. A net reduction of 54 branches happened in the 12 months that ended June 30.

Dina Wood Named Senior Director of Development for UAMS Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2014 10:30 am

Wood moves to UAMS Northwest from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, where she served as director of development. Previously, she spent 11 years in university advancement at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

US Economy Grew at 3.5 Percent Rate in 3Q

by Associated Press 10/30/2014 09:14 am

The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.

Ronald McDonald House To Announce $8M Campaign for New Little Rock Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2014 01:07 pm

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas is launching an $8 million campaign to build a new house in Little Rock.

ASU's Zhou Receives ASTA Grant for Novel Cancer Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2014 12:30 pm

Hong Zhou of Arkansas State University has received an Arkansas Science & Technology Authority grant of $43,374 to fund his research into early detection and prevention of skin cancer.

Crittenden Regional Hospital Assets Go Up for Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2014 12:00 am

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Audrey Evans has signed off on hiring an auctioneer to sell some assets of Crittenden Regional Hospital.

The Real Deficit Problem (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/27/2014 12:00 am

The federal budget getting under control starts with getting health care inflation under control, which is going to be impossible as long as no one knows what anything costs — as long as even the doctors ordering tests and prescribing medications don't know what kind of bills they are running up.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Seven-Year Campaign Raises $167M

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/22/2014 04:30 pm

Arkansas Children's Hospital launched the Century of Possibility Centennial Campaign nearly seven years ago with a goal to reach $160 million in donations. It's going to hit that goal with room, and time, to spare.

PAC, Lobbyist Donations Nearing $1M in Contested State Legislative Races

by Lee Hogan 10/20/2014 11:39 am

Less than three weeks before Election Day, political action committees and lobbyists have already pumped more than three-quarters of a million dollars into contested state Senate and House races across the state.

UA Study: Well Connected CEOs Can Be Bad for Firms They Lead

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 09:28 am

A University of Arkansas study suggests that the more socially connected a chief executive officer is, the less success his firm experiences.

16 Arkansas Public School Superintendent Jobs Top $200,000

by Gwen Moritz 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The list includes 247 current-year superintendents of public school districts and a few charter schools, and it ranks them by the total compensation package — salary plus benefits — paid to the superintendent of that school district in the 2013-14 academic year.

Top College Officials See Sizable Pay Raises

by Mark Friedman 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business reviewed the Administrator's Compensation Survey reports filed with the state Department of Higher Education for the 2010 and 2014 fiscal years. In the four-year period, the number of six-figure employees included in the report increased from 460 to 703.

Federal Health Fraud Case Against Barrows Postponed to February

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

If you've wondered what's happening in the case of the Little Rock husband-and-wife physician team who were charged with health insurance fraud in excess of $1.2 million, well, here's your answer: Their trial has been postponed.

Baptist Health Struck With Buyer's Remorse Over WLR School Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The 121,211-SF facility was repurchased for $8.5 million last month from BCP-Colonel Glenn LLC, whose ownership includes Sam Alley, secretary-treasurer of the Baptist Health Foundation Board of Trustees.

Second Lawsuit Names Closed Crittenden Regional Hospital

by Mark Friedman 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The ultimately fatal financial troubles at Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis might have started three years ago, according to a federal lawsuit filed last month against the hospital's former directors.