Health Care Archive

Susan Grobmyer Steps Up at Centennial in Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Susan Grobmyer has joined Centennial Bank in Fort Smith as senior business development officer. She has more than 30 years of banking and business development experience.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Join In Women's Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2014 11:36 am

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock to launch a new program to honor the significant contributions of Arkansas women in business, politics, philanthropy and other fields.

Ebola Survivor Kent Brantly to Speak at Harding University

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2014 02:39 pm

Harding University in Searcy announced Wednesday that Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly will be the fifth speaker in its annual American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

Arkansas Research Alliance Launches ARA Fellows Program

by Mark Carter 12/3/2014 11:05 am

The ARA Fellows program was created to recognize and reward distinguished research talent at the state's five research universities, and is a complement to the ARA Scholars program, which recruits new research talent to the state.

Spencer Jones' 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Spencer Jones, who won the 2014 fall edition of the ARK Challenge with his Little Rock startup Jones Innovative Medical Solutions, has some advice for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to emulate his early success.

Like Hogs, ARK Challenge Winner Spencer Jones on Upward Trajectory

by Mark Carter 12/1/2014 12:00 am

While the Razorbacks toiled themselves back to respectability in the rugged Southeastern Conference, Spencer Jones developed his Little Rock startup, Jones Innovative Medical Solutions, alongside some of the state's most promising young entrepreneurs at the ARK Challenge.

Utah Firm Pays $1.9M For NLR Apartments (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/1/2014 12:00 am

A 120-unit apartment project in North Little Rock changed hands in a $1.9 million transaction. PC Wilmington LLC of Provo, Utah, acquired the Wilmington Apartments complex at 617 Donovan Briley Blvd. from Wilmington Apartments Ltd. of Gardena, California.

No Daily Report, Morning Report or E-newsletters on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/26/2014 11:03 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report, Morning Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Joe Thompson To Leave Surgeon General Post; John Selig Asked to Stay at DHS

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/25/2014 02:18 pm

Arkansas Surgeon General Joe Thompson said Tuesday he will not serve in the role under Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson.

Nicole Miller Featured Speaker at Baptist Health's Bolo Bash

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/25/2014 12:50 pm

Fashion designer Nicole Miller will be the special guest and featured speaker at the 26th annual Baptist Health Foundation Bolo Bash luncheon in April.

HealthSouth Corp. Reaches Agreement to Buy EHHI Holdings for $750M

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2014 01:33 pm

HealthSouth Corp. of Birmingham, Alabama, the largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in the nation, including operations in Arkansas, announced Monday an agreement to purchase EHHI Holdings Inc. of Dallas, Texas, for about $750 million.

Bart Barlogie Named Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Pathology

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2014 10:59 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has named Dr. Bart Barlogie as a distinguished professor of medicine and pathology in the College of Medicine in a resolution from the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees.

Centennial's J.P. Sexton Named Arkansas Mortgage Banker of the Year (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2014 12:00 am

J.P. Sexton, vice president and mortgage market sales manager at Centennial Bank of Conway, was named 2014 Arkansas Mortgage Banker of the Year by the Mortgage Bankers Association of Arkansas. Sexton has over 25 years of mortgage experience in origination, underwriting, sales and operation management.

Faulkner County's Sallis Ranch Gives Sanctuary to Horses in Need

by George Waldon 11/24/2014 12:00 am

Greg Sallis has been rescuing horses from bad situations for 30 years. After nursing them back to health, he would train them and resell them to recoup some of his out-of-pocket costs.

High Cost of New Drugs Weighs on Medicaid

by Mark Friedman 11/24/2014 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court case highlights concerns over the high costs of specialty drugs such as Kalydeco, which treats some cystic fibrosis patients at an approximate annual cost of $300,000.

UAMS Northwest Opens Comprehensive Rehabilitation Clinic

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2014 09:11 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has opened a comprehensive rehabilitation clinic on its northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville, it announced Tuesday.

More Than Just Math (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/17/2014 12:00 am

While much has been claimed in the course of the recent election about Arkansans losing insurance coverage because of Obamacare, the dramatic decline in the total number of uninsured suggests that the number who lost insurance has been overwhelmed by the number who gained it. That's simple math.

Pharmacy Firm RxResults Adding Jobs

by Mark Friedman 11/17/2014 12:00 am

RxResults, a pharmacy risk management company that is partly owned by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, said it plans to add between 20 and 30 jobs in the next 21 months, according to a UAMS news release. Founded in 2008, RxResults was created to help lower drug costs for employers and their workers while making sure they receive the best medicines available.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Planning for Future

by Mark Friedman 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Dr. Robert Steele, Arkansas Children's Hospital's senior vice president and chief strategy officer, is orchestrating a group of 120 of the hospital's leaders in a massive strategic planning session that kicked off last month.

Americans' Opinion Remains Split on The Affordable Care Act

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Americans' opinion about the Affordable Care Act remains divided, according to a mid-October poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation of Menlo Park, California. Seventy-seven percent of Republicans have an unfavorable opinion, while 59 percent of Democrats report a favorable opinion.