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CARTI Doctor Awarded Prestigious Fellowship
Dr. David Hays of CARTI has been named an American College of Radiology Fellow. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rock Dental to Fill Gap at East Village
Rock Dental Brands will occupy part of the space being vacated by Rock Town Distillery at 1216 E. Sixth St. in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B
Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

5 Tips for Boosting Employee Well-Being (Chris Martland Expert Advice)
To help employers support their employees’ health goals, here are five “Cs” that may drive engagement and create a successful well-being program. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Heart Hospital Keeps Up Steady Flow
Even though cardiac surgeries are down across the country, Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock hasn’t missed a beat. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Sigh of Relief (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)
Like many of Candidate Trump’s promises — from a big, beautiful wall that Mexico will pay for to better health insurance for everyone at a fraction of the cost — his promise to control prescription costs was long on curb appeal and short on structure. A Potemkin drugstore, as it were. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Sees 1.1 Percent Increase in GDP
Real gross domestic product grew in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, averaging 2.1 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9 Billion
Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New State Adoption File Rules to Affect Birth Parents, Adoptees
Starting Aug. 1, individuals who have been adopted (adoptees) may request their adoption file from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS BioVentures Course Helps Researchers Grasp Business Basics
Even a classroom full of experienced researchers with Ph.D. and medical degrees still found useful things to learn about business during the fastPace course organized by BioVentures. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Fake Doctor Who Worked in Springdale Sentenced to Prison
A federal judge has sentenced a woman described as a fake doctor who worked in four states to more than six years in prison. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

As Stodola Steps Aside, It's Time to Rethink Schools, Governance (Blake Rutherford Commentary)
The possibility to become a bourgeoning city of the new and progressive American South rests at Little Rock's feet. It is time for our city to reach beyond its farthest branch. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Jonesboro Officials Prepare Parks for Summer
Jonesboro has parks at 21 locations throughout the city, and Parks Director Danny Kapales said his staff has been busy during the offseason getting ready for days like Monday. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mercy Shifts Staff; Dollerschell Advances at Garver (NWA Movers & Shakers)
Sharon Little of Barling and Kelly Hokit of Fort Smith are among five people to begin new jobs with Mercy. Joe Dollerschell has been promoted to Arkansas water team leader for Garver in Fayetteville. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Melissa Creameans Named Family Nurse Practitioner at Unity Health (Movers & Shakers)
Melissa Creameans graduated as a nurse practitioner from the University of Central Arkansas and has worked as a nurse for Unity Health for more than 18 years. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Heart Hospital Names Drew Jackson President
Arkansas Heart Hospital of Little Rock said Friday that Drew Jackson will become hospital president. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Nurses Reminded to Renew Licenses Online
The Arkansas State Board of Nursing is reminding nurses in Arkansas that they can renew their nursing license online at ar.gov/nurse_renew. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dr. Peter Emanuel Resigns from UAMS’ Rockefeller Cancer Institute
The resignation, effective July 31, is the latest high-profile departure in a turbulent year for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Supreme Court to Hear Medical Marijuana Case
The Arkansas Supreme Court says it'll hear oral arguments over a judge's decision to prevent the state from licensing companies to grow medical marijuana. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trustee Seeks to Recover Millions From Nursing Home Operators
The trustee for a bankrupt chain of Arkansas nursing homes has accused its out-of-state operators of pulling millions of dollars out of the facilities as unpaid bills piled up in 2015 and 2016. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Shawn Barnett Selected as New SVP, CFO of CHI St. Vincent (Movers & Shakers)
Barnett has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer for CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock. He was previously president and chief operating officer for CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial, and he has worked as regional CFO for Christus Santa Rosa Health System. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bess Heisler Ginty on Curbing Inattention with Intervention in the Arkansas Delta
Bess Heisler Ginty, the chief of Kids for the Future says helping children with behavioral and other issues pays dividends down the road. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)
Here’s a little mantra I’d like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

