Health Care Archive

UAMS Researchers Receive $1.6M to Study Childhood Obesity

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2016 09:42 am

The Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute and the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center will use a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study infancy and childhood obesity.

Arkansas House, Senate Panels OK Hybrid Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/6/2016 08:36 pm

Arkansas House and Senate committees advanced Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to keep the hybrid Medicaid expansion. But opponents said they didn't believe the state or federal government could afford the expanded coverage. The House and Senate are expected to take up the plan on Thursday.

SBIR Road Tour Allows Entrepreneurs to Compete for $2.5B in Funding

by Alexis Hosticka 4/6/2016 04:16 pm

The state's science and technology entrepreneurs have an opportunity to meet with leaders of the $2.5 ­billion Small Business Innovation Research federal funding program when the SBIR Road Tour visits Arkansas on April 19.

Asa Hutchinson Urges Lawmakers to Back Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/6/2016 12:28 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson urged lawmakers Wednesday to approve his plan to keep and rework the program that provides subsidized health coverage to more than 250,000 people.

Hutchinson: I've Struck Right Balance with Effort to Retain Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2016 11:42 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the criticism he's facing from both sides on his push to keep the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion is an indication he's struck the right balance.

Asa Hutchinson Says Managed Care Won't Be On Special Session Agenda

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/5/2016 10:53 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he won't put his proposal to have private firms manage some Medicaid services before lawmakers as they convene for a special session this week. The special session is set to begin Wednesday morning.

Cumberland Consulting Buys Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare of Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 4/5/2016 09:14 am

Cumberland Consulting Group acquires Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting of Little Rock, with Oleen's Little Rock office becoming the main office for Cumberland's payer division.

Legislative Leaders Ask Hutchinson to Drop Managed Care Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/5/2016 06:47 am

Arkansas legislative leaders asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to drop his managed care proposal from this week's special session agenda, saying the plan faces too many questions.

Assistance Programs Seen as 'Lot of Bang' for Companies' Buck

by Marty Cook 4/4/2016 12:00 am

The legal profession is especially vulnerable, but there are employees with mental health and substance abuse problems in every walk of life.

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.