Health Care Archive

UAMS Gains Two Assistant Professors in Department of Orthopaedics (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Robert Martin, a foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Paul Edwards, hip and knee replacement surgeon, have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and will serve as assistant professors in the Department of Orthopaedics in the UAMS College of Medicine.

The Ignorant American (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Ignorance is bliss, or so they say, but ignorance can also be dangerous. Ask Luis Lang, a 49-year-old who made a comfortable living as a self-employed handyman, who ignored the law requiring him to buy health insurance — and then discovered what happens to diabetics who don't take care of themselves.

Presenting the 18 Most Expensive Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

A list of seven-digit home sales in the northwest corner of the state, Benton and Washington counties.

14 Most Expensive Home Sales of 2014 in Pulaski County

by Mark Friedman 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County remained flat in 2014. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, the same figure as in 2013. But 2015 could see more $1 million homes sold.

Courtyard by Marriott to Open Along Highway 49 in Jonesboro

by Alexis Hosticka 5/29/2015 11:28 am

A new Courtyard by Marriott hotel is set to open in summer 2016 near the entrance of the NEA Baptist Healthcare System Campus on Highway 49 North in Jonesboro.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.7 Percent in April

by Alexis Hosticka 5/27/2015 08:43 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of percentage point from March, coming in at 5.7 percent in April, according to a report Wednesday by the state Department of Workforce Servics.

Courtney Little Assumes Role as CareLink Chairman (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Courtney Little, president of ACE Glass Construction in Little Rock, has been named chairman of the CareLink board of directors. He replaces Stacey Duckett, who died in March.

Someone's Son Is Dead (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/25/2015 12:00 am

I'm not a doctor or lawyer, but I am the only journalist who tried to warn the public about Dr. Richard Johns, so I'm hereby granting myself license to pour out my heart in a way that is — as I was reminded by the lawyer for the State Medical Board — “not objective.”

Big Companies, Big Revenue: 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Bring In $32.8B

by Gwen Moritz 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $32.8 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up nearly 7 percent in a year.

Affordable Care Act Pushes Up Revenue for Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

by Mark Friedman 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield's remarkable 42.6 percent surge in revenue in 2014 over the previous year is mainly a result of the Affordable Care Act.

High-Dollar Drugs Part of the Package for Blue Cross Blue Shield

by Mark Friedman 5/25/2015 12:00 am

While the politics of insurance has garnered the most ink, Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield has also been busy trying to manage the high costs of specialty prescription drugs.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2015 11:01 am

The selection committee for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the 2016 class of inductees.

Arkansas' Top Exporters Recognized, Officials Call for Ex-Im Bank Renewal

by Mark Carter 5/19/2015 02:39 pm

At an awards ceremony recognizing the state's top exporters, Arkansas small business owners and an official with the U.S. Export-Import Bank called for the bank charter's renewal.

Arkansas Business Wrote About Police Investigating Richard Johns in 2012

by Lance Turner 5/19/2015 11:35 am

Arkansas Business readers have had reason to be wary of Little Rock internist Dr. Richard Johns, who's been arrested and charged with more than 180 counts of fraudulent practices.

Arkansas Heart Hospital, Arkansas Urology to Offer Pingmd App at Clinics

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/19/2015 09:48 am

Arkansas Heart Hospital and Arkansas Urology have partnered with Pingmd Inc. of New York to offer a health-care solutions app at their clinics across the state.

Fayetteville's North Hills Surgery Center Offers Price Quotes Upfront

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2015 12:00 am

North Hills Surgery Center in Fayetteville has fired a shot across the bow of competing outpatient surgery centers: transparent pricing for patients who pay out of pocket.

Kim Kirkman Moves Up at Harding's American Studies Insitute (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2015 12:00 am

Kim Kirkman has been named associate executive director of the American Studies Institute at Harding University in Searcy, replacing Bob Reely, who has held the position for 26 years.

UAMS BioVentures Providing Business Guidance

by Sean Beherec 5/18/2015 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences BioVentures was launched more than a decade ago to combine research at UAMS with entrepreneurship, technology licensing and economic development. BioVentures has since spun off 22 companies using technologies developed at the campus.

UAMS Eyes Expansion, Sees Increase in Patient Demand

by Mark Friedman 5/18/2015 12:00 am

The Affordable Care Act as applied in Arkansas has worked so well for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences that administrators are considering expanding the 10-story UAMS Medical Center.

Epoch Men's Clinic Expanding in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 5/18/2015 12:00 am

Although Epoch Health touts that it can treat symptoms related to low testosterone in men, it maintains it's nothing like the low-T retail outlets that are gaining scrutiny from some members of the medical community.