Health Care Archive

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.

Phil Baldwin, Susan Miller Receive Lifetime Honors at CFO Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2016 11:38 am

Phil Baldwin, president and CEO of Citizens Bank of Batesville, and Susan M. Miller, a partner at BKD LLP of Little Rock, receive lifetime achievement honors at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2016 09:32 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

A Very Bad Law (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

On Thursday, after more than 140,000 Arkansans had already taken advantage of their right to vote early in the Nov. 8 general election, the Arkansas Supreme Court threw yet another voter-initiated issue off the ballot.

Pot Talk: Burning Questions From Employers About Legalization (Commentary)

by Jennifer Chang and Bruce Cross 10/31/2016 12:00 am

If passed, ballot initiatives supporting the legalization of marijuana for medical use should prompt employers to address the complex workplace issues that would inevitably arise.

Sarah Worley Added to Northwest Health Medical Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Sarah Worley, an internal medicine physician, has joined Northwest Health, practicing at Northwest Health Medical Plaza-East Side in Springdale.

Construction Begins on Arkansas Children's $4.4M Clinic

by Mark Friedman 10/26/2016 11:13 am

Arkansas Children's Hospital started construction Wednesday on its $4.4 million Southwest Little Rock Community Clinic.

Companies Relying on Training Programs To Supply Candidates

by Marty Cook 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Tech, health care and manufacturing executives say they have all run into the same sort of problem: finding employable candidates for the open jobs they have.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

Employment, Earnings Tied to Education Credentials

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Unsurprisingly, the more education a worker has the likelier she is to have a job and the higher her earnings are, although a professional degree — physician, lawyer — means both a lower unemployment rate and higher earnings than a doctoral degree.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

Arkansas Unemployment Rises to 4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2016 09:23 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point, from 3.9 percent in August to 4 percent in September.

In Little Rock, Chase Economist Finds Economic Recovery Going Well

by Sarah Campbell 10/20/2016 10:29 am

"We're not in crisis; we're getting back on our feet," economist Jim Glassman told business professionals Wednesday at an economic outlook luncheon.

D1 Sports Property Deal Worth $3.1 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

An athletic training facility, two warehouses and a 4,788-SF home form our Little Rock quartet of multimillion-dollar transactions this week.

St. Bernards OB-GYN Associates Hires Physician Drew Dunham (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Dunham, a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Louis University School of Medicine's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health.

Prevention Efforts Save Arkansas Hospitals $27M

by Mark Friedman 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Reducing patient injuries at 48 Arkansas hospitals has saved $27 million in one year, according to a report released last month.

Maumelle Townhomes Attract $8.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/17/2016 12:00 am

EIIC LLC, led by Jean Eiler, purchased 61 townhomes in The Villas at Audubon near the northwest corner of Audubon and Club Manor drives.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2016 02:32 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to boards, commissions and more.