Health Care Archive

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care Teams With Aledade To Arm, Reward Docs

by Gwen Moritz 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Aledade is what's called an ACO, an accountable care organization, a relatively new type of entity established by the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act for the purpose of improving health care quality while controlling unnecessary spending.

Family Tree Thrives at Horton's Orthotics & Prosthetics

by Jan Cottingham 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Gary Horton was happy when his three children showed an interest in joining the family business, Horton's Orthotics & Prosthetics, though, he said, he made a point of not trying to sway them. “They just basically all chose to do it.”

Medical Software Provider MedEvolve Gains Certification

by Brandon Riddle 7/14/2014 12:00 am

MedEvolve of Little Rock, a leading provider of software for medical practice management, has been deemed eligible for federal stimulus money after demonstrating meaningful use of its technology.

Dr. Lowry Barnes to Chair UAMS Orthopedic Surgery Department

by Gwen Moritz 7/11/2014 10:48 am

Barnes will continue seeing patients at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics and at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, as well as at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Donnie Frederic, CEO of St. Mary's at Russellville, Dies at 60

by Gwen Moritz 7/9/2014 05:04 pm

Frederic, who had previously worked in Little Rock, Springdale and Bentonville, died of an apparent heart attack on Friday while on vacation in Montreal.

UAMS Receives $900k Federal Grant to Train Primary Care Physicians

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2014 02:22 pm

The grant will fund a training program for resident physicians at UAMS' regional center in Fort Smith. It will pay for the addition of two new resident physicians and continued funding for four others that have been added over the past two years.

Baptist Health Breaks Ground on Conway Hospital

by Lee Hogan 7/7/2014 02:50 pm

Baptist Health of Little Rock broke ground Monday on a 216,000-SF, 96-bed hospital in Conway. The facility is expected to open in 2016. The entire project is estimated to cost about $130 million. The hospital is expected to open in 2016 and employ about 425 workers.

Little Rock Zone MSAs See Modest Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Employment grew modestly in the first quarter of 2014 in the Little Rock zone, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The Little Rock zone includes all of Arkansas except the northeast.

Skin in the Game (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Everyone understands that last week's special legislative session was, as it concerned health insurance benefits for public school employees, a short-term fix to a long-term problem that had been ignored until it simply couldn't be ignored any longer.

No Daily Report, E-newsletters on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2014 10:01 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Friday, the Fourth of July. Arkansas Business Publishing Group offices will be closed Friday as well, reopening on Monday. ABPG wishes everyone a happy Fourth.

Dan McKay Named Sparks, Summit CEO

by Lee Hogan 6/30/2014 01:50 pm

Sparks Health System in Fort Smith and Summit Medical Center in Van Buren have named Dan McKay as its next chief executive officer. He will assume the duties in August and become the fourth person to hold the position this year.

Waiting Room: Medicare Appeals Tie Up Hospitals' Millions

by Mark Friedman 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Adding to hospital frustration is the way that the RACs, which are private companies, are paid: They have a financial incentive to deny as many claims as possible because they receive up to 12.5 percent of the money recovered.

Jim Bolt Criminal Saga Reveals ‘A Certain Amount Of Genius'

by Gwen Moritz 6/30/2014 12:00 am

A federal judge sentenced James W. Bolt to a sentence 29 months longer than standard sentencing guidelines. It was an acknowledgement that the only way to keep Bolt from breaking the law was to keep him locked up.

Fort Smith Osteopathic School Picks Architect

by Mark Friedman 6/30/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education of Fort Smith recently named Risley & Associates of Fort Smith as the lead architect to build the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, a job estimated at $75 million.

Dental Examiners Board Asks Court To Toss Ben Burris Lawsuit

by Mark Friedman 6/30/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Board of Dental Examiners recently asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by orthodontist Dr. Ben Burris of Fort Smith.

Two Harrison Hires Highlight North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Sammie Cribbs has been promoted from director of nursing to chief nursing officer at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. Dr. Justin L. Cutler has been hired at NARMC as an orthopedic surgeon. He joins Dr. Tarik Sidani at the Arkansas Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic.

Elaine Eubank Set To Start at Easter Seals as CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Elaine Eubank has been hired as president and CEO of Easter Seals Arkansas in Little Rock, a position she will start Tuesday. She said the new job will allow her to build on the Easter Seals mission, offering training and rehabilitation services to children and adults.

Pambra's Says New Jersey Company Should Go Belly Up on Tummy Liner Infringement

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Pambra's said it created and sells the tummy liner, a cotton-based piece of material that is worn under the lower belly fold of obese people to keep the skin dry and preventing chaffing. A pack of three sells for about $20 on Amazon.com.

Insurance Company Hot Over Craighead County Halloween Fire

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

An incident last Halloween season is still haunting the owners of a spook house in Craighead County. Nightmare Productions Haunted House owners Cody and Nicole Russell are facing a lawsuit filed last month by Western World Insurance Co. of New Jersey.

Baptist Health Plans July 7 Groundbreaking for Conway Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Ground will be broken for the 100-bed medical center at 10:30 a.m. July 7 at 1455 Exchange Ave., near the Dave Ward Drive exit off Interstate 40.

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