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Amanda George, chief financial officer for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, worries that pre-COVID-19 patient volumes may never return.
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COVID-19 Slashes UAMS ProfitsLock Icon

At the end of February 2020, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock had a surplus of $22 million. But then COVID-19 surfaced. read more >
UAMS estimates its losses are nearly $1 million per day.
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UAMS Gets $101M Shot in the Arm From FedLock Icon

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received an emergency advance of $101 million from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help stop the bleeding of cash caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. read more >
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
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UAMS Sees Improvement, Ends Embryo StorageLock Icon

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has seen much improvement in its financial vital signs. It has also ended its practice of handling complex fertility treatments. read more >
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Midtown Medical Buildings Sold for Combined $34.4MLock Icon

The Doctors Building and Midtown Medical Park off of University Avenue were both part of a $44 million deal that also included the former Sears properties. read more >
Daniel Eaton’s business at 220 Van Buren St. in Little Rock is incorporated as Alloplastic Restoration Foundation, although the sign outside uses a different name.
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Businessman Fears Arkansan Is Posing as a Doctor – AgainLock Icon

An Arkansas man who wore M.D. on his name tag and hung an unearned medical diploma in his office for years may be at it again five years after pleading guilty to practicing medicine without a license. read more >
Dr. Gareth Morgan, former director of the UAMS Myeloma Center
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Myeloma Audit Gives UAMS ‘Needed Insight’ Into $29M DeficitLock Icon

Some University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences employees saw red flags long before auditors discovered a deficit at the Myeloma Institute for Research & Therapy that was allowed to grow to $29 million over nine years. read more >
Dr. Brian Nichol recommends cannabis for many patients and sees Arkansas’ largely unfettered certification process as appropriate.
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NLR Doctor Sees Benefits of Marijuana

Dr. Brian Nichol of North Little Rock already has seen how marijuana has helped his patients deal with stress and pain. read more >
Dr. Gareth Morgan, former director of the UAMS Myeloma Center
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Ex-Myeloma Unit Chief Gareth Morgan Says UAMS Audit Faulted Accounting

Dr. Gareth Morgan, former director of the Myeloma Institute for Research & Therapy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, said $29 million in operating losses detected by a recent audit were “accounting errors” outside his control. read more >
Dr. Gareth Morgan, former director of the UAMS Myeloma Center
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Accounting Maneuvers Hid Funding Failures at UAMSLock Icon

When the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced in April 2014 that Dr. Gareth Morgan would lead the Myeloma Institute for Research & Therapy, it was cause for a celebration. The cheers didn’t last long. read more >
Matt Troup, CEO of Conway Regional Health System
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Conway Hospital Rivalry Goes Before LawmakersLock Icon

State lawmakers are scheduled to resume their inquiry into the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ contract to provide emergency room and orthopedic services at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. read more >
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UAMS’ Turbulent Year Was Years in the MakingLock Icon

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ financial troubles slowly simmered for years before bubbling over in the fall. read more >
Dr. Cam Patterson
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Help Wanted: New Chancellor at UAMS Looking for New AdministratorsLock Icon

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is looking for a few good administrators. read more >
David Sargent, principal and CEO of WER Architects/Planners In Little Rock, expects the health care sector to generate a significant amount of work for Arkansas firms in the year ahead.  “We’re seeing more of these senior living neighborhoods where there’s either duplexes or apartments for 55 and up,” he said.
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Blueprint For 2018? Architecture Firms See Busy YearLock Icon

Spending on construction projects across the country could rise by 4 percent this year over 2017, which is welcome news for Arkansas architects and engineers. read more >
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Trust, But Verify (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

UAMS, ostensibly accountable to the public, is selling its doctors’ services, and the taxpayers who employ those doctors aren’t allowed to know how much the buyer is paying. read more >
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UAMS Vice Chancellor for Campus Operations Retiring

Mark Kenneday notified the administration of his plan to retire on Jan. 22, according to UAMS spokeswoman Leslie Taylor. read more >
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Legislators to Quiz UAMS Over Baptist PartnershipLock Icon

Members of the Legislature’s Joint Performance Review Committee have questions about the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ contract for emergency room and orthopedic services at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. read more >
Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway has contracted with UAMS for doctors’ services, a move that Conway Regional sees as unfair.
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UAMS Shakes Up Conway Hospital RivalryLock Icon

Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway has relied on doctors from UAMS to provide certain services. Since UAMS is a taxpayer-supported teaching hospital, Conway Regional Health System sees this as unfair competition. read more >
“Everything is on the table,” said Stephanie Gardner, interim chancellor of UAMS.
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UAMS’ Projected Deficit Rises to $72MLock Icon

UAMS is reviewing ways to increase revenue and slash costs, including possible layoffs to its staff of about 10,000. It is one of the state’s largest employers. read more >
Dr. Stephanie Gardner, Interim Chancellor for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Troy Wells, President & CEO of Baptist Health.
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Baptist Health, UAMS Join Forces, Look to ConwayLock Icon

The recent announcement by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Baptist Health of Little Rock that they would partner on clinical and academic efforts might be the beginning of a long-term collaboration. read more >
UAMS provides emergency medicine services at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.
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UAMS-Baptist Health Partnership Could Expand in Conway

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences already provides emergency room and orthopedic services to Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway, but more could be on the way. read more >