Growth and change: New Heal CEO Scott Vertrees on the future of the health-tech startup
Three months into his new role, Vertrees discussed the state of Heal today, what the company is taking away from the pandemic, and his long-term vision for the business. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Annlee Ellingson Source Type: news

2021 Women Who Mean Business honoree: Linzy Davenport with Kaiser Permanente
Linzy Davenport started as nurse manager at Kaiser Permanente Roseville in 2011. Over the years she was promoted multiple times, including in 2018 when she was named chief nurse executive at Kaiser's Sacramento Medical Center. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Danielle Starkey Source Type: news

SA cancer center to expand research diversity with national clinical trial
The Alamo City will play a key role in expanding and improving cancer research. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

My Eyelab entering Alabama market with nine locations
An eye care franchise is expanding its Southeastern footprint by bringing its first locations to Alabama. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Avalon Pernell Source Type: news

Medical Properties Trust plans $900M Florida acquisition
The health care giant is pursuing a new deal in South Florida. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Doximity's stock blasts off after debuting on the NYSE
Doximity had an epic stock market debut Thursday. The price doubled. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Native Hawaiian health, nonprofit organizations to receive $18M in federal funding
The federal disbursement is $1.2 million more than Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems received last year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Arizona cannabis dispensaries recall potentially tainted product
The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed the third-party laboratory inspection and is encouraging purchasers to dispose of the product. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Kahuku Medical Center to upgrade dental clinic with Hawaii Dental Service grant
Twice a year, HDS Foundation awards grants to nonprofit programs that promote oral health education, prevention of oral disease and access to dental care for underserved populations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

UCSF Health commits up to $40 million to build flagship East Bay cancer center with John Muir Health
The 155,000 square foot facility is expected to be completed by 2024. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sarah Klearman Source Type: news

Lessons learned: Making diversity, inclusion and belonging a sustainable and effective discipline
Like many companies, Independent Health has found that making diversity, inclusion and belonging part of our company ’s fabric has not been as simple as we thought it would be. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patricia Clabeaux Source Type: news

San Francisco-based Genentech ’s inclusive clinical research alliance includes West Cancer Center
“We must engage differently with disenfranchised patient communities if we want to ensure the most representative and effective clinical research and achieve optimal treatment outcomes for all.” (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Another Biogen Alzheimer's drug expedited by the FDA
Just weeks after winning approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm — a decision that continues to be mired in controversy — Biogen Inc. has scored breakthrough therapy designation for another, similar drug called lecanemab. The designation means that the FDA will now expedite its review of lecanemab for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, potentially paving the way for the Cambridge biotech (Nasdaq: BIIB) to have two drugs approved for the disease… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Providence Heart Institute receives key approval for heart transplants
"It ’s the end of the beginning" for the transplant program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Octave set out to end the wait for therapy. Then it got its own waitlist.
Octave's plans to expand its line of mental health clinics are back after hitting a pause due to the pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

As Washington readies to reopen June 30, health department keeps watchful eye on Covid variants
While the rest of the U.S. is concerned about the delta variant, it's the gamma variant first detected in Brazil that's worrying state epidemiologist Scott Lindquist. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Newly formed eye care group opens new office, planning more in Albany
The physician group plans to open two to five new offices in the next one to three years, focusing on the Albany area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

Kuni Foundation gives $1M to fight cancer, help those experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities
The haul includes three grants to Oregon Health& Science University. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Fifth Third acquiring health care-focused financial technology firm
Fifth Third Bancorp has reached a deal to acquire a financial technology company specializing in handling lending and banking for health care providers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Steve Watkins Source Type: news

Business group says court ruling on Medicaid expansion 'should not be the final word'
A St. Louis business group that backs the expansion of Missouri's Medicaid program said Wednesday that a court ruling "should not be the final word" on the matter. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled that Gov. Mike Parson acted lawfully when he refused to enact Medicaid expansion, according to the Associated Press. A group of low-income Missourians last month sued Parson and the state over the move. Parson said that he included funds for the expansi on in his budget proposal, but that the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline says spinning off consumer division will set 'New GSK' on path to $46B in annual sales
GSK has major operations in the Philadelphia region, with about 4,000 employees in South Philadelphia and Montgomery County. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Former COO of Philadelphia medical device company charged with wire and securities fraud
The South Jersey man allegedly diverted significant portions of investment funds out of the company ’s bank account. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Inside Medtronic's plans for its new 400,000-square-foot Colorado campus
The company is preparing to break ground on its new campus, which will prioritize collaboration and innovation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Nurses strike at Saint Vincent Hospital is now the state's longest in 39 years
As the clock struck midnight on Sunday morning, Saint Vincent Hospital ’s nursing strike reached its 105th day, making it the second-longest nurses strike in Massachusetts history. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Biopharmaceutical co. Tvardi Therapeutics raises $74M to advance clinical pipeline, grow team
The Houston firm's scientific advisory has ties to scientists at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

