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Ford, Herman Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards
Danny Ford of Glen Sain Motor Sales Inc. of Paragould and Todd Herman of the Arkansas Arts Center of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at the 30th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Missouri Grand Jury Indicts Rogers Lobbyist Rusty Cranford
Milton R. "Rusty" Cranford of Rogers, owner of two lobbying firms in Arkansas and a former executive of a mental health services provider formerly called Alternative Opportunities, has been indicted in Missouri for his role in a $1 million bribery conspiracy. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CHI St. Vincent Names New VP of Finance
CHI St. Vincent has named Sara Bradley its vice president of finance. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

St. Bernards, UnitedHealthcare Announce Network Relationship
St. Bernards Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare have established a new network relationship. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Governor: Arkansas Special Session On Pharmacies Possible
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he'll call a special legislative session to address reimbursement rates for pharmacies and to amend the state's open container law if there is consensus among lawmakers on the proposals. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates
Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hall to Head Henderson's Marketing; Taggard Promoted at UA Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)
Tina Hall has been named executive director of marketing and communications at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. Desiree Taggard has been promoted to director of procurement for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Leslie Rutledge Names Nicole Waugh as AG Communications Director (Movers & Shakers)
Nicole Waugh was named communications director for the office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Allison Glenn Accepts Associate Role at Crystal Bridges (NWA Movers & Shakers)
Allison Glenn has been named associate curator of contemporary art for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Copper Run Acreage Assembled for $2.6M (Real Deals)
Layman Lane LLC, led by Graham Smith and Russell James, bought the more than 85 acres at 10601 Layman Road from Glenda C. Pehrson Family Ltd. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards
Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ben Goodwin of Our House on Where Nonprofits, Businesses Can Meet
Our House Director Ben Goodwin reveals how a deeply personal experience affirmed his commitment to serving the homeless. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)
The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last? (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lawsuit Against Fayetteville's Spa810 Picks Up Steam
A California real estate investor has filed suit in Washington County to collect back rent and evict a tenant in the Whole Foods shopping center at 3379 N. College Ave. in north Fayetteville. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Budget Undercuts Trump Focus On Mental Health, School Safety
President Donald Trump is calling for a focus on mental health and school safety in response to shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Florida, but his budget would cut funding in both areas. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Real Estate Deals Total $1.9M
Office/warehouse buildings, a garage and a retail/office project were recently sold in separate transactions. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Agency Warns of Hepatitis Exposure at Corning Taco Bell
State health officials say people who visited a Taco Bell restaurant in northeast Arkansas may have been exposed to hepatitis A after an employee tested positive for the virus. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Jonesboro Dentist Appointed to State Board
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Dr. Matthew McDonough of Jonesboro to the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medicaid Plan's Fate Uncertain as Arkansas Lawmakers Convene
Arkansas' governor and legislative leaders hope to stay focused on the next state budget when they convene this week, but uncertainty looms about whether there will be enough support to keep the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion alive for another year. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Doug Ross Named SVP, Chief Medical Officer at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs (Movers & Shakers)
Doug Ross has been promoted to senior vice president and chief medical officer for CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Youth Services Bankruptcy Unveils Theft Case, FBI Probe
The FBI and Arkansas’ attorney general are investigating the defunct South Arkansas Youth Services Inc. of Magnolia, according to the nonprofit’s recent bankruptcy filing. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Could Marijuana Amendment Be Repealed? (Randall Bynum Commentary)
With a conservative legislature and a Supreme Court leaning toward literal interpretation, it is not inconceivable that the General Assembly could vote to repeal the Medical Marijuana Amendment and have its actions upheld by this Supreme Court. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Biggest Deals of 2017: Arkansas Transactions Soar 50 Percent, Reach $14.7B
Tax reform expected to increase pace, size of acquisitions in 2018. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky
Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, Osteopathic School Partner on Residency Programs
CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs announces a partnership with the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith to develop new undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education training opportunities for osteopathic students and graduates. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Jake Files' Fall Could Imperil Arkansas Medicaid Plan (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)
An Arkansas lawmaker's guilty plea for pocketing thousands of state dollars intended for a sports complex created a black eye for the Capitol, but it may have caused an even bigger obstacle for supporters of a hybrid Medicaid expansion that already faced an uncertain future. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

