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Why a retired plastic surgeon spent millions funding simulated medicine
Dr. David Zamierowski has made helping students learn through medical simulations a "second career." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Top of the List: Independent Insurance Agencies
This week, the Kansas City Business Journal ranks the area's independent insurance agencies by life/health/benefits premium volume. The accompanying gallery shows the top 5 on The List. For the full List, subscribers can take a look at the weekly print edition of the Kansas City Business Journal. The List also includes full address, phone, website, select specialties and top local executive. (Subscribers can view the full Inde pendent Insurance Agencies List online. Additionally, a separate List… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew McKeegan Source Type: news

Reforms, new spending fail to fix mental health system
Tens of millions of dollars have been spent to bolster mental health services in Sacramento County since the recession, but local emergency rooms still struggle to cope with dozens of patients in crisis every day. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kathy Robertson Source Type: news

Half of Houston employees surveyed say they've gained weight at current job
Houston often ranks among the more overweight cities in the U.S., but that doesn't make a recent report any easier to swallow. A new CareerBuilder survey found Houston has the highest percentage of workers who say they've gained weight at their present job. The nationwide survey, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder, found that 56 percent of the nation's workforce believes they are overweight, that 25 percent say they've gained more than 10 pounds at their current job and 10 percent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Company with several Nashville health care ties lands $60 million investment
The company has received $100 million in new funding in 2017 and $300 million since 2010. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emily Overholt Source Type: news

Alabama hospital cutting 80 jobs
Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan is cutting 80 jobs in a cost-cutting effort, the Dothan Eagle reports. The hospital is Dothan's largest employer with a workforce of roughly 2,800. Hospital officials told the Eagle the move was the result of decreased revenue, as the hospital also reported a $2 million loss in its operations budget. Yearly revenue for SAMC is around $305 million per year. The hospi tal is looking to cut $30 million in expenses. Hospital officials said they fielded more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tim Steere Source Type: news

Wake Forest Baptist names interim dean for School of Medicine
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center said Thursday that its CEO Julie Ann Freischlag will step into the role of interim dean of the center ’s school of medicine. Freischlag fills a position that will be left empty when Dean Edward Abraham leaves Wake Forest School of Medicine to lead University of Miami’s Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. It was announced in April that Abraham would leave to become the new dean of the Miller School of Medicine. Freischlag, who joined Wake Forest Baptist this… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Doctor who took on medical manufacturers dies
A Boston doctor whose fight against a uterine surgical technique would change medical practice has died from complications from uterine cancer. Dr. Amy Reed, a 44-year old mother of six, spent the last three years of her life in a David-and-Goliath battle against Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Food and Drug Administration, and medical device manufacturers. Her husband, cardiac surgeon Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, said she will be remembere d for her perseverance. “She died a warrior’s death,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Signature Healthcare to open new BI-affiliated cancer center
A seven-year project to bring a dedicated cancer center to Brockton is finally coming to fruition, with Signature Healthcare constructing its Beth Israel Deaconess-affiliated space slated to open this fall. Signature, an independent hospital affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, had served cancer patients in the past, offering radiation services through a joint venture with Vantage Oncology — now McKesson Corporation. The new 36,000-square-foot, two-story facility adjacent to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Why North Carolina's largest insurer filed for a 23% rate increase for ACA plans next year
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has filed for a 22.9% rate increase with the N.C. Department of Insurance for Affordable Care Act plans in 2018. The company — the only insurer that offered ACA plans in all 100 North Carolina counties for 2017— intends to serve all counties again next year. During a media call Thursday morning, Brian Tajlili, director of actuarial and pricing services for BCBSNC, outlined why the requested rate increase is necessary . A lack of federal funding for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Stocks rise for Aerie, BioCryst following positive trial results
Duke University spinout Aerie Pharmaceuticals ’ (Nasdaq: AERI) as well as Durham-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: BCRX) both saw stock prices jump Thursday on the heels of positive trial results. Shares of both companies were up about 30 percent Thursday afternoon, with shares of Aerie trading just under $53 and shares of BioCryst tra ding close to $7. Late Wednesday, Aerie announced positive Phase 2 trial results for glaucoma product Roclatan. Vicente Anido Jr., chairman and CEO of Aerie,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

