Health Care Archive

Federal Health Fraud Case Against Barrows Postponed to February

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

If you've wondered what's happening in the case of the Little Rock husband-and-wife physician team who were charged with health insurance fraud in excess of $1.2 million, well, here's your answer: Their trial has been postponed.

Baptist Health Struck With Buyer's Remorse Over WLR School Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The 121,211-SF facility was repurchased for $8.5 million last month from BCP-Colonel Glenn LLC, whose ownership includes Sam Alley, secretary-treasurer of the Baptist Health Foundation Board of Trustees.

Second Lawsuit Names Closed Crittenden Regional Hospital

by Mark Friedman 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The ultimately fatal financial troubles at Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis might have started three years ago, according to a federal lawsuit filed last month against the hospital's former directors.

UAMS, ACHRI Help Find Key to Allergic/Immune Disorder

by Jan Cottingham 10/20/2014 12:00 am

A group of researchers, including a group at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute, have made what's being hailed as a “breakthrough” in understanding the cause of a rare disorder.

UCA, UALR Redesign Their MBA Programs

by Jan Cottingham 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Two central Arkansas universities have redesigned their MBA programs recently in an effort to better meet the needs of students and employers and to set themselves apart from other schools.

ARK Challenge: Spencer Jones' Light Bulb Moment Could Benefit Patients

by Mark Carter 10/14/2014 08:44 am

The road to entrepreneurship takes many different routes. For some, entrepreneurship seems to exist as part of their DNA. For others, a light bulb moment illuminates the way.

Rhonda Jorden Named Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, CIO at UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 01:12 pm

Rhonda Jorden has been named vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Judge Awards $725K, Turns Screw on VA Hospital in Malpractice Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge in Little Rock recently found that a surgeon at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Little Rock had botched a surgery and awarded the 75-year-old patient $725,000.

The Mind of an Entrepreneur (Mitch Bettis Publisher's Note)

by Mitch Bettis 10/13/2014 12:00 am

On Oct. 24, Arkansas Business, in partnership with the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is hosting another Power Breakfast executive panel.

Volunteer Directors, Take Note (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/13/2014 12:00 am

It may be that the volunteer directors of the nonprofit Crittenden Hospital Association were being deliberately misled. That's something an investigation should determine. But the Crittenden case does serve as an excellent reminder to volunteer directors of nonprofit organizations everywhere, and especially the thousands who read Arkansas Business: When you accept the job of director, you have responsibilities.

DHS Says Ted Suhl Was 'Person C' in Steven Jones Bribery Case

by Gwen Moritz 10/6/2014 01:31 pm

Ted Suhl, owner of behavioral health companies, including one formerly called Lord's Ranch, has been identified by the Arkansas Department of Human Services as "Person C," who allegedly provided bribes to former DHS Deputy Director Steven B. Jones.

Amy Hester's 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Amy Hester of Innovate Arkansas client firm HD Nursing of Little Rock shares her five tips for startup success, including giving yourself permission to make money on your idea.

HD Nursing Shines Light on Falls Management

by Mark Carter 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Amy Hester and Dees Davis, nurses at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, recognized a need within the health care industry that wasn't being, well, properly recognized: falls management.

Sparks CEO Dan McKay on Staying Stable in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Dan McKay was named CEO of Sparks Health System in Fort Smith in August after serving as CEO for Northwest Health System of Springdale for five years.

Catherine Robinson Moves Into New Executive Director Role at Arkansas Children's Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Catherine Robinson began her new role as executive director of children's specialty services at Arkansas Children's Hospital in September.

Census Says 42 Million Americans Without Health Insurance in 2013

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2014 12:00 am

The percentage of Americans without health insurance in 2013 was 13.4 percent, or 42 million people, according to a report released last month by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Little Rock Hospitals Dominate List of Largest Medical Centers

by Mark Friedman 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business' list of the largest hospitals and medical centers was once again dominated by hospitals in Little Rock. UAMS Medical Center remained No. 1 on the list with net patient revenue of $648.7 million for its fiscal year that ended June 30.

Former Crittenden Regional Employees Sue Over Unpaid Medical Bills

by Mark Friedman 10/6/2014 12:00 am

The closing of Crittenden Regional Hospital put about 400 people out of work, and their woes were compounded by the discovery that they were already uninsured. Several employees filed a lawsuit in Crittenden County Circuit Court last month because their medical bills were unpaid even though the hospital withheld health insurance premiums from their paychecks.

2 New Osteopathic Med Schools Hope to Fill Need

by Marty Cook 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Groundwork has already started on the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith, which will include a 100,000-SF main building and several other buildings with an expected price tag of approximately $32 million. Arkansas State University at Jonesboro is building a College of Osteopathic Medicine with its partner, the New York Institute of Technology.

Examination of UAMS Radiology Grinds On

by George Waldon 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Two UA audits of the radiology department at UAMS and its business dealings with Medical Assets Holding Co. of North Little Rock are under review for possible criminal charges.