MetroHealth to build behavioral health hospital in Cleveland Heights
The 100,000-square-foot, 110-bed behavioral health hospital is an important investment for our region and residents. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mary Vanac Source Type: news

Beer, wine tax increase absent from Gov. Brown's proposal to close $718M OHA budget gap
Gov. Kate Brown revealed her proposals for the 2021-23 biennium Tuesday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

UAB receives NIH grant for increased Covid-19 testing
UAB will increase testing for underserved populations thanks to a NIH grant. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Princeton Baptist Medical Center names new CNO
Princeton Baptist Medical Center has named Van McGrue CNO (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

COVID in Memphis: Four things to know this week as health care systems adjust
Here are four need-to-know items this week about the pandemic ’s effect on local health care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Albany Med nurses strike — hospital says many still show up for work
The 24-hour strike was announced by New York State Nurses Association after it rejected a contract offer from Albany Med in November. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

Medtech with UNC roots set to go public
A Massachusetts-based medical technology company has filed to go public as it looks to expand its scale – and its roots stretch to UNC-Chapel Hill. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Pa. deploys ‘strike teams’ to increase Covid-19 testing
The Wolf administration is increasing testing capability across Pennsylvania, sending five teams that will offer additional tests in counties where there have been a sharp increase in cases of Covid-19. Butler County will be one of the first five counties where the regional “strike force” testing teams will set up shop for the week. Butler’s will begin Friday, while the strike teams in the other four initial counties — Bedford, Mifflin, Tioga and Northampton — begin temporary testing si tes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

2020 Most Admired CEOs: Mark Mishek, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
When Mark Mishek took the helm in late 2008 of what was then the Hazelden Foundation, it was a turbulent time. As the new CEO of an organization he felt a long, personal connection to and had big plans for, his priority became weathering a recession. Some of his first decisions involved layoffs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Taryn Phaneuf Source Type: news

Mayo revenue, profits climb through pandemic summer
Mayo made $288 million in income on $3.65 billion in revenues in the third quarter. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

The future of health care: Experts discuss health care, real estate in a post-COVID world (live webinar recap)
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, HBJ President and Publisher Bob Charlet sat down, virtually, with our panel of experts to address how the current public health crisis is changing our outlook on business, medicine and the economy and how health systems and companies across the country are reassessing their real estate portfolios as they prepare for a post-COVID-19 environment. Panelist: Dr. Doug Lawson, CEO, St. Luke’s Health; Dr. Paul Klotman, president and CEO, Baylor College of Medicine; Becky… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Type 2 diabetes risks lives and costs employers more than $20 billion each year: Here ’s how to fight back
Lately, we ’ve begun to see alarming statistics about Covid-19’s impact on people with Type 2 diabetes. The risk of dying from Covid-19 is up to 50 percent higher in patients with diabetes than in those who do not have the disease, according to new reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent ion (CDC) and hospitals across the country. The unfortunate reality is that Covid-19 adds another potential complication to an already long list of health risks posed by Type 2 diabetes. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Advocate Aurora Health Source Type: news

How one health care system is investing in patients ’ well-being now and in the future
As the election has captured Americans ’ attention, the pandemic continues and the Supreme Court considers the future of the Affordable Care Act, candidates across the country had the cost of health care at the top of their minds. You probably do, too. Individuals, families, employers and the government are all struggling to pay for the high-quality care that Americans deserve. It’s a visceral issue for almost everyone because when you get sick, you want to reserve your energy for focusing on… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Gary Stuck Source Type: news

One man ’s new perspective after losing six friends to COVID-19 and battling it personally
In the middle of June – around the time 71-year-old Zeb Starnes and his wife attended a funeral as COVID-19 was raging – 27 states reported a seven-day case average higher than the week before. At that time, more than 114,000 people in the United States had died of the virus, and nearly 2.1 million positive cases had been reported. But those grim statistics and others like them were not enough to persuade Starnes. Neither did it persuade his wife, Shirley, to stay home, but who did choose to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Atrium Health ’s research trial registry hopes to clear a path for COVID-19 vaccine
Dr. Christine Turley, the vice-chair of research at Atrium Health Levine Children ’s Hospital and founder of the STRIVE Vaccine team, gives details about an upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial and registry. Currently, there are no antiviral medicines available to treat COVID-19 and no licensed vaccines to prevent infection or serious illness related to the disease. Atrium Health opened a voluntary vaccine research registry which will allow people to learn more about vaccine research and development.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

