Simmons Bank Donates $25K to UAMS Campus in El Dorado
Simmons Bank presented $25,000 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Wednesday to help fund the coming UAMS regional campus in El Dorado. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 30, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Gets Nearly $1M for Digital Health Training
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Institute for Digital Health & Innovation has received a two-year grant of nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 29, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Health Care System
Federal agencies warn that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. health care system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 29, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

10th Arkansas Lawmaker Tests Positive for COVID-19
A tenth Arkansas lawmaker tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday in what has become the second largest outbreak of the virus in a state legislature. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 29, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

White House Report: Arkansas Needs Different Strategy to Curb Virus
A White House panel's report says Arkansas needs a different strategy for reducing coronavirus transmission and said it should work with communities to limit social gatherings. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 28, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Poll Shows Big Support for Trump, Cotton
Health care and the economy are the top concerns for Arkansans, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson and U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton enjoy high approval ratings, according to the 22nd annual Arkansas Poll. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 28, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Outbreak Among Arkansas Lawmakers Grows to 9
A coronavirus outbreak in the Arkansas Legislature grew by two on Tuesday, pushing the number of lawmakers who have caught the disease in the past week and a half to nine, including a niece of Gov. Asa Hutchinson. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 28, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Receives $250K to Support its Psychiatric Research Institute
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $250,000 gift from an anonymous donor to support the G. Richard Smith, M.D. Fund for Excellence in the Psychiatric Research Institute on its Little Rock campus. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 27, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

6th Arkansas GOP Lawmaker Tests Positive for Virus
An Arkansas state lawmaker running for reelection is quarantining after testing positive for the coronavirus, she said, becoming the sixth Republican in the Legislature to become infected. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 26, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bennett Named Chief Nurse at Baptist Health-Conway (Movers & Shakers)
April Bennett has joined Baptist Health in Conway as chief nursing officer. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 26, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Strengthen the Grid, Build Our Future (Angela Duran Commentary)
The array of resources kids need to thrive operates like a power grid. Yet far too often, Arkansas children’s access to this grid is incomplete or malfunctioning. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 26, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

That Time of Year (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)
Eager to be shed of Obamacare once and for all? Be careful what you wish for. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 26, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Keet Family Gets Fresh Start in Distribution
Tough times can provide opportunities as well as challenges. So it is with JTJ Fresh Distributing of Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 26, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Purchase Price Revealed for Golden Living Property in Fort Smith
The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education made a big splash in September when it announced it had purchased the former corporate office building of Golden Living in Fort Smith. Here's how much it paid. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 26, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Urology Properties Sold for $32M
An affiliate of Montecito Medical Real Estate in Nashville, Tennessee, bought two Arkansas Urology projects in tandem deals totaling $32 million. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 26, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Reports More Than 1,200 New Coronavirus Cases
Arkansas on Thursday reported more than 1,200 new probable and confirmed coronavirus cases, one of its biggest one-day spikes since the pandemic began. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 23, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Walmart Sues US in Pre-Emptive Strike in Opioid Abuse Battle
Walmart Inc. of Bentonville is suing the U.S. government in a pre-emptive strike in the battle over its responsibility in the opioid abuse crisis. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 23, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Attorney General Announces $6.5M in Settlements with Preferred Family Healthcare
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Thursday $6.5 million in settlements with Preferred Family Healthcare of Springfield, Missouri, the result of an investigation conducted by her office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 23, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Women Leaders Confront 'Imposter Syndrome,' Other Challenges at Jonesboro Summit
Women must support other women in their professional march forward, four panelists agreed during the Jonesboro Women’s Leadership Symposium, an online event hosted by Arkansas Business. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 22, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

2 More Arkansas Lawmakers Test Positive for COVID-19
Two Arkansas lawmakers tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, the latest in an outbreak among legislators that has prompted suspension of state budget hearings this week. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 21, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Webinar: Amuni Financial, Wilson+Miller Talk Stimulus, Retirement Planning
In the next Insights webinar from Arkansas Business, John Satterfield of Amuni Financial and Stan Miller of Wilson+Miller will discuss what effect COVID-19 stimulus funding could have on taxes and individual retirement planning (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 21, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Researcher Gets $1.7M for Bone Research
A researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $1.7 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases to study how physical activity improves bone health. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 21, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Decreases to 7.3% in September
Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 7.3% in September from 7.4% in August, the state Department of Workforce Services reported Friday. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 20, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Virus Hospitalizations Hit New High, 10 New Deaths
Arkansas on Monday hit a new record for number of people hospitalized because of the illness caused by the coronavirus. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 20, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Received $360K For Nursing Programs, Scholarships
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $360,000 gift from the Harvey and Bernice Jones Charitable Trust to support nursing in northwest Arkansas. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Cities, Counties May Now Apply for Coronavirus Aid
Cities, towns and counties in Arkansas may now apply for federal coronavirus relief funding, the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration announced Saturday. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Howerton Joins Washington Regional Clinic (Movers & Shakers)
Tara Howerton has been hired as an advanced practice registered nurse at Washington Regional Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Clinic in Fayetteville. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

