Health Care Archive

How to Score 100 on Marijuana Business Applications in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Applications to grow and sell medical marijuana, which are due Sept. 18, will be scored using a 100-point scale.

Nothing Better About Better Care Act (Amy Dunn Johnson Commentary)

by Amy Dunn Johnson 7/3/2017 12:00 am

The Better Care Reconciliation Act would be a decidedly harmful step backwards, not just for those who will lose access to health insurance, but for our entire state.

Outgoing UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn Lists the Top 7 Health Care Reforms He'd Like to See

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Dan Rahn retires as chancellor of UAMS on July 31, nearly eight years after replacing Dr. I Dodd Wilson.

Detri Brech Selected for OBU Dietetics Chair (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Detri Brech, professor of dietetics, has been named to the Charles S. & Elma Grey Goodwin Holt Chair of Dietetics & Pre-Medical Studies at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.

Lori Riser Named Surgical Service Manager at Sparks Med in Van Buren (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Lori Riser has been promoted from clinical manager of surgical services at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith to manager of surgical services at Sparks Medical Center-Van Buren.

Stephanie Gardner Named Interim Chancellor at UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2017 11:34 am

University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt names Stephanie F. Gardner, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, as interim UAMS chancellor.

Asa Hutchinson: Changes Needed to U.S. Senate's Health Care Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/29/2017 01:20 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the Senate GOP's health care legislation needs to ease some of its limits on Medicaid spending and give the state greater control over the program.

UAMS Names Two Finalists for Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2017 10:34 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Thursday announced the selection of two finalists for chancellor.

White River Health System Plans 40,000-SF Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2017 09:28 am

The White River Health System is seeking city council action to move forward with building a 40,000-SF medical office building for bone and joint health care services in Batesville.

Texarkana Prepares to Accommodate Marijuana Businesses

by Associated Press 6/28/2017 01:17 pm

A city in southwest Arkansas is creating a legal structure to accommodate medical marijuana entrepreneurs who are approved for state licenses.

Fort Smith Medical School Announces Expansion Plans

by Marty Cook 6/27/2017 01:31 pm

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith says an anonymous $15 million donation will allow it to expand its osteopathic medical college campus and surrounding area.

Methodist Family Health Names Kelli Reep Communications Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 02:47 pm

Methodist Family Health names Kelli Reep director of communications.

Groups Issue Warning with Arkansas Abortion Lawsuits (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/26/2017 06:59 am

Opponents repeatedly warned that GOP moves to restrict abortion would prompt the types of legal challenges that have halted or overturned other bans enacted in recent years. And now the lawsuits are coming.

Wendy Nembhard to Chair UAMS Epidemiology Department (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Wendy Nembhard has been named chair of the Department of Epidemiology in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Tim Norvell Named Regional Director of Operations at Arkansas Hospice (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Tim Norvell is transitioning from director of marketing and business development at Arkansas Hospice to regional director of operations for the Russellville and Berryville service areas.

An Arkansas Solution to a National Problem (Davy Carter Commentary)

by Davy Carter 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas is a shining example of what states can accomplish in health care if given enough flexibility and control over designing programs that best serve their citizens.

The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now

by Mark Friedman 6/26/2017 12:00 am

A law that eases restrictions in the way telemedicine is delivered in Arkansas goes into effect in August and will help Arkansas hospitals expand their range of virtual services.

Arkansas to Accept Medical Marijuana Card Applications

by Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 6/25/2017 07:55 pm

Arkansas' medical marijuana industry will ramp up in the next week, with the state poised to accept applications from potential patients, growers and distributors.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/21/2017 11:11 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

Video: A Conversation On Leadership with Jon Harrison

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2017 11:39 am

Arkansas Business' "Foundations" interview series continues with Jon Harrison, owner of VIP2 of Little Rock, which helps businesses through leadership training programs for staff at all levels.