Keith Ward to Lead Little Rock's InterveXion Therapeutics
InterveXion Therapeutics of Little Rock, a private clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing immunotherapies for substance abuse disorders, announced Monday the appointment of Keith Ward, Ph.D., to president and CEO. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 21, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Age Hemp Ready for Growing CBD Industry
While the debut of medical marijuana sales in Arkansas has been grabbing the headlines, a separate cannabis-related industry has been taking root in the state, quite literally. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 20, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Washington Regional Makes Hires in Northwest Arkansas (NWA Movers & Shakers)
Toni Myer, a registered family nurse practitioner, recently joined Washington Regional Urgent Care in Johnson and Fayetteville. Dr. Stacey Burnett recently joined the Washington Regional Eureka Springs Family Clinic. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 20, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tyler Davis Takes Spot on Livestock & Poultry Commission (Movers & Shakers)
Tyler Davis of Ashdown was recently appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to a seven-year term on the Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Livestock & Poultry Commission Board. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 20, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Zane Gastineau Takes Seat as Dean at Harding's College of Sciences (Movers & Shakers)
Zane Gastineau’s appointment as dean of the College of Sciences at Harding University in Searcy was effective last week. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 20, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CHI St. Vincent Selects Cara Petrus as Arkansas Neuroscience Institute Director (Movers & Shakers)
Cara Petrus has been named director of CHI St. Vincent’s new Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, which is scheduled to open in Sherwood on June 14. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 20, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Phillips County Joins Government Solar Push
Phillips County Judge Clark Hall is counting on solar power to save his county money and help shine its image. The county has hired Entegrity Partners of Little Rock to build a 400-kilowatt photovoltaic array as part of its major new justice complex near Helena Regional Medical Center. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 20, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

At Women's Symposium, Leaders Share Tips for Navigating Boardrooms
Simply getting a seat at the corporate table remains a barrier for women in the workforce, a panel of women business leaders said Thursday during the first Soirée Women's Leadership Symposium at the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 18, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 3.6% in April
Arkansas' unemployment rate in April was 3.6%, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 17, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cannabis Edibles, Concentrates and Syringes on Way, Bold Team Says
Bold Team LLC, the cultivation center that brought in Arkansas’ first legal marijuana crop, will soon have something for medical marijuana patients to chew on — or vape, or rub into their sore spots. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 17, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical Pot Edibles Face Restrictions in Arkansas
As Arkansas dispensaries continue to sell the first harvest of medical marijuana, cultivators and patients are looking toward edibles as the next stage of production. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 16, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Name Brian Kim President
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education has hired Brian Kim to serve as its new president. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Name Brian Kim President.
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education has hired Brian Kim to serve as its new president. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Raises $1.5M
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary donated $1.54 million to support ACH programs, and this is the largest gift made in the 52-year history of the auxiliary. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical Cannabis Has $100,000 Opening; Gummies and Oils on Way
Legal marijuana sales finally arrived in Arkansas in a $100,000 opening weekend at the state's first two medical cannabis dispensaries, which had together sold about 15 pounds' worth by Monday night. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas' 1st Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens
Qualifying patients could begin buying medical marijuana Saturday when the state's first dispensary opened, though the celebratory mood was dampened by confusion about operating hours and fears the dispensary wouldn't be able to serve all the patients by closing time. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Myeloma Audit Gives UAMS 'Needed Insight' Into $29M Deficit
Some University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences employees saw red flags long before auditors discovered a deficit at the Myeloma Institute for Research & Therapy that was allowed to grow to $29 million over nine years. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 13, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gina Radke Recognized by Manufacturing Institute (Movers & Shakers)
Gina Radke has been awarded the Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award from the Manufacturing Institute in Washington, D.C. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 13, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cancer Center in the Works for El Dorado
The Medical Center of South Arkansas of El Dorado plans to start construction next month on a $3.5 million cancer center. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 13, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Markham West Ownership Shifts in $19.7M Transaction (Real Deals)
Affiliates of Weingarten Realty of Houston, Texas, were on either side of a $19.75 million transaction involving a 166,735-SF retail project in west Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 13, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UA Monticello Gets $1.5M Donation
The University of Arkansas at Monticello receives its second-biggest donation, a $1.5 million estate gift from the late Raylene Steelman. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 11, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Walmart Raises Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21
Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21 in an effort to combat tobacco sales to minors. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 9, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Research Gets $1.5M FDA Grant in Search for 'Holy Grail'
Physician-scientist Dr. Donald J. Johann Jr. receives a $1.47 million Food and Drug Administration grant to continue a clinical trial related to how physicians screen for lung cancer. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 8, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CARTI Opens Breast Center in Little Rock
Cancer-treatment provider CARTI says it will open "The Breast Center at CARTI" inside its main Little Rock facility in June. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 6, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Little Rock Startup Set to Sell Speed-Torque
