Arkansas Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.6 in August
Arkansas' unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent in August, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

HomeBank of Arkansas to Bank Medical Marijuana Industry
A small Arkansas bank is stepping forward to provide banking services to the medical marijuana industry. HomeBank of Arkansas officially announced plans to team with Safe Harbor Services, a subsidiary created last year by Partner Colorado Credit Union. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Education Department Awarded $9M Grant For Mental Health Programs
The Arkansas Department of Education announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a $9 million grant from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration to develop and support school-based mental health programs in the state. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nominate Now for the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards
Arkansas Business is once again seeking nominations of the state's most outstanding businesses, business executives and nonprofit organizations for its Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tied to Arkansas Corruption, Preferred Family Healthcare Seeks Sale
An Arkansas mental health treatment company says it's working to purchase the Arkansas operations of a similar Missouri company tied to a political corruption investigation. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Holly Gonzales Starts at St. Bernards (Jonesboro Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Holly Gonzales, a radiologist, has joined St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Steve Debber has joined home improvement retailer E.C. Barton & Co. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Urgent Care Joins Surgery as Arkansas Surgical Hospital Niche
Arkansas Surgical Hospital has expanded into the quick, convenient health care segment that has swept across Arkansas in recent years. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Obamacare Lawsuit Stirs Worries for Insurers
Arkansas and 19 other Republican-led states are taking their shot at dismantling the Affordable Care Act, rekindling the anxieties of health care executives who fear thousands of Arkansans could lose insurance coverage. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rising Health Care Costs: Who’s to Blame?
Health care is No. 2 among the public’s top three concerns as the United States nears the 2018 midterm elections, according to the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Where Medical Marijuana Collides With Worker Safety
Two conflicting trends are hitting the United States: a continuing shortage of qualified or willing candidates for truck driving jobs, and the increasing state-level legalization of medical or recreational marijuana. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

River Park Complex Draws $7.1M Sale (Real Deals)
An affiliate of Philadelphia’s Springer Capital bought the 108-unit apartment project in Little Rock’s Riverdale area from its namesake ownership group led by Vic Fleming. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Urgent Care Joins Surgery as Arkansas Surgical Hospita Niche
Arkansas Surgical Hospital has expanded into the quick, convenient health care segment that has swept across Arkansas in recent years. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Not Good for Arkansas (Editorial)
The Affordable Care Act has never gained the popular support that Democrats hoped. But neither has it been as deeply unpopular as Republicans believed it would be when they spent years promising to repeal “Obamacare” and possibly to replace it. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

