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Alabama company looks to build new rehab facility in Prince George's
The company is looking to expand even as it undergoes a major rebranding. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Novant CEO ’s new book talks transparency, his paycheck and 'Undercover Boss'
Add author to Carl Armato ’s resume. The Novant Health CEO recently published, “It’s Never Just Another Monday.”  The book pulls from Armato’s 300-plus blogs he’s written since 2012. He launched that weekly blog, called Carl’s Corner, to better connect with his employees — a challenge with 26,000 employee s in 500 locations across four states.  It was all about starting a conversation, Armato says.  “I started out just trying to connect with people in a unique way,” he says.  Armato… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

From drug pricing and 'biosimilars' to opioids and culture — a wrap and podcast from biotech's big conference
It could be weeks or a year before the deals that biotech executives and financiers started at last week's 36th J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference come to fruition. But here's a quick wrap — and a BioFlash podcast — of tidbits from Bay Area companies: BAGGING OPIOIDS McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK), the San Francisco-based health care products distribution company, has been a target of those looking to find a source of the nation's epidemic of pain-killing opioid drugs. But Chairman and CEO John… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

AHN announces new director of breast surgery
Allegheny Health Network announced breast surgical oncologist Angela J. Keleher will be the health system's new director of the Division of Breast Surgery. Keleher previously served as director of the Dyson Breast Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she oversaw a $4.2 million renovation and expansion project, according to a news release. Prior to that, she served as chief of breast surgical oncology at AHN’s West Penn Hospital and assistant pr ofessor of surgery at Temple University School… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

From drug pricing and 'biosimilars' to opioids and culture — a wrap and podcast from biotech's big conference
It could be weeks or a year before the deals that biotech executives and financiers started at last week's 36th J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference come to fruition. But here's a quick wrap — and a BioFlash podcast — of tidbits from Bay Area companies: BAGGING OPIOIDS McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK), the San Francisco-based health care products distribution company, has been a target of those looking to find a source of the nation's epidemic of pain-killing opioid drugs. But Chairman and CEO John… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Novant CEO ’s new book talks transparency, his paycheck and Undercover Boss
Add author to Carl Armato ’s resume. The Novant Health CEO recently published, “It’s Never Just Another Monday.”  The book pulls from Armato’s 300-plus blogs he’s written since 2012. He launched that weekly blog, called Carl’s Corner, to better connect with his employees — a challenge with 26,000 employee s in 500 locations across four states.  It was all about starting a conversation, Armato says.  “I started out just trying to connect with people in a unique way,” he… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Flu season, which has killed three in Allegheny County, could cost billions in productivity
Billions of dollars could be lost in productivity this flu season across the country if workers don't stay home when they have symptoms, something the director of the Allegheny County Health Department is recommending after three deaths locally. The three people, one woman and two men, were over 60 years old and had underlying medical conditions and died last week due to flu complications, according to a statement by Karen Hacker, director of the health department. “It’s very important that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

Get a look inside Froedtert's Drexel Town Square Health Center in Oak Creek
In advance of the Jan. 18 opening, Froedtert& the Medical College of Wisconsin held an open house Saturday at the new Drexel Town Square Health Center in Oak Creek. Check out the attached slideshow put together by Milwaukee Business Journal freelance photographer Kenny Yoo to get your first look inside the new health clinic. The 109,000-square-foot health center at the corner of West Drexel Avenue and South Sixth Street will offer a spectrum of services from primary care and urgent care to an outpatient… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Why are so many Americans crowdfunding their healthcare?
Online donation sites are booming as patients with little or no health insurance turn to strangers to help pay medical costs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: By Barney Jopson in Washington Source Type: news

PHOTOS: Sutter Medical Center Sacramento gets 'upscale culinary center'
Sutter Medical Center Sacramento this week unveiled a new dining area that features Asian food from the locally based Star Ginger, and other options. The approximately 7,500-square-foot Café on L is in the basement of the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center at 2825 Capitol Ave. in midtown. Billed as an "upscale culinary center," it comes from the hospital and French food-services company Sodexo. The eatery is open to the publ ic, as well as hospital staff and patients. In addition… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sonya Sorich Source Type: news

