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West Sacramento-based bone graft company raises funds, wins federal clearance
Molecular Matrix Inc. has raised money and passed a major regulatory milestone for its product that helps bone heal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Mark Anderson Source Type: news

Meet our Women of Influence honorees: She helped finance Sandoval County's teaching hospital
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 News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Marielle Dent Source Type: news

Medical society exec: No place like home
After more than two decades of service at the Medical Society of the County of Erie, Christine Ignaszak-Nadolny was tapped late last year with a Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Medical Association. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Lincoln Financial Group to acquire Boston insurer for $3.3 billion
Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced Friday morning it has entered into an agreement to acquire Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston from Liberty Mutual Insurance Group for $3.3 billion. When the transaction is completed, Lincoln Financial will retain Liberty’s group benefits business and reinsure Liberty’s individual life and annuity business to Protective Life Insurance Co., based in Birmingham, Ala. Under the terms of the agreement, the $3.3 billion purchase price is broke n down… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Rebecca Troyer Source Type: news

New playroom opens at Children's North surgical center
A new playroom at Children's North in Wexford is the 35th of its kind to help put the minds of children at ease before surgery. Austin's Playroom, named for the son of Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario and Nathalie Lemieux, opened at the ambulatory and surgical center on Thursday, according to a news released. An initiative of the Lemieux Foundation, the concept began after the Lemieuxs' son was born premature, but there wa s nothing to engage Austin's toddler-age sisters while they made hospital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

Proton therapy the latest weapon against cancer in South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida opened the region's first proton therapy center, and a second facility is under construction. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Genetic research at South Florida institutions improves outcomes for cancer patients
Patients who had no treatment options a few years ago can now have tumors destroyed, thanks to genetic research. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Meet the doctorpreneurs: Surgeons, academics urge transparency for physicians receiving payments from health care companies
Health care is devoted to saving and improving lives. It is also a sophisticated business that costs trillions of dollars a year in the U.S. alone. The friction inherent between those two realities can be uncomfortable — and raise concerns over transparency and the possible influence drug and device makers can have on medical decisions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

Executive Inc.: Suzanne Pfister's life portrait focuses on health care, community service
Her love of photography started about a dozen years ago when she went on a safari in Africa. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Meet the leader working to make science accessible at Howard Hughes Medical Institute
After 12 years at Harvard as a professor, Erin O ’Shea became HHMI’s president in 2016. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

With big bucks (and drugs) in hand, George Scangos' startup stakes out space in infectious diseases
Vir Biotechnology is going where Big Pharma has largely backed away — infectious diseases, such as HIV, hepatitis B and tuberculosis — and it's doing so with $600 million in backing from ARCH Venture Partners and others. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Levine Foundation donates $5M to this N.C. university
The Leon Levine Foundation has made a $5 million commitment to support efforts to grow health education at this N.C. university. Appalachian State University says those funds will support additional needs for its new, $70 million health-sciences building, currently under construction. The project was partially financed by the Connect NC Bond package.  That 203,000-square-foot health-sciences building is slated to open fo r the fall 2018 semester. “Health education is a long-standing priority… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

With big bucks (and drugs) in hand, George Scangos' startup stakes out space in infectious diseases
Vir Biotechnology is going where Big Pharma has largely backed away — infectious diseases, such as HIV, hepatitis B and tuberculosis — and it's doing so with $600 million in backing from ARCH Venture Partners and others. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

AGH neurosurgeons to be first in state to use robotic surgery system
Neurosurgeons at Allegheny General Hospital will be the first in the state to use a robotic imaging technology for cranial and spinal procedures. Developed by Toronto-based Synaptive, the Modus V surgical arm with a high-powered digital microscope gives views of the patient's anatomy to enable surgeons to perform less-invasive procedures with more precision, according to a news release from Allegheny Health Network, which manages the hospit al. The robotic arm's design is derived from that of one… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