QualChoice CEO Randall Crow Claims Arkansas Has Premium Asset
Randall Crow, the new CEO of QualChoice, talks about the growing challenge of making plans in a most unpredictable industry. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Former Walmart ADA & Immigration Director Sues for Disability Discimination
A longtime employee of Walmart Inc. of Bentonville sued the retail giant in Washington County Circuit Court alleging the company fired her in August 2017 because of disability discrimination and retaliation. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic Signals Intention to Integrate with CHI St. Vincent
Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic is in talks to do a deal with CHI St. Vincent Medical Group. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hale Begins at CareLink; Elmore at Alzheimer's (Movers & Shakers)
Meredith Hale has joined CareLink of North Little Rock as outreach and marketing manager. Matt Elmore is the new development director for Alzheimer’s Arkansas. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Physicians for Women Adds Griffin in Hot Springs (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Phoebe Griffin has joined Physicians for Women in Hot Springs. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Apple Watch Inching Toward Becoming a Medical Device
Apple is trying to turn its smartwatch from a niche gadget into a lifeline to better health by slowly evolving it into a medical device. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Drops 4,300 From Medicaid Plan Over New Work Rules
More than 4,300 people who were on Arkansas' expanded Medicaid rolls have lost coverage because they didn't comply with a new work requirement, making them the first to get kicked off the program under the rule. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Develops $11M Village
Heritage Village, a walkable neighborhood with both commercial and residential space, is now under development on the Barling side of Chaffee Crossing across from the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Izard County Hospital Gets Restraining Order After Computer Company Threatens to Pull Plug
Usually, it’s a hospital patient getting the big bill, not the hospital. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Izard County Hospital Gets Restraining Order After Computer Company Threat
Usually, it’s a hospital patient getting the big bill, not the hospital. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Joshua Brown Notes Successful Developments Raised by Wolves
Joshua Brown, one of the principals of Haag Brown in Jonesboro, says northeast Arkansas "needs 'one thing' by which we are known." (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Fayetteville Company Scores UAMS Opioid Abuse Predictor
TrestleTree LLC of Fayetteville has purchased the rights to a digital tool that determines the level of risk for opioid abuse and addiction that patients face before their first opioid prescription is written. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Persson, Knight Hired at Saline Internal Medicine (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. David Persson, an internal medicine physician, and Katherine Knight, an advanced practice registered nurse specializing in adult primary care and gerontology, have joined Saline Memorial Hospital’s new clinic, Saline Internal Medicine Associates. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Hires at Mercy Include OB/GYN Physicians, Cardiologist (Mercy Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Lisa Skinner Newton and Dr. Brock Dupree Wilson have joined Mercy Clinic OB/GYN in Fort Smith. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas: 'Sporadic' Issues With DHS Work Rule Reporting Site
Arkansas officials say the website that people on the state's expanded Medicaid program use to report work activities under a new requirement to keep their coverage is experiencing "sporadic" issues. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Warren Dentist John Durmon Charged with Medicaid Fraud
Dr. John Durmon is accused of charged with two counts of Medicaid fraud totaling more than $185,000 after an investigation by the state Attorney General's Office. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Asa Hutchinson Looks to Repeal Quarter of All Arkansas Regulations
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says state agencies and subcommittees have recommended over 800 state rules and regulations to the legislature for repeal. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Peter Emanuel Named Director of Oncology Services at CHI St. Vincent
CHI St. Vincent of Little Rock on Wednesday officially announced Dr. Peter Emanuel as its new director of oncology services. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UA-Pulaski Tech Gets $1M for Scholarships
The University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College Foundation says the Windgate Foundation has awarded the two-year college a $1 million grant to establish the Windgate Foundation General Scholarship Endowment. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Inspiration Day: Helping Mentally Ill Find Recovery
After a successful run in medical research, Carol Witham now devotes her energies to Inspiration Day Treatment of Little Rock, which provides mental health services to the most seriously chronically mentally ill patients. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Clarity Pointe Transaction Exceeds $11M Mark (Real Deals)
An affiliate of Avenir Senior Living of Scottsdale, Arizona, purchased the 59-unit Clarity Pointe project at 8401 Ranch Blvd. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Clarity Pointe Transaction Exceeds $11 Million Mark (Real Deals)
An affiliate of Avenir Senior Living of Scottsdale, Arizona, purchased the 59-unit Clarity Pointe project at 8401 Ranch Blvd. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Number of Women-Owned Businesses Surge Since 2007
The number of women-owned businesses in the United States grew 58 percent between 2007 and 2018, while all businesses grew only 12 percent, according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cantrell Drug Gets FDA Inspection
Cantrell Drug Co. of Little Rock, which is in bankruptcy court for reorganization, finally got the Food & Drug Administration to come inspect the place. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NWA Conference Told Inclusion Makes Companies Stronger
Diversity and inclusion are subjects of growing importance to leaders in northwest Arkansas. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

White River Health System Announces CEO Retirement, Names Next CEO
White River Health System CEO Gary Bebow has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31, and Gary Paxson will succeed him on Jan. 1. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Heart Hospital to Begin Construction of Bryant Complex in September
Clark Contractors is on deck to transform the Saline County property into a $50 million hospital-medical office complex. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Chapel Ridge of Conway Sells for $6.7M
The sale of a 148-unit apartment complex in Conway and a 9-acre commercial site in Bryant topped the $1 million mark. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NWA Business Women Recognize LaPerre, Lowry (Movers & Shakers)
Jennifer LaPerre has been recognized by the Northwest Arkansas Business Women’s Conference as Woman of the Year, and Meredith Lowry was selected as Young Woman of the Year. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Jacob Robinson Joins Arkansas Heart Hospital (Movers & Shakers)
Jacob Robinson has been hired as chief administrative officer of Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Put Arkansas First. Vote for Issue 1 (Randy Zook Commentary)
A jackpot justice system not only causes harm to our economy by impacting business recruitment and retention, but also limits access to quality medical care and allows consumers to be taken advantage of by lawyers promising a big payday. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

California Investor Pays $6.5M for Springdale Apartments (NWA Real Deals)
A California investor who partners with Trinity Multifamily of Fort Smith has bought another northwest Arkansas apartment complex. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Is Little Rock Losing Its Luster?
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and Little Rock Regional Chamber CEO Jay Chesshir have binders full of statistics showing that economic development efforts are bearing fruit. Still, they acknowledge that Little Rock has a perception problem. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Chapel Ridge of Conway Sells for $6.7 Million
The sale of a 148-unit apartment complex in Conway and a 9-acre commercial site in Bryant topped the $1 million mark. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Approves Increases for Marketplace Insurers
Arkansas has approved average rate increases ranging from 1 percent to 4.6 percent for plans offered through the insurance marketplace under the federal health care law. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Former Billing Director of Nonprofit Charged With Medicaid Fraud
The former billing director for a nonprofit mental health provider has been arrested on felony charges of helping defraud Arkansas' Medicaid program of $2.2 million. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nonprofit's Ex-billing Director Charged With Medicaid Fraud
The former billing director for a nonprofit mental health provider has been arrested on felony charges of helping defraud Arkansas' Medicaid program of $2.2 million. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news