Arkansas Health Department Says 36 Have Contracted Hepatitis A
Three dozen people have contracted hepatitis A amid a series of exposures in northeastern Arkansas this year, according to state health officials. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dental company with 60 locations hires CEO away from rival
Boca Raton-based Sage Dental Management, which has over 60 offices in Florida and Georgia, named Thomas Marler president and CEO.   He was recently president and CEO of Plano, Texas-based Dental One, which has 163 offices in 13 states. Marler’s other former jobs included CEO at Intelident Solutions in Tampa and president of the North Florida/Gulf Coast region of Verizon Wireless.  Sage Dental provides administrative supp ort services and facilities for the Sage Dental-branded offices, which offer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Cyanotech reports $1M net income for fiscal year 2018
Hawaii-based nutrition and health products company Cyanotech Corp. on Monday reported net income of $1.02 million, or 18 cents per diluted share, for the fiscal year that ended March 31, compared to a net loss of $1.2 million, or 21 cents per diluted share, for the previous year. The Kailua-Kona company said that its net sales were $34.1 million for fiscal year 2018, compared to $32 million in 2017. The company’s gross profit also increased to $13.3 million, compared to gross profit of $12.2… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Meet the EY Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year winners
The six Puget Sound-area entrepreneurs will now move on to the Entrepreneur of the Year national competition. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Opioid epidemic's other battleground: Teamsters vs. McKesson
With many of its members afflicted by the opioid addiction crisis, the powerful Teamsters Union has been challenging McKesson, one of the leading purveyors of opioids. They've had success in some areas. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Tempe health-tech startup signs major partner, receives patent
The company raised $2.5 million in a seed round from local angel investors and management. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

Tempe health-tech startup signs major partner, receives patent
The company raised $2.5 million in a seed round from local angel investors and management. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health
(Source: RWJF - Upcoming Calls For Proposals)
Source: RWJF - Upcoming Calls For Proposals - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Source Type: news

Stem cell startup LifeSprout closes $6.5 million round
The company is previously backed by the Abell Foundation and has received multiple funding awards from TEDCO through its Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Stem cell startup LifeSprout closes $6.5 million round
The company is previously backed by the Abell Foundation and has received multiple funding awards from TEDCO through its Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

MVP names new president; Denise Gonick promoted to director
MVP Health Care has promoted two of its top executives into new roles. Former president Denise Gonick will join the insurance provider's board of directors. She is the company's first director still working inside the business. She will retain the title and duties of CEO. MVP chief operating officer Christopher Del Vecchio will be the company's new president. Gonic k has been with MVP for 22 years and has held several positions, including general counsel, chief administrative officer and president… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Andrew H. Roiter Source Type: news

MVP names new president; Denise Gonick promoted to director
MVP Health Care has promoted two of its top executives into new roles. Former president Denise Gonick will join the insurance provider's board of directors. She is the company's first director still working inside the business. She will retain the title and duties of CEO. MVP chief operating officer Christopher Del Vecchio will be the company's new president. Gonic k has been with MVP for 22 years and has held several positions, including general counsel, chief administrative officer and president… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andrew H. Roiter Source Type: news

Two UAB professors among nine nationally to receive lupus research grants
Two UAB researchers have received Novel Research grants from the Lupus Research Alliance.   The grants, which total $100,000 for up to three years, were awarded to Andre Ballesteros-Tato and Frances Lund. The grants are aimed toward developing targeting treatments for lupus, a complex auto-immune disorder that has widespread and varied effects throughout the body. The professors are two of nine researchers nationwide who were awarded these grants to explore lupus from many different perspectives… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Two UAB professors among nine nationally to receive lupus research grants
Two UAB researchers have received Novel Research grants from the Lupus Research Alliance.   The grants, which total $100,000 for up to three years, were awarded to Andre Ballesteros-Tato and Frances Lund. The grants are aimed toward developing targeting treatments for lupus, a complex auto-immune disorder that has widespread and varied effects throughout the body. The professors are two of nine researchers nationwide who were awarded these grants to explore lupus from many different perspectives… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Nurse staffing ballot question survives court challenge
Supporters of the ballot initiative say it is necessary because nurses often are overburdened, but opponents say the rigid staffing mandates will further contribute to rising health care costs without actually improving patient safety. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Colin A. Young Source Type: news

Nurse staffing ballot question survives court challenge
Supporters of the ballot initiative say it is necessary because nurses often are overburdened, but opponents say the rigid staffing mandates will further contribute to rising health care costs without actually improving patient safety. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Colin A. Young Source Type: news