DaVita acquires Polish dialysis company
DaVita Inc. expanded its offerings in Poland Thursday, purchasing dialysis provider Centrum Dializa II as part of its strategy to ramp up its international division. The Polish company runs 47 dialysis centers that treat some 1,750 patients across the eastern European country. Combined with DaVita’s 2013 acquisition of six Polish dialysis centers run previously by rival Fresenius Medical Care, the Denver-based kidney-care provider (NYSE: DVA) now operates 53 centers and employs 830 workers in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

BBJ names 2017 Healthiest Employers
The Boston Business Journal today announced the finalists for its seventh-annual Healthiest Employers program, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 3 at Community Rowing Inc. in Boston. This year the BBJ is honoring 24 companies in Massachusetts for their efforts in maintaining and improving employee health. Click on the accompanying slideshow to see this year's finalists, in alphabetical order by company category size. Final scores and rankings for the honoree companies will be announced in August. "Building… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joe Halpern Source Type: news

IBC inks deal to add suburban health system to facilitated health network model
Independence Blue Cross and Holy Redeemer Health System have agreed to a new three-year provider contract. The deal makes Holy Redeemer, based in Meadowbrook, Pa., the first community-based health system to join Independence’s facilitated health networks model. The Philadelphia-based health insurer described its facilitated health networks model as a payer-provider relationship that goes beyond the traditional negotiating of new contracts and enhancing or adjusting existing reimbursement policies.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Wake Forest Baptist names interim dean for School of Medicine
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center said Thursday that its CEO Julie Ann Freischlag will step into the role of interim dean of the center ’s school of medicine. Freischlag fills a position that will be left empty when Dean Edward Abraham leaves Wake Forest School of Medicine to lead University of Miami’s Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. It was announced in April that Abraham would leave to become the new dean of the Miller School of Medicine. Freischlag, who joined Wake Forest Baptist this… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Medi-juana dispensary Aloha Green to sell non-THC products
Medical cannabis dispensary Aloha Green Holdings said it will begin selling cannabidiol or CBD-only products derived from hemp, along with other related products at its 1314 S. King Street location in Honolulu next month. As part of its “soft opening” on June 8, Helen Cho, director of integrated strategy for the Oahu-based dispensary, said it will sell the non-THC products as it waits on the Hawaii State Department of Health to certify a testing lab. THC is the psychoactive compound in marijuana. By… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Outstanding Voices: Head of Seattle Children's gender clinic fights for transgender kids, faces discrimination
Dr. David Breland heads up the gender clinic at Seattle Children's, where he regularly works with transgender youth. He helped opened the clinic at the hospital after spending time working at a clinic in San Francisco, where he saw the devastating health inequities young transgender people experience. A small grant got the clinic started, and now Breland and his team work to create best practices for treating young people who are gender nonconforming. The clinic is one of only a handful across the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

​Greater Cincinnati hospital opens ER for seniors
Atrium Medical Center has opened an eight-bed unit geared toward seniors within the Warren County hospital ’s emergency department. The Senior Emergency Center, designed for patients 65 or older, could make a difference in the care of more than 7,500 emergency department patients annually, Atrium officials said. Many people who are ultimately admitted to a hospital first come through the emergency dep artment. Most emergency departments aren’t designed with seniors in mind, Atrium officials said.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Robotic surgery program is a game changer (Video)
A surgeon at the helm of a surgical robotic device can perform complicated procedures that require precise actions on very small targets. “Robotic-assisted surgery makes it possible to do some procedures in a minimally invasive way that otherwise would have to be done with open surgery,” says Dr. Dunki-Jacobs, surgical oncologist at TriHealth. “This is important because patients who have minimally invasive surgery have less bl ood loss, fewer wound complications, shorter hospital stays and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Content provided by TriHealth Source Type: news

Medicaid programs could take a $1.4 trillion hit
Medicaid, the federal health program that serves 70 million low-income and poor Americans, could be cut by as much as $1.4 trillion over the next decade, if the new budget proposed by President Donald Trump is enacted. It’s unlikely that Congress will approve the 2018 budget released Monday, but it sends a signal that the administration is aiming for “safety net” programs in its budget, NPR reports. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney unveiled the proposal this week as a "Taxpayer First"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Betsey Guzior Source Type: news

