Health Care Archive

UAMS Gets $2.9M Grant to Study Radiation Treatment

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 11:22 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences says a team of researchers received a $2.97 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases.

Arkansas Lawsuit Faults Makers of Opioids

by Mark Friedman 7/31/2017 12:00 am

A Sebastian County man who became addicted to opioids sued the drug manufacturers last month in one of the latest lawsuits filed by consumers, state attorneys general and local governments against opioid makers.

Startups and More Bubble Up from Governor's Cup

by Sam Hoisington 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Over nearly two decades of the Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup competition, just over $2 million in prize money has been given to teams of college students with entrepreneurship ideas deemed promising by competition judges.

Complaint Box (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/31/2017 12:00 am

I have two unrelated things I want to complain about: noisy restaurants and medical bills.

Is Vacation in Your Plans? (Alese Stroud Expert Advice)

by Alese Stroud 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Let's be clear. Sitting on a beach practicing distance management skills via email does not count as vacation. It counts as vacation only when you completely unplug.

Elisabeth Mathews Selected for Pharmacists Fellowship (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Elisabeth Mathews has been selected as the inaugural fellow for the Arkansas Pharmacists Association Executive Fellowship in Association Management.

UA Economist Mervin Jebaraj on Which Fast-Growing Industry Could Be the Most Unpredictable

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Mervin Jebaraj was named the interim director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in April to replace Kathy Deck. He has been with the center since 2007.

CardioWise Acquires Rights to SQuEEZ software

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2017 02:15 pm

CardioWise Inc., a portfolio company of VIC Technology Venture Development of Fayetteville, announces its acquisition of the worldwide rights to SQuEEZ heart function analysis software.

Arkansas Health Insurers Seek Rate Hikes of 8 to 22 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/26/2017 11:24 am

Health insurance companies operating on the state's individual health insurance marketplace are seeking rate increases of between 8 percent and 22 percent, the state Insurance Department says.

Methodist Family Health Promotes Shari Willding to Administrator

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2017 02:04 pm

Methodist Family Health hires Shari Willding as administrator of Methodist Behavioral Hospital in Maumelle.

Brian Reemtsen to Lead Arkansas Children's Heart Institute

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 11:14 am

Arkansas Children's Hospital names pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Brian Reemtsen to lead its new Heart Institute.

Burris, Bethel Settle Dental Suit Over Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Last month, Dr. Benjamin Burris and Dr. Justin Bethel, who owned Arkansas Dentistry & Braces, quickly settled a lawsuit filed against them by Dental Resources Systems Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Breathtaking Hypocrisy (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/24/2017 12:00 am

The breathtaking hypocrisy of elected Republicans when it comes to Obamacare will be the stuff of a generation of political science dissertations.

Paul Petitte Anchored Again in Fort Smith

by Kyle Massey 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Veteran newscaster Paul Petitte started last week as a reporter and weekday co-anchor of “News Sunrise” for KHBS/KHOG-TV in Fort Smith and northwest Arkansas.

As Marijuana Industry Beckons, Banks Just Say No

by Gwen Moritz 7/24/2017 12:00 am

On one side is a new industry desperately needing local banking services. On the other side are bankers salivating at potential deposits and fee revenue. Between them is a federal government that outlaws marijuana.

Tim Hill Takes Dual Role with COO Slot at UAMS Health System (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Tim Hill, vice chancellor for Regional Campuses at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, has recently taken on another role as chief operating officer of the UAMS Health System. Hill will also be continuing in his role as vice chancellor for regional campuses.

Surgeon Mark McCoy Joins Mercy Clinic (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Mark McCoy has joined Mercy Clinic Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery in Fort Smith as a cardiovascular surgeon.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2017 10:41 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate held steady at 3.4 percent, the same record low set in May, but the rate is also down seven-tenths of a percentage point from June 2016.

Baptist Health Opens $15M Office Building in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/19/2017 02:46 pm

Baptist Health celebrated the opening of its new $15 million, 75,000-SF medical office building at 625 United Drive in Conway on Tuesday with an open house and ribbon cutting.

UAMS Nets $710K Grant for Training Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/19/2017 01:52 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Wednesday announced that one of its professors has secured a $710,000 grant to continue an interdisciplinary training program for health professionals that is focused on improving services for children with developmental disabilities.