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2017 Healthiest Employers: Movement Mortgage LLC
Employees of this company don't look to go too far for a healthy, delicious lunch. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Anjali Fluker Source Type: news

Why a typically blas é event is a big deal for this Peninsula biotech
After ups and downs for the onetime potential rheumatoid arthritis drug, the FDA's acceptance of a new-drug application is a big deal, pointing toward an April approval decision for the drug for a bleeding disorder. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Venture capital investing is on the decline. Here's why Portland shouldn't worry (Interactive map)
Venture capital spending continues to lag behind the record activity of recent years, but startups needn't worry; industry analysts say there's still billions in dealmaking still to be done. VC firms invested roughly $38 billion in startups and other early-stage companies during the first two quarters this year, down 10 percent from the $42 billion recorded during the same span in 2016 and off about $2 billion from 2015, according to data collected by Pitchbook and the National Ventur e Capital Association. Deal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jeff Jeffrey Source Type: news

2017 Healthiest Employers: City of Orlando
Learn why workers at the City Beautiful enjoy this Olympics-like fitness challenge. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Anjali Fluker Source Type: news

Healthiest Employers of Oregon and HR Leadership Awards: Scenes from the stage
The honorees who collected honors at Thursday's Healthiest Employers of Oregon and HR Leadership Awards took home more than just some fancy plaques. They left the program knowing that they're doing right by their employees' health. What's more, all those representing their companies told of how healthy workers are happier, and more productive, than their sedentary counterparts. The program took place in downtown Portland. Click here to vie w pictures from the HEO/HR Leadership Awards program Hundreds… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

JoCo startup takes invention from sim lab to market
A nursing professor and a retired plastic surgeon launched a startup company from a health care simulation center. Kathy Carver, a nursing professor and chairwoman of Johnson County Community College's Healthcare Simulation Center, and Dr. David Zamierowski, a retired surgeon and medical adviser for the program, created JC3 Innovations after they invented a tool to help students practice measuring blood glucose levels. “We’re always looking for something to make our environment as real as possible,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Meet the startup: Local company brings backup
The company plans to partner with spine surgeons, podiatrists and physical therapists. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Rockville's Supernus Pharmaceuticals wins patents dispute trial
Rockville-based biotech Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPN) successfully defended several of its patents against a generic challenger this week. The U.S. District Court in New Jersey ruled TWi Pharmaceuticals Inc. and one of its subsidiaries infringed on three of Supernus' patents for its epilepsy drug, Oxtellar XR. Patent challenges are a key threat for the biotech space. In a release filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission thi s week, Supernus said the ruling confirmed the validity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Providence's 'health village' part of a booming health triangle in upper Northeast and Northwest
Ascension, the St. Louis-based system that owns the hospital, announced it is looking to transition its hospital into a "health village." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

AMRI shareholders approve sale of company
Shareholders of Albany Molecular Research Inc. on Friday approved the sale of the pharmaceutical research company to affiliates of private-equity firms based in Chicago and Washington, D.C. The vote comes a little more than two months after the drug developer's board unanimously approved the sale of the AMRI to affiliates of The Carlyle Group and GTCR LLC. The private-equity firms have agreed to pay $21.75 per share, an equivalent of more than $900 million to purchase the Albany, New York, region's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

Winners named for 2017 Health Care Heroes awards
The best and brightest of Memphis' health care community was celebrated last night at MBJ's 19th annual Health Care Heroes awards. The ceremony dinner was held Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis. "This dinner represents the best in the Memphis health care community," said Bruce Hopkins, chairman of First Tennessee Bank's West Tennessee region. First Tennessee Medical Banking and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee were Gold Sponsors of Health Care Heroes; C Spire was Branding… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Could Monday's solar eclipse lead to more ER visits?
Why these ER docs are worried about solar eclipse (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Three industries driving Albany job growth — and three that are not
Three upstate metro areas lost private sector jobs over the past year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

Mercy appoints new hospital president
Mercy Hospital St. Louis has appointed Steve Mackin as its new president. Mackin will replace Jeffrey Johnston, who was recently promoted to president of Mercy's eastern region. Mackin joined Mercy in March as senior executive for business line development, with a special focus on developing cancer services in Mercy's east region. He previously spent 19 years with Canc er Treatment Center of America, advancing from a management fellow to chief operating officer and interim president of the organization. "Steve… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Two plead guilty in $25M prescription drug kickback scheme
Two men admitted defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs and other insurers out of $25 million by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions. Matthew Tedesco, 42, a pharmaceutical sales representative from Linwood, N.J., and Robert Bessey, 43, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty at. U.S. District Court in Camden to charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Court documents filed in connection with the charges identified Tedesco as a leader in the alleged… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Exclusive: Nation ’s first airport emergency room opening at DFW International
Smack dab in the middle of the heavily saturated North Texas market for freestanding emergency rooms and urgent care centers, Dr. Carrie de Moor found a void. And it's bigger than the island of Manhattan. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

