Health Care Archive

Health Care – Right or Privilege? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The philosophical question of whether health care is something every American is entitled to or something every American must earn underlies all discussion of how best to provide it.

Enid Olvey Promoted at Arkansas Children's Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Olvey will provide oversight to the principal gifts, planned gifts and major gifts programs and will continue to serve as a key member of the foundation leadership team.

Pair of Apartments Produce $60.6M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Affiliates of CLK Properties of Woodbury, New York, bought the 456-unit Chenal Lakes project for $38.1 million and the 256-unit Brightwaters project for $22.5 million.

Texan Buys Red Lobster In Fayetteville for $3.7M (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Vera LLC of Plano, led by Venkat Sirimalle, bought the property, and with Red Lobster Restaurants LLC, signed a lease agreement that runs until 2039.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to Record 3.7 Percent in February

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/24/2017 10:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in February to the lowest on record, 3.7 percent. The rate was 3.8 percent in January and 4.1 percent in February 2016.

Chamber-Backed Marijuana Bill Awaiting Governor's Signature

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/23/2017 11:42 am

A bill backed by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce to amend the state's new medical marijuana law has passed both houses and needs the governor's signature to become law.

Haag Brown Buys 10 NEA Clinics for $14M

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 11:09 am

NEA Baptist Clinic, a multi-specialty group practice, and Haag Brown Commercial, both of Jonesboro, announce the $14 million sale of 10 off-campus urgent care clinics in northeast Arkansas.

CARTI Reports Bigger Loss Than Expected

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

As CARTI works through its financial issues, the Little Rock cancer treatment organization recently posted wider than anticipated losses for the first two quarters of its fiscal year.

More Guilty Pleas Made in Richard Johns Pill Mill Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

As expected, David Larue Scroggins of Cabot pleaded guilty last week to buying and reselling fraudulent oxycodone prescriptions from Richard Johns

World-Class Rationalization (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/20/2017 12:00 am

One afternoon provided two exercises in compartmentalization: Richard Johns' plea agreement and the indictment of former state Sen. Jon Woods and Oren Paris III.

Memory Care Facility Visited by $14M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/20/2017 12:00 am

The 74-bed assisted living center in west Little Rock was bought by an affiliate of Mainstreet Health Investments of Carmel, Indiana.

ADDYs Add Up for Cranford Co.

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Cranford Co. was the big winner again at the recent Little Rock ADDY Awards at Rock Town Distillery, including Best of Show for its Twitter “Social Events” campaign, Best of Print for CARE's “Paws on the Runway” and Best of Public Service for “Heifer Integrated Campaign.”

Weight-Loss Surgery Arrives at Arkansas Heart Hospital

by Mark Friedman 3/20/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock recently began offering weight-loss surgery as a way to fight heart disease and rising obesity rates in Arkansas.

CHI St. Vincent Contract with UnitedHealthcare to End April 1

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2017 03:25 pm

CHI St. Vincent says that, effective April 1, its physicians and services will not be considered in-network for United Healthcare members.

SPONSORED: Self-funded Insurance Plans Combat Rising Health Care Costs

by 3/14/2017 11:17 am

Plans grow in popularity as employers seek affordable heath insurance solutions.

Nominate by Friday for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2017 11:14 am

Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/13/2017 09:58 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in January to the lowest on record, 3.8 percent. The rate was 3.9 percent in December and 4.2 percent in January 2016.

UAMS-Baptist Health Partnership Could Expand in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences already provides emergency room and orthopedic services to Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway, but more could be on the way.

One Bad Doctor: Richard Johns Pill Mill Scheme Leads to Death of One, Ensnares Dozens

by Gwen Moritz 3/13/2017 12:00 am

By the end of this month, at least 52 people will have pleaded guilty to being a part of what prosecutors believe are the largest drug rings ever busted in both Lonoke and White counties, including the one bad doctor who was the indispensable element: Richard Duane Johns.

Misconduct Allegations Shadowed Richard Johns

by Gwen Moritz 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Richard Johns, the internist who pleaded guilty to selling oxycodone prescriptions, first appeared in Arkansas Business in September 2012 for a completely different reason:

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