Health Care Archive

Peter Banko: Alliance Talks Continue With Arkansas Hospitals

by Mark Friedman 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Peter Banko, CEO of CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock, promoted last week by parent company Catholic Health Initiatives, he is still moving forward with affiliation talks with other Arkansas hospitals.

UAMS Brings Dr. Janet Cathey to Women's Clinic at Freeway Medical

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Dr. Janet Cathey has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and will see patients at the UAMS Women's Clinic at Freeway Medical Tower at 5800 W. 10th St. in Little Rock.

Charley Penix on Architecture Shaping the Future of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Charley Penix became CEO of Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc., the state's largest architecture firm and second-largest engineering firm, in 2009.

Matt Lile Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement, Agrees to 1-Year Prison Sentence

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2014 04:58 pm

Lile, 56, agreed to pay full restitution for stealing from Cosmopolitan Life Insurance Co., which state insurance regulators took into receivership in 2009. Lile was also well known as the former owner of Lulav restaurant in Little Rock.

Arkansas Business Honors 'Best Places to Work'

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2014 11:07 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group on Wednesday honored 12 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which recognize firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

Crittenden Regional Hospital Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 9/17/2014 05:21 pm

Crittenden Regional Hospital of West Memphis filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection last week, listing estimated debts between $500,000 and $1 million.

A-State, NYIT Prepare for October Summit on Proposed Medical School

by Lee Hogan 9/17/2014 03:39 pm

Officials with the proposed New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro have set a graduate medical education summit for October. The GME Summit, scheduled Oct. 16, will bring together state and national healthcare leaders, hospital executives and practicing physicians.

CHI St. Vincent to Expand WLR Campus

by Mark Carter 9/17/2014 03:28 pm

The facility will be located next to CHI St. Vincent's outpatient, ambulatory care facility on the 37-acre campus. Building completion is scheduled for summer 2015. Current services at CHI St. Vincent West include primary care, urgent care, geriatric and sleep services.

Governor's Quality Awards Go to 28 Arkansas Organizations

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2014 08:28 am

The 20th annual event was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock before an audience of more than 400 business and civic leaders. In addition to recognizing the winers, 16 past awards recipients were recognized.

Arkansas Requests Changes to 'Private Option'

by Andrew DeMillo 9/15/2014 03:05 pm

Arkansas is asking the federal government to allow changes to the state's compromise Medicaid expansion that would require some participants to contribute monthly to health savings accounts and would impose new limits on transportation for non-emergency services.

Dr. Dean Kumpuris To Receive Vision Award from World Services for the Blind

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2014 12:00 am

Dr. Dean Kumpuris of Little Rock is being recognized for his support of various downtown development projects by the World Services for the Blind Foundation.

Don't Criticize Texas (Feedback)

by Jerry B. Jackson 9/15/2014 12:00 am

Jerry Jackson of Heber Springs invites Arkansas Business Editor Gwen Moritz and the rest of Arkansas to not mess with the Lone Star state.

CHI St. Vincent, Cornerstone Hospital Finalizing Agreement for Long-Term Acute Care

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2014 09:33 am

CHI St. Vincent and Cornerstone Hospital of North Little Rock, operated by Cornerstone Healthcare Group of Dallas, Texas, are working out the final details of an agreement that will create 75 jobs and an expanded role for CHG at two CHI St. Vincent locations in central Arkansas.

Lawsuit Claims Crittenden Regional Hospital Squandered Employees' Insurance Premiums

by Lee Hogan 9/9/2014 03:46 pm

Crittenden Regional Hospital of West Memphis, which closed its doors permanently on Sunday, is now the subject of a lawsuit that alleges it misused employee funds intended for health insurance coverage.

Mike Beebe Appoints 58 to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 02:58 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe announces 58 appointments to state boards and commissions.

No Banking Future for Former First Southern CEO Woody Castleberry

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Thanks to the fraud of convicted former Little Rock attorney Kevin Lewis, Woody Castleberry will never work in banking again. Castleberry told us last week that his settlement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was finally approved. He won't have to pay a penalty, but he agreed never to be involved in banking again.

Baptist Health School Sells In $8.5 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/8/2014 12:00 am

The sale of a medical project in west Little Rock weighed in at $8.5 million. A cell tower project in North Little Rock rang up a $1 million sale. And a Town Place Suites project in North Little Rock is in the works after a $950,000 transaction.

Wehco Media Drops Insurance Bombshell

by Michelle Corbet 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Wehco Media dropped a bombshell on its employees two weeks ago: Effective Sept. 1, one week after the announcement, they had a choice of having their annual health insurance deductible triple to $3,000 or paying 100 percent of the cost of keeping a policy with a $1,000 deductible.

Toymaker Redman's Rough History Doesn't Deter State Investment

by Marty Cook 9/8/2014 12:00 am

The state's top economic development official said he has no undue concerns about a $2 million taxpayer investment in Redman & Associates, despite the CEO's bankruptcy a decade ago and subsequent litigation, including a lawsuit related to the product the company is manufacturing in Rogers.

Little Rock's RxResults Raises $4M Investment Round

by Mark Carter 9/3/2014 12:26 pm

UAMS startup RxResults, a pharmacy risk management company based in Little Rock, on Wednesday announced a $4 million investment by Ansley Equity Partners and Ansley Equities of Naperville, Ill.