WLR Medical Property Sold in $3.4M Deal
An 11,372-SF medical office-outpatient surgery center in west Little Rock, a 6,566-SF restaurant in Conway and a 20,798-SF office building in south Little Rock form this week’s trio of million-dollar transactions. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stephanie Parson Promoted at Sparks Health (Movers & Shakers)
Stephanie Parson has been named chief quality officer of Sparks Health System in Fort Smith. Jason Treece has been promoted to lead executive of strategic accounts for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Laura Fine on Keeping Small Businesses from Missing the Market
Laura Fine, chief of the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center, tells what it does, and says customers are king. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cantrell Drug Hiring in Face of Bankruptcy
Cantrell Drug Co. of North Little Rock said last week that it has hired about 25 people since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in November. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

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. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Crittenden County Hospital Delayed Until 2019
Unexpected delays have delayed the opening of the $43 million Baptist Memorial Hospital-Crittenden project in West Memphis. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

WLR Medical Property Sold in $3.4 Million Deal
An 11,372-SF medical office-outpatient surgery center in west Little Rock, a 6,566-SF restaurant in Conway and a 20,798-SF office building in south Little Rock form this week’s trio of million-dollar transactions. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

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. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AFCU Donates $101K to Arkansas Children's
Arkansas Federal Credit Union recently donated $101,619 to Arkansas Children’s Hospital for the renovation of its teen room. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pharmacists: New Reimbursement Rates for Drugs Unsustainable
Pharmacists say new reimbursement rates for generic prescriptions imposed by the pharmacy benefit manager used by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Ambetter are often less than the cost of the drugs. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan Tackle US Health Care 'Tapeworm'
Amazon, Warren Buffett and JPMorgan are forming a new company to address the health care costs of their employees, sending shares of health care companies down sharply across the entire sector despite the vague nature of the announcement. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 31, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

State Sen. Jake Files Pleads Guilty to Federal Crimes in GIF Scandal
The Fort Smith Republican waived indictment and pleaded guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and bank fraud in connection with money routed to him from the state General Improvement Fund. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ATU Faculty Member Named to National Board
Melinda Wilkins, professor and director of the health information management and health informatics programs at Arkansas Tech University, has become the first Arkansas resident elected to the American Health Information Management Association's board of directors. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Governed Vs. Governors (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)
At a time when the free press is attacked daily by a man whose oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States seems as sacred as his marriage vows, the story of newspapers taking existential risks to tell the truth worked on me like a tonic. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Winrock Announces Health Tech Accelerator
Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures at UAMS recently announced that they are teaming to support a new accelerator for health care technology startups called Health InnovatAR. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Your Virtual Staff Is Clocking In (Stephen Carlisle Expert Advice)
Businesses across the country have become increasingly flexible with regard to remote workers — those people who work from an off-site location on a project basis and aren’t part of the company’s full-time staff. It’s an attractive model for employers and workers alike, and presents unique opportunities and challenges to both parties. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Medical Center CFO Resigns
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center's chief financial officer resigned Friday as UAMS continues to search for ways to slash its projected defici (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Committee Raises Questions of Collusion Between UAMS, Baptist
The Arkansas General Assembly's Joint Performance Review Committee will continuing looking into a contract under which the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences provides physician services to Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Committee Raises Questions of Collusion Between UAMS, Baptist Health
The Arkansas General Assembly's Joint Performance Review Committee will continuing looking into a contract under which the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences provides physician services to Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 26, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Marcus Elliott Joins Conway Regional Health System
Marcus Elliott has joined Conway Regional Health System as the director of corporate health services. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Enlists 5 Firms to Help Probe Opioid Abuse in State
Arkansas' attorney general said Wednesday that her office has retained five law firms to help investigate drug companies and prepare for potential legal action over their role in the state's opioid abuse problem. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Some Northeast Arkansas Cities See Record Growth in 2017
Communities in northeast Arkansas saw record growth in 2017, including sales tax revenue and employment gains across the region. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas' December Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent
Arkansas' December unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Construction of OurPharma Building in Fayetteville to Begin in February
OurPharma Holdings LLC, the startup manufacturer of generic medications, recently ended its $3.5 million equity offering after receiving payment or commitments for the full amount. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news