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Sacramento strikes deal with health insurer that may bring up to 5,000 jobs
The city of Sacramento has signed an agreement with health insurance company Centene Corp. that may bring up to 5,000 new jobs to the city, according to city officials. “When completed, (the agreement) will represent the single biggest private-sector job recruitment in the city’s modern history,” Mayor Darrell Steinberg said. The agreement is said to be a first big step toward establishing a regional corporate headquarters for Centene (NYSE: CNC) in Sacram ento. The company's main headquarters… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 18, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Insurance brokers see increased demand in first weeks of Covered California open enrollment
Insurance brokers in the Sacramento area are reporting increased demand for their services from consumers trying to navigate the individual health plan market. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

St Vincent ’s opens new urgent care location
St. Vincent ’s Health System, part of Ascension health, held a ribbon cutting and blessing for the opening of a new urgent care facility in Homewood on Friday.  “Today was an exciting day, as we celebrated expanding our offerings to add another convenient access point within our community,” said Stephan ie Holderby, vice president of operations for St. Vincent’s Health System. “As a part of Ascension, we are committed to giving our patients the right care when and where they need it.” St.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Owning a dog — or its clone — benefits your heart
Do you love your dog? I mean really love your dog? Would you pay $50,000 to clone it? It might be money well spent — because having a dog is good for your cardiovascular health, a new study found. There is a lot of research that shows that having a furry companion benefits humans in multiple ways, both social and physical. A new study from Swe den, for example, found that dog ownership significantly reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease in people who lived alone. The study looked at 3.4… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Amazon says it ’s not selling drugs with some pharmacy licenses
That doesn't rule out the possibility that Amazon is considering a move into prescription pharmaceuticals. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Veritas CEO talks Charlotte expansion plans
Durham ’s Veritas Collaborative – which specializes in the treatment of eating disorders – is charting more growth. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Hospitals in transition in the Alamo City
Capital investment, facility changes and corporate restructuring are all part of the mix. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

St. Vincent's Healthcare plans to break ground on $55 million facility
St. Vincent's HealthCare plans to break ground on a $55 million project at its Riverside hospital this summer. The facility will be a heart and vascular pavilion at St. Vincent's Riverside. The project, which is in the design phase, will be located along the St. Johns River on King Street where Seton Hall previously stood. “Our new heart and vascular pavilion is an investment in those we serve and anoth er great example of how we’re able to synergize and leverage the combined strength, resources… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Derek Gilliam Source Type: news

Cincinnati CEO: Businesses neglecting mental health benefits will see ‘brain drain’
Dr. Paul Keck is CEO of Lindner Center of Hope. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

First look: See inside new $203M Apopka hospital that will open soon
The 320,000-square-foot facility is set to open its doors to patients in December. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

How stock picker Kris Jenner navigates a risky health care sector
The former star portfolio manager at T. Rowe Price Group Inc. was one of four stock pickers — including Bill Miller — who participated in the Baltimore Next Generation Investing Event on Wednesday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Holden Wilen Source Type: news

GSK IMPACT Award Winners bank $400K
The annual GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards have seen another set of 10 local nonprofits bank $40,000 each for their contributions to health in the Triangle.   “Health is about so much more than what happens in the doctor’s office,” stated Jamey Millar, senior vice president of GSK's Managed Markets& Government Affairs.  “All of the community issues that our GSK IMPACT Award Winners address have a meaningful impact on health outcomes for individuals and families in the Triangle.” Studies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Shaking-up health care delivery with startups: A chat with Cone Health's head of innovation
Triad Business Journal chats with the executive director of innovation at Cone Health about the system's new program to team up with startups. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

From health care entrepreneur to Predators co-owner, Tom Cigarran always sets big goals
Tom Cigarran's stint as Predators chairman and the voice of its ownership group is a post-script to a lengthy career in the city's largest industry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Eleanor Kennedy Source Type: news

IRS starts to enforce health law ’s rule that employers offer insurance
Thousands of businesses — many of them small or midsize — will soon receive a letter saying that they owe the government money because they failed to offer their workers qualifying health insurance. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: By Stacy Cowley Source Type: news

Tony Astorga appointed to Equality Health advisory board
Arizona health care pioneer strengthens board with community leader (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Another dialysis clinic approved for Erie County
A Texas-based dialysis company will build its third clinic in the region, following a contingent approval this week from the state Department of Health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

South Jersey ACO nets $3.5M Medicare shared savings check
No other local ACO qualified for a Medicare shared savings program payment in 2016. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

