Grandview eyes expansion into Trussville
Grandview has submitted plans for a freestanding emergency department in Trussville. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

How health giant Humana is building up its local presence
Health company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is pursuing growth opportunities in the Charlotte market, with plans to open two locations here this year. The first is a 5,500-square-foot Neighborhood Center at 9901 E. Independence Blvd. in Matthews. The space is set to open in early July. It will be available to the public at no cost; visitors do not have to be Humana members. Humana's neighborhood centers are a way to support a community's health with flexible programming in classes, services or social… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Illinois nursing home that closed files bankruptcy
A Metro East nursing home and assisted-living facility that closed have filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Faith Care LLC, with facilities at 100 Faith Drive in Highland, Illinois, made the filing in bankruptcy court in East St. Louis June 15, listing assets of $1 million to $10 million and liabilities of $10 million to $50 million. It was also known as Faith Countryside Homes. An attorney for the bus iness, Steven Wallace of Silver Lake Group Ltd., said it had been over-leveraged on a $10 million to $11… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

How UNC's universal Covid vaccine aims to prevent future pandemics
Work being done at UNC-Chapel Hill could hold the key to preventing future pandemics caused by coronaviruses. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sonia Waraich Source Type: news

Juul settles NC vaping case for $40M, must restrict marketing techniques
More than two years after North Carolina sued e-cigarette maker Juul, claiming the company targeted marketing efforts at young people, the company has agreed to settle the landmark case for $40 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: David Purtell Source Type: news

Albany Medical College dean Dr. Vincent Verdile to retire
Albany Med has started a national search for his successor. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

Level Ex launches medical game for doctors to learn about dermatology
This is the Level Ex ’s fifth specialty game that aims to train doctors on a range of medical conditions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Katherine Davis Source Type: news

10-story Raleigh HQ for DHHS would reshape Blue Ridge Corridor
Plans call for a 10-story office building across from the North Carolina Museum of Art. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Caleb Harshberger Source Type: news

Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center's Shark Tank-style entrepreneur pitch event to remain online this year
Three biotech firms will pitch their businesses to potential investors virtually. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Pandemic lessons learned have created shifts in hospital crisis staffing
Surging patient loads due to COVID-19 strained health care systems worldwide, causing executives at medical facilities to rethink their approach to staffing during a crisis. Many facilities took a multi-pronged approach that included repurposing their staff, using a team staffing model, adjusting schedules, increasing telehealth services and bringing in travel nurses to fill the remaining gaps. As rising vaccination rates and improved treatment protocols reduce the im mediate strain on health care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren Lawley Head, Contributor Source Type: news

With mask mandate lifted, Pennsylvania officially marks the end of all pandemic-related restrictions
Businesses, organizations and other entities can still require face masks, however. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Nate Doughty Source Type: news

25 Washington organizations receive grants to support health equity
The recipients provide "direct services to support people of color in meeting their needs in a culturally responsive way," Community Health Plan of Washington said in its announcement. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Royalty agreement clouds WSU investigation into Athira CEO
The university stands to earn royalties from Athira's Alzheimer's drug, including a percentage of its net sales, creating a potential conflict of interest as it investigates doctoral research authored by the company's CEO. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rick Morgan Source Type: news

How Triangle biotechs navigate Covid supply chain disruption
Covid-19 caused supply chain issues across the world, but Triangle biotech companies say their teams have been able to pivot and dodge major setbacks. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 27, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sonia Waraich Source Type: news

Graphite Bio and Alpha Teknova together raised $334M in a pair of Bay Area life science IPOs
A pair of Bay Area companies raised more than expected in their initial public offerings Thursday. Both Graphite Bio Inc. and Alpha Teknova Inc. sold more shares than they anticipated. Each priced its offering at the top of its anticipated range. Even better, both companies' stocks rose in their Wall Street debuts. Shares of Graphite Bio (Nasdaq:GRPH) were up by about 20% in afternoon trading Friday, while those of Alpha Teknova (Nasdaq:TKNO) were up by about 45%. Graphite Bio raised $238 million… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Chicago psychedelics firm to fund brain research lab at University of South Carolina
A Chicago company led by former Blackhawks player Daniel Carcillo that's using psychedelics to treat brain injuries is funding a new lab at the University of South Carolina designed to research and treat traumatic brain injuries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jim Dallke Source Type: news

Cleveland surgical technology developer raises $10M, changes name
The company will use its convertible note financing to complete regulatory testing of its wireless, minimally invasive camera system designed for use in the operating room. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Mary Vanac Source Type: news

St. Luke's Hospital to require Covid-19 vaccination for physicians, employees
St. Luke ’s Hospital said Friday it will require employees, physicians and licensed independent practitioners who see patients at its facilities to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by Aug. 13. Volunteers and "essential" vendors with patient contact also must be vaccinated, the hospital said. The nonprofit S t. Luke’s Hospital operates a 493-bed hospital in Chesterfield and the 143-bed St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital, and also provides care at over 30 other locations across the St. Louis area. It… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Einstein establishes Jewish Health Resource Center
The goal of the initiative is to provide compassionate health care and resources that honor the traditions of the Jewish community. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Baylor St. Luke ’s Medical Center celebrates new O’Quinn Medical Tower topping out
The joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke ’s Health held a topping out ceremony for the new 12-story tower on June 24. The tower is expected to be complete in 2023. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Brown says Oregon will reopen by Wednesday, June 30, at the latest
Statewide safety protocols will go away, for the most part. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oakland oxygen therapy spa dives into the alternative waters of equity crowdfunding
Alexandra Williams couldn't get a loan from a bank to expand her oxygen spa, so she is seeking investments from friends, family, customers and anyone who will listen. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

