UAMS Autism Monitoring Program Nets $2.17M Grant
The Arkansas Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences recently received a four-year grant of $2.17 million from the CDC. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Another 1,200 Dropped From Arkansas Medicaid Over Work Rule
Arkansas officials say the number of people who have lost Medicaid coverage for not complying with a work requirement has risen to more than 18,000. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Foundation Gifts Senior Health, Education Center to UAMS
The Schmieding Foundation in Springdale has given the $4.85 million building that houses the Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Hires Michelle Gonzalez to Establish Nurse Program
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has hired Michelle Gonzalez, Ph.D., to guide the formation and accreditation of a new nurse anesthesia educational program. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Names Schwanda Flowers Interim Dean of Pharmacy College
Schwanda Flowers has been named interim dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ College of Pharmacy. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A-State Alumnus Tiner Sets Up Scholarship Program
Dr. B.D. Tiner, an Arkansas State University alumnus who lives in San Antonio, Texas, is establishing an endowed scholarship program at his alma mater called the Hite and Glenda Tiner Memorial Scholarship Fund. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CHI St. Vincent Announces Leadership Changes
CHI St. Vincent announced several key leadership changes on Tuesday, including a new CFO and new leaders at hospitals in Sherwood and Hot Springs. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Legislature to Focus on Ethics, Tax Cuts in 2019 Session
Republicans remain firmly in control of the House and Senate and Hutchinson, a Republican, will be sworn in for a second term the day after the session begins. Here's a look at some major issues that will be debated in the session. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Industry View: 5 Key Facts About Medical Cannabis in Arkansas
Brandon Thornton, CEO of the marijuana testing lab Steep Hill Arkansas and a board member of the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association, was asked what crucial facts the trade group would like Arkansans to know, and his main message was, yes, cannabis is coming. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Spektron Using AI to Design Drugs
Spektron Systems of Little Rock is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed up drug discovery in a process that involves designing a new molecule that could be further developed into a new drug. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bailey Named Assistant Commissioner at Education Department (Movers & Shakers)
Suzanne Bailey has been appointed as the new assistant commissioner for educator effectiveness and licensure at the Arkansas Department of Education in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gregory Sharp Selected as SVP, Chief Medical Officer at Arkansas Children's (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Gregory Sharp has been named senior vice president and chief medical officer for Arkansas Children’s Hospital. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Service Drew Michael Stewart to Saline Health System
Michael Stewart, the new CEO of Saline Health System of Benton, says the first thing he’ll do is try to understand the needs of the community. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Garver Wellness Program Cuts Health Costs
Executives at Garver say its wellness program helps the North Little Rock engineering firm save on health care costs and is a boon to the retention, recruitment and productivity of its employees. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health Insurance Premiums Continued to Rise in 2018
The average annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health insurance reached $19,616 in 2018, an increase of 5 percent. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

State Board of Health Member Resigns Over Abortion Vote
Robbie Thomas-Knight of Little Rock resigned from her position on the Arkansas Board of Health last month to protest the board’s October vote against abortion clinics. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hampton Inn, Days Inn Sold in Separate Transactions
Motels in Conway and Pulaski County, a dental office in Bryant and stores in Faulkner County and Conway form a string of five million-dollar real estate transactions. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Baptist Health Starts to Put Its Mark on Old Sparks Turf
Baptist Health's purchase of Sparks hospitals in Fort Smith, Van Buren opens up a new market. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Harrison Doctor’s Second Chances Piling Up at State Medical Board
The Arkansas State Medical Board suspended a Harrison doctor’s medical license last June, for the third time in four years, after multiple complaints that the doctor overprescribed opioids and had serious mental health issues, an examination of his file reveals. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Marijuana Finally Set To Roll
When medicinal cannabis begins to be sold in Arkansas, possibly in April, a potential $100 million-a-year industry is poised to emerge from a complex and harshly criticized regulatory landscape. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Former State Sen. Gilbert Baker Indicted on Corruption Charges
Former State Sen. Gilbert Baker has been indicted on federal corruption charges in case that has already sent a former Faulkner County circuit judge to prison. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 11, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Letters Go Out to 32 Winning Cannabis Dispensaries; Agents Listed
The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board was busy Friday sending out award letters to the 32 businesses approved for dispensary licenses in the state's medical marijuana program. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 11, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

State Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses
Arkansas took one of the biggest last steps toward starting its medical marijuana program Wednesday night, choosing the businesses that will operate 32 cannabis dispensary sites around the state. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 10, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CHI St. Vincent Names Dr. Gerry Jones Vice President
CHI St. Vincent has appointed Dr. Gerry Jones, a cardiothoracic surgeon with 10 years of administrative experience, as vice president of medical affairs for central Arkansas. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 9, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

USDA: Food Stamps Will Be Funded Through February
The Trump administration says benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, will be funded through February should the government shutdown continue. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 9, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ABC Financial Acquires Company in Brazil
ABC Financial Services LLC has acquired Brazil-based Evo W12 Inovações Tecnologicas, South America's largest provider of fitness club management software to more than 2,700 facilities across 10 countries. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 9, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Faces as Marijuana Board Takes Up Crucial Dispensary Issue
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission is heading into this afternoon's long-awaited session on the selection of 32 cannabis dispensary sites around the state with a couple of newcomers, including a pediatric care nurse appointed earlier this week. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 9, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame to Add 5 Members
The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame will induct five people whose leadership and service have brought distinction to the state's largest business sector. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 8, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

US Job Openings Fell in November to Still-Strong 6.9M
U.S. job openings fell in November from the previous month, but the number of available positions remained healthy. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 8, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UA Little Rock, UAMS Announce New 2+2 Degree Plans
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences recently signed a series of 2+2 agreements that outline pathways for students to transfer to UAMS and complete a bachelor of science degree there. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 8, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Farm Bill Gives Farmers, Ranchers Certainty (Matt King Commentary)
The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill was welcome news to Arkansas' farmers and ranchers, who face myriad challenges in trade, regulatory and monetary policy — issues beyond their control, but that threaten their profitability and, ultimately, their livelihoods. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 8, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical Center of South Arkansas Adds Four Doctors (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Mark Gibbs, Dr. Anthony Abraham, Dr. Martha Garrett-Shaver and Dr. Samuel Vallery have all joined the staff of the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 7, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2018
We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2018. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 7, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Won't Issue Medical Marijuana Cards Until February
Arkansas' health department has yet to issue licenses to the thousands of residents approved to buy medical marijuana in the state, which is affecting patients' ability to get temporary licenses in neighboring Oklahoma. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 4, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

In the Workplace 2019: Where Things Stand with Medical Marijuana
Many expect medical marijuana will be available in state-sanctioned dispensaries sometime in the first or second quarter of 2019. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 4, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Residents Can Obtain Oklahoma Marijuana License
Thousands of Arkansas residents with valid medical marijuana licenses can receive a temporary medical marijuana adult license in Oklahoma, authorities said. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 2, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Expect 2019 to be Quiet in Congress — for Small Business
Small business issues often win bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, but given the divisions in the incoming 116th Congress, advocates for companies have low expectations. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 2, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Growing Like a Weed: AP Looks at Marijuana Milestones in 2018
The cannabis industry thrived in a hugely significant year for the legal pot movement , in the United States and beyond. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

No Daily Report, E-Newsletters Dec. 31-Jan. 1
Arkansas Business will not publish its Daily Report, Morning Roundup or any other e-newsletters on Monday and Tuesday. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Legal Marijuana Industry Had Banner Year in 2018
The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

PAM Transport Finds Right Solution
PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown is moving one of its divisions, but it won’t have to go very far. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Caldwell Moves to VP Slot at St. Bernards (Movers & Shakers)
Darren Caldwell has been named vice president of regional services at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths in 2018
The notable Arkansans, former and current, who died in 2018 ranged from business owners to newspaper publishers to educators to philanthropists. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Forming the Coaching Habit in 2019 (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)
Somewhere between telling your direct reports what to do and taking the action item yourself is the territory of the leader as coach. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Christmas 2018 by the Numbers
Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Doctors, Lawyers and Lauren James Big Online Draws in 2018
A March 19 follow-up to a Whispers column item about the firing of CARTI’S highest-paid oncologist was the most-read story of the year on ArkansasBusiness.com. The Whisper item itself, which was published just hours earlier, was a close second. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Best Quotes of 2018: 'What NYC and the Delta Have in Common'
They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 201. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2018
High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2018. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories That Defined 2018
These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2018 in Arkansas’ business world. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dickens: Still Relevant (Editorial)
May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news