UB researcher receives $2.4M to improve child welfare services for Native Americans
A University at Buffalo researcher is working to enhance services for Native American families involved in child welfare cases. Melanie Sage, an assistant professor in UB’s School of Social Work, received a $2.4 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to gather evidence and produce resources to improve the services offered by state agencies. The five-year grant, from the Administratio n for Children and Families, was originally awarded before she came to UB… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Caligiuri resigns as CEO of OSU James Cancer Hospital
Dr. Michael Caligiuri has resigned as CEO of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the school announced on Wednesday. His departure widens the leadership gap at Central Ohio's second-largest health system. Dr. Sheldon Retchin stepped down as CEO in May. OSU President Michael Drake announced this month he wants to restructure the medical center CEO job as a chancellor, and began a national search. Promoted to the executive position… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Museum District hospital that recently changed hands names new CEO
Park Plaza Hospital, at 1313 Hermann Drive in the Museum District, has named Peyton Elliott as its new CEO. Elliott will join the hospital on Dec. 26, according to a Nov. 14 press release. He most recently served as vice president of operations and finance at Houston Methodist West Hospital, which he helped develop and open in 2010. He also has worked at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, the corpor ate office of Houston Methodist Hospital System and Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Activist investor divests from Franklin health care company
Franklin-based Tivity Health Inc. announced Tuesday that activist investor North Tide Capital intends to sell its shares of the company by the end of the year. The move comes as North Tide — which owns 630,000 shares of Tivity (NASDAQ:TVTY), representing 16 percent of its shares — is in the process of liquidating all of the securities in its portfolio, according to a news release. North Tide was behind a series of management and board shake-ups at t he fitness and health improvement company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Amazon says it ’s not selling drugs with some pharmacy licenses
Communications between Amazon and regulators in Tennessee and Indiana show that the Seattle-based retailer does not plan to store or distribute prescription drugs from its Indiana fulfillment center. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

RedHill grows revenue in third quarter, closes public offering
After reporting initial net revenues of $500,000 for the period between June 12 and June 30 following the start of U.S. promotional activities for a pair of gastrointestinal products, RedHill Biopharma (Nasdaq: RDHL) reported revenues of $1.5 million for the third quarter.   According to Tel-Aviv-based RedHill – which opened an office in Raleigh earlier this year with a number of former Salix employees to serve as its head of U.S. commercial operations – its third quarter revenue is from its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

LA's growing YogaWorks stretches into Atlanta with studio deal
Fast-growing California studio chain YogaWorks is stretching its reach into Georgia. Culver City, Califnoria-based YogaWorks (Nasdaq: YOGA) said Tuesday it will acquire four Atlanta studios in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Old Fourth Ward operated by Atlanta's Infinity Yoga. YogaWorks now operates 66 studios in nine markets including Los Angeles, Orange County, Northern Cali fornia, New York City, Boston, Baltimore, the Washington D.C. metro area, Houston and Atlanta. Founded in 1987, the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: David Allison Source Type: news

Colorado university salaries: See who tops the pay list at CU Anschutz
Some of the best doctors and surgeons in the state teach classes and serve as faculty members at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora — and they have the salaries to prove it. The highest-paid faculty member is James Jaggers, a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon and the co-medical director at the Children's Hospital Colorado's Heart Institute.> The DBJ is looking at the highest-paid public university staff and faculty throughout this week. Monday, we examined CU Boulder … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Caitlin Hendee Source Type: news

UAB nurse earns grant to examine pediatric care for infants in the Deep South
An assistant professor in UAB's nursing school has received a grant to make a difference in the health care of children in the Deep South. Erin Currie has received a two-year, $154,000 grant from the National Palliative Care Research Center. It's a career development award to examine the pediatric palliative care needs of infants and neonatal intensive care units and their parents in the Deep South.  “Pediatric palliative care — which focuses on comprehensive and holistic care for the families… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Where Maryland's marijuana businesses will be located
Maryland could start selling medical marijuana by the end of the month. The industry has been over four years in the making, with delays, controversy and uncertainty. Medical marijuana was legalized in Maryland in 2013 and three years later the first preliminary licenses were approved. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission oversees the regulation of the industry, c harged with granting business and patient licenses, evaluating and inspecting cannabis businesses and continuing to manage related… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

In Senate hearing, Editas CEO urges 'rigorous' but 'flexible' oversight of CRISPR
The technology has the potential to cure a wide range of diseases by cutting out and replacing parts of genes. But its potential use in humans has also raised a thicket of ethical questions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

LabCorp firm partners with Canadian company to offer diagnostic tests for medical marijuana
Dynacare, a Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings company, is partnering with MedReleaf Corp., a Canadian firm, to offer genetic diagnostic tests for medical cannabis.   The test, called ReleafDxTM, analyzes a patient’s DNA and health conditions, and seeks to help physicians determine what dosage of medical marijuana should be prescribed and which cannabis product will work best for an individual.  “Genetic tests are a part of the growing trend towards per sonalized medicine across the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Olean General hopes to offset losses through merger
A merger between Olean General Hospital and its sister hospital in Bradford, Pa., will be considered by a statewide health department committee on Thursday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Scottsdale med-tech startup launches Kickstarter campaign for epilepsy patient app
Scottsdale-based med-tech startup EpiFinder Inc. has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for its seizure and epilepsy patient portal app. EpiFinder has already reached its $10,000 goal since the crowdfunding campaign began Nov. 6. The company intentionally set a lower goal and is now creating stretch goals to bring the patient portal to market even earlier than April 2018, said Neel Mehta, EpiFinder’s co-founder and chief strateg y officer. The patient portal app is designed to empower… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

