BEST IN HR: Trilogy initiative puts employees on fast track to advancement
The Fast Track Apprentice Program gives employees opportunities to pursue certifications that lead directly to promotions and increased wages. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Shea Van Hoy Source Type: news

Novavax agrees to sell millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Europe
Novavax Inc. has signed a deal to sell up to 200 million doses of its Covid vaccine to the European Commission, the company said Wednesday. The deal would cover an initial 100 million doses of NVX-CoV2373, the company's Covid-19 vaccine candidate, with an option for the commission to purchase an additional 100 million doses through 2023, according to a press release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gaithersburg's Novavax (NASDAQ : NVAX) hopes to submit the candidate for review by the European… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rebecca Cooper Source Type: news

St. Louis medtech startup Intuitool Devices snags spot in accelerator, targets $1M in funding
A St. Louis startup developing a surgical tool to help surgeons avoid muscle pain and fatigue has snagged a spot in an accelerator program, a move that comes as it seeks funding to advance its technology. The startup, Intuitool Devices Inc., is one of six startups that has been selected for the Flint, Michigan, cohort of Louisville-based health care accelerator XLerateHealth (XLH). The accelerator program, which began in July, is being conducted virtually and runs until its demo day on Sept. 22.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Nathan Rubbelke Source Type: news

Health care employers step up DE & I efforts
Studies have long shown how companies benefit from having a diverse workforce. In one such report published in February 2015, the global consulting firm McKinsey& Company examined the relationship between the gender and ethnic/racial diversity of corporate leadership teams and their organizations ’ financial performance. The study found that companies in the top quartile of ethnic/racial diversity were 35% more likely to perform ahead of their national industry median, and gender-diverse organizations… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren Lawley Head Source Type: news

In the Spotlight: Cone Health's Joe Meador
Joe Meador, vice president, finance, Cone Health Starting date of new position: March 14 City: Greensboro Duties: Lead Cone Health’s corporate and operational finance functions, including corporate accounting, financial reporting, governmental reimbursement, annual and quarterly forecasting, decision support, financial planning and analysis, operating division finance support, accounts payable, payroll and operational effectiveness. Education: Bachelor's, music, Wake Forest University; master's,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jane Little Source Type: news

UofL Health has put $5.5M toward expanding urgent care services
This concept is meant to help get the expertise of the University of Louisville out of Downtown and into the communities that need it. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

BayCare moves forward with $326 million Plant City hospital relocation
A groundbreaking ceremony has been postponed due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Source Type: news

BEST IN HR: Norton Healthcare doubles-down on developing talent
In 2020, Norton also increased its tuition assistance amount and reduced its work commitment via its Norton Healthcare Scholars Program for current employees earning health care-related degrees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Shea Van Hoy Source Type: news

Dana-Farber moves up timeline for mandatory Covid vaccinations
Weeks after Dana-Farber announced mandatory vaccinations for its staff, the cancer specialty hospital has now gone a step further — requiring Covid-19 vaccination for all new and existing staff members. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Eastern Bank foundation offers $2M in grants for last-mile vaccination outreach
Boston-based Eastern Bank has announced $2 million in grants to 16 local nonprofit organizations to help increase vaccination rates among populations with the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 cases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Hannah Green Source Type: news

PeaceHealth becomes latest system in Washington state to require caregiver vaccinations
PeaceHealth on Tuesday became the latest health system with hospitals in Washington state to announce that caregivers will be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Kaiser Permanente, which has more than 35 locations across the state, announced a vaccination requirement for employees on Monday. At least 85 health systems around the country are mandating vaccinations for employees. PeaceHealth said roughly 80% of its own caregivers are vaccinated against Cov id. The mandate kicks in Aug. 31… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

PeaceHealth becomes latest system in Washington state to require caregiver vaccinations
PeaceHealth on Tuesday became the latest health system with hospitals in Washington state to announce that caregivers will be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Kaiser Permanente, which has more than 35 locations across the state, announced a vaccination requirement for employees on Monday. At least 85 health systems around the country are mandating vaccinations for employees. PeaceHealth said roughly 80% of its own caregivers are vaccinated against Cov id. The mandate kicks in Aug. 31… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

