Health Care Archive

State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson Challenges Dental Law

by Mark Friedman 3/3/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, R-Benton, said he will begin a push to change state law so that orthodontists can provide basic teeth cleanings to the general public.

UAMS Names Pedro Delgado PRI Director

by Mark Friedman 3/3/2014 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced last week that Dr. Pedro Delgado will be the director of its Psychiatric Research Institute starting April 1.

An Open Letter To the House of Representatives (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/3/2014 12:00 am

Today thousands of working Arkansans will need medical care they cannot afford. Today you can assure them at least one more year of health insurance.

Dillard's Snubs Local Ronald McDonald House Over Contractor Choice

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2014 12:00 am

Dillard's Inc. apparently was so unhappy that its construction arm wasn't considered to build the Ronald McDonald House in Little Rock that it withheld a donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas.

Arkansas State Board Approves Partnership for Osteopathic School

by Lee Hogan 2/28/2014 02:32 pm

The Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees approves a resolution allowing it to partner with the New York Institute of Technology for the development of an osteopathic medical school at the Jonesboro campus.

Conway Council Approves Rezoning of Baptist Health Property

by Lee Hogan 2/26/2014 10:26 am

Baptist Health System clears another hurdle in its plan to build a 200,000-SF hospital in Conway.

John Hugg, Jill Darling Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2014 07:31 am

Each year, Arkansas Business Publishing Group sponsors the awards to honor businesses in three categories related to number of employees as well as business executives, nonprofit executives and nonprofit organizations in Arkansas.

Medicaid Impasse Threatens Arkansas Budget (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/23/2014 02:03 pm

It's a popular refrain for Democrats and Republicans alike in Arkansas, especially as they gear up for campaign season: We're not Washington. We're different. They may need to rethink that line.

Batesville Plant Closing, Leaving 78 Out of Work

by Mark Friedman 2/21/2014 04:31 pm

Zila Inc., of Fort Collins, Colo., announced Wednesday that it would close its Batesville plant within 60 days, leaving 78 people out of work.

Impasse Over 'Private Option' Continues; House Measure Fails Again

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/21/2014 11:29 am

An impasse over the future of Arkansas' first-in-the-nation plan to use Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for the poor stretched into a fourth day Friday, as legislation to continue the program again failed before the state House.

Arkansas Senate Approves, House Again Rejects Private Option Funding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/20/2014 03:11 pm

A compromise plan for Medicaid expansion in Arkansas remained stalled in the state House Thursday, despite the state Senate endorsing a plan to continue the nationally watched program that is providing subsidized health coverage to more than 87,000 people.

Arkansas House Again Votes Down Private Option

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/19/2014 02:18 pm

The future of Arkansas' compromise plan to expand Medicaid by purchasing private insurance for the poor remained in jeopardy Wednesday, after legislation to continue the nationally-watched program failed for a second day in the state House.

UAMS Names Makhoul as Inaugural Hutchins Distinguished Chair

by Lee Hogan 2/19/2014 01:08 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences named Dr. Issam Makhoul as the inaugural recepient of the Dr. Laura F. Hutchins Distinguished Chair for Hematology and Oncology.

Fort Chaffee Donates Land to Osteopathic Medical School in Fort Smith

by Mark Carter 2/19/2014 10:46 am

The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday donated 200 acres to a project that aims to open an osteopathic medical school there by fall 2017.

'Private Option' Bill Fails in Arkansas House, 70-27

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/18/2014 04:00 pm

The Arkansas House failed Tuesday to renew the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan, leaving in limbo the future of a program heralded as a model for Republican-leaning states to implement the federal health overhaul.

UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn Attacks Red Ink With Balanced Budget Plan

by Mark Friedman 2/17/2014 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences had an operating loss of $27.8 million in the first six months of its current fiscal year, a dramatic downturn from an $8.5 million operating gain during the same period a year earlier.

Oral Agreement Leads to Frayed Nerves Between Doctors

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/17/2014 12:00 am

One Little Rock interventional neuroradiologist has accused his friend and fellow physician of shortchanging him hundreds of thousands of dollars for medical services provided.

All Eyes On Arkansas (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/17/2014 12:00 am

Over the past few months, the eyes of a nation trying to work with the reality of the Affordable Care Act have been trained on Arkansas, where bipartisanship aimed at doing the best for Arkansas' working poor while controlling the growth of government had struck upon a novel solution called the “private option.”

An Optimistic View of the World (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/17/2014 12:00 am

Bill Gates makes a persuasive case that the world really is getting better in big, global ways, which is nice to consider when much smaller problems seem to be intractable.

Creating an Engaged Workforce (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 2/17/2014 12:00 am

Employee engagement is simply a combination of job satisfaction, ability and a willingness to perform for one's organization at a high level and over an extended time. This combination of satisfaction, ability and willingness is more critical today than ever before in business.