SPONSORED: 5 Tips for Holding Virtual Fundraisers
The coronavirus pandemic has catalyzed rapid change in many industries, causing an unexpected shift from in-person to digital functions. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Charitable Giving in the U.S. Rises 4.2%
An estimated $449.64 billion was donated to charities in the United States in 2019, “placing it among the highest years ever for charitable giving,” according to Giving USA 2020: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2019. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

At Heifer, A Pivot Both Great and Small
Seventy-six years into its mission, Heifer is thinking bigger and smaller simultaneously, shepherding fewer but more inclusive projects with a slightly reduced workforce. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Reimagined World: Performing Arts in a Pandemic
Ballet Arkansas, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra are fighting to keep the lights on — and, where possible, Arkansans employed — while retaining their audiences. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Thornton in Driver's Seat for State Tech Initiative (Movers & Shakers)
Montrell Thornton has been hired as a tour manager for Be Pro Be Proud in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Reports Record 1,278 COVID-19 Cases Amid Surge
Coronavirus cases continue to surge through Arkansas with a daily-record 1,278 new confirmed and probable cases of the coronavirus reported. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 16, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Governor's Virus Mandates
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen dismisses a lawsuit by some Republican legislators challenging a mask mandate and other restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 15, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Asa Hutchinson: Rolling Back Reopening Not An Option
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday ruled out rolling back the state’s reopening despite a recent surge in coronavirus hospitalizations and 25 more deaths from the illness caused by the virus. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 14, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Reports 680 New Total Virus Cases, 25 More Deaths
Arkansas on Tuesday reported 680 new confirmed and probable cases of the coronavirus Tuesday and 25 more deaths from the illness caused by the virus. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 14, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Researchers Get $2.5M Grant for Diabetes Research
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researchers have received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health to conduct a diabetes study. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 13, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Baptist Health, Vascugenix Introduce Heart Surgery Device to Market
Baptist Health recently partnered with Little Rock startup Vascugenix to introduce to the U.S. market the Speed Torque. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 13, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Again Set Daily High in Arkansas
The number of coronavirus patients in Arkansas hospitals has once again hit a record-high, with 608 people hospitalized on Monday, health officials said. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 13, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Record-High of 576
The number of people hospitalized in Arkansas with the coronavirus hit a record-high on Sunday of 576. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The District at Midtown, Pinnacle Village Get Sites in Order
Two high-profile mixed-use developments are making their way onto the commercial scenes in central and northwest Arkansas. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pharmacy Association Recoginizes UAMS' Caldwell (Movers & Shakers)
David Caldwell has been selected by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy for the Academic Leadership Fellows Program. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Criminal Case for Physician Set for January
The Arkansas State Medical Board is keeping a close eye on the pending federal criminal case of a doctor charged in connection with a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme involving prescription drugs. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment: Metro vs. Rural Areas
The unemployment rate in Arkansas moved up slightly in August, to 7.4%, as it did in six of the state’s eight metro areas. Only Fort Smith and Texarkana posted declines between July and August. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Little Rock Apartment Complexes Draw $2.7M Transaction (Real Deals)
Parker Investments sells Cantrell Valley Apartments and Clearbrook Village Apartments to a Redmond, Washington, company for $2.75 million. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What Has COVID-19 Unmasked in Your Business? (Michael Collins Commentary)
As COVID-19 continues to impact our society, it’s easy for daily business obligations to blind owners to the importance of evaluating their operation in light of the ongoing social and economic challenges the pandemic has created. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cannabis Takes Mind Off Hotels
Storm Nolan of Fort Smith may have a new medical marijuana cultivation facility in motion for Sebastian County, but his more immediate worry has been COVID-19’s toll on the hospitality industry. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Humnoke Farmland, ABC Properties Lead Recent Deals
The pace of recent million-dollar real estate transactions picked up considerably this week with a group of 10 streaming onto the scene. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Insurance Company Asks Court for Release from Incarcerated Client
A medical malpractice insurance company wants a judge to say that it doesn’t have to pay for the civil defense of a former Arkansas doctor accused of child molestation. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NuShores Biosciences Wins $2.8M Contract
NuShores Biosciences LLC of Little Rock has won a three-year, $2.8 million contract from the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium, a nonprofit biomedical technology consortium associated with the U.S. Army Medical Research & Development Command. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 9, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news