New $2B Stanford Hospital opens doors to patients
After years of planning and construction, Stanford Health Care debuted its new Stanford Hospital to the public and patients on Sunday. The new Palo Alto facility totals 824,000 square feet and features 368 private rooms. Check out the gallery above for photos as contractors were putting the finishing touches on the project this summer. Designed by renowned architect Rafael Viñoly, the hospital features a grand atrium built of criss-crossed steel at the entryway, chock-full of commissioned sculptures,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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HMSA reports increase in net operating gain in Q3
The Hawaii Medical Service Association, known as HMSA, reported a 1.6% net operating increase in its third quarter financial report, the medical insurance agency announced on Friday. HMSA also reported an investment gain of $6.3 million and $865.3 million in premium revenue during the quarter. Of HMSA’s Q3 premium revenue, 90.5%, or $783.3 million, was spent on health care services for members, with $79.5 million going toward administrative expenses. “Much of our financi al success can be attributed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Philadelphia's biotech industry 'punching below its weight' for VC investments
Given the size of the Philadelphia region and the strength of its life sciences industry, Dean Miller says the market should be bringing in more investment capital than it does. “In general, we are punching below our weight,” said Miller, the president of the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital& Technologies, during the 2019 Regional Biotech Conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County on Friday. The theme of this year’s conference was "Show me the money." Speakers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Home health agencies boost options for patients and workers alike
Buffalo-area home health care agencies say they're seeing more patients than they were five years ago. That has them working to improve how the administer care to those patients while also making conditions good for their employees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Lane Source Type: news

Publisher's notebook: We should all be more like Bernard Tyson
Our community was blessed with the leadership of Bernard Tyson for all too brief a time. Bernard, the CEO of Kaiser Permanente since 2013 and chairman since 2014, died suddenly last weekend, in the prime of his hugely impactful career. He leaves a hole in our hearts, and in the fabric of our community. Not only was he one of our country’s most influential and visionary leaders in health care, he was one of our community’s most committed and generous stewards. Bernard thought bigger than most… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mary Huss Source Type: news

Health tech company closing West Sac office after losing $698 million contract
The company is closing its operations, and laying off up to 70 workers, after being outbid on a major contract with the California Department of Health Care Services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Providence names two doctors to lead new heart transplant program
Providence Heart Institute has appointed two new leaders to head the heart transplant program it is rebuilding eight years after it was discontinued. Dr. Brian Bruckner will serve as surgical director of the program. He was recruited from Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center in Houston, where he has served as the surgical director of the heart transplant program. "We’ve had a nationwide recruitment process for last several months and looked at a number of candidates who were very interested… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Salem Health's CEO on how Lean manufacturing principles have improved strategic planning and patient care
Lean manufacturing principles have influenced strategic planning and kept Salem Health nimble. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Suzanne Stevens Source Type: news

Slideshow: See interior renderings of the downtown Kansas Health Science Center
Although the renderings aren't final yet, they give a peek inside of the proposed osteopathic medical school. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shelby Reynolds Source Type: news

UAB receives $3.5 million grant for eye care outreach
UAB has received a five-year, $3.5 million grant to study strategies to detect and manage glaucoma and other eye diseases in community-based settings. This grant will be focused on populations that are most at risk and the least likely to have access to eye care. The grant has been awarded to Lindsay Rhodes, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. The research plan seeks to implement and evaluate a telemedicine-based strategy in patients that are primarily treated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Wisconsin company moves headquarters, local office to Corporate Woods
With offices in three other cities — Appleton, Wisc.; San Francisco and and San Diego — and more than 140 employees, Quest Analytics co-founder John Weis said the company chose Overland Park as its new headquarters because of its central location, close proximity to national and local customers and the city's tech talent. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

