ECU, Vidant Health plan to fully integrate health clinics
As part of the plan, Vidant Health's CEO has been appointed dean of ECU's Brody School of Medicine. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sonia Waraich Source Type: news

Georgia firm, UT Health SA to develop new cancer therapy and research center
The multistory facility will offer patients an alternative to conventional radiation treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Inside Novant Health ’s plan to make a big difference in pediatric care in region
The health-care system is investing millions of dollars to build out pediatric care in the Charlotte region. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Miromatrix stock up over 60% after IPO raises $43 million
By mid-afternoon shares of the the Eden Prairie-based biotech company were up 60% trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker "MIRO" at over $14 a share. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

Quad/Graphics names Quadracci family member as QuadMed's new president
QuadMed LLC, which is a health and wellness subsidiary of Quad/Graphics Inc., turned to a member of the company ’s founding Quadracci family for its new president — Dr. Kathryn Quadracci Flores. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

First look: Nationwide Children's to add $154M surgery center on main campus
Nationwide Children's Hospital plans to start construction in fall for a $154 million orthopedic clinic and outpatient surgery center on its growing main campus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Ninth Mass. biotech IPO of 2021 brings in $222M for Monte Rosa
Versant Ventures-founded protein degradation startup Monte Rosa Therapeutics has hit the public market, raising just over $222 million in an IPO. Three-year-old Monte Rosa is trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker "GLUE," a nod to what CEO Markus Warmuth calls the "molecular glue" that forms the basis for its drugs and allows them to hit a wider array of targets. Monte Rosa had priced its shares at $19 each, the high end of its range. Its share prices were already up more than 15% as of 1:45 p.m.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

BEST IN FINANCE: Jennifer Yowler
Jennifer Yowler is senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of PharMerica, BrightSpring/PharMerica. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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BEST IN FINANCE: Kirk Strack
Kirk Strack is assistant chief financial officer at UofL Health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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Small Business, Big Mission: ALung seeks new path to commercialization
ALung is taking a new approach to getting its machines to market. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

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

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

Century Therapeutics IPO climbs to more than $242M; stock rises over 30%
The $242.65 million is the most raised in a local life sciences IPO since Passage Bio went public in March 2020. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Four Oregon counties move to lower risk levels
One Oregon reached the goal of a 65% vaccination rate this week. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christopher Bjorke Source Type: news

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

HCA Houston Healthcare recruiting, expanding Houston footprint amid pandemic recovery
As the Covid-19 pandemic wanes, HCA Houston Healthcare is eyeing growth in the Bayou City market. Troy Villarreal, president of HCA Houston Healthcare, leads the Houston region's second-largest health system by beds, according to Houston Business Journal research. He also oversees HCA's hospital locations in Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, which saw high levels of Covid-19 patients d uring the height of the pandemic in Texas last summer. More than a year since the beginning of the outbreak,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Ascension Saint Thomas partners with Select Medical to establish 30-bed hospital
The deal was part of a series of transactions by the central Pennsylvania health care provider. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Blue Cross NC partner treating opioid addiction earns key accreditation
A Massachusetts-based provider of treatments for addiction and mental health with a strong presence in North Carolina has received accreditation for its opioid treatment program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sonia Waraich Source Type: news

Cone Health sets date to close all mass vaccination sites
Cone Health will close its mass vaccination sites in Alamance, Guilford and Rockingham Counties and shift Covid-19 vaccinations to select doctor ’s offices and mobile clinics. The Zion Baptist Church site in Rockingham County will close June 24, and the Burlington Manufacturers’ Outlet Center site and Greensboro Coliseum sites will close on July 31. “For the next step in vaccinating our community, we believe it is important to mak e vaccination even more convenient,” said Debbie Grant,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Trajan Warren Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These mass vaccination sites are closing this week in Massachusetts
The move comes as the state nears 4.1 million fully vaccinated residents. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelly Garrity Source Type: news

Kindred Healthcare selling to Tennessee company
The buyer will invest $1.5 billion over the course of three years into Kindred Healthcare ’s operations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Cagent Vascular receives $9M investment to accelerate marketing of its lead product
The FDA granted marketing clearance last year for the company's product used to treat below-the-knee peripheral artery disease. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Shares of cancer biotech Cyteir down after $133M IPO
Cyteir Therapeutics, an early-stage oncology startup, raised $133 million on its first day of trading on Friday — but its share prices have fallen after an initial rise. The Lexington biotech is trading on the Nasdaq under the symbol "CYT." Its shares were trading at around $17 as of 2 p.m. on Monday, about a 5% decrease from the initial $18 offering. Cyteir priced its shares at the high end of its range, which it had set at $16 to $18. Cyteir sold 7.4 million shares in Friday's offering, with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Where's my money: Triangle's life sciences sector continues to see big money raises
For many growth companies in the Triangle, the pandemic appears to be officially in the rearview mirror – especially for the life sciences sector. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

CareMax to acquire Broward County medical center operator Senior Medical Associates
The company being acquired currently owns 10 medical center in Broward County. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Arrojas Source Type: news

Greater Cincinnati health system wraps six-figure emergency department expansion
A Cincinnati-based health system has wrapped a six-figure emergency department renovation at one of its busiest hospitals in the region. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Fargo's Aldevron, a key Covid-19 vaccine supplier, acquired for $9.6B
The deal comes a little more than a year after the massive D.C. conglomerate closed its deal for General Electric's life sciences division. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Drew Hansen Source Type: news

Bayada Home Health Care expands its presence in Virginia through a partnership with VCU Health
The two organizations are forming a new company to serve the Richmond area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Local laboratory SkinDx acquired by Tennessee company
Local laboratory SkinDx acquired by Tennessee-based company PathGroup. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Philadelphia-based veterinarian staffing firm IndeVets planning national expansion
The company's business model addresses stress and burnout experienced by veterinarians. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Questions around Athira CEO's research began to surface in 2016
Questions about research authored by Leen Kawas, the Athira Pharma CEO, surfaced in the scientific community since as early as 2016, the Business Journal has learned. The Bothell-based biotech revealed Thursday it had placed Kawas on temporary leave, pending a review of her doctoral research while at Washington State University, where she received a doctorate in molecular pharmacology in 2011. Controversy around Kawas's work has been circulating through PubPe er, a site that allows users to discuss… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rick Morgan Source Type: news

California's digital vaccine records are here. Just don't call them vaccine passports
The records are an optional way for Californians to access their immunization data, officials say. But they may come in handy for events and employers tracking vaccination status. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sarah Klearman Source Type: news

2021 Women Who Mean Business honoree: Le Ondra Clark Harvey with California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies
"I have learned that the most important quality in a leader is vision, grace and humor." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elaine Goodman Source Type: news

Almost back to normal for this physician group, but patient volumes have been slow to rebound
Staff is back up at The Bone& Joint Center, but patient levels are still at about 70%-80% of where they were before the pandemic — meaning revenue is continuing to take a hit as well. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

Ascension, ProHealth first to join narrow network touting health savings as high as 35%
Ascension Wisconsin and ProHealth Care are the first health care systems joining a new narrow network promising savings of 20% to 35% for Milwaukee-area employers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Triangle firm agrees to manufacture European company's kidney drug
A Triangle contract, development and manufacturing organization has helped a pharmaceutical company from the Netherlands get its drug for acute kidney disease to Phase 3 clinical trials. Now it's preparing to help that company prepare the drug for a commercial launch. Durham-based KBI Biopharma announced Thursday that it had entered into a commercial manufacturing agreement with AM-Pharma for its recombinant human Alkaline Phosphatase (recAP) program intended to treat acute kidney injury associated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sonia Waraich Source Type: news

She couldn't find a cancer wig, so she started a company
When Dianne Austin was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, she joined the one-in-three Black women who would develop cancer in their lifetime. Like many patients, she would undergo chemotherapy and lose her hair. But what started as a trip to her hospital ’s cancer-center boutique turned into a nationwide search as she looked for an afro-textured wig that resembled her natural hair. That's when she launched her own business. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Green Source Type: news

Humana civil racketeering lawsuit to move forward
A civil racketeering lawsuit Humana filed in Florida will move forward following a judge's order. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

The List: These are the Florida's largest cancer research centers
Who are the state's largest cancer research centers? We ranked Florida's top centers by total number of cases handled in 2020. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: James Cannon Source Type: news

Mooresville-based TrueLearn acquires Phoenix edtech startup
TrueLearn moved its headquarters to Mooresville in 2017. Earlier this month, it acquired a Phoenix company that makes audiovisual study card software for students. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andy Blye Source Type: news

Proposed health rules scrapped after hospital challenges
After facing nearly a dozen challenges from hospitals across the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis ’ administration has withdrawn a series of proposed rules related to regulating highly specialized health-care services. The state Agency for Health Care Administration announced this week it planned to employ a rarely used option called “negotiated rulemaking” to try to reach a compromise on one of the withdrawn proposals, a regulation that would set licensure standards for neonatal intensive-care units. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Sexton Source Type: news

New bar is set for pharma industry: Companies must meet patients where they are
The pharmaceutical industry, like nearly all others, is confronting an enormous, unprecedented set of challenges. Clearly, the past year has seen dramatic upheaval in the patient experience. How businesses responded is a telling indication of how they manage change, especially change beyond their control. For patients, the dynamics of life have shifted quickly into new territory as the health care model was all but completely upended. The focus on health shifted from “I need to see a doctor”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Floren Robinson Pressman and Nicole Faust Cohen Source Type: news