Boulder biopharmaceutical facility to expand
A North Carolina-based biopharmaceutical contract company said it's expanding its Boulder manufacturing facility. KBI Biopharma (KBI), a unit of of JSR Corporation (JSR), said it's spending $30 million to expand its Boulder facility and one in Durham, North Carolina. In Boulder, KBI said it's expanding capacity for manufacturing of low-dose microbial products, and the expansion should be complete by the end of the year. "These expansions support our vision for growth and create the opportunity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Portland ’s ZoomCare to open two new clinics in Seattle area as competition heats up
ZoomCare is opening two more clinics in the Seattle area. This will be followed sometime this year by three more, bringing the tally of retail clinics in the area up to 12 for the Portland-based company. The newest location opens Wednesday in Lincoln Square in Bellevue. The other is in Capitol Hill across from the new light rail station on Broadway and will open on May 30. ZoomCare's mission is to disrupt the classic health care structure by providing its services in areas where people like to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Saint Luke's will 'triple' access to NCI trials with new affiliation
Saint Luke's Health System will broaden its cancer clinical trials through an affiliation with Washington University in St. Louis. "It expands the number and the breadth of the available trials that we will be able to offer to our patients here," said Timothy Pluard, director of Saint Luke's Cancer Institute. "It essentially for us is about tripling the number of NCI clinical trials that we'll have access to." Through the ag reement, Saint Luke's will be affiliated with Washington University's Siteman… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

How this ABQ cannabis producer won a family-friendly award
Family Friendly New Mexico has added a unique recipient to its list of gold medal winners: the Verdes Foundation, a top-earning Albuquerque-based medical cannabis producer. "It’s the most proud acknowledgment and achievement that I’ve ever earned as a business owner for the Verdes Foundation," said Rachael Speegle, director of operations with Verdes. "The entire point of our programs and our employment strategies is to try to have our business work for our commun ity." The New Mexico Family-Friendly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rachel Sapin Source Type: news

Alton hospital seeks approval to discontinue use of more than 60 beds
OSF Saint Anthony ’s Health Center in Alton, Illinois, is seeking state approval to discontinue the 30-bed long-term care unit and 28-bed inpatient rehab unit at its sister OSF Saint Clare Hospital. Ajay Pathak, president and CEO of Saint Anthony’s, previously told the Business Journal in March that the hospital planned to invest more than $15 million in a new plan to realign its services between its main campus and its nearby Saint Clare’s facility. That plan included relocating nearly all… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Telemedicine opens doors for patients
Virtual office visits could become more commonplace as more sectors of the health care industry come to value the long-distance relationship between doctors and patients. Known as telehealth, the service allows doctors to diagnose and treat patients with certain conditions in real time via two-way videoconferencing and other connections. That includes remote monitoring, which allows providers to keep track of changes in patients’ vital signs. Supporters say the practice decreases costs in the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Addressing the drug coupon conundrum
Coupons have been around since the late 1800s. Coca-Cola was the first to offer them, but they didn ’t come in a glossy magazine in the Sunday paper. The soda supergiant began dispensing hand-written tickets for a free pop in 1894. According to Coupon Sherpa, by 1913 an estimated 1 in 9 Americans had received a free Coke for a total of 8.5 million free drinks. Coca-Cola is now one of the most we ll-known brands in the world and enjoys 50 percent market penetration. Today, coupons are as American… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. John D. Bennett Source Type: news

Medical courier Medstat to close facility, cut 100-plus jobs
Medstat Systems Inc., a courier company that focuses on the health care market, has warned the state of Minnesota it plans to close a facility in Fridley and eliminate more than 100 jobs. The company didn't disclose why it was permanently shutting down the location in a notice to the Department of Employment and Economic Development. Medstat CEO Scott Bohm couldn't immediately be reached for further details. Medstat delivers items such as medical supplies, patient records, blood a nd lab specimens,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Report: 445,000 Mass. residents would lose insurance in five years under GOP plan
A study commissioned by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation contends that the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would cost Massachusetts $1.4 billion annually and cause nearly half a million residents to lose health insurance by the time it's fully implemented in 2022. The analysis, performed by the Urban Institute, looked at the bill approved by House Republicans in early May, called the American Health Care Act. The bill is currently being reviewed and reworked by… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Pharma company eyes job growth, expansion at $50M Monroe facility
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals will increase its workforce by 45% as it scales up operations at its Monroe manufacturing facility. The company plans to add 37 jobs over the next two quarters, says Robert Matsuk, president of Glenmark’s North American operations. It currently employs 82. That Monroe site marks Glenmark’s first U.S. manufacturing operations. “This is part of a diversification strategy for us,” Matsuk says. The company purchased a 15-acre parcel near the Charlotte-Monroe Executive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

