Health Care Archive

Plan Now for a 'Black Sky Event' (David Maxwell Commentary)

by David Maxwell 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The causes that would trigger a black sky event take the response and restoration to a new level. In a longer electrical outage, the cascading effects magnify.

Fayetteville Investor Pays $3.75M for Office Square (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 3/26/2018 12:00 am

A Fayetteville investor paid $3.75 million for a 41,800-SF office complex across the street from the Northwest Arkansas Mall on College Avenue.

CHI St. Vincent Adds Two Neurosurgeons in Hot Springs (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2018 12:00 am

James Arthur and Justin Dowdy have been hired as neurosurgeons for CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs.

Arkansas' February Unemployment Rises to 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2018 10:14 am

The state Department of Workforce Services said Friday that Arkansas' civilian labor force declined by 1,794 from January, a result of 17 more Arkansans being unemployed and 1,811 dropping from the workforce.

Judge Voids Marijuana Commission's Cultivation Choices

by Lance Turner 3/21/2018 11:20 am

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge declares the Arkansas Marijuana Commission's scoring of cultivator applicants "null and void," preventing the commission from officially awarding cultivation licenses.

After Baltz Firing, CARTI Issues Statement

by Lance Turner 3/19/2018 10:59 am

CARTI CEO Adam Head and Dr. Balan Nair, CARTI's medical director, issue a statement after the firing of Dr. Brad Baltz, CARTI's highest paid oncologist.

UAMS Professor Receives $11.3M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 10:33 am

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences professor has been awarded a $11.3 million federal grant to be distributed over five years that will fund the launch of a Center For Musculoskeletal Disease Research.

Baltz Fired, Standridge Laid Off at CARTI

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Dr. Brad Baltz, an oncologist at CARTI, was fired last week.

Pair of Southridge Villages Sold for Combined $19.1M

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Retirement centers in Conway and Cabot, an apartment complex and car wash in Little Rock and a North Little Rock hotel have come together for a five-piece of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Remember The Patients (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/19/2018 12:00 am

The awarding of licenses to grow and dispense medical marijuana in Arkansas was bound to be controversial, and so it is.

Grove at Pleasant Ridge Visited By $19M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/19/2018 12:00 am

An investment group led by Canyon View Capital of Santa Cruz, California, bought The Grove at Pleasant Ridge in west Little Rock.

Governor Signs Pharmacy Benefit Manager Bill into Law

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/15/2018 10:50 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signs into law a bill that requires pharmacy benefit managers to be licensed by the state. The Arkansas Pharmacy Benefits Manager Licensure Act requires licensure of any PBM that services any insurance plans that are not self-funded by employers.

UCA Receives $390K From Conway Regional To Support Nursing Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2018 02:46 pm

The University of Central Arkansas and Conway Regional Health System announces a partnership to address a statewide nursing shortage.

New Arkansas Mandate Would Increase Drug Costs for Employers, Consumers (Mark Merritt Commentary)

by Mark Merritt 3/13/2018 10:21 am

This week, the Arkansas Legislature is considering a new mandate forcing employers and government health plans to pay more for prescription drugs.

Stuck in the Middle: Regulating Pharmacy Benefit Managers

by Gwen Moritz 3/12/2018 12:00 am

A special legislative session starting Tuesday is expected to result in deep-red Arkansas becoming the first state to license and regulate pharmacy benefit managers.

Gastroenterologists Cut Cord from Diagnostic Clinic

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

All 10 of the gastroenterologists at the Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic are leaving as of June 1.

Sherwood Pediatrics Plus Sold for $9.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

A Sherwood developmental preschool, a North Little Rock hotel, farmland in Faulkner County, a real estate trade in Conway and residential acreage in Saline County combine for this week's group of million-dollar transactions.

A Reason for Every Regulation (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Regulations are a way that our society, through our elected government, levels out playing fields and creates transparency and protects the weak from abuse by the strong.

Pharmacists Deserve Free Speech Too (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/12/2018 12:00 am

In the U.S., complexity is often the enemy of reform, particularly when the first step in health care reform would be to make health care costs transparent.

Surgery Center Performs $3.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/12/2018 12:00 am

PTCOA Freeway ASC LLC, led by Drs. Meraj Siddiqui and Ronald Tilley, bought the 11,372-SF medical office-outpatient surgery center at 9 Freeway Drive.