Meet the first woman and first person of color to lead Colorado's largest Medicaid plan
“I like to say that English is my second language and health care is my third,” she said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Global investor taking majority stake in longtime Valley medtech company Cranial Technologies
Cranial Technologies Inc., a Phoenix company founded in 1986, makes custom cranial orthotic helmets to treat infants with plagiocephaly and other conditions. Here's how its new majority investor plans to help it grow. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Jeff Gifford Source Type: news

KY Inno's Startups To Watch 2022: Melanated Healthcare
Melanated Healthcare is one of KY Inno's 22 Startups to Watch in 2022. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

St. Clair Hospital names new hospital board chair
Earlier this month, St. Clair Health announced that its CFO, Richard C. Chesnos, would retire on April 1. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

KY Inno's Startups To Watch 2022: RxLightning
RxLightning is one of KY Inno's 22 Startups to Watch in 2022. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Biogen lays out plans for confirmatory study of Alzheimer's drug
The Cambridge drugmaker has laid out ambitious plans for its FDA-required confirmatory trial of its Alzheimer's drug, Aduhelm. The plans include a diverse patient cohort, as well as new endpoints designed to rate patients' levels of cognitive impairment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Novant Health awards additional week of PTO to employees as pandemic drags on
Novant Health has awarded full-time employees with another week of paid time off or the equivalent cash value. CEO Carl Armato announced the $40 million investment on a weekly town hall meeting. Employees who are with Novant as of Jan. 31 and are at assistant director level and below are eligible for the extra PTO. Part-time employees will receive an additional 24 hours of PTO or the cash equivalent. “F rom the team member who had to take off an unexpected week to home-school their child — to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

'Diversifying the pipeline': Wistar Institute lands federal grant aimed at strengthening Philadelphia's life sciences workforce
"The Philadelphia region, its future in the biosciences is remarkable." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Mulligan Source Type: news

Triad health systems stressed by Omicron surge, with high hospitalizations and demand for testing
With record cases and hospitalizations across North Carolina, the Triad's health systems are also feeling the impact of Omicron's surge, which some say has not peaked yet. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Lillian Johnson Source Type: news

Well-Spring Group to acquire The Village at Brookwood from Cone Health
Well-Spring has managed the community for Cone Health for the past six years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Daniel Finnegan Source Type: news

REIT buys Triad senior care facility for $20.25 million, adds to regional holdings
Another assisted living facility in the Triad sells for $11.53 million to North Carolina group that already operates eight facilities in the region. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: John Brasier Source Type: news

Inside the new Kaiser Permanente medical center in Lutherville-Timonium
The new medical center replaces the nearby Towson Medical Center and will offer more services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Giacomo Bologna Source Type: news

Insurers drop challenge to North Carolina's Medicaid transformation
Aetna and another insurance company have ended their legal challenges to the state's selection of insurers to handle its Medicaid transformation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

The Petri Dish: Bayer leads startup's $80M round, Flagship hires lobbyist
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. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Promise and pitfalls of M110: This is what substance abuse recovery looks like
If Measure 110 fulfills its promise, more Oregonians will be able to access peer mentors and recovery services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

With $270M set to deploy, exploring the promise and pitfalls of OR's groundbreaking drug decriminalization law
The law, a result of voter-approved Measure 110, redirects cannabis tax revenue to substance abuse recovery services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

With effective monoclonal antibodies in short supply, hospitals have had to cut back on administration
Pittsburgh-region hospitals say they're doing the best they can under challenging conditions when it comes to distributing what few supplies of sotrovimab they are allocated from the state and federal government. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Immunocore gets FDA approval for cell therapy targeting melanoma
Kimmtrak is the first T cell receptor therapeutic, and first treatment for metastatic uveal melanoma, approved by the federal agency. Immunocore, a British biotech firm, has U.S. operations in Conshohocken. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

UofL receives $7M grant for cancer research
The grant was awarded in a competitive process and will be distributed over eight years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Laurel Deppen Source Type: news

Cleveland Clinic plans to spend $1.3B on building projects in 2022
Nearly half of the buildings budget will be used to renew existing buildings, CEO Tom Mihaljevic said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Mary Vanac Source Type: news