Get to know the new CEO of the Humana Foundation
He comes to Louisville from South Dakota. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Philadelphia becomes the latest big city to sue opioid manufacturers
'We are asking drug companies to stop pushing these drugs in Philadelphia.' (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

What Via Oncology's new owner plans to do with the company
The company, which was sold by UPMC Enterprises, hopes to grow internationally and break into new markets. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Lian Bunny Source Type: news

Drugmaker Agilent is hiring dozens for new Colorado plant
“It’s a complex build, but the technical skill ... and the trades we’ve been able to find in the region have been a help.” (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Greg Avery Source Type: news

Nash UNC Health Care names new CEO to lead turnaround effort
Veteran hospital administrator L. Lee Isley has been tapped as president and CEO of Nash UNC Health Care and to lead the hospital in its turnaround effort. Isley, a 30-year veteran of the health care industry, will officially assume the role the first week of April. He currently serves as CEO of Granville Health System, a 62-bed hospital in Oxford – a position he’s held since 2006. He now takes the helm of a hospital system more than six times la rger – at 395 beds. The Nash UNC appointment… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

Philadelphia becomes the latest big city to sue opioid manufacturers
'We are asking drug companies to stop pushing these drugs in Philadelphia.' (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Gene editing startup Homology cuts deal for new Bedford HQ
Since being launched in 2016, the Bedford biotech has grown from 12 employees to 55 while securing $127 million in financing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

New home planned for Chautauqua health center
The nonprofit community health center has purchased a building on Central Avenue for an expanded center. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Froedtert Health buys Waukesha property for $30.6 million
Froedtert Health paid $30.6 million for the LifeCare Hospital property in Waukesha, where Froedtert runs an outpatient surgery center, but a Froedtert spokeswoman said the health care system has no additional plans for the site. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

American Family Care opens clinic in Mountain Brook
American Family Care has opened a new clinic in Mountain Brook. The company, founded by Dr. Bruce Irwin, accelerated the opening of the clinic in response to the high number of flu cases that have created significant challenges for Birmingham hospitals and clinics. The Mountain Brook clinic, located in Cahaba Village across from Whole Foods on U.S. 280, will be the Birmingham-based company's 21st in central Alabama. "With more than 180 medical centers across the U.S. seeing 3 million patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ty West Source Type: news

Greater Cincinnati firm reverses decision to ‘go dark’
HealthWarehouse.com revealed today that it intends to resume filing reports with the U.S. Securities& Exchange Commission.   The Northern Kentucky-based national online pharmacy (OTC Pink: HEWA) previously was registered and filed reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, but the firm deregistered in April 2017 to reduce audit and legal costs. HealthWarehouse.com remained a publicly traded firm despite halti ng SEC filings, which is known as “going dark.” The company has continued… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Big Pharma efforts on Alzheimer ’s tested by Pfizer exit
Most of the biggest names in the field say they are committed to fighting the disease. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: By David Crow in San Francisco 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 News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Health Management 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 News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty 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 News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Health Management 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 News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes 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 News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Health Management 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 News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Health Management 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 News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Health Management 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 News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Carrie Ghose 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 News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Specialty health firm looks to home care expansion
An expansion plan at Reliance Rx could take the specialty pharmacy directly into patient homes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Mercy Health seeks to fill scores of jobs
Mercy Health-Cincinnati hopes to hire 75 medical assistants to fill new and open positions at primary care and specialty physician practices throughout the region. The hospital system will hold a job fair from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Mercy Health’s headquarters in Bond Hill, 1701 Mercy Health Place (previously 1701 Showcase Drive). The complex is off of the Reading Road Exit of the Norwood Lateral, which was once the site of a Showcase Cinemas. Full-time, p art-time and per-diem positions are available.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

