Health Care Archive

Suicide: Unseen Public Health Crisis

by Gwen Moritz 4/4/2016 12:00 am

In Arkansas, suicide is as common as traffic fatalities and three times as common as homicide. But both of those causes of death are reported routinely, while self-harm is not, making suicide seem far more rare than it really is.

Keep It Up, Arkansas (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/4/2016 12:00 am

As Arkansans and especially our legislators begin yet again to consider the ways we provide health insurance to our poorest and most vulnerable neighbors, it was encouraging to see our state's previous efforts recognized by the Los Angeles Times.

Leadership Shake Up at Jefferson Regional Medical Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Jefferson Regional Medical Center's President and CEO Walter Johnson and Executive Vice President Thomas Harbuck left the hospital on March 25 after a disagreement with the hospital's directors over management style.

United HealthCare Says Walking Could Lower Insurance Rates

by Mark Friedman 4/4/2016 12:00 am

United announced last month that it was starting a wellness program in Arkansas and other states that could save both the employers money in premium and employees who wear the insurer's device to earn up to $4 a day for their health savings accounts by hitting certain fitness goals tied to walking.

Decimated Newsrooms Spawn Guilt, Depression

by Kyle Massey 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Last month in The Nation, Dale Maharidge wrote a harrowing account of what the journalism world already knew: Today's daily newspaper industry is bleak, rife with depressed layoff victims, decimated newsrooms and survivors facing a scary future and a mountain of work to fill the void.

Bridgeway CEO Jason Miller on The Biggest Myths of Mental Health

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Before joining The Bridgeway in December 2011 as COO, Jason Miller served as director of hospital operations at the Living Hope Institute in Little Rock and in various roles at Arkansas Children's Hospital and CHI St. Vincent Health System.He was named CEO in 2014.

Fox Ridge Pair Combine For $46M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Two Fox Ridge assisted living centers in Pulaski County generated eight-digit transactions, and a 2,200-SF Taco Bell in North Little Rock served up a $1.88 million sale.

Saline Memorial Adds Two to Medical Staff in Benton (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Shyam Dang and Dr. Kristin Patton have joined the staff of Saline Memorial Hospital at Benton.

Paczewitz, James Step Up at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Eric Paczewitz has been named vice president of corporate marketing at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield. Marcus James has been named vice president of claims.

Saline Memorial Inks Partnership with Capella Healthcare

by Lance Turner 3/29/2016 02:07 pm

After ending partnership talks in December, Saline Memorial Hospital's board of directors voted to create a public-private partnership with Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tennessee.

Maumelle Quality Suites Sold for $2.4M

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

This week, we serve you a five-course meal of million-dollar transactions from Pulaski and Faulkner counties.

Time Is On My Side (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

The jury still seems to be out on whether there is a mental equivalent of leg day — that is, whether specific exercises really make a difference in the structure and function of the brain in the long run — but there is certainly value in trying to learn new things.

St. Bernards Adds Two in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Michelle Schofield has joined the medical staff at St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro as a psychiatrist. Dr. Melissa Yawn has joined St. Bernards First Care Clinics and is seeing patients at the new First Care-Hilltop facility.

Karen Konarski-Hart Shows Backbone at American Chiropractic Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Karen Konarski-Hart of Little Rock has been elected vice president of the American Chiropractic Association, the first woman and first Arkansan to hold that position.

Joan Cash in at St. Bernards Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Former state Rep. Joan Cash of Jonesboro has been named to the board of directors of the St. Bernards Foundation.

A Lesson in Logic (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/21/2016 12:00 am

State Sen. Cecile Bledsoe needs to consider the consequences of her actions from several angles: practical, political and personal.

Arkansas Business Presents The Power List 2016

by Gwen Moritz 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The total number on our list this time is 179, but our goal has never been a particular number. Our goal is to give readers a resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest companies or institutions in the individual industries. And some industries have broader bases than others.

Inside Arkansas' Options for Managed Care in Medicaid (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 3/16/2016 02:12 pm

The next Health Care Reform Legislative Task Force meeting will reveal whether the divide over the appropriate approach to managed care in Arkansas has continued — or even expanded.

Arkansas' Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.4 Percent

by Alexis Hosticka 3/14/2016 10:36 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage point from December to 4.4 percent in January, according to a report Monday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Arkansas Surgical Hospital Registers $56.6 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Broadstone Ash Arkansas LLC, an affiliate of Broadstone Real Estate of Rochester, New York, bought the Arkansas Surgical Hospital at 5201 Northshore Drive.