Vascugenix, a Little Rock startup run mostly by students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, plans to bring its medical device for emergency heart surgeries to market in late August or early September. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 6, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Morris, Cannady Accept New Roles at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. T.W. Morris III has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock as a neurosurgeon. Natalie Cannady has been named the director of a new UAMS institutional wellness program. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 6, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Amy Fisher Recognized by Northwest Arkansas Human Resources Association (NWA Movers & Shakers)
Amy Fisher, the director of human resources at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, received the HR Professional of the Year award from the Northwest Arkansas Human Resources Association. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 6, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Central Arkansas Unemployment at 3.5 Percent
The unemployment rate in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area remains near a historical low, 3.5% in February. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 6, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CARTI Steps Up to Plate with Mammogram Center
CARTI, the cancer-treatment provider, plans to announce Monday that it will open The Breast Center at CARTI inside its main Little Rock facility. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 6, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Springhill Medical Corridor Still Attracting Business
Baptist Health, CARTI projects add to two decades of development on Springhill Drive in east North Little Rock, a place that was once best known as the lonely Interstate 40 location of ABF Freight’s central Arkansas terminal. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 6, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hot Springs Dispensary Doctors Orders RX Gets State OK to Open
Arkansas' first medical marijuana dispensary will open in Hot Springs. The state Department of Finance and Administration says that Doctors Orders RX at 4893 Malvern Ave. passed state inspection, received final state approval and could open when ready. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 4, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Joseph Bates Honored for Lifetime Achievement at Health Care Heroes Event
Joseph Bates III of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Health Care Heroes awards luncheon on April 24. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 1, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dad’s Death Gave Purpose to Son’s Life
A preventable stroke set the stage for Allan Nichols' career move into nonprofit health care and Mainline Health Systems Inc. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 29, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mark Moss Rejoins Washington Regional (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Mark Moss has returned to Washington Regional in Fayetteville as an interventional neuroradiologist after completing a neuroendovascular fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 29, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Two-Thirds of Arkansas Counties Lose Residents
Two-thirds of Arkansas’ counties lost population between 2012 and 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 29, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

LR Office Transaction Rings Up $1.6M Sale (Real Deals)
Louisiana & Third Properties LLC, led by Haitham Alley, purchased the Tripp Building at 209 W. Second St. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 29, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Thrive Argenta Apartments Sold for $19M
A multifamily project in downtown North Little Rock and a mixed-use development in southwest Little Rock lead the way in this week’s parade of million-dollar real estate transactions. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 29, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Workout Anytime Enters State, Picking Paragould
Workout Anytime, a chain of gyms headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, expanded to Arkansas last month, landing in Paragould because the community there is a good fit for its “high-value, low-price” model. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 29, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gummies Can Wait: Arkansas' First Legal Pot Crop Is In, and It's All Bud
Employees of Bold Team LLC of Cotton Plant, the first operating cultivator in the state's 29-month march to establishing a medical cannabis market, completed stripping hundreds of mature plants this week. The state expects the first dispensary to open in Hot Springs by mid-May. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 27, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Sues 3 Drug Distributors Over Opioid Crisis
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge sues three drug distributors for their alleged role in the opioid crisis, claiming the companies failed to monitor and report suspicious shipments of opioids into the state. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 26, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to boards and commissions. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 25, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Travel Nurse Across America Announces 2 Promotions
Travel Nurse Across America in North Little Rock has hired Tim McKenzie as president and CEO, effective May 1. He most recently served as the company’s chief growth officer. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 25, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tyson Foods Sells Stake in Beyond Meat
Tyson Foods Inc.'s venture capital arm, Tyson Ventures, has sold its stake in plant-based protein startup Beyond Meat, regulatory filings show. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 24, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Recent Real Estate Deals Total $1.15M
HBIC LLC of Pasadena, California, purchased a 1,740-SF convenience store at 612 E. Roosevelt Road in downtown Little Rock for $680,000. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 24, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Delta I-Fund Startups Featured at Demo Day
Rejuvenix of Little Rock, a graduate of the Delta Innovation Fund accelerator, won $10,000 for technical assistance last week at the program's 2019 Demo Day at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 23, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas in Court Today in Fight Over Sedative for Executions
A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years after the state raced to put eight convicted killers to death in 11 days before a previous batch of the drug expired. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 23, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Markham West Shopping Center Sold for $19.7M
A west Little Rock retail center, a downtown Little Rock hotel and an agri property in southern Lonoke County form this week’s trio of million-dollar transactions. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 22, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Reanetta Hunt Named New Leader of Baptist Health Foundation (Movers & Shakers)
Reanetta Hunt has been selected as the new chief development officer and CEO of the Baptist Health Foundation in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 22, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Sales Set to Begin in Mid-May
Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas are set to begin around May 12 as cultivators plan to begin harvesting the plant in the coming days and regulators finish the approval process for the state's first dispensaries. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 20, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 3.7% in March
Arkansas' unemployment rate in March was 3.7%, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 19, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news