PeaceHealth becomes latest system in Portland region to require caregiver vaccinations
The system says 80% of caregivers are already vaccinated but the resurgence of Covid led to the new policy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Hutchinson Calls Special Session on Mask Law for Wednesday
Gov. Asa Hutchinson calls members of the 93rd General Assembly into a special session to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, aiming to give public school boards the power to decide whether to require masks (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Why Amgen picked Holly Springs over Texas and $110M worth of incentives
Global biotech giant Amgen turned down $110 million in incentives when it picked Holly Springs over Houston for a biomanufacturing operation. Why? One word: Talent. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

PeaceHealth becomes latest system in Portland region to require caregiver vaccinations
The system says 80% of caregivers are already vaccinated but the resurgence of Covid led to the new policy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Why Amgen picked Holly Springs over Texas and $110M worth of incentives
Global biotech giant Amgen turned down $110 million in incentives when it picked Holly Springs over Houston for a biomanufacturing operation. Why? One word: Talent. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Pitt-CMU study backs sooner, rather than later, Covid mitigation measures
Their study, published Tuesday on the preprint website medRxiv, reconstructed the Covid-19 pandemic in seven-day rolling averages beginning in early 2020 and how various mitigation measures impacted case rates in each of the 50 states. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Pitt-CMU study backs sooner, rather than later, Covid mitigation measures
Their study, published Tuesday on the preprint website medRxiv, reconstructed the Covid-19 pandemic in seven-day rolling averages beginning in early 2020 and how various mitigation measures impacted case rates in each of the 50 states. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Genentech requiring Covid vaccination for workforce
Biotech giant Genentech Inc. has joined the growing list of employers requiring workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19. With limited exceptions for medical and religious reasons, the 13,000-employee South San Francisco-based U.S. biotech unit of Swiss drug giant said it would "follow the science" to help beat back the pandemic. Nearly 200 million cases of Covid-19, which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus setting l oose an immune system response that chokes off the lungs and other organs, have… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Genentech requiring Covid vaccination for workforce
Biotech giant Genentech Inc. has joined the growing list of employers requiring workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19. With limited exceptions for medical and religious reasons, the 13,000-employee South San Francisco-based U.S. biotech unit of Swiss drug giant said it would "follow the science" to help beat back the pandemic. Nearly 200 million cases of Covid-19, which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus setting l oose an immune system response that chokes off the lungs and other organs, have… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Republicans press Roy Cooper on labor shortage; governor stresses vaccinations
A crisis in North Carolina: That ’s how a group of Republican cabinet heads referred to the state's ongoing labor shortage on Tuesday during a Council of State meeting with Gov. Roy Cooper. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Republicans press Roy Cooper on labor shortage; governor stresses vaccinations
A crisis in North Carolina: That ’s how a group of Republican cabinet heads referred to the state's ongoing labor shortage on Tuesday during a Council of State meeting with Gov. Roy Cooper. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Biotech giant Gilead pours more than $200M into foundation for community gifts, employee matches and 'health justice'
Part of the endowment is focused on the "Creating Possible Fund" aimed at organizations working on complex social issues, particularly groups focused on people of color and youth in the gay community. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Biotech giant Gilead pours more than $200M into foundation for community gifts, employee matches and 'health justice'
Part of the endowment is focused on the "Creating Possible Fund" aimed at organizations working on complex social issues, particularly groups focused on people of color and youth in the gay community. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Fremont biotech to cut workforce by a third after FDA rejects kidney drug
Job cuts will save the company some $17 million in annual cash compensation, but it didn't outline other ways it expects to conserve cash. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Fremont biotech to cut workforce by a third after FDA rejects kidney drug
Job cuts will save the company some $17 million in annual cash compensation, but it didn't outline other ways it expects to conserve cash. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Scott Peters resigns as president, CEO of Healthcare Trust of America
In a sudden departure from one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts, Scott Peters no longer is chairman, president and CEO of the Scottsdale REIT he founded. An interim CEO has been appointed. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Oregon daily Covid cases soar, exceeding recent forecast
The state reached a daily case total not seen since January. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Christopher Bjorke Source Type: news

Oregon daily Covid cases soar, exceeding recent forecast
The state reached a daily case total not seen since January. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Christopher Bjorke Source Type: news