Valeant unit headed by Raleigh-based Humphries eyes new FDA approval
Ortho Dermatologics – the newly rebranded dermatology unit of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, headed up by Raleigh-based Bill Humphries – has its sights set on U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its ALTRENO lotion for the treatment of acne. The company said Friday that the FDA has accepted a new drug applicat ion for ALTRENO, with a PDUFA date – the deadline by which the FDA will potentially approve the drug – of Aug. 27.  Humphries serves as executive vice president and company group… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Meet our Women of Influence honorees: Michelle Peacock rewrote laws for nurse practitioners
On Feb. 12 we will celebrate this year's Women of Influence honorees at Sandia Resort and Casino. We are introducing each of our 27 honorees to readers between now and then. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Marielle Dent Source Type: news

Oregon not jumping on the Medicaid work requirement bandwagon
The Trump administration Thursday announced a major policy shift for the Medicaid program by encouraging states to impose work requirements on able-bodied adults on Medicaid. Ten states so far have requested waivers to run demonstration projects. Oregon isn’t among them and has no plans to submit a waiver any time soon. “Oregon’s priority is to continue to expand health coverage and reduce the uninsured rate in our state,” Oregon Health Authority spokesman Rob b Cowie said in a statement.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

The iPhone, blockchain and other themes for biotech and health care — podcast
One of the best things about the growth around the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference is the introduction of new topics and voices that weren't there a decade or so ago, when JPM was the only game around Union Square. Now there's the EBD Group's Biotech Showcase, the StartUp Health Festival and a number of other conferences that pull in representatives of private companies, small-cap, mid-cap and large-cap public companies, academics, researchers and, of course, investment bankers and venture capitalists.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Oprah-endorsed paraffin wax treatment startup raises $3.6 million Series A round
Paraffin International Inc. is the maker of Parasilk brand products, including the gLOVE Treat personal use paraffin wax treatment for hands and feet. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

Here's what you should know about Adventist University's new president (Video)
Edwin Hernandez, who formerly served as the provost of the school for two years, was officially installed as head of the university on Jan. 11. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Birmingham hospitals over capacity with flu symptoms
Hospitals throughout the state are currently experiencing over capacity due to a "major flu situation," according to health department officials.   Jefferson County Department of Health Officer Mark Wilson said area emergency departments and outpatient clinics are seeing a high volume of patients with flu or flu-like symptoms.  "This is not a pandemic flu situation, but it is a major seasonal flu situation," Wilson said.   UAB Hospital Emergency, Critical Care, Prime Care and Ambulatory services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Alabama company looks to build new rehab facility in Prince George's
The company is looking to expand even as it undergoes a major rebranding. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Raleigh-based team files brief in ongoing DOJ, Microsoft case
A Raleigh-based team from Poyner Spruill has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court related to an ongoing case between the U.S. Department of Justice and Microsoft over the privacy of electronic communications. The case dates back to 2013 when federal agents – as part of a drug investigation – obtained a warrant and directed Microsoft to turn over all of a customer’s emails. While Microsoft turned over information stored at a data center in the U.S., it argued that it was not required… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Bevin celebrates Medicaid waiver approval
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to reform the state's Medicaid program got the green light from the federal government, ending a drawn-out and controversial chapter of the state's health care and welfare policy. In June 2016, Bevin and his administration submitted a waiver to reform the state's Medicare program — specifically, who would qualify to receive it. The governor's office was notified today that the waiver had been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS), the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Cancer survival rate continues to climb
Women's probability of surviving cancer is improving year-to-year despite their continuing to be diagnosed with the disease at a steady rate, according to statistics released by the American Cancer Society. The U.S. cancer death rate among men and women dropped 25 percent in the quarter century since the early 1990s and continues to decline, researchers found. That translates to more than 2.1 million fewer cancer deaths than would have been expected if death rates had remained at their peak.   Re search… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Business Courier names 2018 Lifetime Health Care Hero
The Business Courier will honor Dr. Bob Collins with the 2018 Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award. Collins recently retired as chief medical officer and senior vice president for quality of TriHealth, a Cincinnati-based hospital system.  He will be honored at the Health Care Heroes awards dinner on Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, 151 W. Fifth St. For information or to register for th e event, click here. To see the finalists for the other Health Care Heroes awards that will… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Mayor Barry 'resets' controversial plan for Nashville General Hospital
Following months of criticism, Mayor Megan Barry has pressed pause on her decision to end inpatient care at long-struggling Nashville General Hospital. In a letter to members of Metro Council and the Hospital Authority, Barry apologized for the plan's November rollout and announced the hospital's future won't be decided until the end of this year. Barry writes: The hospital had been slated to end inpatient care in June, according to the mayo r's initial announcement. The decision to "reset"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Meg Garner Source Type: news

