Harco Builds on a New Niche: Cannabis
Ashton Harper takes the lead on medical marijuana projects for Harco Constructors of North Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Family Sues Insurance Carriers to Collect $3.4M Judgment in Boy's Death
The estate of an 11-year-old Arkansas boy killed when his stepfather crashed a company car has sued the company’s insurance carriers for payment of a $3.4 million judgment. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

French Named New Chief of AR Kids Read (Movers & Shakers)
Kathy French has joined AR Kids Read as its new executive director. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lucas, Madia Take Heart at Washington Regional (Movers & Shakers)
Carrie Lucas has joined Washington Regional Walker Heart Institute in Fayetteville, while Kelly Madiahas joined the Washington Regional Walker Heart Cardiovascular Clinic. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Alghazali, Garner Move Up at NuShores (Movers & Shakers)
Karrer Alghazali and Brittney R. Garner have been promoted at NuShores Biosciences LLC Inc. of Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

For the Record (Lance Turner Editor's Note)
Who owns the medical marijuana business in Arkansas? As with most simple questions, finding the answer is more complicated than it seems. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Company Truck and the Cost of a Boy’s Death
The estate of an 11-year-old Arkansas boy killed when his stepfather crashed a company car has sued the company’s insurance carriers for payment of a $3.4 million judgment. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Senate Passes Stopgap Funding Bill, Avoiding Shutdown
The measure extends spending to Feb. 18 and includes $7 billion to support Afghanistan evacuees. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 3, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lawmakers Reach Deal on Spending Bill, but Hurdles Remain
The measure extends spending to Feb. 18 and includes $7 billion to support Afghanistan evacuees. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 2, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Governor to Call Special Session on Tax Cut Plan
The primary focus will be on a tax cut package that calls for reducing the state's top income tax rate from 5.9% to 4.9% (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 1, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nominees Announced for 34th Arkansas Business of the Year Awards
Finalists and winners in each category will be celebrated March 9 at the DoubleTree in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 30, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Biden Vaccine Rule for Health Workers Blocked in Arkansas, 9 Other States
The court order said that the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid had no clear authority from Congress to enact the mandate. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 29, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

EXPLAINER: What We Know and Don't Know About Omicron Variant
Are travel restrictions justified? That depends on who you ask. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 29, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cannabis Firm Ownership Tricky to Track
The state faces stiff headwinds providing public transparency in the medical marijuana dispensary industry, where lawsuits and charges of deception have been a constant for nearly five years. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 29, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mercy Brings On Neurohospitalists (Movers & Shakers)
Neurohospitalists Dr. Jacob Didion and Dr. Sujan Reddy have joined Mercy Fort Smith. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 29, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Student Apartments Sell for $31.2M (NWA Real Deals)
A Georgia group specializing in student housing paid $31.2 million for the Avenue apartment complex north of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 29, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana Growers See Less Green for Grass
Storm Nolan, the Fort Smith hotelier, is now providing accommodations for thousands of medicinal marijuana plants. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 29, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trial on Arkansas Mask-mandate Ban Wraps Up with No Ruling
An Arkansas judge is considering whether to strike down a state law he temporarily blocked that bans mask mandates by schools and other governmental entities. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 24, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Jury Holds Walmart, CVS, Walgreens Responsible for Role in Opioid Crisis
The retail pharmacy chains were found to have recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 24, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Former NBA player Junior Bridgeman Talks Achieving Success on Next 'Business Forum' Webcast
Bridgeman turned his $350,000 salary into $600 million. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Panel Delays Vote on Agencies' Vaccine Requirements
The agencies say they need to follow a federal vaccine mandate to protect millions of dollars in funding, even though the mandate conflicts with state law. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UnitedHealth Offers Virtual Health Plan
One insurance carrier is offering employers in the Little Rock area a virtual health care plan that touts a premium price that’s about 15% lower than traditional benefit plans. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UnitedHealth Offers Virtual Health Plan With Lower Premium
One insurance carrier is offering employers in the Little Rock area a virtual health care plan that touts a premium price that’s about 15% lower than traditional benefit plans. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Malapati Joins Rockefeller Cancer Institute (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Sindhu Malapati will be treating patients with breast cancer in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Generations Bank Names New Market Presidents (NWA Movers & Shakers)
Max Harrell has been promoted to Rogers area market president for Generations Bank of Rogers, and Rick Moody has been hired as market president for the Fayetteville area. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Enlightened Self-Interest (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)
This Thanksgiving, I want to recognize the owners and leaders of small- to medium-size businesses whose grit, imagination, focus and tenacity have been fundamental to keeping our economy alive. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What's Inside Biden's $1.85T Social and Climate Measure
Democrats are aiming to get the bill to Biden's desk by Christmas. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 20, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 3.7% in October
The U.S. jobless rate was also down, hitting 4.6% in October. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 19, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dr. Lanita White Named CEO of Community Health Centers of Arkansas
She currently works at UAMS as dean for student affairs and associate professor at the College of Pharmacy. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 18, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Mandate for Higher Inflation (Rick Crawford Commentary)
The Arkansas congressman weighs in on President Biden's workplace vaccine mandate and its possible effect on the economy. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 17, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Opioid Trial Against Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Winding Down
The case is being closely watched because it could set the tone for U.S. city and county governments that want to hold pharmacies accountable for the opioid crisis. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Expands Booster Eligibility to Age 18 and Older
California, Colorado and New Mexico have also expanded eligibility for the booster. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Gets $18.9M Grant to Support New Center Addressing Health Disparities
The center will focus on reducing cancer and cardiovascular disease in rural areas and African American communities. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

