Find out more →

Get unlimited access. Become a digital member!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Former UAMS CFO reportedly out at new job

Posted By on Thu, May 9, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Melony Goodhand, who left as chief financial officer and vice chancellor after nine years at UAMS, is apparently no longer chief operating officer at Bristol (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center, a job she took in early March.

Multiple local sources reported to me she'd left the job. The hospital press spokesman hasn't responded to my questions yet, but the hospital website now lists an interim, Brian Hobson, in the COO position. A hospital operator also said she's no longer at the hospital..

When Goodhand left UAMS late last year, the school agreed to pay her $312,000 this year, to be on call for any questions. That agreement remains in effect, a UAMS spokesman said.

For the record: 1) Goodhand is being paid $312,000; 2) new CFO Bill Bowes, will begin work July 1 at $270,000, and interim CFO David Wilcox, is being paid $158,127. Come July 1, rather than retiring as he'd once planned, he'll go back to his associate vice chancellor job at the same pay.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Speaking of...

  • New teacher insurance rates to be announced July 29th

    July 15, 2014
    The latest on public school employee insurance woes: the task force looks at bigger-picture fixes and EBD says premiums will be announced on July 29th. /more/
  • Innovation in health care under Obamacare includes single-payer experiment

    July 9, 2014
    Cheryl Smith, recruited from Utah to run Arkansas's health insurance marketplace, told legislators yesterday that they sky was the limit the state could take on seeking waivers for "innovative" ways to deliver coverage under the Affordable Care Act. She mentioned a single-payer experiment in Vermont, but — sadly — didn't suggest that here. /more/
  • Five carriers will sell policies on Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace in 2015; all expected to sell statewide

    July 2, 2014
    The Arkansas Insurance Department today announced that five companies plan to sell health insurance plans on the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace in 2015, the second year for the regulated marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. The issuers that have filed are Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, the national multi-state Blue Cross Blue Shield, Celtic Insurance Company (selling in Arkansas as Ambetter), and two companies owned by the parent company QualChoice Holdings: QualChoice Life and Health Insurance Company, Inc. and QCH Health Plan Inc. /more/
  • State-appropriated funding for Obamacare guides ends; outreach will depend on private funding

    July 1, 2014
    Today, the first day of the new fiscal year, marks the end of state-appropriated funding for more than 500 outreach workers known as In-Person Assistant (IPA) guides, charged with education, outreach, and enrollment help for the new insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act. The Arkansas Insurance Department has closed contracts with the 27 organizations tasked with hiring and overseeing 537 guides throughout the state. The change comes because of an amendment to the private option adopted in last year's fiscal session. In some cases, workers will be laid off and those guide positions will simply end; in other cases, organizations may seek private funding to continue the guides' work or may continue to employ the guides themselves, adding the positions within their own scope of work. /more/
  • State officials announce details for planned health savings accounts and cost-sharing for private option

    June 17, 2014
    Lawmakers today got the first glimpse at details of the changes coming to the private option in 2015, including the creation of "Health Independence Accounts" and cost-sharing for beneficiaries below the poverty line. /more/
  • Today in Arkansas: Jason Rapert and the battle over booze in Faulkner County

    June 6, 2014
    Also, Walmart's future, UAMS's financial woes, school choice in Arkansas and Max's bright red shirt. /more/
  • Today in Arkansas: Walmart critics converge around retail giant's annual meeting

    June 4, 2014
    In our daily video roundup, Max also talks about the Arkansas attorney general approving a ballot title for a proposed constitutional amendment that would decriminalize marijuana, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority offering Brent Birch the Tech Park Director position, developers considering the old Brandon House Furniture store site for a hotel and UAMS looking for a new dean. /more/
  • Change coming in UAMS Med School dean

    June 4, 2014
    UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn announced to staff in a memo yesterday evening that Dr. Rick Smith would be stepping down as dean of the College of Medicine at the end of 2014 and help the new dean, who'll be chosen in a national search, in the first three months of 2015. /more/
  • Missing in GOP primary debate: The success of Obamacare

    May 20, 2014
    Don't try to tell it to all the one-note campaigners in the Republican primary, but news keeps coming in about Obamacare and nearly all of it is good. Ernie Dumas lays out the details — good for the U.S., good for Arkansas — unless a Republican tide really does succeed someday in overturning it all, with disastrous consequences for the people and budget of Arkansas. /more/
  • No, there is a not a "bailout" for the Arkansas private option

    May 19, 2014
    Apparently if you call something a “bailout,” people won’t like it! This is the approach taken in a piece on the private option posted earlier last week at Forbes, the third article Forbes has published in the last month or so criticizing the Arkansas plan. We take a look at some of their insinuations, and where things actually stand on the policy and politics of the private option. /more/
  • More »

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • D.C. politics in Arkansas

    The 2013 legislative session, with its first Republican majority, resembled partisan-driven Washington in many ways, though the narrow 51-49 Republican edge in the House forced some bipartisan accommodation.
    • Jul 24, 2014
  • Pryor campaign: Tom Cotton claims credit for farm aid he voted against

    Republican Rep. Tom Cotton praised federal aid for flood-damaged farmers and ranchers, but didn't mention he'd voted against the legislation that provided the aid. The Pryor campaign did.
    • Jul 23, 2014
  • More »

Event Calendar

« »

July

S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31  

Blogroll

 

© 2014 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation