Health Care Archive

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Gives $7.9M to UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2015 10:04 am

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has given a $7.9 million grant to the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

U.S. Renal Care Merges with DSI Renal

by Alexis Hosticka 8/24/2015 02:22 pm

U.S. Renal Care Inc. and DSI Renal announced Monday they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

Operation Pilluted Defendants Go Back to Work; Richard Johns Still Faces Only State Charges

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Johns is currently charged with 187 counts of prescription drug fraud in Lonoke County Circuit Court, and he's scheduled for trial starting Oct. 7.

Arkansas Unemployment Decreases to 5.6 Percent in July

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2015 09:23 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point, from 5.7 percent in June to 5.6 percent in July, according to labor force data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

ACH Utilizes Electronic Record Model to Earn Recognition

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 11:54 am

Arkansas Children's Hospital has achieved Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model; stage 7 is the highest level attainable.

JBU Breaks Ground on $6M Health Sciences Building

by Alexis Hosticka 8/17/2015 10:01 am

John Brown University broke ground Monday on a $6 million Health Sciences Building scheduled to be complete by fall 2016.

UAMS To Use $10.5M for Cancer Therapy Research

by Alexis Hosticka 8/12/2015 10:02 am

A team of UAMS researchers led by Dr. Martin Hauer-Jensen has secured a $10.5 million grant to establish a center to study side effects of radiation and other types of cancer therapy.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission, Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 09:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

CHI St. Vincent, Conway Regional Announce Partnership

by Mark Friedman 8/11/2015 12:00 pm

CHI St. Vincent announced Tuesday that it signed a five-year management agreement with Conway Regional Health System that becomes effective Monday.

UAMS Receives $1.9M to Train Nurse Practitioners

by Alexis Hosticka 8/10/2015 12:46 pm

A $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will enable the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' College of Nursing to train more nurse practitioners to provide health care for aging adults in Arkansas.

ABF Sued by Zumba Fitness Over Stolen Truck

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Zumba Fitness said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith that ABF Logistics Inc. of Fort Smith was supposed to handle a shipment of five freight trailers of fitness DVDs and other exercise material from Miami to Orlando, Florida.

Management Failure (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/10/2015 12:00 am

As a rule, we're hesitant to ascribe motives to actions unless the actors have explained them. Therefore, we won't join the commentators who have tagged as mere “meanness” the state's decision to give beneficiaries of “private option” health insurance only 10 days to respond to questions about their continued eligibility.

Ameris Faces Hurdles With Crittenden Regional Hospital

by Mark Friedman 8/10/2015 12:00 am

It might be as late as March before the Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis will be reopened, according to Ameris Health CEO Robert Bauer.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Announces Plans for Hospital in Springdale

by Mark Friedman 8/7/2015 08:01 pm

Arkansas Children's Hospital announced Friday that it is building an approximately $100 million children's hospital in Springdale that is projected to be open in early 2018.

UAMS Adds Dental Residency Program

by Alexis Hosticka 8/5/2015 10:51 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has welcomed its first two resident dentists, who will provide dental care to patients as part of a yearlong postgraduate dental residency program.

UA-Fort Smith Adds Master's Program

by Alexis Hosticka 8/4/2015 03:19 pm

The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith will offer its first master's degree program beginning in the fall.

John Martin Named Senior Health Policy Advisor for Asa Hutchinson

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 03:22 pm

Martin, currently the Deputy Legislative Director for U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., will begin his new duties on Sept. 8.

UA Launching New Research Center with Federal Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 10:04 am

The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

After Court Win, Dentist Braces for Appeal

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A Pulaski County Circuit Court jury recently awarded Interdisciplinary Dental Therapy P.A. $221,000 in its case against Arkansas Family Dental P.A. of Little Rock. The roots of the case go back to late 2012 when Heathman, an associate dentist at Arkansas Family Dental, wanted to buy a practice.

‘Private Option' Benefits List of Largest Health Insurers

by Gwen Moritz 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The effect of the “private option” — Arkansas' use of federal Medicaid expansion funding to buy private health insurance for the working poor — is written all over this year's list of the state's largest health insurance companies.