Health Care Archive

Online Ransom Demands Threaten Businesses in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Computer crimes using “ransomware,” malware that encrypts files then demands payment to unlock them, are growing in number and sophistication and are increasingly being seen in Arkansas.

Stonehaven Purchase Surpasses $7.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The 60-unit assisted living project in Maumelle was sold by Stonehaven Assisted Living LLC, led by James Thomas. The deal is financed with a $5.2 million loan from First Security Bank of Searcy.

Shane Speights In as New Dean at Osteopathic School in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Shane Speights has been hired as dean of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) College of Osteopathic Medicine's site at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.

Allen Kerr Takes Spot on National Insurance Committee (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has been named vice chairman of the Market Regulation & Consumer Affairs Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Forestry Program Donates $575K to Children's Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2017 03:40 pm

The Arkansas Children's Foundation announced Monday that the Arkansas Forestry Association's Log A Load for Kids program has donated $575,000 for the Emergency Department/Trauma Center at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Mild Weather Keeps Arkansas Children's Northwest on Track for 2018 Opening

by Lydia McAllister 2/1/2017 03:17 pm

The Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital is less than a year away from opening, and its chief administrator says construction remains on schedule, in part due to mild winter weather.

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

by Todd Traub 2/1/2017 09:58 am

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday.

Dyer Family Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Lydia McAllister 1/31/2017 10:48 am

Joanie and Jon Dyer are giving $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest, a gift inspired by the care their grandson received at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Conway Regional Names Cornell Maltbia Board Chairman

by Lydia McAllister 1/31/2017 10:14 am

Rev. Cornell Maltbia, pastor and founder of True Holiness Saints Center in Conway, is the newly appointed chairman of the board of directors for Conway Regional Health System.

Momentum Jonesboro on Pace to Grow Jobs in Key Sectors

by Todd Traub 1/31/2017 06:00 am

Momentum Jonesboro, the economic development fundraising plan targeting job growth in northeast Arkansas, is on track to reach its $3.7 million goal.

Trumps Signs Order to Cut Regulations on Business

by Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters 1/30/2017 11:00 am

President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically pare back federal regulations by requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced.

Baptist Health Exec Faces Foreclosure on Conway Ranch, Restaurant

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Trouble is brewing for Joanie White-Wagoner, administrator and vice president at the new $150 million Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

$4.8M Sale Visits Rogers Warehouse (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Breeden Robinson LLC, led by Larry Breeden, bought the facility from Superior Industries International Arkansas LLC, a subsidiary of Superior Industries of Van Nuys, California.

Steve Spaulding Named EVP at Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Spaulding has overall executive responsibility for the company's alternative payment initiatives, primary care initiatives, commercial pharmacy, enterprise business intelligence, provider compensation, provider network operations and Health Advantage.

Chelsea Wakefield To Lead Program Within UAMS Psychiatry Department (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Wakefield will establish a program to treat those with issues related to interpersonal relationships. She was previously an assistant professor at the university.

Shane Knisley In as New COO of Sparks Health (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Shane Knisley has been appointed chief operating officer of Sparks Health System in Fort Smith.

Kathy Deck: Slower Growth on Tap for Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 1/27/2017 05:01 pm

Kathy Deck said northwest Arkansas and health care services will be strong points for an otherwise less robust Arkansas job market in 2017. Deck, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, made her remarks at the 23rd annual Business Forecast Luncheon in Rogers.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2017 08:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces the appointments to boards and commissions.

Anstaff Bank Donates $250K to Children's Northwest Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/24/2017 03:21 pm

Arkansas Children's Foundation says Anstaff Bank of Green Forest is making a $250,000 commitment to support the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital.

Trial Reset, Richard Johns Still Due in Court Monday

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Richard Johns, the Little Rock physician charged with running a “pill mill” of fraudulent painkiller prescriptions, is scheduled to be in court Monday, but it won't be for the start of his trial.

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