Wesley Healthcare adds chief nursing officer from Colorado
Leslie joins Wesley from Denver, where he was also CNO at Presbyterian St. Luke's and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: WBJ Staff Source Type: news

Winston-Salem startup Wellnecity secures more than $3M in funding from health-care investment firm
The startup uses its technology platform to help self-insured employers manage the rising cost of health insurance while improving outcomes for workers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Lillian Johnson Source Type: news

Seeking to separate from cell therapy pack, East Bay biotech raises $85M to target autoimmune diseases
The three-year-old company's latest round of funding includes money from Gilead Sciences. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Oregon Health Authority director hospitalized
Patrick Allen is being evaluated for a heart condition and is expected to be discharged soon, the OHA said Tuesday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Christopher Bjorke Source Type: news

Recently acquired medical group finally nears completion of delayed new wellness center
The firm was bought by a public company in 2021. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Prominent panel to highlight DBJ ’s 2022 Future of Health Care event
The panel will take place Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m at Sinclair Community College ’s Ponitz Center. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Caleb Stephens Source Type: news

Why new Oregon lawyers may soon not need to take the bar exam
Many, including deans at Oregon's three law schools, say the bar may limit the number of lawyers entering the profession and not reflect the skills needed to become attorneys. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Covid-19 cases decline in Milwaukee but deaths are up
The city of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County are reporting another week of declining percent positivity and Covid-19 case numbers, indicating the Omicron variant has peaked in the region, but health officials stress that residents still need to remain concerned as hospitalizations and deaths lag behind the case peak. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Margaret Naczek Source Type: news

Reimagine Care launches with $25 million round of funding
Reimagine Care will use the funds to further develop its tech platform, launch its 24/7 virtual care center and expand its workforce. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

State requires MGB to lay out steps to reduce health care spending
Mass General Brigham will be required to implement and submit to the state a plan detailing steps it will take to rein in costs, after the Health Policy Commission identified what it called "significant concerns" with the hospital system's spending patterns. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Katie Lannan Source Type: news

Covid cases 'eye-popping,' half Multnomah County expected to be infected by February
Health officials said Tuesday morning Multnomah County is averaging about 1,200 Covid cases a day, with a majority of those being the Omicron variant. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Demi Lawrence Source Type: news

Jabs fly in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KC court battle with Covid test supplier
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and GS Labs accuse each other of impropriety as they dispute the cost of Covid testing in federal court. Blue KC initiated the lawsuit, and GS Labs has filed a countersuit. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: James Dornbrook Source Type: news

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico breaks ground on new 35,000-square-foot facility
The expectation is the center will be ready to open in January 2023. Upon opening, about 55 employees will work out of the facility, which could employ more than 100 eventually. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Davis Source Type: news

Data dive: Area nursing homes lag below national average in vaccination rates
Tennessee had some of the lowest vaccination rates for nursing home staff and residents across the country. Tennessee recorded the sixth-lowest nursing home resident vaccination rate (82.9%) and the seventh-lowest staff vaccination rate (71.7%) by the end of 2021 when compared with 87.3% of residents and 79.7% of staff in nursing homes vaccinated nationally, according to Centers for Medicaid and Medicar e Services (CMS) data. Memphis-area nursing homes also fell a little short of the national average… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Aishwarya Airy Source Type: news

General Electric sticking to 2023 target for GE Healthcare spin-off, CEO says
General Electric Co. is still eyeing early 2023 for spinning off its GE Healthcare business into a separate company, though it would be interested in moving up that timing if it could complete the work before then, CEO Larry Culp said Tuesday. Chicago-based GE Healthcare is the sixth-largest private-sector employer in southeast Wisconsin with 6,000 employees in Waukesha, Wauwatosa, West Milwaukee and Oak Creek. Culp’s remarks came during a call with analysts following an earnings report that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Greg Ryan Source Type: news

