Health Care Archive

It Takes a Village II (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/29/2016 12:00 am

This week we praise the joint effort — even if neither coordinated nor fully intentional — of local media outlets to shed light on a puzzling situation involving the award of a $159 million state contract to an Indiana company.

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state.

The Story Behind Storytelling for Business (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 8/29/2016 12:00 am

We are all hearing more about the power of storytelling when it comes to marketing our products, services, ideas and even ourselves. Now, research at the neurochemical level is revealing how stories affect activity in our brains.

Harrison Hospital Fights Assessor's Tax Ruling

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2016 12:00 am

North Arkansas Medical Services Inc. of Harrison has appealed the Boone County assessor's decision not to grant tax-exempt status for one of its medical clinics.

MedExpress Opens In Pine Bluff

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The urgent care chain MedExpress of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, is continuing its march across the state with its 15th location opening in Pine Bluff on Wednesday.

OK Foods Promotes Pair in Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Amy Szadziewicz has been promoted to vice president of quality and food safety at OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith, and Brent Glasgow has been promoted to vice president of operations.

Arkansas Hospice Names Brian Bell as New Chief Medical Officer (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Brian Bell has joined Arkansas Hospice of North Little Rock as vice president and chief medical officer. Bell has worked in hospice since 2006 and he is board-certified in family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine.

Holiday Inn Express Sale Checks In at $5.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/22/2016 12:00 am

A limited liability company led by Ishverbhai Govind purchased the 1.5-acre, 69-room hotel on East McCain Boulevard in North Little Rock.

3 Things Every Business Should Know About Attorney-Client Privilege (Rodney Moore Commentary)

by Rodney Moore 8/17/2016 09:34 am

Understanding how the attorney-client privilege works is important for businesses of all types and sizes. Here's three key things every business should know about attorney-client privilege.

SPONSORED: New Regulations Affect Trustees Of Retirement Plans

by 8/17/2016 08:29 am

A retirement plan review with experts can reduce risk and maximize benefit to employees.

Shared Services Center in Fort Smith to Add More Than 100 Jobs

by Alexis Hosticka 8/15/2016 04:32 pm

Shared Services Center-Fort Smith, a provider of business office support functions for hospitals and health care facilities, will expand its presence in Fort Smith's Phoenix Center.

JBU Opens $6M Health Education Building

by Alexis Hosticka 8/15/2016 11:00 am

John Brown University celebrated the opening of its new $6 million, 20,000-SF Health Education Building with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning.

Sparks Adds Two to Fort Smith Neurology Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Mohammad Omar Owais and Dr. Vijayakumar Javalkar recently joined the neurology team at Sparks Health System in Fort Smith.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Walmart Foundation Gives $750K to Northwest Arkansas Residency Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2016 11:30 am

The Walmart Foundation has given $750,000 to support the Northwest Arkansas Community Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Delta Region Health Care Providers Get $1.75M in Grants

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2016 10:45 am

ARcare and the Greater Delta Alliance for Health Inc. are getting $1.7 million in grant funding to reduce chronic diseases that disproportionately affect Arkansas residents.

Arkansas Children's Research Institute Gets $9.4M for Obesity Studies

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 11:11 am

The Arkansas Children's Research Institute announces a $9.4 million grant funded by an Institutional Development Award from the National Institutes of Health to create a center for the study of childhood obesity.

Ascendant Raises Money for Breast Cancer Tests Nurtured by UAMS Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

A Springdale company is raising $5 million to move forward with its plans to sell breast cancer screening tests.

Aetna Cuts Hot Springs Village Pharmacy from Medicare Network

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

A pharmacy in Hot Springs Village has hauled an insurance company to court for attempting to kick it out of its network.


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