Innovation Health CEO departs, company launches search for new leadership
The CEO of Innovation Health, the Virginia health plan jointly owned by Aetna and Inova Health System, has stepped down. CEO Dave Notari "stepped down to pursue other opportunities," Aetna officials said in a statement sent out Thursday. Paul McBride was named interim CEO and a national search will be conducted for a full-time replacement. McBride most recently served as vice president of Aetna's Accountable Care S olutions. He has 20 years of experience in leadership roles for the four largest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Billionaire Ronald Perelman ups stake in vTv Therapeutics
Billionaire Ronald Perelman has increased his stake in vTv Therapeutics Inc. in the past two weeks. Perelman’s MacAndrews and Forbes Inc. on Monday and Tuesday purchased a total of 50,000 shares, spending more than $235,000, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Another 85,000 shares of vTv Therapeutics were also bought by the firm for more than $350,000 last week , according to the filing. vTv Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VTVT) is a biopharmaceutical company in High Point. MacAndrews… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Wright State awarded grant to help combat opioid crisis
The grant will train physicians in the community, medical residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in opioid addiction treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: DBJ Staff Source Type: news

Reader Feedback: Responses to recent health care articles
Readers voice their opinions about health care options. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ViewPoint: Employer-sponsored health is needed
It is crucial that Americans feel secure in their health coverage; everyone should have access to high-quality — often, life-saving — health care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Via Christi green-lights $12.5M exterior renovation for St. Joseph Hospital
The work is in addition to a previously announced $50 million renovation to the hospital campus on East Harry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

Healthiest Employers of Oregon: WHA Insurance Agency (#1, 2-99 employees)
It's all about the Wellness Wednesday at the full-service independent insurance agency. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Sean Meyers Source Type: news

Healthiest Employers of Oregon: Wellsource (#2, 2-99 employees)
A Q-and-A with the health risk assessment company on its various incentives. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Healthiest Employers of Oregon: Emerick Architects (#3, 2-99 employees)
A Q-and-A with the architecture firm regarding its healthy employees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Healthiest Employers of Oregon: Leatherman Tool Group (#1, 100-499 employees)
Among its most-popular options: The Hiking Club, which is just one of several fitness groups to emerge from the company over the last eight years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John Chandler Source Type: news

Healthiest Employers of Oregon: Permanente Dental Associates (#2, 100-499 employees)
A Q-and-A with a practice group that both works out and plays together (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Healthiest Employers of Oregon: Bridgewell Resources (#3, 100-499 employees)
The supply chain management provider's employees practice Zumba, among other healthy habits. Here's a Q-and-A that explains how those employees maintain their good health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Healthiest Employers of Oregon: Northwest Permanente PC (#1, 500-1,499 employees)
The company's “Wellness Wheel” stresses a holistic approach, including physical, emotional, occupational, financial, social, environmental, spiritual and intellectual health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Sean Meyers Source Type: news

Healthiest employers: These Central Florida firms get big props for workplace wellness
Local companies and organizations that lead the region in making sure their employees and workplaces are strong and productive (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Anjali Fluker Source Type: news

Healthiest Employers of Oregon: SAIF (#2, 500-1,499 employees)
SAIF encourages walking meetings on its campus, which is near multiple parks and walking paths. Here's a Q-and-A with the company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

SightLife eye bank promotes Claire Bonilla to CEO
Bonilla previously served various management roles at Microsoft, most recently leading its humanitarian assistance and disaster response. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Top of the List: Physical Rehabilitation Units
The most visited outpatient physical rehab unit on MBJ's List saw 420 visits per day, while the most visited for inpatient services saw 182 per day. Today, we're giving readers a sneak peek into one of our weekly lists. Click the slideshow to see the top five physical rehabilitation units. The list is ranked by local, full-time employees in physical rehab units, excluding physicians. For a full list of all 18 practices, take a look at our A ugust 10 edition. The full list, including number of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Laurene Powell Jobs helps genetic testing startup close in on $80M in new funding
With backing from Laurene Powell Jobs and others, the Burlingame company is combining genetic testing advances, low cost and partnerships with big-name self-insured employers to deliver real-world health insights. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Md. marijuana growers that missed Monday deadline could get second chance
Six of 15 pre-approved medical marijuana growers missed Monday's deadline to receive approval for a full license to operate in Maryland. But the state might give those companies a second chance. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission awarded pre-approval to 15 grower and 15 processor businesses in August last year. Those companies had a year to get their operations up and running, including full background and financial checks and state inspections. Growers had a deadline of Aug. 14 to meet all… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

