Health Care Archive

Richard Turnage Named CEO of UAMS Medical Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2016 01:33 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Friday named Dr. Richard Turnage CEO of UAMS Medical Center and vice chancellor for clinical programs for UAMS.

Arkansas Urology Building New $6M Facility

by Alexis Crowe 10/11/2016 10:36 am

Arkansas Urology will begin work this month on a nearly $6 million, 12,467-SF new outpatient surgery center in Little Rock, expected to open by October 2017.

Our Health Care System Is Stupid (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There are still so many problems with the health care industry in our country that every week seems to bring fresh outrage.

Stephen Engstrom Pulls Out Of 7 Cases Involving John Goodson

by Mark Friedman 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Less than a month after Little Rock Attorney Stephen Engstrom was cleared of wrongdoing in a controversial class-action case, he asked to withdraw from seven other pending class actions in which his co-counsel included Texarkana attorney John Goodson.

Sonya Murphy Selected as Camp Aldersgate CEO (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Sonya Schmidt Murphy has been named chief executive officer of Camp Aldersgate in west Little Rock, succeeding Sara C. Wacaster, a 21-year employee of the nonprofit camp that provides year-round programming to individuals with special needs.

UAMS Names Chase Smith New Assistant Professor (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Chase Smith has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics in the College of Medicine.

Tonya Gierke Adds Malpractice Experience to Friday Eldredge & Clark (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Tonya S. Gierke has joined the health care law practice group at the Little Rock law firm of Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP.

Muhammad Waqas Joins CHI St. Vincent Heart Staff (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Muhammad Waqas has joined CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic in Little Rock as a cardiologist. Waqas will focus on adult cardiac and general thoracic surgery. He will also treat patients with congestive heart failure.

I Don't Want to Scare You, But… (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There is significant circumstantial evidence that union organizing efforts in companies of all sizes are likely to rise at an alarming rate in the next year or two.

NIH Renews $10M Grant for Alzheimers Research at UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2016 11:19 am

An Alzheimer's disease research team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences receives a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

SPONSORED: Four Steps For A Healthy Medical Practice

by 10/4/2016 08:00 am

Medical professionals should treat their financials like a patient, with plenty of preventive medicine.

Uninsured Health Insurance Rate Continues Decline in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

The percentage of Arkansans lacking health insurance fell to 9.5 percent in 2015, compared with 11.8 percent in 2014 and 16 percent in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau says.

Arkansas Hospitals Face Lawsuits After Refusing Insurance

by Mark Friedman 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Complaints in Arkansas are challenging the growing and controversial practice of hospitals refusing to accept the health insurance of patients who have been injured by the actions of others.

Arkansas Hospitals Report Healthier Results in 2015

by Mark Friedman 10/3/2016 12:00 am

On the annual checkup of hospitals, 61 out of the 86 hospitals on this year's list of the state's largest hospitals and medical centers — 71 percent — reported making money. That compares with 62 percent on the list that ran in 2013, just before the main features of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act took effect.

Oakwood Apartments Sale Tops $6.5 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/3/2016 12:00 am

An affiliate of Los Angeles real estate investment firm AndMark bought the Oakwood Apartments project at 1310 Smithwick Drive in Jacksonville.

Sweetheart of a Deal at UAMS (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/3/2016 12:00 am

UAMS' conflict-of-interest policy allowed it to enter into a contract that didn't pass the smell test of anyone who didn't have a direct interest in it and left the state's medical school vulnerable to lost revenue.

UAMS Awards Sheldon Riklon with Endowment (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Sheldon Riklon has been invested as the inaugural holder of the Peter O. Kohler M.D. Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Health Disparities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Pam Kindall Nationally Recognized for Pharmacy Work (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Pam Kindall, director of pharmacy services at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center at Harrison, has been named National Outstanding Buyer of the Year by the National Pharmacy Purchasing Association.

Eric Pianalto on Why There's No Room for Waiting for Mercy Hospital Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Eric Pianalto has been with Mercy since 1994 and held a number of positions within Mercy's four-state region including being chief operating officer for regional operations in Arkansas and Oklahoma. He was named president of Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in 2013.

Business Opponents Say Legalizing Medical Marijuana Unsafe, Would Drive Away Jobs

by Sarah Campbell 9/28/2016 12:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and four business leaders speak against two proposals that would legalize marijuana use by those with certain medical conditions.