Health Care Archive

UAMS Hires Michelle Gonzalez to Establish Nurse Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2019 11:44 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has hired Michelle Gonzalez, Ph.D., to guide the formation and accreditation of a new nurse anesthesia educational program.

UAMS Names Schwanda Flowers Interim Dean of Pharmacy College

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2019 11:36 am

Schwanda Flowers has been named interim dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' College of Pharmacy.

A-State Alumnus Tiner Sets Up Scholarship Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2019 11:09 am

Dr. B.D. Tiner, an Arkansas State University alumnus who lives in San Antonio, Texas, is establishing an endowed scholarship program at his alma mater called the Hite and Glenda Tiner Memorial Scholarship Fund.

CHI St. Vincent Announces Leadership Changes

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/15/2019 10:10 am

CHI St. Vincent announced several key leadership changes on Tuesday, including a new CFO and new leaders at hospitals in Sherwood and Hot Springs.

Arkansas Legislature to Focus on Ethics, Tax Cuts in 2019 Session

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/14/2019 06:47 am

Republicans remain firmly in control of the House and Senate and Hutchinson, a Republican, will be sworn in for a second term the day after the session begins. Here's a look at some major issues that will be debated in the session.

The Industry View: 5 Key Facts About Medical Cannabis in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Brandon Thornton, CEO of the marijuana testing lab Steep Hill Arkansas and a board member of the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association, was asked what crucial facts the trade group would like Arkansans to know, and his main message was, yes, cannabis is coming.

Arkansas Marijuana Finally Set to Roll

by Kyle Massey 1/14/2019 12:00 am

When medicinal cannabis begins to be sold in Arkansas, possibly in April, a potential $100 million-a-year industry is poised to emerge from a complex and harshly criticized regulatory landscape.

Harrison Doctor's Second Chances Piling Up at State Medical Board

by Mark Friedman 1/14/2019 12:00 am

The Arkansas State Medical Board suspended a Harrison doctor's medical license last June, for the third time in four years, after multiple complaints that the doctor overprescribed opioids and had serious mental health issues, an examination of his file reveals.

Baptist Health Starts to Put Its Mark on Old Sparks Turf

by Marty Cook 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Baptist Health's purchase of Sparks hospitals in Fort Smith, Van Buren opens up a new market.

Hampton Inn, Days Inn Sold in Separate Transactions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Motels in Conway and Pulaski County, a dental office in Bryant and stores in Faulkner County and Conway form a string of five million-dollar real estate transactions.

State Board of Health Member Resigns Over Abortion Vote

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Robbie Thomas-Knight of Little Rock resigned from her position on the Arkansas Board of Health last month to protest the board's October vote against abortion clinics.

Health Insurance Premiums Continued to Rise in 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2019 12:00 am

The average annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health insurance reached $19,616 in 2018, an increase of 5 percent.

Garver Wellness Program Cuts Health Costs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Executives at Garver say its wellness program helps the North Little Rock engineering firm save on health care costs and is a boon to the retention, recruitment and productivity of its employees.

Service Drew Michael Stewart to Saline Health System

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Michael Stewart, the new CEO of Saline Health System of Benton, says the first thing he'll do is try to understand the needs of the community.

Gregory Sharp Selected as SVP, Chief Medical Officer at Arkansas Children's (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Dr. Gregory Sharp has been named senior vice president and chief medical officer for Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Bailey Named Assistant Commissioner at Education Department (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Suzanne Bailey has been appointed as the new assistant commissioner for educator effectiveness and licensure at the Arkansas Department of Education in Little Rock.

Spektron Using AI to Design Drugs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Spektron Systems of Little Rock is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed up drug discovery in a process that involves designing a new molecule that could be further developed into a new drug.

Former State Sen. Gilbert Baker Indicted on Corruption Charges

by Mark Friedman and Lance Turner 1/11/2019 12:52 pm

Former State Sen. Gilbert Baker has been indicted on federal corruption charges in case that has already sent a former Faulkner County circuit judge to prison.

Letters Go Out to 32 Winning Cannabis Dispensaries; Agents Listed

by Kyle Massey 1/11/2019 12:39 pm

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board was busy Friday sending out award letters to the 32 businesses approved for dispensary licenses in the state's medical marijuana program.

State Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses

by Kyle Massey 1/10/2019 08:19 am

Arkansas took one of the biggest last steps toward starting its medical marijuana program Wednesday night, choosing the businesses that will operate 32 cannabis dispensary sites around the state.