Health Care Archive

My Grown-Up Christmas List (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Amy Grant's grown-up Christmas list includes wishing “that wars would never start” and “everyone would have a friend.” I can't argue with those wishes, but I have some that are a bit more specific.

Good People Of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business readers are, for the most part, good men and women of business — as was Charles Dickens himself. May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence.

‘Free' Federal Money Costs Arkansas (Eric Fruits and Dan Greenberg Commentary)

by Eric Fruits and Dan Greenberg 12/21/2015 12:00 am

With the 2016 election right around the corner, the candidates are searching for wedge issues to appeal to large swaths of the electorate. Medicaid expansion, especially in Arkansas and other states that have already broadened the federal program, is proving to be a major sticking point.

Asa Hutchinson on Economic Qualities That Make Arkansas an 'Easy Sell'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks to Arkansas Business about Sun Paper, how he sells Arkansas, what he's looking for in a new state Department of Human Services director and much more.

Tim Griffin to Lead Review of DHS

by Lance Turner and Alexis Hosticka 12/17/2015 04:23 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday an organizational review of the state Department of Human Services, an effort he said will be led by Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin.

St. Bernards Begins $130M Expansion, Renovation Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2015 01:37 pm

St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro announces a $130 million, four-phase construction plan that will add a new five-story surgical and intensive care centers tower; expand its cancer center; renovate existing structures; and give the center a new "front door" on Jackson Avenue.

Arkansas State University to Offer Masters in Psychological Science

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2015 04:02 pm

The program will focus on research and data analysis in addition to key content areas in psychological science.

UAMS Startup Gets State Grant for Radiation Protection Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2015 02:56 pm

Tocol Pharmaceuticals, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences startup, has received a $50,000 Seed Capital Investment Program grant for further development of a plant-based compound for protecting humans against exposure to radiation.

Tourism Strong in Hot Springs; Arkansas Economy Continues to Recover

by Alexis Hosticka 12/16/2015 01:37 pm

Although Arkansas' economic recovery has lagged the rest of country since the recession, growth here has increased over the last couple of years.

Boston Mountain Biotech Gets Grant to Further Pharma Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2015 08:57 am

Boston Mountain Biotech of Fayetteville has received a National Science Foundation grant to further its research into simplifying production of pharmaceutical proteins used in a variety of medical drugs.

Arkansas Blue Cross Joins HubX Accelerator Team

by Mark Carter 12/15/2015 10:29 am

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced Tuesday that it has signed on as a sponsor of the HubX-Life Sciences health care startup accelerator from Baptist Health and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.

Mercy Clinic-Fort Smith to Build $7.9M Clinic Near Osteopathic College

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2015 10:28 am

Mercy Clinic-Fort Smith will build a $7.9 million, 13,500-SF clinic across the street from the planned Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine on Chad Colley Boulevard in Chaffee Crossing.

UAMS Receives Accreditation for Four Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2015 10:08 am

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education has granted maximum accreditation to four programs in the College of Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, making it the only university in Arkansas to have all four accredited by the commission, UAMS said Tuesday.

Curtis Barnett Named CEO-elect at Arkansas Blue Cross

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2015 09:11 am

Curtis Barnett has been named by the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield board of directors to succeed CEO Mark White, the company announced Monday.

Little Rock Eye Clinic Sees Two New Hires (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Jennifer Doyle and Dr. Laurie Barber have joined Little Rock Eye Clinic.

8th Circuit Sends Burris Case Back to District Court

by Mark Friedman 12/11/2015 01:27 pm

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis on Friday ruled in favor of Dr. Ben Burris of Fayetteville, sending his case challenging whether an orthodontist can provide general dental services back to a lower court.

Phyzit to Provide TCM Service to Baptist Subsidiary

by Mark Carter 12/11/2015 10:34 am

Little Rock health-care startup Phyzit has announced an agreement with Arkansas Health Group to provide transitional care management for 52 affiliated health-care providers at 21 clinics across the state.

COCA Endorses NYIT Osteopathic School at Arkansas State

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2015 11:48 am

Arkansas State University said Tuesday that the New York Institute of Technology's plans for a College of Osteopathic Medicine on A-State's Jonesboro campus has been endorsed by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

Breach of Contract Among Allegations in Riverside Medical Legal Fight

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

James Miles thought he was getting a good deal when he agreed to pay $500,000 for a 30 percent ownership interest in a North Little Rock company that sells wheelchairs and other medical equipment. But it didn't turn out that way.

CardioWise Fundraising Shows Heart

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Fayetteville's CardioWise Inc., which has developed cardiac analysis software, is continuing to reach its target offering of $2 million. Its software, Multiparametric Strain Analysis, analyzes the three-dimensional motion of the heart acquired from cardiac MRI images.