One man ’s liver transplant story: How a routine visit saved this patient’s life
When Eric Browne ’s routine physical revealed elevated enzymes in his liver, he was referred to Atrium Health Liver Care Clinic in Greensboro, North Carolina, a satellite clinic of Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center’s liver disease and transplant program. There, he was able to get the specialized liver care he needed. Learn more about liver transplant care at Atrium Health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Nurse shares experience working on the frontlines of COVID-19
An Atrium Health teammate shares her experience of what it ’s like to work on the frontlines of COVID-19 and how it’s affected her sense of community. Learn more about Atrium Health’s COVID-19 response work. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Kaiser donates $90K to Manaai Project to support feeding families
This grant is the latest in a series of contributions from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii to help Hawaii residents. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Setting new Covid-19 records Monday, Santa Clara County officials call for state, federal action
Santa Clara County again shattered its record of Covid-19 test results, documenting 801 new positive cases of the coronavirus on Monday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: J. Jennings Moss Source Type: news

Applications open for restaurant grants in Multnomah County
Restaurants, food carts and other businesses in Multnomah County struggling with partial shutdowns during the surge in Covid-19 now can apply for $7.6 million in grants. “We’re focused on getting these funds out the door as quickly as possible,’’ said County Chair Deborah Kafoury in a news release. “These small businesses are the backbone of our community and we will keep fighting at the state and federal level for more help for their survival.’’ Th e money is part of $55 million in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Christopher Bjorke Source Type: news

UC Health makes C-suite change
Dr. Evaline Alessandrini, who has helped lead UC Health's Covid-19 pandemic response, has been promoted and will serve as the health system's interim chief operations officer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Oregon reports 900th death, new daily highs
Oregon reported its 900th death related to Covid-19 over a holiday weekend that saw new daily highs for total cases. "As we hit this somber milestone of 900 deaths in Oregon, we want to express our deepest sympathies to all the families that have lost a loved one to this virus. We must honor them by redoubling our efforts to protect one another: Wear a mask, limit social gatherings, keep 6 feet between you and o ther people who don’t live in your home, and wash hands often," OHA officials said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Christopher Bjorke Source Type: news

Get a peek inside the world ’s largest Ronald McDonald House: PHOTOS
Construction is complete on the expansion of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tom Demeropolis Source Type: news

Biotech space: Too much too soon — or not nearly enough?
“There is nothing available, really anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, for mixed-used lab space,” one biotech CEO says. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Podiatrist Joan Oloff steps out in style and comfort with her luxury shoe line
Los Gatos podiatrist Joan Oloff tells her story of her luxury line of women's shoes, her trek to manufacture the shoes first in Italy then Brazil, and this fall ’s thrill — a nod from Oprah. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lynn Peithman Stock Source Type: news

Sutter Health Plus CEO departs after two years at the top
Brian Fellner, the CEO of Sutter Health ’s not-for-profit insurance plan Sutter Health Plus, has departed. Sutter Health Plus is an HMO insurance plan that was launched by Sacramento-based Sutter Health in January 2014. At the time, the entity was envisioned as an integrated health plan that would steer more patients toward Sutter Heal th doctors and facilities. Sutter Health Plus spokesman Sy Neilson said Fellner recently departed to take an executive position at an out-of-state health care company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

In dash to secure room to grow, CEO makes personal connection to new space
The former headquarters of Hewlett-Packard is being converted into lab and office space for the white-hot area of cancer "liquid biopsies." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

The Children's Place opens its new facility
The Children ’s Place will formally open its new building on Monday — a move the nonprofit said will let it serve 30% more children and families. The nonprofit will celebrate the opening of its new building at 6401 Rockhill Road in Kansas City with the unveiling of a new version of the Rudy Bear sculpture. The Children’s Place said the old sculpture, named after longtime employee Rudy Liggins, had been at its former home at 2 E. 59th St. The Children’s Place provides a range of services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

U of M biomedical engineering professor lands $1.3M from Dept. of Defense
This year, Amber Jennings ’ research on chitosan-based biomaterials has yielded two U.S. Department of Defense awards related to healing technologies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Bill Frist urges Gov. Bill Lee to implement statewide mask mandate
Dr. Bill Frist says it ’s time for state leaders to act. In an op-ed published in Forbes Tuesday, Nov. 24, the former U.S. Senate majority leader called on Gov. Bill Lee — as well as governors across the nation — to implement a statewide mask mandate.  In Shelby County, where there is a mask mandate, there are cu rrently 3,455 active cases, according to the Shelby County Health Department, and COVID is trending upward in all metrics. The county recently retightened restrictions, with restaurants… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Why a Durham CEO calls potential $2.7 billion deal with big pharma 'transformational'
For a drug startup that went public a year ago, an influx of cash or deal with a major pharmaceutical company can be groundbreaking, but for a Triangle gene therapy firm that just inked a deal worth up to $2.7 billion, the CEO calls it "transformational." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 29, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Covid-19 affects people differently. NC firm looks to figure out why.
A well known phenomenon of the Covid-19 era is that the deadly virus presents a wide disparity of symptoms between patients – now a Triangle firm has the federal funding to try to find out why. Last week, Morrisville-based Metabolon was selected by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to be a lead in its "Immunophenotyping Assessment in a Covid-19 Cohort," or IMPACC, study. The study i s an initiative to dive into the human immune system response to the virus behind… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 29, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