Fairview, University of Minnesota sign letter of intent for revamped pact
Fairview Health Services and the University of Minnesota have approved a non-binding letter of intent that would govern their long-time — and historically rocky — relationship for years to come, the organizations said Monday. The deal calls for Fairview to make an annual contribution of $35 million to the University of Minnesota medical school. That amount would increase to $50 million annually by 2021. In addition, Minneapolis -based Fairview would make payments based on figures that vary from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Healthtech startup BetterDoctor answers the call from this acquirer
BetterDoctor co-founder Ari Tulla is taking over as CEO of the combined company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Healthtech startup BetterDoctor answers the call from this acquirer
BetterDoctor co-founder Ari Tullman is taking over as CEO of the combined company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Fairview, University of Minnesota sign letter of intent for revamped pact
Fairview Health Services and the University of Minnesota have approved a non-binding letter of intent that would govern their long-time — and historically rocky — relationship for years to come, the organizations said Monday. The deal calls for Fairview to make an annual contribution of $35 million to the University of Minnesota medical school. That amount would increase to $50 million annually by 2021. In addition, Minneapolis -based Fairview would make payments based on figures that vary from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Ascension creates subsidiary to focus on process automation
Agilify will use intelligent process automation to replace labor-intensive, repetitive tasks with software automation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Ascension creates subsidiary to focus on process automation
Agilify will use intelligent process automation to replace labor-intensive, repetitive tasks with software automation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Robotics company Embodied lands $22 million in funding
Robotics and artificial intelligence company Embodied Inc. has raised $22 million in financing to expand its staff of developers. The Series A round was led by Calibrate Ventures with new major investor Jazz Venture Partners. Existing investors included Osage University Partners, Intel Capital and Grishin Robotics.  Calibrate Ventures partner Jason Schoettler and Andrew Firlik from Jazz Venture Partners will join Embodied’ s board of directors. Pasadena, California-based Embodied is developing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Robotics company Embodied lands $22 million in funding
Robotics and artificial intelligence company Embodied Inc. has raised $22 million in financing to expand its staff of developers. The Series A round was led by Calibrate Ventures with new major investor Jazz Venture Partners. Existing investors included Osage University Partners, Intel Capital and Grishin Robotics.  Calibrate Ventures partner Jason Schoettler and Andrew Firlik from Jazz Venture Partners will join Embodied’ s board of directors. Pasadena, California-based Embodied is developing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Broward medical lab files Chapter 11 with $3.8M in debt
The company once had over $4 million in revenue. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Broward medical lab files Chapter 11 with $3.8M in debt
The company once had over $4 million in revenue. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Stem cell startup LifeSprout closes $6.5 million round
The company is previously backed by the Abell Foundation and has received multiple funding awards from TEDCO through its Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Triad hospital names new CEO
Northern Hospital of Surry County in Mount Airy has named a new CEO. Chris Lumsden, 60, will step into the hospital's lead executive role July 23. He previously served as CEO of Halifax Regional Health System in South Boston, Virginia, then as president and administrator of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital when the facility merged with Norfolk-based Sentara Health care in 2013. “Moving forward, we are confident that Chris Lumsden’s expertise in healthcare administration, coupled with his… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

North Shore InnoVentures appoints new president, CEO
North Shore InnoVentures, the nonprofit business incubator in Beverly has appointed Chris Ilsley as its CEO and president. North Shore InnoVentures just reached its 10-year mark helping early-stage biotech and cleantech companies increase their probability for success. The incubator's founder and former CEO, Martha Farmer, is retiring but plans to continue her role as a newly elected member of its board. Ilsley has h elped grow investment in the life sciences in both the U.S. and the U.K., most… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Abigail Summerville Source Type: news

Marijuana eyed as additional tool in fight against opioid addiction
As it works to create ongoing programs to address opioid addiction across New York, the state announced today that medical marijuana could soon become an option. The New York State Department of Health said it will develop a regulatory amendment that will add opioids to 12 existing qualifying conditions now in place for individuals to receive referral from a physician to utilize medical marijuana. While details have not yet been finalized, department offi cials said possibilities could include providing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Orlando Health snags Lake Nona-area land for expansion
The 15-acre property is near the Shoppes at Randal Park. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

IBC, ChenMed align to expand health care access for seniors
Independence Blue Cross has entered into a provider partnership with the Miami-based operator of Dedicated Senior Medical Centers to expand access to "high-touch" care for senior adults. Dedicated Senior Medical Centers is a subsidiary of ChenMed, which has primary care centers that target low-income seniors in 11 cities across the country.  Becoming part of the provider network of Independence Blue Cross, the region's largest health insurer, will facilitate its entry into the P hiladelphia market,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Sisters Hospital preps for $2.3M labor and delivery expansion
The Buffalo hospital is adding four more triage rooms to free up access to delivery rooms for expectant moms. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes hit with federal criminal fraud charges
Elizabeth Holmes, the high-profile but secretive founder of blood testing company Theranos Inc., and her second in command, Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, were charged with federal wire fraud, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Friday. Holmes, who stepped down as CEO of the company earlier Friday, and Balwani were arraigned on the criminal charges in U.S. District Court in San Jose. The Department of Justice charges after a two-year investigation by its San Francisco office are the latest hits… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Miami Valley Hospital acquires Miami Township land for $885K
Miami Valley Hospital has purchased 11.6 acres on Miami Village Drive. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cecilia Salomone Source Type: news

