Health Care Archive

Bayer Healthcare Whistleblower Still Fighting To Regain Job

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

A Little Rock man who sued a pharmaceutical company for firing him in 2010 after reporting a health care fraud continues to fight to get his old job back.

Michael Morton Has Been Giving to Schools for Years

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Morton, who has been in the nursing home industry for more than 40 years and has 27 nursing homes in Arkansas, said education has always been a passion.

Nursing Home Magnate Michael Morton Considered a Top Political Donor

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Nursing home magnate Michael Morton has long been considered a go-to guy for those looking to raise political campaign money in Arkansas.

Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Even though Michael Morton has been hit by shrapnel from former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio's bribery scandal, the Fort Smith nursing home magnate is pushing forward with plans to expand his empire.

Chad Aduddell Named Interim CEO at CHI St. Vincent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 05:14 pm

Aduddell will oversee CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock and all of Catholic Health Initiatives' organizations and operations in Arkansas.

BridgeWay Center Sells for Big Price in Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

A 103-bed behavioral health facility in North Little Rock, a pair of pharmacy stores, a 62-room hotel in North Little Rock, a Sherwood tractor dealership and a Little Rock home comprise this installment of million-dollar real estate deals in Pulaski County.

MedExpress on Fast Track To Open More Locations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

It looks like the urgent care chain MedExpress of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, isn't slowing down its march across Arkansas.

Anstaff CEO Steve Stafford Recovering from Heart Surgery

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Stafford, 65, is the CEO and chairman of Anstaff Bank, formerly known as First National Bank of Green Forest. Stafford was at the Cleveland Clinic for his annual checkup on his aorta, which was surgically repaired 13 years ago with a bovine valve and artificial tube after he was diagnosed with an aneurysm.

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Promotes Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Dan Stevens has been named director of provider network operations with Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock and Joy Evans has been named director of internal operations training.

AT&T, Verizon Boost Signals To Fit Demand

by Sean Beherec 3/9/2015 12:00 am

When a call or text message won't go through, AT&T and Verizon don't want their networks to be the problem. The companies have stepped up efforts in recent years to increase coverage and network speed for customers at the office and at concert venues and sporting events.

Foundation Grant Will Buy Equipment for SAU Simulation Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 10:20 am

The Blue & You Foundation has given a $149,128 grant to Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia for the purchase of equipment for the university's Health Sciences Simulation Center.

Members of Arkansas Task Force to Study Medicaid Plan Named

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2015 06:50 am

Twelve Republicans and four Democrats have been named to a legislative task force studying alternatives for covering the thousands of people currently on Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion.

Celgene Corp. Gives $10M to UAMS Myeloma Institute

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2015 11:51 am

Celgene Corp. of Summit, New Jersey, announced Monday that it is giving $10 million to the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Nine Billionaires with Arkansas Ties Make Forbes 500 List

by Mark Carter 3/2/2015 10:33 am

Nine billionaires with Arkansas ties find themselves on the most recent Forbes 500 list of the world's richest people, released this week.

Compass Pointe Plans To Purchase Woodland Heights

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2015 12:00 am

Compass Pointe Healthcare Systems of Baltimore has struck a deal to buy the 142-unit independent living center from the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System.

Case Closed Between Feuding Neurosurgeons

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2015 12:00 am

The lawsuit between two Little Rock doctors that played out in the pages of Arkansas Business has been settled.

Update: Baptist Health-NLR Agrees to $2.7 Million Settlement for Medicare Billing Dispute

by Gwen Moritz 2/27/2015 04:06 pm

The U.S. Attorney in Little Rock announced Friday that Baptist Health's North Little Rock hospital had agreed to settle claims it was falsely reimbursed for "short stay" patients in 2008 and 2009.

Cameron Smith, Karen Fetzer Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2015 05:14 am

Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith Associates of Rogers and Karen Fetzer of the Rotary Club of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at Thursday's 27th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Meet the Finalists of the 27th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2015 11:37 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.

Max Greenwood Moves to Media Relations for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Max Greenwood has been named director of governmental and media relations for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock. Greenwood assumes responsibility for state and federal government relations and serves as the Arkansas Blue Cross spokesperson and media contact.