2017 Healthiest Employers: Tavistock Health Management
This local company's most awesome wellness initiative involves a dream getaway. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Anjali Fluker Source Type: news

Highmark mid-year results reflect gains
Highmark Health on Thursday announced financial results for the first half of 2017, reporting an excess of revenue over expenses of $535 million and an operating gain of $505 million, the strongest six-month performance since its inception in 1996. Both numbers represent a nearly $500 million improvement over the prior year, something the system attributes to continued improvement in its government health plan book of business, as well as in its commercial and senior health plan businesses; significant… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

In the Spotlight: Isaac Perry
This unique position meshes my professional strengths with my creative personality. I am a big proponent of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test, and as an INTJ I am at my best when I can observe the world around me and then generate ideas and possibilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jim Buice Source Type: news

Editorial: ​Opioids — a national emergency
We need to block the easy path that exists to developing an opioid use disorder, as well as concentrate on increasing our health care workforce and access to treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Opioid prescribing rates drop in some counties
Across the U.S., the amount of opioids prescribed has been declining since hitting a high in 2010, and local counties also have seen a slight decline in the prescribed amounts, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

EpiPen maker settles federal claims for $465M a year after Sanofi filed suit
Mylan NV will pay $465 million fine to settle claims brought by the U.S. Justice Department that it overcharged the government for its emergency allergy drug, EpiPen. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts announced the agreement on Thursday, saying it had violated the False Claims Act “by knowingly misclassifying EpiPen, a branded epinephrine auto-injector drug, as a generic drug to avoid paying rebates owed to Medicaid.” French drug company Sanofi , the parent company of the state’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

​Workplace AED program goes beyond buying the life-saving device
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 61 million Americans have cardiovascular disease, resulting in approximately one million deaths per year. Up to 400,000 of these deaths are due to sudden cardiac arrest. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can provide critical and necessary treatment for SCA. AEDs have a proven track record of saving lives. They are now widely available, safe, effective, portable, and easy to use. As a result, t he popularity of AEDs in the workplace… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Stroschein Source Type: news

Why this Bay Area biotech giant chose SoCal for its new manufacturing plant
The Peninsula company has grown its local R&D and office footprint. Now it is expanding its manufacturing near Los Angeles as well. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Midwestern University giving away free solar eclipse sunglasses
Dr. Jamie Kuhn, an optometrist at Midwestern University Eye Institute in Glendale, had a busy morning handing out free solar eclipse glasses. At the rate people are traipsing into the Eye Institute on the university campus at 59th Avenue and Utopia Road, Kuhn expects there won't be any left by tomorrow morning. "People are going to look at the sun," she said. "Wearing dark sunglasses is not enough." Midwestern University ordered 2,000 paper sunglasses from American Paper Optics LLC, which are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Minuteman Health pulls out of Obamacare exchanges, citing chaos in Washington
Minuteman Health will cease to be an insurance option on the online market come next year, after the insurer failed to raise the necessary funds to become a new for-profit insurer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Seattle ’s third-largest biotech seeks $70 million in stock offering
The biotech firm was Washington state's fastest-growing public company in the Business Journal's 2016 ranking and has tripled revenue since then. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Alabama health centers receive $1 million injection
Over $1 million is coming to 14 health centers in Alabama. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is providing the funding as an investment in quality improvement in order to build upon achievements made in 2016. The health centers will use these funds to further improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of health care in the communities they serve. “Americans deserve a health care system that’s affordable, accessible, of the highest quality, with ample choices, driven by… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Alabama health centers receive $1 million inoculation
Over $1 million is coming to 14 health centers in Alabama. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is providing the funding as an investment in quality improvement in order to build upon achievements made in 2016. The health centers will use these funds to further improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of health care in the communities they serve. “Americans deserve a health care system that’s affordable, accessible, of the highest quality, with ample choices, driven by… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Former IBM exec opens biological testing franchise in Austin; sets ambitious sales growth goal
After a career in technology, Paul Casterlin and his wife Lori decided to tap into their retirement savings to open a biological testing clinic that can help companies screen potential hires. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

How minimally invasive methods treat brain aneurysms (Video)
What is interventional neuroradiology? Interventional neuroradiology is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats disorders of the brain and spine with minimally invasive imaging and technologies. What is a brain aneurysm? A brain aneurysm is a condition in which there is a weakening in the wall of the blood vessel, which expands outward similar to a "bubble" on an artery. This weakened area can either go unnoticed over a person’s life or can rupture causing hemorrhage or bleeding around… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Ansaar Rai Source Type: news