Arkansas House Panel Rejects Health Care Objections Measure
An Arkansas House panel rejects legislation that would have allowed medical providers to refuse to treat someone because of their religious or moral beliefs after opponents said it was too broad and would allow discrimination against patients. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 25, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Professor Awarded $900K Ovarian Cancer Research Grant
UAMS Professor Martin Cannon has been awarded a $900,000 Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance grant to study dendritic cell vaccination against ovarian cancer. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 25, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NEA Baptist to Break Ground on Pain Management Clinic
NEA Baptist will break ground Friday on a new Pain Management Clinic. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 25, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Another Defendant Pleads Guilty in $12M Tricare Scheme
Blake Yoder, 39, of Scott, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in connection with a multimillion fraud scheme involving prescription drugs, making him the eighth defendant to do so. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 25, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Virus Hospitalizations Drop as State Adds 803 Cases
The number of people in Arkansas hospitalized because of the coronavirus dropped Wednesday to its lowest point since the fall as the state added 803 new virus cases. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 24, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Webcast to Feature Global Thought Leader Renee Mauborgne
Renee Mauborgne, an economist and professor at international business graduate school INSEAD, will lead the third webcast in a series presented by Arkansas Business throughout 2021. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 24, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Lowering Eligibility Age for Virus Vaccine to 65
Arkansas on Tuesday lowered the eligibility age for receiving the coronavirus vaccine from 70 to 65, making shots available to another 115,000 people in the state, according to Gov. Asa Hutchinson. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 24, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CatalyzeH2O Awarded $1.1M for Clean Water Solution
The Department of Defense has awarded University of Arkansas-based startup CatalyzeH2O a $1.1 million U.S. Army contract to design a more efficient and less expensive system to remove explosives from water. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 23, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Senate Approves Bill Banning Nearly All Abortions
The Arkansas Senate approves a measure banning nearly all abortions in the state, despite objections to the ban not including exceptions for rape or incest. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 23, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Continues to See Slowdown in COVID-19 Cases
Arkansas continues seeing a low number of new coronavirus cases after a week of winter weather slowed down testing and vaccinations. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 23, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Biden Asks High Court to Drop 2 Trump-Era Medicaid Cases
The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court not to hear arguments in two cases on its March calendar — one involving Arkansas — about the Trump administration's plan to remake Medicaid by requiring recipients to work. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Blue Cross Announces 'Vaccinate The Natural State' Initiative
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield announces "Vaccinate the Natural State," a statewide initiative that aims to educate Arkansans about the benefits of getting the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage them to get it. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Mortuaries Busy Serving In Surge of Grief
Death is always a sensitive topic, but particularly so a year into a pandemic that has killed nearly half a million Americans. Jeff Smith of the growing Smith Family Funeral Homes chain tackles it head-on. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Kohanke Moves to Arkansas Children's (Movers & Shakers)
Crystal Kohanke has been named senior vice president and chief people officer of Arkansas Children’s Inc. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bryan Barnhouse's Research Recruits Get Results in Return
Bryan Barnhouse was promoted to CEO of the Arkansas Research Alliance on Jan. 1. Previously, he served as the ARA’s chief operating officer and vice president of the ARA. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Reports 10 More Virus Deaths As New Cases Slow
Arkansas reports 10 more deaths from the coronavirus as this week's snowstorms continued to slow vaccinations and testing. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 19, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cork to Lead Northwest Arkansas Council's Health Care Division
The Northwest Arkansas Council announced Ryan Cork will be the executive director of the organization’s Health Care Transformation Division. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 19, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Reports 26 Virus Deaths, Hospitalizations Drop
Arkansas reported 26 new deaths Wednesday from the coronavirus and a drop in hospitalizations as this week's winter weather appeared to keep the state's new cases down. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 18, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tyson Foods Offers Vaccination Pay Incentive
Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says it will compensate employees with up to four hours of regular pay if they are vaccinated against the coronavirus outside of work or receive it from a non-company source. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 18, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Lifts Some Restrictions on Smaller Indoor Events
Gov. Asa Hutchinson lifted some restrictions on smaller indoor events and school sports as the state's coronavirus cases continued trending downward and vaccine distribution ramps up. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 17, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Slashes UAMS Profits
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. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Presenting the 33rd Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards
Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored 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 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Many Businesses Continue Compensation During Pandemic
Since Jan. 1, 2020, about half of U.S. businesses continued to pay at least some of their workers told not to work because of the coronavirus pandemic, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last month. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gambling Profits Help Quapaw Leaders Play Many Hands
Joseph Byrd and Guy Barker lead the government of the Quapaw Nation, which owns and operates Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff. They talk about casinos, business development and UA donations. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bashir On Call at JRMC (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Maaman Bashir has joined the staff of Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff and its new clinic, Jefferson Regional Rheumatology Associates. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Last Trusted Leaders in the U.S.? (Brad Cousins Commentary)
Trust in information sources is at an all-time low, an infodemic. If trust is low across the board, and information sources cannot be trusted, can business leaders afford to wade into this ocean of trust? I propose business must lead and lead now. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Second Round of PPP Loans Prioritizes the Underserved
The second round of the federally funded Paycheck Protection Program is prioritizing “underserved” businesses — minority-, women- and veteran-owned and rural businesses — by setting aside money for them and through targeted outreach efforts. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Doderer Enlists as Youths Face Mental Crisis
Children’s hospitals across the country are seeing a new crisis during the pandemic: an increasing number of teenagers with mental and behavioral health issues. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hutchinson: States need to take lead in distributing vaccine
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday said states need to take the lead in administering the coronavirus vaccine as the number of new virus cases in the state dropped. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Reports 25 Virus Deaths, Hospitalizations Drop
On Thursday, Arkansas reported 25 more deaths from the coronavirus as the state's hospitalizations from the virus continued to drop. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 12, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Senate OKs Health Care Religious Objections Bill
The Arkansas Senate approves a measure allowing medical providers to refuse to treat someone because of their religious or moral beliefs, a move critics say will allow them to turn LGBTQ patients away. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 11, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Reports 42 More Virus Deaths, Hospitalizations Drop
Arkansas on Tuesday reported 42 more deaths from the coronavirus as the state's hospitalizations from the virus continued to drop. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 11, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

State Senate Panel Advances Near-Total Ban on Abortions
An Arkansas Senate panel advances legislation aimed at forcing the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade by banning nearly all abortions. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 10, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Reports 26 Virus Deaths, Hospitalizations Drop
Arkansas reports 26 more deaths from the coronavirus as the state's hospitalizations from the virus continued to drop. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 10, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Reports 30 More COVID-19 Deaths; New Cases Drop
Arkansas reported 30 more coronavirus deaths Monday, while the state's new cases and hospitalizations continued to drop. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 9, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Schueck/McCarty Family Pledges $1M to UAMS Cancer Institute
The Schueck/McCarty family has pledged $1 million to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute to support its efforts in achieving the National Cancer Institute designation. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Video: Professional Development Key to Retaining Employees
James Schafer, the human resources director for Phigenics of Fayetteville, talks to Arkansas Business about how his company works to attract and retain workers. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mehdizadegan Moves Up at Delta Dental (Movers & Shakers)
Katie Mehdizadegan has been promoted to vice president and general counsel at Delta Dental of Arkansas of Sherwood. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stronach Practicing at UAMS Clinic (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Benjamin Stronach has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Health Orthopaedic Clinic in Little Rock as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee arthroplasty. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Washington Regional Adds Two (NWA Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Michael W. Morse recently joined the Washington Regional Neurology Clinic in Fayetteville, part of the J.B. Hunt Transport Services Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Brian Pottorf has joined the Washington Regional General Surgery Clinic. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Robbin Rahman Offers Frank Analysis on Blunt Regulation
Robbin Rahman, the executive director of Conway’s dispensary, says being a lawyer is an asset in the state’s complex medical marijuana industry. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Recreational Cannabis Now Legal in 15 States, D.C.
Four states legalized recreational marijuana on Nov. 3, Election Day: Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota, bringing the tally of states where it’s now legal to 15, as well as the District of Columbia. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Circle K Purchase Tops $5.5M (Real Deals)
A 6,009-SF Circle K convenience store in North Little Rock rang up a $5.55 million transaction. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Drives, Changes Marijuana Buys
The coronavirus pandemic has correlated with an increase in legal marijuana purchases both statewide and nationally. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Has Medical Cannabis Cut Opioid Abuse?
Even though opioid use has been falling in Arkansas, it’s unclear if the trend is related to the availability of medical marijuana. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana Use Spread Unevenly in Arkansas
Arkansans spent $181 million on more than 28,000 pounds of medical marijuana in 2020, the first full year of legal cannabis sales in the state, according to data from the state Department of Finance & Administration. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Little Rock Tire Shop Shifts Gears to Cannabis
Once Kattie Hansen talked her father, Walter Koon, into partnering with her in Little Rock’s third state-licensed dispensary, he pounced. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Natural State Medicinals Cultivation Has New CEO, Permit Holder
Just in time for our focus on the business of medical marijuana, word comes that the state’s biggest cultivation company is under new ownership. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Urology Takes Springdale Tract
Arkansas Urology recently spent about $2.8 million for 7 acres in Springdale for a northwest campus? (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Reports 672 New COVID-19 Cases, 15 Deaths
Arkansas health officials have reported 672 new cases of COVID-19 and another 15 deaths linked to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 7, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news