Health Care Archive

UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas' Economy in 2015

by Mark Friedman 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' leading economists say the state should have an improved economy next year. One of the highlights: the unemployment rate is expected to continue to drop to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015 and then slip to 5.3 percent in 2016.

The Best & Worst of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

From best investment to worst financial projects, Arkansas Business recaps the best and worst of 2014.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.8 Percent in November

by Mark Carter 12/19/2014 09:38 am

The unemployment Rate in Arkansas fell to 5.8 percent in November, down from 6.1 percent in October. The 5.8 jobless rate matches the U.S. rate, which remained stable between October and November.

FDA's $1.2M Grant Extends ARA, NCTR Research into Graphene

by Mark Carter 12/17/2014 03:01 pm

The Arkansas Research Alliance announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a $1.2 million contract from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that will extend a collaborative research program focused on graphene-based nanomaterials.

Plans for Osteopathic School on A-State Campus Rejected, Officials Will Try Again

by Lee Hogan 12/15/2014 09:46 pm

An accreditation commission has rejected an application by the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine to open a site at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Organizers say they will apply again early next year.

IberiaBank Says Funeral Home Mortgage Payments Have Gone Cold

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Gunn Funeral Home of Little Rock is the subject of a foreclosure action filed by IberiaBank of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Mabelvale Couple Ordered To Pay $2.1M to Virginia Rehab Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Judge James M. Moody Jr ordered the parents of a boy who was the victim of a surgical mistake to pay $2.1 million for his care.

Tony Houston Replaces Thomas Fitz as President of CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Effective Dec. 22, Tony Houston will be president of CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, the former Mercy facility that CHI St. Vincent acquired in April. He will replace Thomas Fitz, who had served as interim president since the acquisition. Houston will report to Chad Aduddell, EVP and COO of CHI St. Vincent.

Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department Hits High Road with 5 Promotions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Lorie Tudor, Emanuel Banks, Tony Sullivan, Kevin Thornton and Joe Sartini were promoted with the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department at its central office in Little Rock.

‘Live Fearless' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/15/2014 12:00 am

But unless we replace the ACA with a brilliant idea that its opponents have thus far kept shrouded in secrecy, getting rid of Obamacare will mean one thing: Millions of Americans — including 200,000 of our neighbors here in Arkansas — will go back to being uninsured, a lifestyle that I wouldn't tolerate for myself and my family for a single day.

UAMS' ER Doctors On Call at Chicot Memorial

by Mark Friedman 12/15/2014 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences recently started a pilot program to provide telemedicine emergency services to Chicot Memorial Medical Center.

Steve Standridge: No Personal Gain From $7M Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Steve Standridge was emotional but conspicuously unapologetic when he explained to a federal judge why he committed the crimes for which she had just sentenced him to five years in prison.

White County Medical Center to Buy Newport Hospital

by Lance Turner 12/11/2014 08:21 am

Community Health Systems Inc. of Franklin, Tennessee, says it will sell its 133-bed Harris Hospital in Newport, along with related outpatient services, to White County Medical Center of Searcy.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Launch Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Lee Hogan 12/10/2014 01:38 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, launched the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Anthony Houston Takes Over at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs on Dec. 22

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2014 10:03 am

Anthony Houston has been named president of CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, effective Dec. 22.

Susan Grobmyer Steps Up at Centennial in Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Susan Grobmyer has joined Centennial Bank in Fort Smith as senior business development officer. She has more than 30 years of banking and business development experience.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Join In Women's Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2014 11:36 am

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock to launch a new program to honor the significant contributions of Arkansas women in business, politics, philanthropy and other fields.

Ebola Survivor Kent Brantly to Speak at Harding University

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2014 02:39 pm

Harding University in Searcy announced Wednesday that Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly will be the fifth speaker in its annual American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

Arkansas Research Alliance Launches ARA Fellows Program

by Mark Carter 12/3/2014 11:05 am

The ARA Fellows program was created to recognize and reward distinguished research talent at the state's five research universities, and is a complement to the ARA Scholars program, which recruits new research talent to the state.

Spencer Jones' 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Spencer Jones, who won the 2014 fall edition of the ARK Challenge with his Little Rock startup Jones Innovative Medical Solutions, has some advice for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to emulate his early success.