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Baptist Health Gets $50K Donation From Family of Heart Transplant Recipient

The gift comes from the family of Dr. Ryan Fitzgerald. read more >
Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
Health Care / Industry / Insurance

Arkansas Heart Hospital Still Negotiating with UnitedHealthcareLock Icon

In October, the hospital terminated its contract with UnitedHealthcare with a 180-day clause that has kept the Heart Hospital in network. The six-month period will end in April if an agreement is not reached. read more >
Health Care / Insurance

Baptist Health, UnitedHealthcare Reach Agreement

Baptist Health and UnitedHealthcare have reached a multi-year agreement over reimbursement rates that kept the state’s largest health care provider out of the insurer’s network since Jan. 1. read more >
Education / Health Care

Joel Hicks Named President of Baptist Health College

Hicks is the former dean of the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. read more >
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Baptist Health Battles UnitedHealthcare Over Reimbursement RatesLock Icon

Baptist, the state’s largest health care provider, says it and other hospital groups have faced “unprecedented” costs to cover wages, supplies and pharmaceuticals since the pandemic, but has seen stingy reimbursement deals from insurers. read more >
Baptist Health, which has 11 hospitals in Arkansas, saw its patient revenue fall nearly 5% to $666.3 million in the first half of the year compared with the same period a year ago.
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Baptist Health Out of Insurer’s Network

UnitedHealthcare said Baptist sought “double-digit price hikes that are neither affordable nor sustainable for families and employers across Arkansas.” read more >
Education / Health Care

UA Little Rock Professor Receives Ann F. Isaacs Founder’s Memorial Award (Movers & Shakers)

Ann Robinson, a distinguished professor at UA Little Rock, has been named the winner of the 2023 NAGC Ann F. Isaacs Founder’s Memorial Award.  Crystal Rose has been named to […] read more >
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Arkansas Year in Review: Top 10 Business Stories of 2023Lock Icon

Businesses and consumers in Arkansas and the rest of the country spent 2023 in the shadow of rising interest rates. Businesses dealt with other adversity, including rising insurance rates and a deadly March tornado. Other stories this year were more hopeful. read more >
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St. Bernards of Jonesboro Names Mallory Black Director of Physician Marketing (Movers & Shakers)

Mallory Black has been hired as director of physician marketing of St. Bernards Healthcare & Medical Group of Jonesboro. She previously was marketing director of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce. […] read more >
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Baptist Health Could Be Out of Insurer’s Network If Rate Impasse Continues

The state's largest health provider is the latest to battle UnitedHealthcare over reimbursement rates, which it says are among the lowest in the nation. read more >
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Kevin Barber Joins Baptist Health Women’s Clinic-North Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Barber received his medical education from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he also completed residency training. read more >
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Arkansas’ Maternal Mortality Epidemic: Experts Discuss Systemic Failures & SolutionsLock Icon

Arkansas ranks among the top in the nation for maternal and infant deaths, according to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement. Experts have also seen a rise in the number of patients with high-risk pregnancies. read more >
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Arkansas Rates of Infant, Maternal Mortality Raise AlarmLock Icon

Arkansas ranks among the top in the nation for maternal and infant deaths, according to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement. Experts have also seen a rise in the number of patients with high-risk pregnancies. read more >
Health Care

Laura Gillenwater Named Assistant VP of Revenue Cycle at Unity Health (Movers & Shakers)

Laura Gillenwater has been named assistant vice president of revenue cycle at Unity Health. She has more than 13 years of experience in health care finance, reimbursement and advisory.   Kalena […] read more >
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Baptist Health to Acquire Drew Memorial in Monticello

Under the deal, nonprofit Drew Memorial's 60-bed hospital will be renamed "Baptist Health Medical Center-Drew County." read more >
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First Proton Therapy Center Opens in Little Rock

The first proton therapy center in Arkansas — and only the 43rd in the nation — opened at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. read more >
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Student Loan Payments Resume: How Arkansas Employers Are Easing the BurdenLock Icon

With student loan payments resuming, some employers are helping workers access a program to eliminate debt. read more >
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Lauren Price Opens Foot & Ankle Clinic in Benton (Movers & Shakers)

Price earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Central Arkansas and a doctorate of podiatric medicine from Kent State University. read more >
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Storage Space Sale Tops $3.4 Million (Real Deals)Lock Icon

The 538-unit mini-storage property in south Pulaski County was purchased by Pratt Road Storage (AR) LLC. read more >
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Jefferson Regional Specialty Hospital Names Mary Daggett as CEO (Movers & Shakers)

She served 20 years at Jefferson Regional. read more >