UT in negotiations to add Jackson health sciences campus
In addressing faculty and staff at his annual State of University Address on Nov. 15, Dr. Steve Schwab, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, presented a slide showing the four UTHSC campus entities. On noting the distance between the UTHSC’s Memphis and Nashville campuses, he said, “maybe there is room for another campus.” Schwab announced to faculty and staff that UTHSC is in negotiations to establish a Jackson campus and affiliation with Jackson-based West Tennessee… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Medical group proposes office building in Palmetto Bay
The developer is associated with a local medical research practice. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Exclusive: Saint Thomas begins construction on new women's hospital
The Tennessee hospital that delivers more babies each year than any other in the state has begun work on a new "hospital within a hospital" at Saint Thomas Midtown designed specifically for women and newborns. The Saint Thomas Hospital for Women at Midtown will cover more than 100,000 square feet, encompass two floors and feature its own entrance, Saint Thomas Vice President of Women’s, Children’s and Oncology Services Kristen Toth said.  The health system began work on the seventh floor in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Emory eyes big boost in care at new cancer tower
Called Winship at Midtown, the nearly $500 million building will consolidate cancer services and improve a patient's experience. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Amy Wenk Source Type: news

One Tampa Bay, nonprofit organization, Wheelchairs 4 Kids
Wheelchairs 4 Kids in Tarpon Springs works to improve the lives of children with disabilities by providing wheelchairs, home and vehicle modifications and other equipment at no charge to the families. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Pam Huff Source Type: news

One Tampa Bay, corporate philanthropy, Amgen
Amgen Inc. is a multinational biopharmaceutical company with a presence in the Westshore area of Tampa. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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One Tampa Bay, nonprofit organization, Community Health Centers of Pinellas Inc.
Community Health Centers of Pinellas Inc. is on a mission to provide quality health care services to all. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Pam Huff Source Type: news

One Tampa Bay, corporate philanthropy, Florida Blue
One of Florida's largest health insurance companies, Florida Blue is also one of this year's One Tampa Bay honorees for its corporate philanthropy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Pam Huff Source Type: news

Wellness discounts can save dollars, but beware when it comes to health care
From the highest office-holders in the land to the average joe, few know the actual price of health care services or treatments. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Annemarie Franczyk Source Type: news

Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards 2019 Community Impact: Risas Dental redefines caregiving
When Risas Dental Management LLC staff say they go the extra mile for every smile, they mean it. Since opening its first practice in the West Valley in 2012, Risas Dental’s 750 dentists and staff have served nearly 500,000 patients. This year’s winner of the Arizona Corporate Excellence Community Impact Award offers 30% to 40% discounts to all its patients, offering payment plans on top of that. With more than 7,000 reviews on Google, Facebook and Yelp, the dental provider has an average 4.9… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

High-ranking heart surgeons at Sutter land in center of $31 million settlement
Three prominent Sacramento heart surgeons and Sutter Health have agreed to a $31 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit over an alleged kickback scheme. Sutter Health will pay $30.5 million while three physicians that comprise Sacramento Cardiovascular Surgeons have agreed to pay $500,000, under a settlement announced Thursday. The settlement resolves a 2014 lawsuit that was brought by one of Sutter Medical Center’s compliance officers who be came a whistleblower. The settlement isn’t an… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Exclusive: Seth Goldman to step away from Honest Tea
Call it the 22-year itch: Seth Goldman is leaving Honest Tea Inc., more than two decades after launching the bottled tea company out of his Bethesda kitchen and growing it into a massive global brand. The company co-founder, who has held the title "TeaEO Emeritus" since 2015, will pursue a new venture or ventures, he said in an interview. “It’s a little surreal when you’ve been raising somebody so intensely for so long to take that step back, but I do feel like this offspring… is able … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Hospice Hawaii expands services, rebrands as Navian Hawaii
Hospice Hawaii has recently undergone a few big changes including the expansion of its services to offer integrated care for patients with serious illnesses, and changing its name to Navian Hawaii. "Although we have a new name, our organization hasn't changed except to our broadened scope of services, which now includes integrated care," said Tori Abe Carapelho, the nonprofit's president and CEO, in an interview with Pacific Business News. The new name, Navian Hawaii, was formed from the w ords… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Franklin health-tech firm gets new majority owner
Relatient Inc. has new owners. Brighton Park Capital has bought a majority stake in the Franklin-based company with an investment of growth capital, according to a news release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2014, Relatient provides patient and provider messaging services, allows patients to book appointment s online and sends billing and appointment reminders to patients. The product ties into a provider’s existing electronic medical record and is used by small practices and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson invests in new NYC startup accelerator
The plan is to grow over 25 startups and create 10 new businesses. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

Firm focused on hospital revenue opens office in Cincinnati
Revecore, which specializes in revenue cycle management for hospitals, disclosed today that the firm has opened an office in Cincinnati. The office occupying the entire eighth floor of One Gateway Place downtown, which encompasses more than 18,000 square feet, will accommodate more than 100 employees in its BLS/Revecore division. The Boston-based private equity firm Riverside Partners launched the Revecore brand in March, followi ng the operational alignment in September 2018 of two of Riverside’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Audit flags issues with opioid prescribing among veterinarians
A new audit concludes that Oregon veterinarians ’ opioid prescribing must be more closely monitored to reduce the risk of pill diversion and protect both animals and public health. The Secretary of State’s Audits Division found that the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board’s inspections of veterinary clinics do not verify that federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s requirements for controlled substances are being followed. The Veterinary Medical Examining Board licenses 650 clinics and 4,000… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Durham company sets stage for $55 million offering
Just ahead of the anticipated roll-out of its main drug, a Triangle company is going out to market with a $55 million offering. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Nonprofits: DMV fast pass and Sabres' tickets for your blood; housing grants, more public art
Forget free cookies and juice: ConnectLife Blood& Organ Donor Network is stepping up its donor incentives with major perks: Sabres tickets and express passes for the DMV. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

New York health system creates 500 jobs in new South Florida center
The health care system is still looking to fill open positions at the facility. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Florida recreational marijuana petition reaches next step for 2020 ballot
A ballot initiative to make recreational marijuana legal in Florida has hit the required verified signature total for judicial review. Make It Legal Florida's proposed amendment made it over the 76,632 signature threshold, which is one of the first steps to make it onto the 2020 ballot. The initiative is backed financially by medical marijuana companies in the area such as MedMen and Parallel, formerly know as Surterra Wellness. “We are overwhelmed by the support the Make it Legal Florida effort… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Humana ranks high in recent Newsweek survey
Louisville-based Humana Inc. ranked No. 1 in its industry in Newsweek ’s 2020 list of America’s Best Customer Service. It bested Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield in that category. You can see the full list of companies and categories here. “We’re proud to receive this recognition from Newsweek, as we’ve worked hard this year to deploy technology and advan ce our service offerings to enable us to deliver personal, engaging experiences,” Vicki Perryman, senior vice president of consumer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David A. Mann Source Type: news

New owner of St. Louis hospital faces lawsuits, has troubled history
Hospital in low-income south St. Louis neighborhood struggles to pay the bills — and its new operator has a troubled track record elsewhere (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Clinic and community center expansion project in Houston's East End gets $3M
Houston-based Christus Foundation for Healthcare received a $3 million donation to finish construction on its East End clinic. Christus Foundation for Healthcare received the gift from Irving, Texas-based Catholic nonprofit health system Christus Health, according to a Nov. 11 press release. The funds will go toward completing construction on the new Christus St. Mary's Clinic building on the St. Austin Center campus at 2 002 S. Wayside Drive. The clinic is nearly doubling in size — from 4,500… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Bernard Tyson carried his influence to the national health care stage
After becoming CEO of Kaiser Permanente in 2013, Bernard Tyson built a national profile in health care, and his influence was especially acute in 2017. The CEO of the nation’s largest nonprofit managed health care system met with President Trump twice to discuss the Affordable Care Act and veterans' affairs that year, and he addressed a Senate committee to develop ways to improve the health care system. Tyson, who died Sunday morning at age 60 , ran the Oakland-based integrated health care system,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dawn Kawamoto Source Type: news

BioLife Solutions makes third acquisition of the year with purchase of Custom Biogenic Systems
Bothell-based BioLife Solutions expects to grow from $10 million in 2019 annual revenue to at least $50 million in annual revenue in 2020. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Kitzhaber worries about future of Oregon's Medicaid model
The former governor shared his thoughts at a health care reform conference in Portland. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Ascension's health-data partnership with Google sparks federal inquiry
News of St. Louis-based Ascension Health's partnership with Google, in which it is sharing health data for millions of patients, has sparked a federal inquiry. The Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services "will seek to learn more information about this mass collection of individuals' medical records to ensure that HIPAA protections were fully implemented," the office's director, Roger Severino, told the Wall Street Journal T uesday. The Wall Street Journal reported… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Cascadia unveils plans for more affordable housing in East Portland
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare plans to develop 71 units of affordable housing in East Portland, the organization announced. The development site is in the Centennial neighborhood, at 164th and Powell Boulevard. The project will be modeled after Cascadia’s Garlington Health Center& Garlington Place Apartments in Northeast Portland. Cascadia received funding from the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Housing and Community Services and a rent subsidy from Multnomah County. Construction is slated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

CDC says drug-resistant bacteria kill 35,000 a year
More than 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths each year are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday in a new report. That's at least one infection every 11 seconds and one death from antibiotic resistance every 15 minutes, the Atlanta-based agency said. The new “AR Threats” report shows that there were nearly twice as many annual deaths from antibiotic resistance as CDC originally reported in 2013. Since th en, prevention… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Meltzer Source Type: news

Hennepin Healthcare breaks ground on $30 million parenthood-depression center
Hennepin Healthcare broke ground Wednesday morning on its $30 million Redleaf Center for Family Healing. The center, which provides psychological support for new parents, was supported by a $10 million donation from the Lynne& Andrew Redleaf Foundation, as well as $2.25 million from the Pohlad family, led by Allie Pohlad. The center will be a 9,000 square-foot building at the corner of Chicago Avenue and Sixth Street, near the Hennepin County Medical Center. M.A. Mortenson Co. is handling construction,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Behavioral health provider moving headquarters to St. Louis region
Pathways Health and Community Support LLC, a provider of behavioral and mental health services, is relocating its corporate executive offices to the St. Louis area from Fredericksburg, Virginia. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Ascension defends sharing patient data with Google
St. Louis-based Ascension, the parent company of Wichita's Via Christi Health System, confirmed this week it is partnering with Google on what it calls a "comprehensive portfolio of digital capabilities" it says will enhance the experience of patients and caregivers. The company's statement Monday comes in response to a report by The Wall Street Journal that Google is receiving personal health information for millions of patients from Ascension that "amounts to a complete health history, including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Birmingham startup lands on CNBC 2019 Upstart 100
Local health care startup IllumiCare has been named to The 2019 Upstart 100 list from CNBC.   According to CNBC, The Upstart 100 list is the organization’s showcase of young startups that are building and scaling their business while obtaining no more than $50 million in venture capital. This indicates that these companies valuations are relatively low but that their potential is high.   The list was narrowed down from more than 600 nominees globally, and weighted against quantitative metrics… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Abbott Labs CEO White to step down after 21 years
After leading the company for 21 years, Abbott Laboratories CEO Miles White will step down next year. White, 64, will leave the Abbott Park healthcare giant (NYSE: ABT) on March 31, and will be replaced by Robert Ford, 46, the company's current chief operating officer and president. Ford will become the 13th CEO of Abbott in its 131-year history, the company said, adding that White's tenure is th e second longest for a non-founder in today's S&P 100. Ford originally joined Abbott in the company's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Healthcare startup Apervita raises $22 million
Chicago healthcare startup Apervita has raised new financing following its merger with Boston-based Qcentive over the summer. The company announced Tuesday that it raised $22 million from Optum Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Baird Capital. Other investors include Math Ventures, Levy Family Partners, Illinois Ventures and Wintrust. Apervita has now raised more than $43 million to date, according to Crunchba se. Want more stories about tech and innovation in Chicago? Subscribe to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katherine Davis Source Type: news

KKR-backed startup on hunt to buy clinical trial sites to boost study quality, diversity
Headlands Research is emerging with six clinical trial sites in locations you might not recognize as research hotbeds. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Mental health care is just a text away
For busy employees, seeking treatment for depression, work-related stress and other mental and emotional health issues isn ’t exactly convenient or easy, and it may prevent some people from accessing care. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States, for example, yet only a little more than a third receive treatment. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way from the stereotype of a weekly visit to the therapist’s office as the only way to receive counseling. Instead, use of technology… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. Hyong Un Source Type: news

Helping colleagues to understand mental health issues (hint: avoid the internet)
When a colleague comes to work with flu-like symptoms – for example, coughing or congestion – we typically advise them to stay home for a few days, or visit a primary care doctor to receive treatment. But what happens when a colleague is demonstrating signs of emotional pain, such as frequent problems controlling their temper or acting withdrawn? We’ve made great strides over the years eliminating the stigmas associated with mental and emotional health. However, understanding how to help… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cara McNulty, DPA Source Type: news