BJC hospital seeks to discontinue long-term care unit
The hospital has suspended its long-term care program and discharged its last patient from the 28-bed unit on Dec. 10. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Florida Hospital parent company buys 60 acres in Apopka
Adventist Health paid $2.8M for the parcels. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Medical simulation is 'the future of health care education'
Educational institutions are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on the latest high-tech mannequins and software to create labs that simulate for students real-life situations and scenarios they are likely to encounter once they enter the workforce. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Josh Heck 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 News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Cerner passes the torch to a new CEO
Cerner Corp. announced Wednesday that Brent Shafer will be its new CEO and chairman. Shafer, who will assume the new duties on Feb. 1, is former CEO of Philips North America. He succeeds co-founder Neal Patterson, who died of cancer in July. With the move, co-founder Cliff Illig will step back from his roles as interim CEO and chairman and resume his position as vice chairman of t he North Kansas City-based health care IT company (Nasdaq: CERN). Shafer is an experienced health IT executive. Before… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Why Maryland cannabis businesses, lawyers aren't worried about DOJ changes
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last Thursday his decision to rescind Obama-era policies that essentially permitted state-based marijuana legalization without federal interference. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Delco health system forms partnership to create a neurosciences institute
Crozer-Keystone Health System has entered into a partnership with the Global Neurosciences Institute to provide Delaware County patients with "clinically advanced" brain and spine care services. The Global Neurosciences Institute (GNI) is a group of neurosurgeon, neurologists and researchers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey led by Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu, director of the Drexel Neurosciences Institute in Philadelphia. Under the partnership, GNI’s team will work with Crozer-Keystone’s boa rd-certified… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Infant death rate drops, but remains higher than other countries
American babies are 76 percent more likely to die before their first birthdays than infants in other wealthy nations, even though the country's infant mortality rate has dropped in the past 10 years. A study published in the journal Health Affairs found that despite greater per capita spending on health care, the U.S. has poorer child health outcomes. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) compared infant mortality rates in 20 wealthy democracies. The study found that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Baird to Exact Sciences investors: ‘Respect the range’
Exact Sciences Corp. shares took a sharp hit earlier this week when its preliminary fourth-quarter results announcement showed test volumes for its trademarked Cologuard stool DNA-based colorectal cancer tests were within the company's guidance. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: David Schuyler Source Type: news

Molina Medical Management to lay off 95 in Sacramento
Molina Medical Management Inc., the medical management subsidiary of the managed health care company Molina Healthcare Inc., plans to lay off 95 employees in its Sacramento office. The Long Beach-based company plans to terminate the 95 employees in late February, it said in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or "WARN," notice filed with the state on Dec. 26. WARN notices are filed to inform the state of major layoffs. Molina Medical Management handles admi nistration, billing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Tenet Healthcare now expects to lay off 2,000 workers
As it looks to balance its financials, Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) is planning to lay off 2,000 workers, up from the 1,300 positions it said it originally planned to cut. During a presentation on Monday at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, the hospital owner and operator said it planed to increase the number of job cuts to roughly 2 percent of its workforce, the Wall Street Journal reported. The layoffs are part of efforts to eliminate $250 mill ion in annual costs. “I… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Korri Kezar Source Type: news

Apple promises upgrades to tackle iPhone addiction among kids after pressure from major shareholders (Video)
Apple Inc. is pushing back on claims that it isn ’t doing enough to curb iPhone addiction among children, saying its engineers are working on new tools that will give parents more control of their kids’ mobile experience. “Apple has always looked out for kids, and we work hard to create powerful products that inspire, entertain, and educate children while also helping parents protect them online,” the Cupertino-based company said in a statement to reporters late Monday. “We have new features… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Luke Stangel Source Type: news

Medina hospital names interim CEO
Medina Memorial Hospital, part of Orleans Community Health, is operating under new leadership following the resignation of Wendy Jacobson as president and CEO. Mark Cye, chief financial officer, has assumed the interim leadership role, according to a hospital press release. Jacobson’s departure follows three years as CEO. She first came to the hospital in 2012 as director of risk management and quality services.   With revenue of $27 million, the Or leans Community Health system includes the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news