Dog Daze: UC Davis veterinary school launches survey on the use of marijuana products on pets
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has launched a survey to learn more about the use of marijuana products on pets. The survey comes as California prepares to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana in January. The city of Sacramento and entrepreneurs see the expansion of the legal cannabis industry, from medical to recreational use, as a chance to launch new businesses that could create thousands of local jobs and generate billions of dollars in revenue. "With the increasing use of medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Former Children's Hospital of Wisconsin exec to become CEO of Children's Minnesota
Former Children's Hospital of Wisconsin chief operating officer Dr. Marc Gorelick, who left the Wauwatosa hospital earlier this year to take a similar role at Children's Minnesota, will become CEO of the Twin Cities hospital system next month. Minneapolis-based Children's Minnesota announced Monday that CEO Bob Bonar will retire Dec. 8, with Gorelick succeeding him. Gorelick joined Children's Minnesota as president and COO in March after serving as COO and executive vice president for Children's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: David Schuyler Source Type: news

Why the Warriors want to bring focus to the eyes
The NBA champions are using a small Palo Alto company's eye-tracking system to see if their strategies for resting fatigued players work. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

United Airlines resumes service to New Delhi after flights grounded by pollution
United Airlines announced Monday that it has resumed service between Newark, New Jersey and New Delhi after toxic smog grounded the air carrier earlier in the day.    The Indian capital’s air quality, notoriously poor, was especially bad this week — 10 times worse than Beijing, which holds the distinction of having the world’s most polluted air, per the Washington Post. Some areas of New Delhi were polluted up to 40 times the level the World Health Or ganization deems safe. United compared… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Gina Hall Source Type: news

UNC Health Care to buy Morehead Memorial Hospital
On Monday, a bankruptcy judge approved the sale of Morehead Memorial Hospital to UNC Health Care, picking the health care system over Empower iHCC, the Florida company originally named the lead bidder for the struggling Eden hospital. UNC Health Care asked the court last week to allow it to submit a second offer for Morehead Memorial. The motion comes four months after Morehead Memorial filed for bankruptcy, a move the Eden hospital has hoped would enable it to stay open by finding a system or… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Cool Digs: Mettler Toledo AutoChem goes tall and open
When Mettler Toledo AutoChem was considering a move, they only had one thing in mind: collaboration. In their old office space, the company's engineers and research and development employees were on one side of the office, a long walk away from the software development team and product managers. The Columbia-based maker of medical device products, many of which are used by pharmaceutical compani es, wanted all of their employees feel like they could come together. Bryan Lowery, the head of finance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jonathan Munshaw Source Type: news

N.C. Research Campus refines its pitch to target food, nutrition entrepreneurs
A new company, R&S Chemicals, a cancer R&D firm, that has joined the campus shows how entrepreneurs can find ways to grow on the N.C. Research Campus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ken Elkins Source Type: news

On the Edge of Growth: Boerne
The Hill Country city is attracting a variety of new development as its population surges. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

See how much St. Luke's Hospital paid its largest independent contractors
The St. Louis Business Journal's On Board column for Nov. 10, 2017. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Express Scripts CEO among execs calling for changes in opioid prescribing policies
Express Scripts CEO Tim Wentworth is among nine pharmacy executives who sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging changes in how opioid prescriptions are handled. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

UPMC's big goal: Doubling its revenue in 5 years. Here's how it'll get there
Expect not only more hospital affiliations, but also help from its international wing and UPMC Health Plan. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Jefferson medical students pause for a purpose
A week of wellness activities for first-year students was built in to Jefferson's new curriculum (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

SSM cuts 1 percent of its workforce
SSM Health is cutting about 1 percent of its workforce as part of an effort to improve operations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Mapping app aims to fight 'war on drugs' with data
ODMap allows emergency medical technicians, firefighters, or other first responders to input the time and location of an overdose-related emergency. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Apellis Pharmaceuticals prices $150 million IPO
Apellis Pharmaceuticals Inc. has priced its $150 million initial public offering. The Louisville area's newest publicly traded company will offer 10.7 million shares at a public offering price of $14 per share, for total gross proceeds of $150 million, according to a news release. Crestwood-based Apellis also has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to by as many as 1.6 mi llion additional shares at the public offering price to cover over-allotments. The shares are expected to begin trading… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Carolyn Tribble Greer Source Type: news

UC Health, College of Medicine add to C-suite
A doctor who specializes in stroke care and research will oversee and coordinate clinical research management activities at UC Health and UC Physicians as well as the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Oishei Children's Hospital: As moving day nears, a range of emotions sets in
Kaleida Health officials are ready as the clock ticks down to the opening of the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news