Health Care Archive

Two Recognized at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Andrew Coble, who came to North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison as a general surgeon in 2012, has been recognized by the American Board of Surgery as a board-certified surgeon. Coble also recently passed his oral exam in New Orleans to become a board-certified fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Arkansas Pharmacists Association Installs New Officers

by Alexis Hosticka 6/25/2015 03:58 pm

The Arkansas Pharmacists Association installed its 2015-2016 officers on Friday, June 12, at the 133rd Annual Convention, June 11-13.

UA Startup Founder Ellen Brune Up for Global Women's Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/24/2015 10:52 am

Brune, 28, founded Innovate Arkansas client firm Boston Mountain Biotech to produce pharmaceutical proteins using a method she helped develop at the UA. She is one of 18 women in the world selected as finalists for the awards.

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Partnering with HealthSouth on Rehab Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/24/2015 10:27 am

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs has partnerted with HealthSouth Corp. to jointly own and operate an existing 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit with plans to relocate and expand it to 40 beds.

Baptist Health to Open Urgent Care Centers in Central Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/23/2015 10:13 am

Baptist Health plans to open "urgent care" centers across central Arkansas beginning this fall in North Little Rock, officials announced Tuesday.

Number of Women-Owned Arkansas Businesses Rises

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 09:59 am

The number of women-owned businesses in Arkansas has increased by 73 percent since 1997, according to the fifth annual State of Women-Owned Business Report.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 6/22/2015 11:38 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Monday announced its inaugural 11 inductees, including four historic figures and one organization.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

New Tenants Making Connection at Bentonville's Rainbow Junction Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

The 30,000-SF mall has one anchor tenant already in ATA Martial Arts, and it has two signed contracts with Mathnasium and LaVida Massage. Mathnasium, a learning center, is expected to open within a couple of months.

The Value of Humility (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Interviewing our 40 Under 40 honorees remains for the Arkansas Business staff an interesting and often uplifting assignment despite years of experience. Reading the stories of so many productive people is a cure for cynicism.

Truth in Billing (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

We have truth in lending and truth in sentencing. Maybe it's time for truth in billing. I'm talking about truth in medical billing, and when I put it that way, you know exactly what I mean.

Where the Money Is (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 6/22/2015 12:00 am

These days, many organizations are trying to get their arms around customer experience (sometimes abbreviated as CX). One of the issues that holds up some CX initiatives is simply getting the definition straight

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Phil Baldwin Tells Independence County to 'Dream Big'

by Alexis Hosticka 6/18/2015 03:12 pm

Through citizen involvement and a potluck of ideas, Independence County is aiming to leverage its strengths to improve its prospects in five key areas, including economic development. In doing so, Citizens Bank CEO Phil Baldwin is urging the county to aim high.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

Pediatrics Plus in Conway Adds 22,000 SF

by Alexis Hosticka 6/16/2015 11:14 am

Construction began last month to add 22,000 SF to the Pediatrics Plus facility on College Avenue in Conway. The expansion is expected to create 10 new jobs, bringing Pediatrics Plus' total employment in Conway to 125.

Conway Regional Health System Hosts Health Summit

by Alexis Hosticka 6/16/2015 08:59 am

Conway Regional Health System is hosting a community health summit on June 17 to assess the health status of the community and focus on a healthier future.

National Park Medical Center on List For High Markups

by Mark Friedman 6/15/2015 12:00 am

An official with National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs last week blasted a report that said the hospital had one of the highest price markups in the country.

Grove Apartments Now The Wayland After $11M Deal in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Our latest installment of Faulkner County million-dollar transactions includes five Conway projects: a private student housing development, a special needs health and education facility, an apartment project, a retail property and a dental office. A big home on the outskirts of Conway completes the six-pack.

State Alleges Medicaid Fraud in Lawsuit Against Step by Step Senior Care

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The state Attorney General's Office has filed a Medicaid fraud lawsuit against a Little Rock elder care facility seeking penalties of more than $33 million.