Health Care Archive

Proposal Would Raise Arkansas' Minimum Wage Rate

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' minimum wage of $6.25 an hour, which applies to all employers with four or more employees, is one of only four state minimums that remain below the federal wage of $7.25 hourly.

SkyZone Park Comes To Central Arkansas

by Brandon Riddle 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Flying high on success in recent years, Sky Zone Trampoline Park hopes its Little Rock-area location, with 25,000 SF of space, will become a top spot for family fun and fitness.

Lessons Learned (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/21/2014 12:00 am

One of our best additions to the pages of Arkansas Business in our redesign three years ago has turned out to be the weekly Executive Q&A. It's a good way of getting new voices into the paper, voices largely unfiltered by editors because the Q&As are usually done via email and we publish the answers largely as written (though sometimes abbreviated because of space constraints).

Rob Noirot, Chris Green Join DataPath (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Rob Noirot has been hired as business relationship manager at DataPath Inc. of Little Rock, and Chris Green has been hired as national sales executive. Noirot previously worked in business banking and treasury management at U.S. Bank. Green was formerly a regional manager for George R. Douglas & Associates in Memphis.

Million-Dollar Deals on Buffet in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2014 12:00 am

A trio of Faulkner County properties changed hands in seven-digit deals. The biggest of the three at $5.25 million is St. Andrews Place.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent But Labor Force Smaller

by Lee Hogan 7/18/2014 09:42 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell for the ninth consecutive month in June to 6.2 percent. It marks the fourth consecutive month that the state's unemployment rate has been below 7 percent.

TeleTech, Open in Sherwood, Plans New Center in Jonesboro, 150 Jobs

by Lance Turner 7/17/2014 08:50 am

TeleTech Holdings Inc., which this week opened its new Sherwood customer service center, said Thursday that it will open a second site in Jonesboro and employ 150 people.

Baptist Health Names Little Rock Campus for Russ Harrington

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2014 10:20 am

Baptist Health has named its Little Rock campus after Russ Harrington, its former president and CEO, who retired July 1.

Sparks Puts $13.5M Toward Fort Smith Osteopathic Medical School

by Lee Hogan 7/15/2014 03:22 pm

Sparks Health System has released $13.5 million for the proposed osteopathic medical school in Fort Smith.

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care Teams With Aledade To Arm, Reward Docs

by Gwen Moritz 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Aledade is what's called an ACO, an accountable care organization, a relatively new type of entity established by the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act for the purpose of improving health care quality while controlling unnecessary spending.

Family Tree Thrives at Horton's Orthotics & Prosthetics

by Jan Cottingham 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Gary Horton was happy when his three children showed an interest in joining the family business, Horton's Orthotics & Prosthetics, though, he said, he made a point of not trying to sway them. “They just basically all chose to do it.”

Medical Software Provider MedEvolve Gains Certification

by Brandon Riddle 7/14/2014 12:00 am

MedEvolve of Little Rock, a leading provider of software for medical practice management, has been deemed eligible for federal stimulus money after demonstrating meaningful use of its technology.

Dr. Lowry Barnes to Chair UAMS Orthopedic Surgery Department

by Gwen Moritz 7/11/2014 10:48 am

Barnes will continue seeing patients at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics and at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, as well as at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Donnie Frederic, CEO of St. Mary's at Russellville, Dies at 60

by Gwen Moritz 7/9/2014 05:04 pm

Frederic, who had previously worked in Little Rock, Springdale and Bentonville, died of an apparent heart attack on Friday while on vacation in Montreal.

UAMS Receives $900k Federal Grant to Train Primary Care Physicians

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2014 02:22 pm

The grant will fund a training program for resident physicians at UAMS' regional center in Fort Smith. It will pay for the addition of two new resident physicians and continued funding for four others that have been added over the past two years.

Baptist Health Breaks Ground on Conway Hospital

by Lee Hogan 7/7/2014 02:50 pm

Baptist Health of Little Rock broke ground Monday on a 216,000-SF, 96-bed hospital in Conway. The facility is expected to open in 2016. The entire project is estimated to cost about $130 million. The hospital is expected to open in 2016 and employ about 425 workers.

Little Rock Zone MSAs See Modest Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Employment grew modestly in the first quarter of 2014 in the Little Rock zone, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The Little Rock zone includes all of Arkansas except the northeast.

Skin in the Game (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Everyone understands that last week's special legislative session was, as it concerned health insurance benefits for public school employees, a short-term fix to a long-term problem that had been ignored until it simply couldn't be ignored any longer.

No Daily Report, E-newsletters on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2014 10:01 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Friday, the Fourth of July. Arkansas Business Publishing Group offices will be closed Friday as well, reopening on Monday. ABPG wishes everyone a happy Fourth.

Dan McKay Named Sparks, Summit CEO

by Lee Hogan 6/30/2014 01:50 pm

Sparks Health System in Fort Smith and Summit Medical Center in Van Buren have named Dan McKay as its next chief executive officer. He will assume the duties in August and become the fourth person to hold the position this year.

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