Health Care Archive

Ashley County Medical Center Upgrades Radiology Equipment

by Alexis Hosticka 7/19/2016 03:23 pm

Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett has completed a seven-year, $5 million renovation of its radiology department, becoming the first in the country to install Carestream's new DRX-Excel Plus radiography/fluoroscopy system.

Hutchinson Advisor Betty Guhman to Oversee Youth Services Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/19/2016 11:33 am

The state Department of Human Services announced Tuesday that Betty Guhman, a senior advisor to Gov. Asa Hutchinson since 2014, will serve as interim director of the DHS Division of Youth Services while the agency searches for a permanent director.

Arkansas Pharmacists Name Kendrea Jones Academy President

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:13 pm

Kendrea Jones of Little Rock was installed Saturday as president of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association's Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists Academy.

Premier Concepts Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 10:27 am

Premier Concepts LLC is giving $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest. It will distribute the money over the next five years.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 09:12 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments to state boards and commissions.

Towne Oaks Apartments Combo Sold in $10 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

This week's installment of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions features seven west Little Rock properties.

Benny Gooden Named to Exec Position at Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Gooden recently retired as superintendent of the Fort Smith School District, a role he held for 30 years. He has also served in public relations for 50 years as a teacher and building/central office administrator.

Rhonna Wade Takes Director Slot at Arkansas Community Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Rhonna Wade of Little Rock has been named one of two statewide outreach directors at Arkansas Community Foundation. She previously was youth programs director at Just Communities of Arkansas, where she facilitated workshops creating more inclusive communities.

Beige Book: Economy Improving, Modest Job Growth Across US

by Alexis Hosticka 7/14/2016 10:19 am

The U.S. economy has continued to improve at a modest pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions, released Wednesday.

UAMS, Arkansas Children's Receive $1.4M to Study Childhood Obesity

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2016 10:21 am

Scientists at Arkansas Children's Research Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have received a $1.4 million grant from the USDA to find out why obesity rates in Arkansas are among the worst in the nation, the organizations announced in a news release Wednesday.

Dupps Family Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:59 pm

Kirk and Cynthia Dupps have donated $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest, which opens in 2018, the Arkansas Children's Hospital announced Monday.

Baxter Regional Medical Center Fights to Bring Pediatricians to Mountain Home

by Billy Jean Louis, The Baxter Bulletin 7/11/2016 07:10 am

Soon, Dr. Michael Adkins will be the only pediatrician in Mountain Home, a situation officials at Baxter Regional Medical Center say they are working to rectify.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Offers New Dental Plans

by Cimber Winfrey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The dental plans, aimed at lowering costs for Arkansas-based employers, will add to the existing DentalBlue dental insurance plans by offering companies a wider range of options when choosing between broad network access and network savings.

Politics as Usual? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The reporting that uncovered Maggio's corruption and the reporting that continues to reveal the tentacles of improper influence have been a great service to the state.

Conway Regional Adds Ahmed Ali to Med Staff (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Ahmed A. Ali recently joined the medical staff at Conway Regional Medical Center. Ali is an internal medicine specialist and former director of the hospitalist program at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

CHI Considers Selling QualChoice, Bringing in Partner

by Sarah Campbell 7/8/2016 02:36 pm

Catholic Health Initiatives of Denver is interested in selling health insurance carrier QualChoice Holdings Inc. of Little Rock or bringing in another partner, according to QualChoice President and CEO Mike Stock.

Clark Family Foundation Gives $2.5M to Arkansas Children's Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2016 11:52 am

The family of the late David M. Clark is giving $2.5 million to Arkansas Children's Hospital, the hospital announced Wednesday.

The Managed Care Already Argument

by Sarah Campbell 7/4/2016 12:00 am

One argument against managed care organizations is that the state of Arkansas has already implemented many of the cost-saving methods in its Medicaid programs that managed care organizations use.

Managed Care Organizations Met With Skepticism by Some Health Care Professionals

by Sarah Campbell 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Health care professionals in Arkansas are voicing skepticism that bringing managed care organizations into the state-run Medicaid program will stem the rising costs of government-provided health care.

Health Care in Northwest Arkansas Responds to Growth

by Marty Cook 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Eric Pianalto, president of Mercy Northwest Arkansas, says big investments, such as the one his hospital is making, are critical if health care providers are going to have any hope of keeping up with the demands of the region.

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