Ex-Allina VP charged with swindling $269,000 from company
A former high-ranking executive at Allina Health is facing charges that he embezzled at least $269,000 from the company. The Star Tribune reports on the case of David Matthew Johnson, who is now facing seven counts of theft by swindle. He's due to make his first court appearance next month in in Hennepin County District Court. Allina began investigating the case last year after noticing unusually large mileage expe nses from Johnson, who was vice president of talent and human resource services.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

UMMC CEO apologizes to patient's family, promises investigation amid PR crisis
Dr. Mohan Suntha, CEO of University of Maryland Medical Center, said there will be "an in-depth analysis" of why a female patient at its Midtown Campus in Baltimore was left outside by staff wearing only a hospital gown Tuesday night. The circumstances were caught on camera and posted on Facebook by Imamu Baraka, a Baltimore man who saw the woman being escorted out of the hospital and left near a bench by a group of security guards. Baraka can be seen in the video questioning the guards about the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Centene sued over lack of access to doctors
A federal lawsuit has been filed against Centene, alleging the company failed to provide an adequate network of physicians in 15 states. The suit, filed Thursday in Washington State, alleges that Centene members have had difficulty finding, and in many cases cannot find, a provider who will accept the company's coverage, the New York Times reports. According to the suit, Centene misrepresents the number of provider in its network "by listing physicians, medical groups and other providers — some… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

San Antonio cancer research icon joining Dallas-based healthcare company
South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics — or START — is losing its co-founder.  Dr. Anthony Tolcher, who helped put the San Antonio organization on the map and spread its cancer research activity to multiple sites across the world, is moving to Texas Oncology in its local campus. Tolcher, an internationally renowned researcher from Canada, is joining Dallas-based Texas Oncology’s newest San Antonio campus in the South Texas Medical Center. He will help advance and expand its research… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center joins Medicare shared-savings program created by Affordable Care Act
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is joining an Affordable Care Act initiative started five years ago to split the savings with hospitals that lower the cost of Medicare for the government. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Largest Pittsburgh-area Elder Care Providers
Information was obtained from firm representatives and could not be independently verified by the Pittsburgh Business Times. In the case of ties, companies are listed alphabetically. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Scorecard: How this Nashville startup plans to use Uber to bring healthier food to your door
Scorecard checks back on our headlines from a year ago. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Person to know: Providence St. Joseph innovation chief Aaron Martin is investing in health
Aaron Martin is the executive in charge of innovation at Providence St. Joseph Health, the third-largest hospital system in the U.S. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

UMMC CEO apologizes to patient's family, promises investigation amid PR crisis
Dr. Mohan Suntha, CEO of University of Maryland Medical Center, said there will be "an in-depth analysis" of why a female patient at its Midtown Campus was left outside by staff wearing only a hospital gown Tuesday night.  The circumstances were caught on camera and posted on Facebook by Imamu Baraka, a Baltimore man who saw the woman being escorted out of the hospital and left near a bench by a group of security guards. Baraka can be seen in the video questioning the guards about the situation.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Philips will move North American HQ to Cambridge — along with 2,000 workers
Royal Philips is moving its North American headquarters and 2,000 employees from Andover to Cambridge in 2020 as the company continues its evolution from a consumer products company into a health-technology company.   The 243,000-square-foot Philips headquarters deal is the first commercial lease for Cambridge Crossing, the 45-acre mixed-use campus formerly known as NorthPoint. Philips, a multinational health technology company, is known for its broad range of health devices, including its Sonicare… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Catherine Carlock Source Type: news

HBJ introduces health-focused awards
HBJ is searching for companies who value healthy workplaces as well as top medical professionals who work hard in their fields for a duo of award programs. Health Care Heroes is an award honoring doctors, practitioners and researchers in the medical field. Click here to submit yourself for the award or nominate someone else by March 8. Healthiest Employers is an award recognizing Houston companies who are committed to providing health and wellness i nitiatives to their employees. Click here to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Natalie Harms Source Type: news

Health insurance giant to consolidate 600 Houston employees into office building
The new space will feature an employee cafeteria, a fitness center and meeting lounges to encourage employee collaboration (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jack Witthaus Source Type: news

Oregon community health centers brace for federal funding cut
“With Congress saying we’re going to play around and delay funding for basic core access for the most vulnerable, it’s unconscionable to use it as a bargaining chip,” one health center CEO said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Power Lunch: Phyllis Cater on the impact of Obamacare on Philadelphia
Many of us have opinions about the Affordable Health Care Act, called “Obamacare.” Phyllis B. Cater doesn’t just have an opinion about it. She knows the difference Obamacare makes. She sees it every day. Since arriving from Boston thirteen years ago to become president and CEO of Spectrum Health Services Inc., Cater has overseen a dramatic expansion of commu nity health centers and services tailored to the profound health needs of some of our most economically challenged communities. Spectrum’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Nancy Moses Source Type: news