Encompass Health names Michael Bartell as CEO of its south central region
The new regional leader will oversee multiple Alabama hospitals. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Local startup lands NIH grant for 3D-printing collaboration with Virginia Tech
A local engineering and hardware startup has snagged a National Institutes of Health grant to pursue a 3D-printing project with Virginia Tech. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Oregon mother sues Instagram, Snapchat over alleged mental health harm to teens
An Oregon mother is suing California-based Meta, otherwise known as Facebook, and Snap, saying the companies and their social media platforms Instagram and Snapchat are “responsible for causing and contributing to burgeoning mental health crisis perpetrated upon the children and teenagers in the United States.” Documents filed Jan. 20 in U.S. District Court in Oregon by Brittney Doffing state Meta intentionally designed its products to be addictive and harmful to its users’ mental health,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Demi Lawrence Source Type: news

Inno Startups to Watch: Spesana
At the bottom of emails from Carla Balch, next to her name, you ’ll see the logo of her startup, Spesana. And below it are three simple words: “I hate cancer.” (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: John Klyce Source Type: news

FDA rejects Merck drug, threatening millions in payments to Afferent investors
Merck promised to pay out $750 million if the Peninsula biotech's drugs passed certain clinical and commercial milestones. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Kidney Specialists of Minnesota teams with Evergreen Nephrology to lower overall costs of care
A national nephrology company has formed a partnership with a local business to change how treatments for kidney disease are applied. Evergreen Nephrology will work with Brooklyn Center-based Kidney Specialists of Minnesota (KSM) with a goal of changing a system that focuses on end-stage treatment rather than prevention. As part of the deal, Evergreen will invest in KSM primarily in the preventative medicine space. The idea is that investing in clinics for preventative measures in kidney care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

Monell Chemical Senses Center receives largest donation in its history
The donation, in the form of annual grants, was from the independent research institute's original benefactor. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 24, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA has questions about Merck's experimental chronic cough drug
The Food and Drug Administration has asked for additional information before making a decision about Merck& Co.'s new drug application for gefapixant, the Big Pharma company's experimental treatment for people with chronic cough. The company did, however, receive approval for the drug in Japan. Merck (NYSE: MRK) said Monday it received a complete response letter from the FDA in which the federal agency asked for more details related to the company's measurement of efficacy for gefapixant. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 24, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Here's what American Airlines' flight cuts mean for Sea-Tac Airport
Seattle ranks 11th among the carrier's U.S. markets for most cut flights in March amid the latest wave of Covid-19 cases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 24, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Connor Penegar Source Type: news

Inside the Charlotte region ’s billion-dollar hospital building boom
Hospitals are going up at an unprecedented pace in the Charlotte region — with construction on multiple projects happening all at once, from Belmont to Matthews and beyond. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 23, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

NC biopharmaceutical firm appoints new CEO at pivotal juncture
The new CEO previously led United Therapeutics, which is currently in the midst of a legal battle with Liquidia. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 23, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

St. Louis senior health care firm raises $100M, plans to hire 500 locally in next 3 years
Thanks to funding from St. Louis-based holding company Hermann Cos. and prominent entrepreneur Jim McKelvey, EmpowerMe Wellness plans to aggressively pursue growth, including hiring 500 employees over the next three years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 22, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Nathan Rubbelke Source Type: news

Gilead withdraws drug used to fight 2 blood cancers, citing challenges in studies and competing drugs
Gilead never completed studies to confirm the drug's safety and efficacy, saying competition against another Bay Area-developed drug and others made doing so difficult. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Beshear, 4 local firms launch effort to bring $10M lab to NKY
The commonwealth of Kentucky is looking to invest $10 million in a new shared research and development lab in Covington, and four local companies — including the region’s fastest-growing firm of 2021 — are collaborating with the city to help move the effort forward. Gov. Andy Beshear unveiled his proposed two-year budget last week and said the lab would serve a rapidly expanding life sciences research and development sector in the regi on. Proponents — a partnership led by the city of Covington… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Eight years and $800M after accelerated approval, Gilead withdraws drug in 2 blood cancers
Gilead never completed studies to confirm the drug's safety and efficacy, saying competition against another Bay Area-developed drug and others made doing so difficult. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news