A primer for defending against ransomware in the age of global cyberattacks
Ransomware attacks are increasing in frequency. Last week ’s cyberattack on computer systems across the globe should put organizations on notice that no one is safe. The FBI reports that approximately 4,000 ransomware attacks occur daily, with a 300 percent increase in ransomware attacks since 2015. In health care, in a well-publicized attack in early 2016, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles paid $17,000 in Bitcoin to get back patient data and their multimillion dollar HIT system… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Drugmakers increasingly view Trump as a business risk in federal filings
Biotech firms have always faced a litany of business risks — from having drugs fail in clinical trials, to heavy competition to running out of money. Recently, many are adding one more to the list: the Trump Administration. Since Trump took office, biotech and pharma companies have repeatedly cited his administration — and in particular, uncertainty o ver what policies he will enact and how they will affect the industry — in the “risk factors” section of their annual and quarterly filings… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Brown announces new Medicaid accountability measures after audit
Gov. Kate Brown announced new accountability measures for Medicaid, while taking a dig at Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, who released a scathing audit about the program last week. The Oregon Health Authority, Brown said, has completed more than 700,000 Medicaid redeterminations since March 2016 but fell behind in working through the remaining 115,000. “Elected officials should be focused on protecting the health care of Oregonians, not playing politics with it,” Brown said in a written… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Here's a list of Ohio cities banning medical marijuana businesses
Communities across Ohio are banning or delaying the development of medical marijuana businesses within their borders. Most recently, Hilliard City Council recommended a six-month moratorium on all businesses – cultivators, retail dispensaries and processors – after eyeing allowing one dispensary. Hilliard is not alone in Central Ohio. Prominent suburbs Grandview Heights, Dublin and Upper Arlington are among those that have placed or are considering bans or moratoriums on the marijuana industry. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tom Knox Source Type: news

​UC Health begins construction of $60M neuroscience institute, provides first look inside
UC Health began construction today on a headquarters for the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, a $60.5 million outpatient center in Corryville that will treat people with neurologic and psychiatric diseases. Messer Construction Co. of Bond Hill is general contractor for the four-story building at 223 Piedmont Ave., UC Health disclosed today. The Chicago-based Perkins+Will architectural firm designed the 114,000-square-foot building, which will bring together more than 125… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Mom accuses Phoenix Children's Hospital of patient privacy violations
A Valley mom has accused Phoenix Children's Hospital of violating patient privacy laws. In a Facebook post from a mom worried that Phoenix Children’s Hospital violated patient privacy laws: “Are you familiar with HIPAA violations,” the Facebook post from Jennifer Maggiore starts. The PCH postcard addressed to her son was a notification that his doctor was leaving and that PCH didn’t have enough doctors to absorb his patients. The problem, she said, is that the postcard came from the psychiatry… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Florida hospitals appeal ruling on outpatient payments
Dozens of hospitals across the state have appealed an administrative law judge's decision in a dispute about reimbursement rates for outpatient care of Medicaid beneficiaries. The hospitals filed notices of appeal last week at the 1st District Court of Appeal, after a decision in April by Judge J. Lawrence Johnston in favor of the state Agency for Health Care Administration. As is common, the notices of appeal do not detail the hospitals' legal arguments. The cases bega n late last year when hospitals… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lawsuit accuses DaVita of failing to pay overtime
A Wheat Ridge law firm has alleged in a collective-action lawsuit that DaVita Inc. has failed to pay overtime wages to employees working before and after their shifts ended. Ramos Law Firm also is looking to track down workers employed in other states by the Denver-based kidney-care company (NYSE: DVA) as potential plaintiffs. In the federal lawsuit, the law firm alleges that some DaVita workers have been required to put in time before and after shifts and have had t o come back early from lunch… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Legacy Health CEO Brown announces retirement
Dr. George Brown, who has led Portland ’s Legacy Health hospital system for the past nine years, announced that he will retire at the end of the year. Under Brown’s leadership as president and CEO of Legacy, the eight-hospital system has experienced record growth, expanded into health insurance and beefed up its urgent care. Brown o versaw the addition of Randall Children’s Hospital and collaborations with other Portland health systems to create the Unity Center for Behavioral Health and expanded… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