Tenet sells its last two Philadelphia hospitals for $170M
Tenet Healthcare Corp. completed its previously announced deal to sell its two remaining Philadelphia medical centers — Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children — for $170 million to American Academic Health System. The closing of the deal means Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, which arrived in the Philadelphia area in 1998 after buying eight hospitals that were part of Allegh eny Health Education and Research Foundation's $1.3 billion bankruptcy, no longer has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

$200M endowment campaign launches to support commercialization of health care innovations in Arizona
The Arizona Bioindustry Association has teamed up with two foundations to raise a $200 million endowment to support the commercialization of health care innovations developed by Arizona-based researchers and entrepreneurs. AzBio is working with the Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation Inc. and New York-based Healthcare Impact Foundation. “Arizona has made great progress since the formation of our Bioscience Cluster in 1997 and the launch of the Arizona Bioscience Roadmap in 2002,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

UnitedHealthcare takes JoCo transportation pilot nationwide
UnitedHealthcare will use a Johnson County pilot as a model for its national transportation services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Stanford cancer-fighting spinout to Genentech: 'Don't eat me'
A Peninsula startup focusing on a hijacked "don't eat me" signal sent by cancer cells to the immune system will work with Genentech Inc. to take an experimental drugs into two clinical trial programs. Forty Seven Inc., a Menlo Park-based spinout of from the Stanford University labs of Irv Weissman, also said Thursday that it cut a deal with Germany's Merck KGaA for another study in humans. The financial value of both deals and how research and development costs will be split wasn't disclosed b y… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Construction starts on long-planned Lake Union life-science building
Thirteen office projects are under construction in the Puget Sound region with just over half the space leased to Amazon, Facebook, Google and other groups. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Marc Stiles Source Type: news

How a Eugene startup is using worms to spark medical breakthroughs
The U of O spinoff has won awards, grants and funding rounds for its ScreenChip System. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Flu spike causing Charlotte-area hospitals to limit visitors
Charlotte-area hospitals have issued new visitor restrictions after a spike in flu cases. Children ages 12 and under will not be allowed to visit Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health hospitals in the Charlotte region as of 7 a.m. Friday. Visitors of all ages should not visit if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, fever and cough. Thos e seeking treatment at hospitals are not subject to the restriction.   Cone Health and Wake Forest Baptist Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Greater Cincinnati firm faces lawsuits linked to FDA warning, stock dip
Several law firms are advertising for clients related to a class-action lawsuit recently filed against Meridian Bioscience following a dip in stock price last year.   The value of the stock shifted after a division of Greater Cincinnati’s 25th-largest public company was cited for alleged violations by a federal agency. Shares in the Newtown-based maker of clinical diagnostic test kits (NASDAQ: VIVO) were trading at $15.30 this afternoon, up more than 1 per cent from the previous close of $15.10.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

This Boston startup wants to help your employees meditate
The business world has been embracing employee wellness programs in recent years, as companies seek to keep workers — especially millennials — happy and engaged while potentially reducing health costs. The latest local startup to seize on this trend is WeSpire, a 20-employee Boston firm that helps large companies run employee engagement programs. Customers pay an annual, per-employee subscription fee to acc ess WeSpire’s library of app-like campaigns, including programs that encourage workers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Surgery center company to re-enter St. Louis market
SurgCenter previously had about a dozen surgery centers in the St. Louis market but sold its interests in the centers to United Surgical Partners International 10 years ago. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

How these employers are handling uncertainty in health care
How are employers handling uncertainty and rising costs in health care? What are their employees' common concerns? And what health benefits are they offering beyond insurance? The Albany Business Review is hosting a Power Breakfast on Friday to answer those questions and more. Dawn Abbuhl, president of Repeat Business Systems; Tony Carnevale, personnel director for Stewart's Shops Corp.; Reg Harnish, CEO of GreyCastle Security; and Ed Mitzen, founder of Fingerpaint Mar keting, will share their strategies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

San Antonio hospitals expected to dodge deeper job cuts
Dallas-based Tenet is working to slice $250 million in annual costs with hundreds of additional layoffs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

M & A activity to continue reshaping health care
Philadelphia health care industry leaders see no slowdown in merger-and-acquisition activity this year, a trend they expect will — when combined with the need to provide more cost-effective care — result in future hospital closings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news