Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 4.4%
Arkansas' unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.4% from April to May. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 24, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Has Biggest 1-Day Jump in Virus Cases Since March
Arkansas reports 485 new coronavirus cases, its biggest one-day jump in more than three months. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 23, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ACHE Receives $32.3M Gift From Anonymous Source
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith on Tuesday announced that it has received a $32.3 million dollar gift to fund health and wellness initiatives. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Melanie, Edwin Wells Give $1M to Arkansas Children's Foundation
The Arkansas Children's Foundation announces a $1 million donation from Melanie and Edwin Wells to establish an endowment supporting the pediatric health system's CEO Strategic Initiatives Fund. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NWA Graduate Medical Programs Get $12.5M Boost
The Arkansas Legislative Council approves nearly $12.5 million in funding to establish up to 92 new graduate medical education positions at Washington Regional Medical Center by 2030. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

2020 Brought Feast, Famine to Private Companies
Data collected for this week’s list of private companies illustrated the uneven and sometimes counterintuitive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various industries. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 21, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sellars, Snowden Recognized by Children's, UAMS (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Elizabeth Sellars and Dr. Jessica Snowden have been invested by Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 21, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

2nd Workout Anytime Headed for Jonesboro
Jonesboro natives Ben Tracy and Wade Quinn plan to open their second Workout Anytime gym in Jonesboro on Sept. 15. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 21, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cowboy Mitsubishi Project Acquired for $4.4M (Real Deals)
Riverside Properties LLC, led by Lisenne Rockefeller, purchased the Cowboy Mitsubishi project at 15 Col. Glenn Plaza Drive. The seller is Glenn Ridge Crossings II LLC, led by Steve Landers. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 21, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to Obama Health Law
The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 18, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UA, NOWDiagnostics Partner for COVID-19 Study
The University of Arkansas and NOWDiagnostics Inc. of Springdale announce a partnership to study the prevalence of coronavirus antibodies among UA students, staff and faculty. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas to Submit New Medicaid Expansion Plan Next Month
Arkansas will give the federal government next month the state's overhauled Medicaid expansion proposal after federal officials blocked a work requirement, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Improving National Defense Against Ransomware (Rick Crawford Commentary)
Ransomware computer crimes have been around for a number of years, but recent attacks have put them squarely in the headlines. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Receives $1.4M Grant to Study COVID-19 Disparities
UAMS researchers have been awarded a one-year, $1.4 million grant to study the causes behind COVID-19’s devastating impact on minorities and develop plans to help increase vaccination rates as part of a national alliance. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Courts Tackle Cases Delayed by Pandemic
The Arkansas Supreme Court said jury trials could resume at the beginning of May, meaning a stack of criminal cases finally have their chance to see resolution. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 14, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Attorney Nearly Redefines Gag Order Under Mask Rule
Attorney Kristin Pawlik argues for a living but almost got a little carried away during a hearing recently in Benton County Circuit Judge John Scott’s courtroom. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 14, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Employers and Vaccination Incentives (Stuart Jackson Commentary)
What should private businesses in Arkansas consider when offering incentives to employees to get COVID-19 vaccinations? (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 14, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Unity Health Purchase Surpasses $7.7M (Real Deals)
Searcy’s Unity Health-Jacksonville purchased the former North Metro Medical Center at 1400 Braden St., the 12,358-SF Marshall Road Medical Clinic at 813 Marshall Road and the 6,566-SF Kareer Kids day care at 901 MacArthur Drive. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 14, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Attorney Nearly Redefinies Gag Order Under Mask Rule
Attorney Kristin Pawlik argues for a living but almost got a little carried away during a hearing recently in Benton County Circuit Judge John Scott’s courtroom. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 14, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nancy Gray, UAMS BioVentures President, Dies at 66
Nancy Gray, UAMS BioVentures president and longtime Little Rock Technology Park Board member, died June 2 at the age of 66. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 12, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CDC Awards $40M Grant to Arkansas Department of Health
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the Arkansas Department of Health $40.4 million to address COVID-19-related health disparities. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 10, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Says Vaccinated Students No Longer Need Quarantine
Arkansas no longer requires students exposed to the coronavirus to quarantine so long as they're fully vaccinated against the virus, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 9, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Carroll Elected to American Pharmacists Board (Movers & Shakers)
Stephen Carroll of Benton has been elected to the board of trustees of the American Pharmacists Association in Washington, D.C. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 7, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Surgical Hospital Has New ORs, Needs MDs
As Arkansas Surgical Hospital in North Little Rock finishes a more than $3 million expansion project adding operating rooms, it is looking for more surgeons. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 7, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Spending Billions Wisely (Craig Douglass On Consumers)
When it comes to money, particularly public money, priorities are essential. Setting a goal and laying a plan to achieve a specific outcome require priorities, participation, patience and proceeds. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 7, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Severe Weather Delivers Infrastructure Stress
The single-digit temperatures of Valentine’s Day week challenged the Helena-West Helena’s ability to deliver water. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 7, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Surprise! City Sales Tax Receipts Rise, Defying COVID-19 Predictions