​Avery Dennison buys Finesse Medical
Avery Dennison Corp. has acquired Finesse Medical Ltd., an Irish maker of materials used for wound care and skin treatments, as part of plans to expand in the medical sector. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Longford, Ireland-based Finesse Medical specializes in the development and application of products such as skin barrier films and protection creams, and silicone and polyurethane foam wound dressings. Finesse, which also provides contract manufact uring and product development… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Moffitt expansion plan gains flexibility with land purchase
Moffitt Cancer Center has some additional options for its expansion plan, with the purchase of land across the street from its McKinley campus south of the University of South Florida. Moffitt paid $11.75 million to purchase the site, at 10901 Malcolm McKinley Drive, on April 10, according to Hillsborough County property records. Moffitt has no specific use in mind at this time for the land, said Jack Kolosky, chief operating officer of Moffitt Cancer Center and president of Mo ffitt Hospital. “What… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

One of Birmingham's most influential medical leaders retiring
One of the most influential executives in Birmingham's health care scene will retire later this year. Dr. Edward E. Partridge, who has served as the director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2007, will be retiring from the position at the end of July. UAB is conducting a national search to find his successor. In addition to his current role, Partridge s erved as professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UAB, in addition to previously serving as director… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ty West Source Type: news

All-ages planned community in Liberty aims to connect generations, COO says
After years of managing assisted living, Melissa O'Hara said the unique vision for a multigenerational neighborhood drew her to the Kansas City area. As the community's COO, O'Hara will oversee Norterre — a 17-acre neighborhood — that will open in the fall in Liberty. Norterre is the result of a partnership among Manhattan-based Action Pact Design Group, Liberty Hospital and Healthy Living Centers of America. O'Hara became familiar with th e project after meeting Action Pact CEO Steve Shields. "I… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Shawnee Mission Health wraps up $23.5M hospital renovation
Shawnee Mission Medical Center capped a three-year renovation of its first floor with a new simulation center and conference center. The $23.5 million renovation of Shawnee Mission Health's original hospital tower was designed to help support the continued education of its physicians, nurses and associates. The new Zamierowski Simulation Center unites all of the hospital's training tools into one location, which allows for more immersive, multidisciplinary training for physicians, nurses and support… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Des Peres doctor to pay nearly $300,000 to settle false billing allegations
The federal government has reached a civil settlement with Dr. Sherry Ma and Aima Neurology, following alleged false Medicare billings related to Dr. Ma ’s Botox and Myobloc injections at the medical group, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri. Dr. Ma, of Ladue, and Aima Neurology will repay the United States $291,288, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Dr . Ma received Botox and Myobloc at no charge to use… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

Holliston biotech faces possible delisting, but CEO remains confident
Biostage, a Holliston-based biotech developing organ implants to treat cancers in the respiratory tract, said Monday it faces a possible delisting from the Nasdaq. But its CEO, a former top official at Genzyme, remains confident that the company will avoid that fate. Biostage (Nasdaq: BSTG) said Monday it had received a letter from the exchange stating that it failed to meet two minimum requirements for listing: a $1 share price and $2.5 million in stockholders' equity. The 25-employee company said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Addictions program expansion will help the community, and Eastern Niagara's bottom line
Eastern Niagara Hospital ’s CEO says an expansion of its chemical dependency program is one part of a larger plan to shore up operations and strengthen the hospital system. With one final approval expected in early June by state health officials, the hospital will move its 20-bed inpatient addictions treatment program fr om Lockport and expand it to 30 beds at its Newfane site, where it previously operated a 63-bed inpatient hospital. Clare Haar, CEO, says the 30-year-old program provides a much-needed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Why Trocaire College is completely overhauling its nursing program
Trocaire College is doing a stem-to-stern overhaul one of its signature programs, with new teaching methods and educational content. The private college in South Buffalo is embracing a "concept-based" model for its nursing program, in which more than 700 students are currently enrolled. Trocaire, like its nursing program competitors in Western New York such as Erie Community College and D'Youville College, has long taught nurs ing through a "medical model." As an example, a class on treating respiratory… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Here ’s one Colorado business that welcomes government oversight
When a patient undergoes a medical scan to determine if they have a life-threatening disease, the last thing they should worry about is whether the machine has been serviced and repaired per the manufacturer ’s specifications. Unfortunately, sometimes that’s the case. Today, service provided by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but service activities performed by non-OEM entities (i.e., third parties) do not have the same oversight … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: G. Wayne Moore Source Type: news

How DFW Airport is trying to help its employees live longer
Blender bikes, standing meetings, stress downshift zones and eating with a “plant slant” are all part of a project aimed at making it easier for employees at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to make healthy choices. DFW International is the first airport in the country to become a Blue Zones Project approved worksite. The project is a nationwide, community-by-c ommunity health improvement initiative that works to transform environments and daily routines in ways that make healthy choices… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news