My View: Learning to cope with 'reentry' anxiety amid pandemic recovery
In this guest column, the executive director of a Valley nonprofit that specializes in treating substance abuse, looks at how the so-called reentry anxiety that peope may experience in getting back to normal social interactions after working from home can be especially acute for those in recovery from addiction. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lee Pioske Source Type: news

Op-ed: Strengthening the human infrastructure of our care economy
The CEO of Rogerson Communities writes in this exclusive BBJ op-ed: "As a community, we cannot let our seniors down. We must invest in services that provide access to quality, affordable in-home or community-based care for aging relatives and people with disabilities." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Walter Ramos Source Type: news

Iconic Players' Retreat in Raleigh officially back in business
One of Raleigh ’s legendary sports bars has officially reopened after 16 months – but bring your vaccination card if you want to sit inside. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Erika Wells Source Type: news

Green Roads acquired by Canadian company with eye on U.S. cannabis market
"Valens now has a significant presence in the largest cannabinoid market in the world, representing a monumental step in our international expansion strategy," its CEO says. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Portero Source Type: news

California-based med device firm expands to Plymouth, wants to add 67 jobs
Silk Road got $625,000 in grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to assist with the expansion. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Fifth Third acquiring health-care-focused financial technology company
Fifth Third Bancorp has reached a deal to acquire a financial technology company specializing in handling lending and banking for health care providers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Steve Watkins Source Type: news

Oregon Health Authority budget clears big hurdle on way to the floor
The state agency's budget moves on to the full House and Senate. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

UnitedHealth outlines return-to-office plan, will lift office capacity July 6
Capacity limits at UnitedHealth's U.S. offices will be lifted starting July 6. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Pennsylvania reaches milestone: No counties with substantial Covid transmission
Pennsylvania's dashboard has three levels: low, moderate and substantial transmission. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

How the CEO of the Bridge is addressing the spectrum of homelessness in North Texas
Before the COVID-19 outbreak, The Bridge was seeing about 800 to 900 people each day for shelter services and had about 300 overnight guests. But with social distancing and shelter in place orders, The Bridge and its counterparts across the county had their capacity significantly lowered. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Taylor Tompkins Source Type: news

Wangard Partners buys Mayfair Road medical office building for $3 million
Wangard Partners Inc. is seeking a new tenant for a surgery center and clinic building it bought on Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa for $3 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sean Ryan Source Type: news

5 questions with Orlando Health exec on future downtown orthopedic complex
Work started on the facility last November. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Denver-based clinical trials company opens European office
The company has seen a spike in demand since Covid-19. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Community health centers applaud big boost in MassHealth reimbursement
The state will raise the MassHealth reimbursement rate for scores of community health centers across the state, infusing millions of dollars more annually into practices that often care for the state ’s poorest residents. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Rogers Memorial hikes residential treatment prices nearly 19%, other prices up 3%
Rogers Memorial Hospital facilities in Wisconsin will increase the list price by 18.7% for residential addiction treatment and residential mental health services, citing the growing cost of health care labor. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Select Medical acquires ownership stake in two South Jersey specialty hospitals
The deal was part of a series of transactions by the central Pennsylvania health care provider. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Startup hopes to make shopping a 'snap' for wheelchair users
The company Includesign, which was founded by three Brown University graduates, unveiled their first product in a Kickstarter on May 13 with the goal of raising $10,000 to cover the company ’s first batch of LapSnaps. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Bram Berkowitz Source Type: news

Texas Biomed, other SA researchers in Covid battle for long haul
The threat of a potentially more dangerous variant has extended the need for new science (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Durham entrepreneur uses family inspiration to launch startup to help autistic children
A Durham woman's firm is developing an app designed to assist autistic children and their families with time management and other daily tasks. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

WFIRM, RegenMed launch RegeneratOR Test Bed to accelerate growth of startups, regenerative medicine
Christopher Chung, CEO of Economic Development Partnership of NC, said regenerative medicine is projected to grow annually by 35% over the next five years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Trajan Warren Source Type: news

Atria Senior Living to acquire management company, portfolio of 240 facilities
With this deal, the Louisville-based senior housing company will elevate its standing among the largest senior housing companies in North America. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

P & G launches scholarships to get Black students – especially women – into health care
Procter& Gamble is launching a new scholarship program to increase the number of Black doctors in the U.S. Procter& Gamble's (NYSE: PG) Tampax brand on Wednesday unveiled its Flow it Forward scholarship program in conjunction with the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) to provide financial aid to students pursuing health care degrees at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU). “Increasing the presence of Black people in the healthcare field is an issue that will take time," Tampax… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Brownfield Source Type: news

Louisville direct primary care company grows revenue 400%
The CEO of the Louisville-based health care provider noted that a key partnership has helped it kick off its growth. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

P & G launches scholarships to get Black students – especially women – into health care
Procter& Gamble is launching a new scholarship program to increase the number of Black doctors in the U.S. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Brownfield Source Type: news

Startup behind first FDA-approved prescription software to go public in $1.6B SPAC deal
Prescription software startup Pear Therapeutics on Tuesday became the latest local company to go public through a reverse merger with a special-purpose acquisition company, or SPAC. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news