Health Care Archive

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, Osteopathic School Partner on Residency Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2018 11:08 am

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs announces a partnership with the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith to develop new undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education training opportunities for osteopathic students and graduates.

WLR Medical Property Sold in $3.4M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

An 11,372-SF medical office-outpatient surgery center in west Little Rock, a 6,566-SF restaurant in Conway and a 20,798-SF office building in south Little Rock form this week's trio of million-dollar transactions.

New Crittenden County Hospital Delayed Until 2019

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Unexpected delays have delayed the opening of the $43 million Baptist Memorial Hospital-Crittenden project in West Memphis.

Trust, But Verify (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/5/2018 12:00 am

UAMS, ostensibly accountable to the public, is selling its doctors' services, and the taxpayers who employ those doctors aren't allowed to know how much the buyer is paying.

Cantrell Drug Hiring in Face of Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Cantrell Drug Co. of North Little Rock said last week that it has hired about 25 people since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in November.

Laura Fine on Keeping Small Businesses from Missing the Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Laura Fine, chief of the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center, tells what it does, and says customers are king.

Stephanie Parson Promoted at Sparks Health (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Stephanie Parson has been named chief quality officer of Sparks Health System in Fort Smith. Jason Treece has been promoted to lead executive of strategic accounts for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock.

UAMS Vice Chancellor for Campus Operations Retiring

by Mark Friedman 2/2/2018 04:48 pm

Mark Kenneday notified the administration of his plan to retire on Jan. 22, according to UAMS spokeswoman Leslie Taylor.

AFCU Donates $101K to Arkansas Children's

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 01:24 pm

Arkansas Federal Credit Union recently donated $101,619 to Arkansas Children's Hospital for the renovation of its teen room.

Pharmacists: New Reimbursement Rates for Drugs Unsustainable

by Gwen Moritz and Graycen Colbert Bigger 2/1/2018 07:01 am

Pharmacists say new reimbursement rates for generic prescriptions imposed by the pharmacy benefit manager used by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Ambetter are often less than the cost of the drugs.

State Sen. Jake Files Pleads Guilty to Federal Crimes in GIF Scandal

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 03:41 pm

The Fort Smith Republican waived indictment and pleaded guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and bank fraud in connection with money routed to him from the state General Improvement Fund.

ATU Faculty Member Named to National Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 09:34 am

Melinda Wilkins, professor and director of the health information management and health informatics programs at Arkansas Tech University, has become the first Arkansas resident elected to the American Health Information Management Association's board of directors.

Governed Vs. Governors (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/29/2018 12:00 am

At a time when the free press is attacked daily by a man whose oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States seems as sacred as his marriage vows, the story of newspapers taking existential risks to tell the truth worked on me like a tonic.

Your Virtual Staff Is Clocking In (Stephen Carlisle Expert Advice)

by Stephen Carlisle 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Businesses across the country have become increasingly flexible with regard to remote workers — those people who work from an off-site location on a project basis and aren't part of the company's full-time staff. It's an attractive model for employers and workers alike, and presents unique opportunities and challenges to both parties.

Winrock Announces Health Tech Accelerator

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures at UAMS recently announced that they are teaming to support a new accelerator for health care technology startups called Health InnovatAR.

UAMS Medical Center CFO Resigns

by Mark Friedman 1/27/2018 12:03 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center's chief financial officer resigned Friday as UAMS continues to search for ways to slash its projected defici

Committee Raises Questions of Collusion Between UAMS, Baptist

by Mark Friedman 1/25/2018 06:06 pm

The Arkansas General Assembly's Joint Performance Review Committee will continuing looking into a contract under which the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences provides physician services to Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

Marcus Elliott Joins Conway Regional Health System

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2018 11:15 am

Marcus Elliott has joined Conway Regional Health System as the director of corporate health services.

Some Northeast Arkansas Cities See Record Growth in 2017

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 1/24/2018 02:45 pm

Communities in northeast Arkansas saw record growth in 2017, including sales tax revenue and employment gains across the region.

Arkansas' December Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2018 09:47 am

Arkansas' December unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.