Health Care Archive

HealthCare Express Makes Entrance Into Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Did you know another urgent care clinic is coming to Little Rock? HealthCare Express of Texarkana, Texas, is expected to open a location in the Otter Creek area on June 30.

Mercy to Cut 200-300 Jobs Across 7 States

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2014 08:24 am

Mercy is cutting 200-300 jobs at health care centers across seven states.

$18M Midtown Medical Park Opens in Little Rock

by Lance Turner 6/5/2014 03:03 pm

Midtown Medical Park, a new 66,000-SF medical office building at 6119 Midtown Ave. in Little Rock, opened Thursday, about a year after developers began construction.

White County Medical Center Searches for Ways to Replace $51M

by Mark Friedman 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Ray Montgomery, WCMC's president and CEO, said that he projects the 438-bed hospital in Searcy will miss out on $66 million in revenue over the next six years.

UAMS Anesthesiology Department Gains New Chair (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Williams Brooks Gentry has been appointed chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, effective July 1.

VA Crisis to Linger in Arkansas Campaign (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/1/2014 01:22 pm

Delayed treatments and other widespread problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs inject a new issue into the increasingly expensive race between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, even despite the VA secretary's resignation.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Hosting Child Health Summit

by Lee Hogan 5/29/2014 04:42 pm

Arkansas Children's Hospital is hosting a two-day summit in June to raise awareness of the state of children's health in Arkansas. The summit is set for June 5-6 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.

Mark Pryor: Not Ready to Call for Eric Shinseki Resignation

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/29/2014 03:25 pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor said Thursday he's outraged over treatment delays within the Veterans Affairs health care system, but said he's not ready yet to call for the VA secretary's resignation over the problems.

Ben Burris Sues Dental Board to Change Law

by Mark Friedman 5/27/2014 10:50 am

Dr. Ben Burris sues members of the Arkansas Board of Dental Examiners in an attempt to change state law so that he and other dental specialists can provide teeth cleaning services.

Mike Beebe Announces 18 Appointments to Board, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2014 10:03 am

Gov. Mike Beebe announces appointments to state boards and commissions.

Four Join List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $31.15 billion in their most recent fiscal years, and the price of entry to the list was $88.8 million.

St. Bernards' Revenue Climbs 8 Percent to $355 Million in 2013

by Mark Friedman 5/26/2014 12:00 am

St. Bernards, which operates the 438-bed St. Bernards Medical Center and clinics in northeast Arkansas, saw its net revenue climb 8 percent to $354.6 million for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. It was good enough for No. 26 on Arkansas Business' list of largest private companies ranked by revenue.

Health Care Revenue Rises Slightly in 2013

by Mark Friedman 5/26/2014 12:00 am

While nine of the 11 health care organizations on Arkansas Business' list of the largest private companies reported an increase in revenue in 2013, none of them had an increase of more than 9 percent. And five of the companies had increases of less than 2 percent.

Your Brain on Lists (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/26/2014 12:00 am

There is something in the human brain that likes to see data organized in lists. In our newsroom, we know that our weekly lists are primarily used for sales leads — that's a service to our audience that we are happy to perform.

I've Got a Tip for You (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Every other year since 2000, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has issued a big, thick study that it calls, ominously, “Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud.” The eighth Report to the Nations was released this month, and it came to the same conclusion as earlier ones: A typical organization loses 5 percent of revenue each year to fraud.

Methodist Family Health Foundation Gains Three on Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Laura Borg of Little Rock, Rev. Wayne Clark of Conway and Tara Wright of Fayetteville have joined the board of directors of Methodist Family Health Foundation of Little Rock, a 115-year-old nonprofit that provides psychiatric and behavioral health care to children and families in Arkansas.

Proposed Fort Smith Osteopathic School Gets Anonymous $14M Donation

by Lee Hogan 5/23/2014 10:27 am

The donation pushes the project's cash available for the school to $80 million including $58 million approved for the project by the Fort Smith Regional Healthcare Foundation.

Fayetteville's TiFiber Develops Potential Replacement for Triclosan

by Mark Carter 5/23/2014 09:38 am

Fayetteville's TiFiber has announced an exclusive license to commercialize synthetic, antimicrobial polymers that could replace the controversial antibacterial agent triclosan through a bar soap product from Bradford Soap Works.

Export Awards Honor Arkansas Steel, Triangle Engineering, SweepScrub, Harris International, POM

by Mark Carter 5/22/2014 02:11 pm

Five Arkansas companies that do business overseas were honored at the fifth annual Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade awards luncheon.

Primary Voters Mixed on Arkansas Private Option

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 5/21/2014 07:26 am

Arkansas voters gave mixed signals Tuesday about the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan, ousting one "private option" backer from his legislative office, nominating another for re-election and sending a third to a runoff.