Tagged: university of arkansas for medical sciences

State Claims Commission Awards Metheny Family $2M

by Lance Turner 11/18/2015 4:24 pm

The Arkansas Claims Commission has ordered the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to pay $2 million to the family of a man whose surgeon operated on the wrong side of his brain.

Physician of the Year Finalist: Dr. Gina Drobena, UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Gina Drobena serves as Medical Director for the blood banks at both UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital as well as for the American Red Cross. She’s also director of Transfusion Medicine Fellowship and Transfusion Medicine Residency Rotation, both with UAMS, and Associate Medical Director of the Cell Therapy Lab there.

Physician of the Year Winner: Dr. Lee Archer, UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Neurological diseases, especially stroke, affect Arkansans at an alarmingly high rate. No one knows why, but Dr. Lee Archer of University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS) comes closer than just about anyone else in the world.

Women’s Health and Wellness Hero Finalist: Zachary Stowe, UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Under the leadership of Dr. Zachary Stowe, Little Rock’s University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has developed into an internationally-recognized leader in women’s mental health, specifically neuropsychiatric illnesses in the perinatal period.

Innovation Hero Winner: Dr. Curtis Lowery, UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas is a state at the forefront of telemedicine, thanks to the vision and expertise of Dr. Curtis Lowery Jr. of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. As UAMS Chancellor Dr. Dan Rahn put it, “In Arkansas, if it’s telemedicine, Dr. Lowery had some hand in support of its creation.”

Large Hospital Finalist: UAMS Medical Center, Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in midtown Little Rock has always been a cornerstone of medical care and health care instruction in the state, but recent improvements and a continuing commitment to families and community outreach demonstrate UAMS Medical Center isn’t content to rest on that record.

Lifetime Achievement: Dr. John P. Shock, Jones Eye Institute

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

In the five decades since John P. Shock graduated from Duke University Medical School, much has changed in medicine and in society. But as he epitomizes, ethics and character have not.

Willing To Be Persuaded (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The recent news that four hospital systems and the state’s dominant health insurance company have formed a “shared services organization” was greeted triumphantly — by the organizations involved.

Patrick Hundley To Fill VP Role at Arkansas Tech on Interim Basis (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Patrick D. Hundley will serve as interim vice president for development at Arkansas Tech University at Russellville, succeeding Jayne Jones, who has accepted a new role as coordinator of special projects for the institution.

Five Arkansas Health Organizations Form Partnership

by Alexis Hosticka 10/29/2015 12:30 pm

Five Arkansas health-related organizations announced Thursday that they have formed The Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas, a shared services organization they say will improve health care quality and lower costs.

Hospitalist Jobs Growing in Popularity

by Marty Cook 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Hospital physicians are a growing trend in the United States. The Society of Hospital Medicine estimated that there are 44,000 practicing hospitalists in the country, approximately quadruple the number in 2003, and nearly 75 percent of hospitals have some type of hospitalist program.

Bart Barlogie Leaves UAMS for New York City

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2015 12:00 am

If you were wondering where Dr. Bart Barlogie, who is considered one of the top doctors in the world when it comes to treating myeloma, ended up after leaving the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, wonder no more.

Supply Lags Demand for Osteopathic Residencies

by Mark Friedman 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Two new osteopathic medical schools preparing to open in Arkansas aim to address the state’s shortage of primary care physicians, but the pipeline of required residencies may be too narrow to handle a flood of new medical school graduates beginning in 2021.

Doctors Encourage End-of-Life Talks

by Mark Friedman 8/3/2015 12:00 am

By the time most doctors talk to terminally ill patients about end-of-life care, it’s already too late. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services hopes to change that. On July 8, CMS proposed paying doctors for their time spent talking with Medicare patients about end-of-life planning.

UAMS Medical Center Earns 2015 Most Wired Award

by Associated Press 7/16/2015 6:59 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center has become the only hospital in the state to earn the 2015 Most Wired Award from the American Hospital Association Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

UAMS Gets $3.9M NIH Grant for Biomedical Research Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2015 11:00 am

UAMS receives a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health of continue the Arkansas INBRE program, which promotes biomedical research in the state.

UAMS Gains Two Assistant Professors in Department of Orthopaedics (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Robert Martin, a foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Paul Edwards, hip and knee replacement surgeon, have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and will serve as assistant professors in the Department of Orthopaedics in the UAMS College of Medicine.

UAMS Eyes Expansion, Sees Increase in Patient Demand

by Mark Friedman 5/18/2015 12:00 am

The Affordable Care Act as applied in Arkansas has worked so well for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences that administrators are considering expanding the 10-story UAMS Medical Center.

Former Windstream Sales Rep Sues for Owed Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

A former sales representative who helped a Windstream Holdings Corp. subsidiary secure a $12 million contract is now suing for hundreds of thousands of dollars in commission.

UAMS Unveils Dr. Joycelyn Elders Portrait, Launches Endowment Campaign

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Joycelyn Elders, the former U.S. surgeon general, has been honored with a portrait commissioned by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Advisory Council. The portrait was unveiled in a ceremony April 7 at UAMS.