DHS Sues to Take Control of Two Nursing Homes Owned by Skyline Health
The Arkansas Department of Human Services filed lawsuits Friday to put two Skyline Health nursing homes in Prairie and Howard counties into receivership after concerns surfaced over the company’s finances and its ability to provide food to residents. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dr. Linda Worley Named Associate Dean at UAMS
Dr. Linda Worley, a nationally recognized psychiatrist who has worked at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for more than 20 years, has been appointed associate dean of its new northwest Arkansas campus. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Temporarily Suspends Cardiac Transplant Program
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences temporarily suspends its Cardiac Transplant Program because its main heart surgeon retired. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Temporarily Suspends Cardiac Surgery Program
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences temporarily suspends its Cardiac Surgery Program because its main heart surgeon retired. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS To Use $1M Gift To Fight Aggressive From Of Breast Cancer
The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will use a $1 million gift to advance research on triple negative breast cancer. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CARTI Hires 3 Managers, Physician
CARTI of Little Rock this week named three new members of its management team and a new physician. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Heart Hospital Shows Drive with Food Truck
The Arkansas Heart Hospital is unveiling its food truck this week, making it the first hospital in Arkansas, and possibly the country, to own and operate a food truck. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Children's Hospital Expands Alliance of Nurseries
Since March, Arkansas Children’s Hospital has added a second and third hospital to its nursery alliance and plans to add more medical centers to help keep newborns who need care closer to their homes. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Niki Carter Named Regent for Internaional College of Dentists (Movers & Shakers)
Carter is associate professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Center for Dental Education and has served as chair of the Arkansas chapter of the American College of Dentists. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rickford Advances at Nabholz (Conway Movers & Shakers)
Matt Rickford has been promoted to business development officer for Nabholz. Sheffield Kent and Daniel Judkins have founded the Baptist Health Comprehensive Spine & Pain Management Center. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CARTI Sets New Course, New Vision
Before Adam Head started as CARTI’s president and CEO seven months ago, he knew the cancer treatment organization needed a transfusion. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gavel-to-Gavel Obsession (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)
The public corruption being described in fascinating, horrifying detail in a federal courtroom in Fayetteville illustrates how public officials counted on public money and conspired to get it. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Insurance Agent Matthew Glass Gets Win Against AID
Matthew Glass had his insurance license reinstated last week by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, who also barred the Arkansas Insurance Department from taking any more action that would interfere with Glass’ insurance practice pending a final disposition in his dispute with the AID. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UA Little Rock Gets $800K for Education, Health Programs
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received an $800,000 gift from Dr. Bruce Murphy, president and CEO of the Arkansas Heart Hospital. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

State Warns of Possible Hepatitis Exposure in Corning
The Arkansas Department of Health says visitors to a restaurant and gas station 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 - April 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Rehab Facility Becomes Parolee Transitional Housing
The drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility OMART is now primarily serving as transitional housing for parolees released from the state prison system, according to the facility's board president Heith Hogan. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Business Machines Systems Buys Staley Inc.
Business Machines Systems Inc. said this week that it had purchased Staley Inc. of Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lexington Park Apartments Visited by $24.8 Million Sale (Real Deals)
An affiliate of Tulsa’s Case & Associates Properties bought the 288-unit apartment project in North Little Rock from Vestal-Burkhalter LLC, led by John Burkhalter. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Two More Assisted Living Centers Added to Stonebridge Portfolio
Southridge Village of Heber Springs and River Valley Village of Russellville were sold to affiliates of the Missouri company for a combined $12.9 million. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Agent Suspended for Refusing AID Access to Customer Files
The Arkansas Insurance Department recently suspended the license of a West Memphis insurance agent for not handing over insurance records, sparking a legal battle. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cantrell Drug Agrees to Stop Making and Selling Drugs
Cantrell Drug Co. of Little Rock agrees to stop making and selling drugs until it complies with federal regulators' requests for changes, ending a civil lawsuit filed by federal regulators. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A-State Announces New $25,000 Scholarship For Pre-Med Students
Arkansas State University in Jonesboro announced Thursday the establishment of a $25,000 Arkansas Family Health Foundation Pre-Med Scholarship for full-time upperclassmen with pre-med majors. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical Device Teams from UA, UA Little Rock Sweep Governor's Cup
Undergraduate and graduate student teams from the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock walked away from the 18th annual Governor's Cup competition with $154,000. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Preferred Family Healthcare Hires Betty Dickey as Liaison
The Missouri company ensnared in federal criminal cases at home and in Arkansas announced Monday that it has hired former state Supreme Court Justice Betty Dickey to help oversee its Arkansas operations. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Few Ways Out of Arkansas' Medical Pot Stalemate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)
Weeks after he effectively halted the launch of Arkansas' medical marijuana program, a judge is urging officials to find a way to resume evaluating applications. That's going to be easier said than done. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ricca Joins NEA Baptist; Dietsche Advances at FNBC Bank (NEA Movers & Shakers)
Greg Ricca has been hired as a neurosurgeon for NEA Baptist in Jonesboro. Jeremy Dietsche has been promoted to assistant vice president and commercial lending/business development officer for FNBC Bank in Ash Flat. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mercy Clinic Adds Strickland, Sees Phillips Appointed to State Board (NWA Movers & Shakers)
Natalie Strickland has been hired as a pain management doctor for Mercy Clinic Interventional Pain Management in Fort Smith. Don Phillips has been appointed to the Arkansas State Medical Board. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news