Health Care Archive

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 11:35 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

UA Earns Record $101.7M in Research Funding

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 10:08 am

The University of Arkansas says it received $101.7 million in research — the highest level in the university's history and 27 percent more than it got in 2015 — for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

NIH Gives UAMS $42M to Oversee Pediatric Clinical Trial Network

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2016 11:27 am

The National Institutes of Health awards UAMS a $41.8 million grant to oversee a pediatric clinical trial network.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

by Lance Turner 9/20/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' August unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn Will Retire July 31

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 11:00 am

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Chancellor Dan Rahn says he will retire July 31.

Chaffee Crossing Continues Growth in Fort Smith

by Marty Cook 9/19/2016 12:00 am

While it seems today that Chaffee Crossing is one of those blessed developments that seems to fall into one handsome deal after another, Ivy Owen, the executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Fort Smith, remembers a much leaner time.

New $25M Baptist Memorial Hospital In West Memphis To Open in 2018

by Mark Friedman 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis expects its approximately $25 million hospital in Crittenden County to open sometime in the first half of 2018.

Suicide Is Preventable (Steven Blackwood Commentary)

by Steven Blackwood 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Shortly after my wife, Cindi, and I lost our son to undiagnosed depression almost eight years ago, I learned that suicide was the No. 1 cause of death for white male college students in the Southern states.

W. James Chon Switches to UAMS To Lead Transplant Program (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Dr. W. James Chon has been appointed to manage the Renal Transplant Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as medical director. Chon will also serve as an associate professor of medicine at the UAMS College of Medicine.

Sparks Adds Samir Patel to Fort Smith Physician Staff (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Samir Patel has joined Sparks Health System in Fort Smith as an internal medicine physician. Patel will treat adult patients for a number of conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Inside the Legal Challenges to Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Proposals (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 9/14/2016 08:45 am

Erika Gee takes a closer look at issues identified by three legal challenges to Arkansas' two medical marijuana proposals and what to expect as the court considers them.

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.

CARTI Faces Bond Trouble as Side Effect of Debt

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

A projected loss for the fiscal year that ended June 30 means CARTI won't meet the debt service coverage ratio requirements of the $50 million bond used to build its new cancer center in west Little Rock.

Marijuana Rx May Put Guns Out of Reach

by Mark Friedman 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Even if Arkansas voters approve the use of medical marijuana in November, the drug still will be considered an illegal controlled substance by the federal government. And that could cause legal problems for users and sellers of marijuana, according to law professors.

Dr. Joy Skaug Added to St. Bernards First Care Clinic Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Joy Skaug has joined St. Bernards First Care Clinic in Jonesboro as a family medicine physician.

Vice Chancellor of UAMS in Northwest Arkansas to Retire

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/9/2016 02:22 pm

Dr. Peter Kohler is retiring as vice chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' northwest Arkansas campus effective Dec. 31.

ARA Names Two Scholars, Two Fellows

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2016 01:24 pm

The Arkansas Research Alliance, the University of Arkansas for Medical Science and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced two new ARA scholars and two new ARA fellows.

Arkansas Children's Names Chanda Cashen Chacón COO

by Alexis Hosticka 9/7/2016 01:14 pm

Arkansas Children's President and CEO Marcy Doderer, announces the appointment of Chanda Cashen Chacón as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer. "The first 90-day plan is about learning and listening to people," Cashen Chacón said.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.

White River Medical System Adds Three to Medical Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Anitsira Collado, Dr. Joaquin Duarte and Dr. Mahiry Romero-Salinas have been hired as physicians at White River Health System of Batesville.