Biotech giant pours more than $200M into foundation for community gifts, employee matches and 'health justice'
Part of the endowment is focused on the "Creating Possible Fund" aimed at organizations working on complex social issues, particularly groups focused on people of color and youth in the gay community. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Biotech giant pours more than $200M into foundation for community gifts, employee matches and 'health justice'
Part of the endowment is focused on the "Creating Possible Fund" aimed at organizations working on complex social issues, particularly groups focused on people of color and youth in the gay community. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Oregon hospitals show mixed bag when it comes to price transparency
A new federal rule requires hospitals to post the rates for services they negotiate with insurers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

76-Month Federal Prison Sentence for Arizona Man Who Participated in South Florida Prescription Medication Diversion Scheme
FDA OCI, Joshua Ryan Joles, Arizona, sentence, 76 months, federal prison, fraud scheme, millions of dollars, diversion pharmaceutical drugs, wholesale supply, black market, sellers, health care fraud, fabricated documentation, Operation Southern Hospitality, mark-up, legitimate supply chain, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 3, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Groups representing doctors, nurses call for mandatory vaccination of health-care workers
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) are jointly calling for COVID-19 vaccinations to be made mandatory for health-care workers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Inotiv, an Indiana public company, buys local firm as part of ongoing St. Louis expansion
The acquisition comes as the Indiana firm is in the process of expanding its facility in Maryland Heights. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Nathan Rubbelke Source Type: news

Sanofi makes $3.2B bet on mRNA by acquiring partner Translate Bio
In the rush to snatch up medicines based on messenger RNA, or mRNA, Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) is buying its longtime partner Translate Bio (Nasdaq: TBIO) in an all-cash transaction that values the firm at $3.2 billion. The news was first reported Monday evening by Reuters. Both companies confirmed shortly after. Translate Bio, based in Lexington, has partnered with Sanofi's vaccine-making arm, Sanofi Pasteur, for about three years to make vaccines based on mRNA for a variety of illnesses including seasonal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Curare Laboratory files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
According to the bankruptcy filing, the business has five creditors with unsecured claims totaling $400,000. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Haley Cawthon Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente makes vaccines mandatory for employees
The mandate impacts 230,000 people across the country. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Emily Hamann Source Type: news

Amgen to invest $380 million, hundreds of jobs in North Carolina
If the pharma giant meets its milestones, it could be in line for more than $15 million in state incentives. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Republicans press Cooper on labor shortage; governor stresses vaccinations
“if the government would quit handing out free money, we could get people to go back to work," the state's Insurance Commissioner told Gov. Roy Cooper. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Marinus files NDA for experimental seizure medicine, signs licensing deal worth up to $145M
The licensing deal includes an upfront payment of $30 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Ohio hospital trade group recommends required staff vaccination
Citing dangers from the Covid-19 Delta variant and Ohio's lagging vaccination rate, the Ohio Hospital Association is urging its members to institute staff vaccine requirements. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Tenet closes sale of five South Florida hospitals to Steward
This Texas-based company is now one of South Florida's largest health care providers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Philadelphia maternity care startup Cayaba Care reels in $3.2M in venture financing
The company's twist is bringing maternity care to the patients in their home. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Global biotech taps Holly Springs for $380M investment, hundreds of jobs
A California-based multinational biotechnology company is planting its flag in Wake County. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Risk of hospitalised falls and hip fractures in working age adults receiving mental health care - Romano E, Ma R, Perera G, Stewart R, Tsamakis K, Solmi M, Vancampfort D, Firth J, Stubbs B, Mueller C.
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective cohort study investigates risks of hospitalised fall or hip fractures in working age adults receiving mental health care in South London. METHODS: Patients aged 18 to 64, who received a first mental illness diagnosis b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

AHN sues insurer over Covid-19 claims
In a lawsuit filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, AHN said the American Guarantee& Liability Insurance Co. has denied or minimized the coverage related to property damage and business income from the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

SFBT Tuesday Digest: Kaiser's vax mandate; Twitter partners on news
Meanwhile, real estate sales are through the roof, with almost $60 billion of homes changing hands in the Bay Area in the first half of the year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ted Andersen Source Type: news

Walmart sets a deadline for headquarters employees to get Covid-19 vaccine
Walmart is requiring that all employees who work at its Benton, Arkansas headquarters or who move between multiple facilities be vaccinated by Oct. 4 unless they have an approved exception. The mandate will include all new hires, the company said. “Because some of the vaccines require multiple doses with a period of time in between, and it takes two weeks after the final dose to be considered fully vaccinated, we recommend you begin the process soon,” said Doug McMillon, preside nt and CEO,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news