40 Under 40 honoree: Chue Vang with WellSpace Health
Chue Vang manages an operating budget of about $100 million, payroll for nearly 900 employees, and facilities with 31 health centers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Santa Clara County tightens restrictions on businesses, personal behavior because of Covid-19
Because of a rapid rise in Covid-19 cases, Santa Clara County is significantly tightening its restrictions on businesses and personal behavior starting Monday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 28, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jody Meacham Source Type: news

Patti Payne's Cool Pads: Prominent couple lists Lake Union houseboat for $4.5M
Owned by former city planner turned developer and hotelier Phil Sherburne and his wife Dr. Susan Casabona, this 2,885-square-foot manse is perched at a prime spot and is a unique home. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 28, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patti Payne Source Type: news

AdventHealth executive shares details about prepping for Covid vaccine
His hospital will be among the first in the state to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Memorial Hospital rolls out new robot-assisted lung cancer screen technology
Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville will be offering a new way to detect long cancer earlier and with greater accuracy, the hospital said Wednesday. Memorial will be one of four hospitals in Florida and 67 in the country to offer robotic-assisted bronchoscopy, a minimally invasive procedure. Using the robotic platform, doctor can obtain tissue samples of small and hard-to-reach nodules in the periphery of the lung. Unlike other bronchoscop y robots, the technology being deployed by Memorial is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacksonville Business Journal Source Type: news

Former Navos CEO reflects on career and merits of collaboration
David Johnson helped the organization get acquired by MultiCare Health System in 2017. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Allegheny County Health Director 'extremely concerned' following record number of Covid-19 cases in county, throughout Pennsylvania
Allegheny County and Pennsylvania's daily cases of Covid-19 hit records, according to data released Friday. Pennsylvania set its daily record of 8,425 in the number of cases reported Thursday, with another 7,360 cases reported Friday. Allegheny County set a new daily record of 749 Thursday and then another one Friday with 806, according to state records. Allegheny County reported a two-day total of 1,6 42, although a dozen of the tests reported Friday were more than a week old. "The numbers and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania see new record Covid cases
Allegheny County and Pennsylvania's daily cases of Covid-19 hit records, according to data released Friday. Pennsylvania set its daily record of 8,425 in the number of cases reported Thursday, with another 7,360 cases reported Friday. Allegheny County set a new daily record of 749 overnight Thursday and then another one overnight Friday with 806, according to state records. Allegheny County reported a two-day total of 1,642, although a dozen of the tests reported Friday were more than a week old. Allegheny… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Doctors, nurses call for community's help in stopping pandemic
More than 400 physician and nurse leaders from around Pennsylvania, including many from UPMC, have signed on to a letter to the commonwealth's residents urging them to do all they can to stop the spread of Covid-19. The letter was released by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. It comes at a time when the last several weeks have seen record high numbers of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations across Pennsylvania, and concern that the Thanksgiving holiday would bring even more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

After years of deals, Philadelphia-area hospital M & A activity comes to a halt in 2020
A court battle continues to delay a major merger involving two Philadelphia health systems. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Exec Insight: Hawaii Biotech to develop Covid-19 vaccine
Elliot Parks' team at Hawaii Biotech is working on a vaccine for the coronavirus, as well as a drug to treat patients after they have been exposed to the virus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Janis L. Magin Source Type: news

The Promise Of: How this Durham doctor is fighting to stay independent
In the best of times, it ’s a challenge for physicians to operate as small independent practices. Given a pandemic, Dr. Jeffrey Scales calls it a "trial by fire." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Connie Gentry Source Type: news

Nationwide lab adds new facility in Dallas, eyes over 100 hires
MCI Diagnostic Center runs more than 2,000 tests, including COVID-19 and antibody testing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Catherine Leffert Source Type: news

Form D Friday: Ear and dental startups raise millions
Form D Friday is a Boston Business Journal feature highlighting regulatory filings from Boston-area companies raising capital for new projects or expanding their businesses. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lucia Maffei Source Type: news

UMMS doctor says investment in Baltimore field hospital will pay off this winter
The emergency field hospital inside the Baltimore Convention Center has seen limited use so far. But that may soon change. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

The Petri Dish: Vertex's $500M buy and $42M for 'off-the-shelf' cell therapies
While some in the life sciences industry create drugs and devices to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, their colleagues are busy as ever raising money, testing new drugs, expanding facilities and more. Here's The Petri Dish, a roundup of news that may get overlooked amid the influx of health care happenings. Vertex Pharmaceuticals' (Nasdaq: VRTX) board of directors has authorized a plan to buy back $500 million worth of the company's stock over the next two years. Vertex's board previously authorized… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Biotech space: Too much too soon — nor not nearly enough?
“There is nothing available, really anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, for mixed-used lab space,” one biotech CEO says. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 26, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

UMMS doctor says investment in Baltimore field hospital will pay off this winter
The emergency field hospital inside the Baltimore Convention Center has seen limited use so far. But that may soon change. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 26, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news