When the pandemic began devastating commerce in March 2020, Arkansas cities slashed budgets and tabled projects, fearing sales tax revenues would fall off the shelf. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 7, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS-Baptist Psychiatry Residency Program is Accredited
A new collaborative residency program in psychiatry offered by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Baptist Health has received initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 5, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rock Dental Brands Names Kristi Crum Its Next CEO
Rock Dental Brands of Little Rock announced Wednesday that Kristi Crum will succeed Co-founder Merritt Dake as its CEO on July 1. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 3, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Report: Oversight Lapses at Impaired Pathologist's Hospital
An Arkansas veterans hospital missed the errors made by a pathologist who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter while working impaired due to its poor oversight, according to an inspector general's report released Wednesday. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 2, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Next 'Business Forum' Webcast to Interview Steve Cannon
Steve Cannon, CEO of AMB Sports and Entertainment, will lead the June 9 webcast in a series presented by Arkansas Business throughout 2021. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 2, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nearly 60K Arkansas Coronavirus Doses Near Expiration
Nearly 60,000 doses of Arkansas' allotment of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine are nearing their expiration date and would have to be discarded if not used by the end of June, according to a state health official. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 1, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mulberry Firm Goes ‘Green’ With Nontoxic Asphalt Sealer
Sealtite offers alternative to coal tar-based products, now facing prohibitions. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 31, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Maraka Recognized by Thyroid Association (Movers & Shakers)
Spyridoula Maraka, an assistant professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, has received the 2020 Women Advancing Thyroid Research Award from the American Thyroid Association. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 31, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Van Buren Investor Pays $4.5M for Ball Metalpack (NWA Real Deals)
Doug Schoenfeld bought the 162,000-SF Ball Metalpack location on Crutcher Street in Springdale. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 31, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Marijuana Card Holder Sues Over Job Loss
A medical marijuana card holder is suing a northwest Arkansas hospital system for withdrawing a job offer after he tested positive for pot, and he says he’s not alone. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 31, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Asa Hutchinson Announces New Appointments to Boards, Commissions
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces another round of board and commission appointments. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 28, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NOWDiagnostics COVID Antibody Test Approved
NOWDiagnostics of Springdale has been granted emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 antibody test by the United States Food and Drug Administration. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 27, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Receives $1.14M From McGill Estate
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $1.14 million gift from the estate of Thomas McGill for the Department of Otolaryngology in the College of Medicine. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 27, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sebastian County Lab Owner Charged in Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Fraud
A 42-year-old Sebastian County is charged with health care fraud in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud the federal government of more than $88 million. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 27, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Breaks Ground On Proton Center, Expanded Radiation Oncology Center
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences breaks ground on an expanded Radiation Oncology Center, which will be home to Arkansas’ first Proton Center. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 26, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Children's Receives $1.15M Donation
The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary recently donated $1.15 million to Arkansas Children’s Hospital to support programs and research initiatives. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 26, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lawsuit Challenges Arkansas' Near-Total Abortion Ban
Abortion rights supporters file a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' near-total ban on the procedure that's part of an effort by conservatives to force the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Roe v. Wade decision. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 26, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Arkansas Trans Youth Treatment Ban
The American Civil Liberties Union asks a federal judge to strike down a new Arkansas law that made the state the first to ban gender confirming treatments or surgery for transgender youth. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 26, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Governor Announces More Appointments to Boards, Commissions
Gov. Asa Hutchinson makes more appointments to state boards and commissions. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 24, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cranford Co., Design Group and C3 Win State Work for Vaccine Ads
Three Little Rock marketing firms led by Cranford Co. land $8 million in state Health Department contracts for advertising to persuade Arkansans to get COVID-19 vaccinations. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 24, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mercy Completes $28.5M Rehab Hospital in Fort Smith
Mercy executives and state and local officials mark the completion of the $28.5 million Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Smith. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 24, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Poultry Industry Faces Crisis with Worker Shortage
In the biggest sector of Arkansas’ biggest industry, the mission these days is not counting your chickens, but counting your workers. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 24, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Patrick Fisk Says Meat Markets Work from Home
Patrick Fisk, chief of the state’s livestock and poultry agency, says the pandemic increased demand for locally grown food. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 24, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Chan Moves to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Roscoe Chan has joined the team of cancer specialists at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Cancer Center. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 24, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news