Health Care Archive

Sam Bledsoe Placed as Surgical Director for Arkansas Heart Hospital (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Sam Bledsoe has joined Arkansas Heart Hospital as the surgical director of the hospital's newly established Bariatric & Metabolic Institute.

Endeavor Foundation Donates $2M to Children's Northwest Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2017 09:33 am

The Endeavor grant will go toward family-centered programs such as financial counseling, volunteer services and pastoral and palliative care.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2017 09:23 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in December, down from 4 percent in November and 4.7 percent in December 2015.

Hutchinson: Arkansas 'Ready to Go' on ACA Repeal But Concerned About Trade Tax

by Lance Turner 1/20/2017 09:03 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson appears on CNBC's "Squawk Box" to talk about the appeal of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act and the incoming Trump administration's trade plans.

CTEH Adds California Office

by Gwen Moritz 1/18/2017 10:14 am

The Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health LLC, which is based in North Little Rock, has added an office in southern California to its growing network.

Travel Nurse Across America Acquires Trinity Healthcare

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2017 09:41 am

Staffing agency Travel Nurse Across America of North Little Rock buys Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group of Florence, South Carolina.

State Chamber Drafting Bill to Clarify Marijuana Law for Employers

by Sarah Campbell 1/16/2017 11:07 am

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus of Little Rock are working on legislation to clarify elements of the state's new medical marijuana law.

American Household Debt Rises in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Total household debt in the United States rose by $63 billion to $12.35 trillion, a 0.5 percent increase, during the third quarter of 2016 compared with second-quarter 2016. That's according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which issued its latest “Quarterly Report on Household Debt & Credit” Nov. 30.

Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics Looking at New Home in Midtown Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics ecently bought a 4-acre site at the southwest corner of Interstate 630 and Fair Park Boulevard for $2.5 million.

Stonehaven Assisted Living Facility Sells for $7.1 Million in Maumelle

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

An assisted living facility in Maumelle, two North Little Rock motels and the site of a future extreme aerial sports facility in west Little Rock provide this week's quartet of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Two Financial Centre Draws $11.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/16/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Baptist Health was the majority buyer of the 124,900-SF office building in west Little Rock.

UAMS Hires Surgeon Chuck Pearce at Orthopaedic Clinic (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Pearce recently joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon specializing in shoulder problems.

Harps, UAMS Partner on Pharmacy Training Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 11:51 am

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy announce a training program to teach pharmacists to work more directly with patients to improve their health.

Metroplan Report Predicts Growth in Tech Sector

by Sarah Campbell 1/9/2017 10:46 am

Metroplan releases its 2016 Economic Review and Outlook, noting economic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Arvest Names Eric Bunnell President of Equipment Finance in Fort Smith (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Eric Bunnell has been promoted to president of Arvest Equipment Finance and is relocating to Fort Smith for the job.

St. Bernards Adds Timothy Dow to Trumann Clinic (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Timothy Dow has joined St. Bernards First Care Clinic-Trumann as a family practice physician.

Donald Wood Joins Just Communities as Executive Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Donald Wood has been hired as executive director of Just Communities of Arkansas. He succeeded Ruth D. Shepherd, who retired after 16 years with the Little Rock nonprofit.

Arkansas No. 6 in Nation for Obesity

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

The adult obesity rate in Arkansas is 34.5 percent, giving the state the sixth-highest rate in the United States.

The Trump Effect: Arkansans Brace for Obamacare Repeal

by Mark Friedman 1/9/2017 12:00 am

With Obamacare in critical condition, Arkansas hospital officials are closely watching Washington while warning that it's too early to predict an outcome.

Balancing Work Life, the Law and Marijuana as a Medicine

by Marty Cook 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Despite disapproving political leaders, more than 53 percent of Arkansas voters were ready to give qualifying patients a chance to feel better through marijuana.