AtriCure stock hits 52-week high
Stock in AtriCure Inc. hit a 52-week high of $27.22 on Friday and continued to rise on Monday. Shares of the Mason-based medical device maker closed at $26.99 Friday, up $1.94, or more than 7.7 percent. It was unclear why AtriCure performed so well. Today, its stock is up nearly 5 percent to $28.24, as of early afternoon trading. The value of AtriCure shares has been as low as $14.88 ove r the past 52 weeks. The firm is best known for making medical devices to treat atrial fibrillation, a common… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Social workers say no to national assessment scheme
Speakers at the local government conference today called for a boycott of the government’s controversial plan to introduce an accreditation system for children and family social workers. Malcolm Jarvis of Salford moved a motion to “Say no to National Assessment and Accreditation”, telling delegates that the work done by social workers in children’s services is “absolutely crucial to the welfare of children and families”. Yet, at a time when children’s services are experiencing a funding shortfall of £600m, the government is giving £23m to private companies – inclu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Source Type: news

Critics scoff at UK govt claim of Brexit spending dividend
British Prime Minister Theresa May says a 3.4 percent a year boost to health care funding will be partly paid for by a "Brexit dividend" of money saved by leaving the European Union (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Olean health center readies $3.2M expansion
The nonprofit health center expects to double in size, with the expansion funded partly by a federal grant. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Local authorities must work to eradicate exploitation, says UNISON
Local authorities are not doing enough to protect workers’ rights globally, according to research published today (Monday) by UNISON. According to the report Ethical Procurement in UK Local Authorities, produced by People & Planet on behalf of UNISON, only eight of the 190 local authorities looked at had a standalone ethical procurement policy. The UK local government sector spent almost £60 billion on goods and services in 2016 – a huge percentage of the market – giving local authorities vast potential to influence environmental and employment policies, says UNISON. Products bought and used by ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release heather wakefield local government procurement Source Type: news

How OHSU could help validate a promising new Parkinson's therapy
The phase 1 clinical trial involved an antibody targeting the alpha-synuclein protein, which scientists believe causes specific brain cells to die in patients with Parkinson ’s disease, which affects 1.5 million people in the U.S. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Attention Arkansas Startups, 10X Cyber Is Only for You
There’s a new kind of accelerator now, 10X Cyber Accelerator, that accepts only Arkansas companies with annual revenue of between $100,000 and $10 million. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Portland-area manufacturing, senior-living stars capture NW entrepreneurial honors
A pair of Portland-area business leaders captured honors last weekend at a noted entrepreneurial awards program. Mike Fritz of DWFritz Automation, of Wilsonville, and Werner Nistler Jr. of Beaverton-based Touchmark landed EY 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year honors. Fritz was honored in the Family Business category while Nistler earned kudos as a "lifetime entrepreneur." DWFritz provides "high-precision automat ion solutions for advanced high-volume manufacturing." The company employed more than 400… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

WHO Classifies ‘ Gaming Disorder ’ As Mental Health Condition
NEW YORK (CNN) – Watching as video games ensnare their children, many parents have grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup. The World Health Organization announced ‘gaming disorder’ as a new mental health condition to be included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases, released on Monday. “I’m not creating a precedent,” said Dr. Vladimir Poznyak, a member of WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, which proposed the new ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Tech CNN Local TV talkers Video Games Source Type: news

Investment firm with Frist ties raises $1.1 billion
Cressey& Company LP, a health care-focused private investment firm, has closed on two new funds totaling $1.1 billion. The firm, based in Chicago, opened in Nashville in 2008 and counts former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist as a partner. Frist is responsible for acquisitions, divestitures and oversight of portfolio companies and serves as chairman of the company's Distinguished Executives Council.   Launched in March with a target of $750 million, Cressey& Company ’s Fund VI ended up raising $995 million,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Why this Peninsula cell therapy company joined biotech's 'unprecedented' manufacturing boom
Advances in cell and gene therapy are setting off a biotech manufacturing building boom. This South San Francisco-based company is one of the latest to open a new facility. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Energy workers face turbulent times
Members in the energy sector are facing job losses, attacks on their terms and conditions and uncertainty about the future in what is “a turbulent time for the energy industry”, said Jenny Middleton, chair of the energy service group executive (SGE) opening the group’s conference today (Monday). The conference agenda included motions on the proposed merger of two Big 6 energy suppliers, Npower and SSE, renationalisation of the energy industry, and a move to hydrogen gas. Middleton said that as well as facing attacks on their terms and conditions, members had to cope with “attacks on our sector from ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 2018 Energy Conference EDF Energy NPower SSE Source Type: news

Culture is a human need
“Human beings need culture: libraries, museums, parks, open spaces…” Margaret Gallagher of South Lanarkshire UNISON told the union’s local government conference this morning. But with the cuts to library provision across the UK, she said, “the government is closing a gate that should be open”. Delegate after delegate strode to the rostrum to catalogue the destruction of the library service across the UK. Gillian Southby from the Vale of Glamorgan noted that her authority used to have nine libraries. “But now there are only four full-time libraries. Two years ago, five were put int...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article 2018 Local Government Conference libraries library and culture service love your libraries Source Type: news

Dr. Thomas Fogarty — an inventor, a mentor, a founder and a fisherman
A difficult environment makes perseverance even more important. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Branden Largent Source Type: news