SPONSORED: Offering Health Coverage Alone May Not Be Enough
Employers can provide extra security and peace of mind by offering ancillary products such as supplemental coverage and life and disability insurance to help protect employees’ financial health as well as physical health. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Central States Manufacturing Gets New Headquarters
Central States Manufacturing Inc. of Lowell hopes to move into a new corporate office by the end of January 2022 after buying a 21,068-SF headquarters in Tontitown. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cost-Splitting Christian Health Care Ministries Share Pandemic Pain
The economic and social chaos caused by the pandemic has shown the strength and innovation of Christian health care cost-sharing ministries. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Preparing for the Next Pandemic (Kelley Erstine Commentary)
As our country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, those in the insurance industry, policymakers and business leaders must become laser-focused on addressing the threat of future pandemics. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bhattacharyya Joins Unity (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Panna Bhattacharyya, a neurologist, has joined Unity Health at Searcy. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Delta Dental CEO Kristin Merlo Gets to the Root of Regulations
Kristin Merlo, the new chief of Delta Dental of Arkansas, says the company is seeking to remove complexity and improve access to oral health care. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Thanksgiving State of Mind (Lance Turner Editor's Note)
Here are five things that business, in general, can be thankful for. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Employees Sue Conway Regional
The suit could signal a trend of Arkansas lawsuits over employer vaccine requirements. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Only 8.6% Completely Lacking Health Insurance Coverage in the US
In 2020, 8.6% of Americans, or 28 million, did not have health insurance at any point during the year, according to “Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2020,” released by the U.S. Census Bureau in September. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Christian Health Care Shares Pandemic Pain
The economic and social chaos caused by the pandemic has shown the strength and innovation of Christian health care cost-sharing ministries. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Drugstores Give Shots, Then Wait for Payback
Like patients, Arkansas pharmacists have had their sleeves rolled up. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Blue Cross Charts Path Past Virus, Into Future
The COVID-19 pandemic stands as a crucible and a pivot point for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield as its northwest Arkansas crew settles into a new $40 million, 81,000-SF corporate center. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A New $40M Blue Cross Showplace in Springdale
Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield opens its $40 million, 81,000-SF Northwest Arkansas Corporate Center in Springdale, where it expects 300 employees will eventually work. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Maumelle Industrial Facility Sold for $5.6M
A shredding property, apartments and homes form this week’s quartet of million-dollar real estate transactions. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Among 10 States Suing Over Biden's Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers
The lawsuit contends that the vaccine requirement threatens the jobs of millions of health care workers and could "exacerbate an alarming shortage" in health care fields. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 11, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Halfway to $30M Fundraising Goal for NCI Designation
A $1 million donation from the owners of Fowler Foods Inc. of Jonesboro helped UAMS hit the milestone. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 10, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pfizer Asks FDA to Approve COVID-19 Booster Shots for All Adults
The drug maker is submitting early results of a booster study in 10,000 people to make its case. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 10, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news