Health Care Archive

Park Avenue Properties Prove Popular in Recent Real Estate Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 12:00 am

A 1.64-acre LA Fitness development in midtown Little Rock tipped the scales at $11.9 million. The project is part of the Park Avenue development that replaced University Mall and some adjoining property.

Arkansas Business Seeking 40 Under 40 Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2014 08:15 am

The 2014 class of 40 Under 40 honorees will be profiled in the June 23 issue of Arkansas Business. Included in this issue will be a listing of their accomplishments within their businesses, organizations and/or community.

Update: Stewart Resigns as Sparks, Summit CEO; Tim Schmidt Named Interim

by Lee Hogan 3/13/2014 11:52 am

Tim Schmidt has been appointed interim CEO of Sparks Health System and Summit Medical Center following the resignation of Charles Stewart after less than six months at the position.

Survey: Northwest Arkansas Expects 2,000 New Jobs, $195M in Expansion

by Marty Cook 3/10/2014 03:03 pm

Northwest Arkansas companies plan to create more than 2,000 jobs and invest more than $195 million in expansion during the next three years, according to a regional employer survey.

Minimum Wage Proposals Spark Disagreement

by Mark Friedman 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Whether raising the minimum wage — a burning issue in the tourism and hospitality industries — will actually help all the people it's aimed at is a question of deep disagreement, even among experts. There does appear to be, however, consensus on the minimum conditions necessary to have a sustainable economy.

In Sincere Appreciation (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/10/2014 12:00 am

It shouldn't be a profile in courage for legislators to vote to accept federal government money to provide health insurance to working adults who simply don't earn enough money to afford health insurance. After all, Arkansas legislators seem to have no compunction about accepting federal highway dollars and federal education dollars and national park and forest dollars.

Accountability Sans Jerkiness (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 3/10/2014 12:00 am

A CEO can delegate just about everything except culture. And every company will have a culture, whether it just happens or is implemented purposefully and continually by leadership in every decision and hire.

Stephanie Purifoy Takes Over Development for Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Stephanie Purifoy has been promoted to development director at the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance in Little Rock. Purifoy started with the organization as field manager for the alliance's program Cooking Matters at the Store. Leslie Bass will succeed Purifoy as field manager. Bass previously worked in central Arkansas to identify and recruit groups to participate in the alliance's Arkansas No Kid Hungry programs.

QualChoice Deal With Catholic Health Initiatives Getting Closer

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/10/2014 12:00 am

You may recall that back in January it was reported that Catholic Health Initiatives of Denver, the parent company of St. Vincent Health System of Little Rock, was in talks to buy some or all of QualChoice of Little Rock.

Ben Carson to Conclude Harding Lecture Series

by Lee Hogan 3/7/2014 03:37 pm

Dr. Ben Carson, a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the John Hopkins School of Medicine, is set to close out the 2013-14 Harding University Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series next week.

Private Option Opponents Hit Pause

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/5/2014 10:13 am

Arkansas lawmakers have spared the state's first-in-the nation plan to use Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for the poor. But opponents said they're merely hitting the pause button on debating a program that has extended health coverage to nearly 94,000 people.

Arkansas House Approves Private Option Funding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/4/2014 03:10 pm

It took five separate votes, but the Arkansas House approved a bill Tuesday that reauthorizes funding for the "private option."

Exclaim Health TV, P. Allen Smith Enter Licensing Agreement

by Gwen Moritz 3/4/2014 01:11 pm

Exclaim Health TV has licensed home, garden and lifestyle content from P. Allen Smith Cos. to be broadcast in facilities — generally doctors' offices, hospitals and wellness centers — that subscribe to Exclaim's networks.

Russ Harrington Retiring, Troy Wells to Succeed as CEO of Baptist Health

by Mark Friedman 3/3/2014 01:14 pm

Baptist Health of Little Rock announced Monday that President and CEO Russell Harrington Jr. will retire July 1 and be succeeded by Troy Wells, who is currently Baptist's senior vice president of administrative services.

Private Option Opponents Seek Exit Plan (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/3/2014 07:08 am

Heading into this year's legislative session, opponents of Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion vowed to push for an exit plan for a program they see as no different from the law they derided as "Obamcare." Now, they may be the ones in need of an exit strategy.

More Workers Earning Graduate College Degrees, Earnings

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

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the number of adults who finished some graduate school rose 24 percent from 2008 to 2013, increasing from 29 million to 36 million.

State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson Challenges Dental Law

by Mark Friedman 3/3/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, R-Benton, said he will begin a push to change state law so that orthodontists can provide basic teeth cleanings to the general public.

UAMS Names Pedro Delgado PRI Director

by Mark Friedman 3/3/2014 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced last week that Dr. Pedro Delgado will be the director of its Psychiatric Research Institute starting April 1.

An Open Letter To the House of Representatives (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/3/2014 12:00 am

Today thousands of working Arkansans will need medical care they cannot afford. Today you can assure them at least one more year of health insurance.

Dillard's Snubs Local Ronald McDonald House Over Contractor Choice

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

Dillard's Inc. apparently was so unhappy that its construction arm wasn't considered to build the Ronald McDonald House in Little Rock that it withheld a donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas.