'Pirated' link allowed ineligible people to get vaccines at Baltimore Convention Center
UMMS said it takes steps to confirm eligibility at the Convention Center but relies on citizens "not to cheat the system." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Humana Military names chief medical officer
This physician and policy leader previously worked for the Obama administration. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David A. Mann Source Type: news

Columbus-area developer plans $18M assisted living community in Beavercreek
The developer, based in New Albany, owns and operates eight senior living communities in Ohio. Its ninth community is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in June. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Largest Health Care Systems in Greater Baltimore
Information for this List was obtained via surveys completed by company representatives; Ascension Saint Agnes ranked on last year's List, but did not provide the ranking criteria by press time this year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Assisted Living Facilities 2021
Rank Business Name/URL/prior rank Number of licensed beds License effective date Profit status Prima (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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Nursing Home Facilities 2021
Rank Business Name/URL/prior rank Licensed beds License Number Profit Status Administrator/CEO 1 R (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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Allina will team with Optum on Brooklyn Park surgery center
A joint venture between Allina Health System and Optum, the health-services arm of UnitedHealth Group Inc., plans to develop three new surgery centers this year, starting with a project in Brooklyn Park. The Star Tribune reports on the plan, which advances a 2019 joint venture between the two health companies that will eventually run about a dozen surgery centers in the region. Since then, the partnership between Allina and Surgical Care Associates, Optum's surgical center business unit, has als o… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

C-Suite Awards 2021: Julia Hu, CEO of Lark Technologies
Julia Hu, CEO and co-founder of Lark Technologies, is one of Silicon Valley's C-Suite honorees for 2021. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: J. Jennings Moss Source Type: news

Entrepreneur: Former Glendale police officer's startup helps seniors understand Medicare options
Helping friends with Spanish translations for health insurance meetings turned into a business opportunity for David Luna. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

My View: Walk with the Phoenix Business Journal to promote a healthy lifestyle
The fundraising challenges continue for area nonprofits as the pandemic still limits in-person events. The Business Journal has an upcoming opportunity for you to help others in the community — the 2021 Phoenix Heart Walk Digital Experience. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ray Schey Source Type: news

Novant market president provides details on $222M million investment at Forsyth Medical Center
In line with continuing its commitment to the Triad community, Novant Health invested $222 million in developing a critical care tower at its Forsyth Medical Center campus in Winston-Salem as a part of the $400 million comprehensive capital investment plan. Chad Setliff, president of Novant Health’s greater Winston-Salem market, said the exterior design of the tower is nearly complete and they are currently working on the interior design, which will take several months.  The tower will be located… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Trajan Warren Source Type: news

Missouri will activate next vaccine tier on March 15
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday that the next tier in its  Covid-19 vaccine plan will open in the state on March 15. Missouri's Phase 1B-Tier 3 will make the vaccine available to an additional 550,000 Missourians. Parson said Tier 3 includes an important part of the state's population, including "workers in many of the industries we depend on to keep our everyday lives operating normally." Phase 1B-Tier 3 focuses on vaccinating what the state classifies as its “critical infrastructure."… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dori Olmos- KSDK Source Type: news

Analysis: The need to raise the minimum wage
A $15 per hour federal minimum wage would disproportionately benefit the country ’s essential workers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: molly kinder Source Type: news

Tablet Covid vaccine maker to push on with clinical trials
Despite lackluster results from an early trial of its tablet Covid-19 vaccine, Vaxart Inc. said Thursday that it will move forward to a midstage study by the end of June. The small South San Francisco company (NASDAQ: VXRT) said it is driven by the emergence of new strains of Covid that some injectable vaccines may not cover well and slow progress in reaching people with needle jabs before new strains emerge. "A better solution is needed given that Covid-19 may be a challenge for years to come,"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Big biotech, UCs launch $53M effort targeting Alzheimer's, other brain diseases
UCSF and UC Berkeley will receive $53 million over 10 years as part of a collaboration with biotech giant Genentech Inc. and its Swiss parent Roche to research potential new treatments for Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases, ALS, autism and other central nervous system conditions. The partnership builds on a University of California-University of Washington effort started in 2019 and backed by the foundation of former Citibank CEO Sandy Weill and his wife, Joan, and it will initially… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Health Care Leadership Forum: After a terrible year, there's reason for hope
At the Business Journal's annual Health Care Leadership Forum, local leaders weighed in on the era of Covid-19 and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Missouri to activate next vaccine tier on March 15
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday that the next tier in its  Covid-19 vaccine plan will open in the state on Monday, March 15. Missouri's Phase 1B-Tier 3 will make the vaccine available to an additional 550,000 Missourians. Parson said Tier 3 includes an important part of the state's population, including "workers in many of the industries we depend on to keep our everyday lives operating normally." Phase 1B-Tier 3 focuses on vaccinating what the state classifies as its “critical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dori Olmos- KSDK Source Type: news

As state teachers become eligible for vaccine, Milwaukee-area official warns 'eligible does not equal available'
The city of Milwaukee expects to have 25,000 educators become eligible for Covid-19 vaccines starting Monday and are following state officials ’ goal of dosing them all by the end of April. The main caveat is that availability of vaccines will dictate how quickly K-12 teachers and workers at day care centers can receive doses. The city of Milwaukee requested 10,000 doses just for K-12 teachers alone, said city interim health commissione r Marlaina Jackson. By comparison, Milwaukee County will receive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sean Ryan Source Type: news

Providence Cancer Institute announces $2M endowed chair
Mark and Kathy Parker gave $1 million to help create the chair in honor of attorney Michael Kelley. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins, four other hospitals launch national cancer research foundation with $250M gift
The new foundation expects to begin funding grant awards to research teams within a few months. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Merck acquires newly public Watertown biotech for $1.85B
Life sciences giant Merck is buying Pandion Therapeutics, the autoimmune disorder-focused biotech that went public last July in one of the largest IPOs of 2020, for $1.85 billion in stock. Pandion's stock price nearly doubled upon the news of the Thursday morning announcement. Launched in 2018 by former executives at Pfizer and Biogen, Pandion aims to treat autoimmune disorders by targeting critical immune control nodes with immune system-modulating molecules. Its lead candidate, a drug that targets… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

The Petri Dish: Beam's acquisition; cancer startup gets $95M
While some in the life sciences industry create drugs and devices to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, their colleagues are busy as ever raising money, testing new drugs, expanding facilities and more. Here's The Petri Dish, a roundup of news that may get overlooked amid the influx of Greater Boston life sciences and health care happenings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

The future of telehealth: Dayton hospital leaders explore one of healthcare's fastest-growing segments
"It's not going away," said one local healthcare executive. "As we look into the future, telehealth is absolutely going to be a cornerstone in how we provide care for people." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Serving on the front lines of Covid-19: Health care (Video)
Health providers across the Pacific Northwest share their experiences in responding to the Covid-19 challenges and the impact they are making in their communities. For 45 years, the Murdock Trust has been partnering with health providers across the Pacific Northwest to aid in bringing quality and affordable healthcare to all. To learn more, visit Murdock Trust. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Source Type: news

State approves BlueShield of Northeastern New York parent's affiliation with Pittsburgh giant
The parent company of BlueShield of Northeastern New York and Buffalo-based BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York will be joined with an $18 billion system based in Pittsburgh. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

Covid-19 roundup: Countywide dose distribution, Publix's next round of vaccine appointments and more
More than 260,500 people have received at least their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination in Lake, Orange, Oscoela and Seminole counties as of Feb. 23, according to the Florida Department of Health. In addition, nearly 60% of Central Floridians vaccinated have completed the series of doses. The vaccines still primarily are being administered to those over the age of 65 and health care workers. The vaccine is critical to the return of normal business here and nationwide. On Feb. 22, Orange … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Richard Bilbao Source Type: news

On-demand dental service startup expands to Dallas
Kare Mobile is looking to expand nationwide with $250,000 in new funding. And it's eyeing Dallas for its first stop in Texas. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kevin Cummings Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic's Well Living Lab unveils 'healthy living' concept home
The Mayo Clinic founded the Well Living Lab to conduct and apply human-centered research to study the interaction between health, well-being and indoor environments. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

Flagship Pioneering-founded health tech company shifts labs to Lexington
The company has raised a combined $285 million over two funding rounds. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Catherine Carlock Source Type: news

Meet Cate Dyer, a 2021 Most Admired CEO honoree
Cate Dyer is the CEO and founder of StemExpress. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sam Boykin Source Type: news

Editorial: Here are some health care priorities
The health care overhaul signed by Gov. Charlie Baker on Jan. 1, while important, do little for businesses that remain over-burdened with health care costs, and leave untouched an existing structure that had led to coverage inequalities and health disparities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Executive of the Year 2021: Torben Nielsen, Zoom+Care
The CEO's company Zoom+Care provides on-demand health care without traditional wait times, as well as a new suite of digital health products. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Experts predict more virus variants will hit Greater Cincinnati
With Hamilton County seeing its first case of the United Kingdom variant of the coronavirus on Monday, experts said Wednesday more variants will pop up locally in the months to come. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Wetterich Source Type: news

TBJ Plus: New name for Triangle public company; Durham restaurant needs new home; Top beaches not far from Raleigh
A Triangle medtech is making a name change as it continues to look for a rebound in 2021. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Purtell Source Type: news

State, business community come together to assist vaccine rollout
“The expertise that the business community has to offer is unparalleled,” says the president of Kaiser Permanente Washington. But supply from the federal government continues to be a big holdup. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

HPU chooses Board of Nursing member to chair proposed BSN program
High Point University, the fifth largest university in the Triad, has announced the new leader of the institution ’s proposed nursing program. Racquel Ingram has been named by HPU’s Congdon School of Health Sciences founding chair and assistant professor with the Department of Nursing.  Ingram will work with Dr. Daniel Erb, senior vice president of academic affairs, and Dr. Kevin Ford, interim dean for C ongdon School of Health Sciences, to establish the curriculum for the proposed nursing program.  “Dr.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Trajan Warren Source Type: news

Pennsylvania's Covid-19 vaccine allocation to reach record weekly high
Gov. Tom Wolf said that governors were told by the federal government that the vaccine shipments delayed by weather would be caught up in distribution. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Medtronic beats outlook, but business still dampened by pandemic
Medtronic reported better-than-expected results for its fiscal third quarter, though the company still noted the impact of delayed medical treatments brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

New York-based Medly Pharmacy to add Orlando location, jobs
The location would be the company's second in Florida. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Oak Street Health expands into Georgia and several U.S. cities
The announcement comes after the company said in December that it will expand to Louisiana and South Carolina early in 2021. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Eskaton sells Orangevale senior living site for $7.8 million
Eskaton originally purchased the Orangevale site in 2011 for $7 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Maryland to launch statewide Covid vaccine portal, but local registration sites will remain open
The new portal will be responsible for vaccine appointments at the state ’s vaccination megasites. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rebecca Cooper Source Type: news

Kindred Healthcare adds behavioral health beds with new management deal
The Louisville-based specialty hospital provider is deepening the reach of its newest division. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

University of Pittsburgh sells hospital property to UPMC for $17.5M
UPMC takes full ownership of wing of UPMC Presbyterian hospital complex in Oakland. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tim Schooley Source Type: news

Experts discuss lasting impact of COVID-19 on North Texas cities
Five years from now, what will be the lasting impacts of COVID-19 on Dallas-Fort Worth? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

Aunt Fannie's uses crediting program to zero out its plastic footprint
The company will pay to remove 227,540 pounds of low-value plastic waste from the environment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Pete Danko Source Type: news

Highmark grant helps PA Medical Society boost independent physicians
Independent physicians — doctors and practices that aren’t associated with a hospital or health system — have been on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic in ways that couldn’t be foreseen a year ago. A new Highmark-funded grant program will help the Pennsylvania Medical Society and its Care Centered Collabora tive assist them in shoring up and expanding services further. The nearly $4 million available through the PAMED Community Care Grants are open to physicians and physician groups… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Seattle Indian Health Board leader calls out state report
The Washington state Department of Health last week released a report on the Covid-19 vaccine and how it relates to age, ethnicity and race. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Why an East Bay migraine patch maker sees hope ahead
The FDA stuck it to the company's plan to start selling its pain-relief patch of some 2,000 microneedles last year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news