WuXi AppTec division plans 1.7M-square-foot manufacturing campus in New Castle
The company has a growing presence in Philadelphia at the Navy Yard and in King of Prussia. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Natalie Kostelni Source Type: news

Nurses union threatens strike as part of ongoing labor dispute with UC Medical Center
A nurses union has filed several Unfair Labor Practices with the National Labor Relations Board over staffing shortages and said a strike could be looming as its contract with one of Cincinnati ’s largest hospitals nears expiration. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Mental Health in the Workplace: How the pandemic impacted employees, and what employers should know
Armando Colombo, President& CEO, The Menninger Clinic Kara Hill, MHA, Director of Integrated Health Care Initiative, Mental Health America of Greater Houston Benji T. Kurian, M.D., MPH, Executive Medical Director for the Risk Identification& Outreach (RIO) program, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Nidal Moukaddam, M.D., PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Harris Health System, Associate Professor, Psychiatry& Behavioral Services, Baylor College of Medicine Bob Charlet, President& Publisher, … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Local orthopaedic hip and knee specialists leave large hospital chain to found Louisville Hip and Knee Institute
Over the past decade, the trend nationally has been for health care systems to secure market share by purchasing independent, doctor-owned medical practice networks. However, there are signs this trend is reversing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Louisville Hip and Knee Institute Source Type: news

Road to recovery: With Comcast Center store still closed, Omega Optical not out of the woods yet
Owners Steve and Tracy Davis have seen an encouraging rebound in business, but challenges remain as the company's Center City store remains closed and shoppers move online. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Growth and change: New Heal CEO Scott Vertrees on the future of the health-tech startup
Three months into his new role, Vertrees discussed the state of Heal today, what the company is taking away from the pandemic, and his long-term vision for the business. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Annlee Ellingson Source Type: news

2021 Women Who Mean Business honoree: Linzy Davenport with Kaiser Permanente
Linzy Davenport started as nurse manager at Kaiser Permanente Roseville in 2011. Over the years she was promoted multiple times, including in 2018 when she was named chief nurse executive at Kaiser's Sacramento Medical Center. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Danielle Starkey Source Type: news

Mass. hospital systems to mandate Covid vaccinations for employees
Several of the state ’s largest health care systems said on Thursday that they will require Covid vaccinations for all staff. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

New Jersey IT company acquires SDLC Partners
A New Jersey-based health care technology company with global offices has acquired Monroeville ’s SDLC Partners. Financial terms of the deal with CitiusTech, based in Princeton, New Jersey, weren’t announced. SDLC Partners is a health care technology consultancy that has 350 employees as well as a cybersecurity company called CyLumena. It has been one of the fastest-growing companies in Pittsburgh, has been ranked in the Fast 50 from the Pittsburgh Business Times as well as the Pittsburgh Technology… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Minnesota will give $250 million to front-line pandemic workers. But which ones?
State leaders this week agreed to steer hundreds of millions of dollars to workers who kept the economy moving during pandemic-related shutdowns. The problem: There's a long list of potentially eligible workers for the money. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

'There will be no place like CTCA': Why Cancer Treatment Centers of America failed to survive in Philadelphia
Once hailed as cancer's 'new enemy,' CTCA-Philadelphia became a casualty of a changing health care industry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Mon Health System wins national innovation award
A West Virginia health care system has won a national innovation award from ECRI, a nonprofit that focuses on health care safety and quality. Mon Health System, based in Morgantown, West Virginia, won ECRI’s Health Devices Achievement Award for its technological innovation and collaboration, whose centerpiece is its work with a startup incubator called Intermed Labs at Mon Health that brings together clinicians and entrepreneurs from around West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania to create… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins All Children's names first female president
A former HCA Healthcare executive will lead the children's hospital in downtown St. Petersburg. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Pam Huff Source Type: news

The week in bankruptcies: Advance Cardiology PC
Pittsburgh area bankruptcy courts recorded one business filing during the week that ended June 18, 2021. Year to date through June 18, 2021, the court recorded 24 Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings, a 26 percent increase from the same span the prior year. Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection typically provides for the liquidation of a business ’ assets to satisfy creditor claims, while Chapter 11 protection enables a business to restructure its creditor obligations with the goal to remain… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Skilled nursing provider expands Dayton footprint with $4.4M acquisition
The company owns and operates several other skilled care properties in the Dayton area, including similarly named communities in Springfield, Fairborn, Troy and Versailles. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Panera Bread Co. to give free bagels to customers vaccinated against Covid-19
Panera Bread Co., the Sunset Hills-based bakery-cafe operator, said anyone who has chosen to get the Covid-19 vaccine can receive a free bagel daily from July 2-4 at participating locations. The company, also known locally as Saint Louis Bread Co., said the move is in support of the White House's National Month of Action to get as many adults as possible at least one shot by July 4. "During the past year, we have focused on uniting and serving our entire Panera family; our guests, as sociates. and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

In the aftermath of the Cone-Sentara merger, health care experts discuss what causes mergers to fall through, what's next for Cone
According to McKinsey& Co., large-scale mergers and acquisitions tend to fail the larger the deals are. In 2017, McKinsey found that 20 mergers and acquisition deals greater than $10 billion (approximately $11.9 billion) failed. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Trajan Warren Source Type: news

Another Biogen Alzheimer's drug expedited by the FDA
Just weeks after winning approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm — a decision that continues to be mired in controversy — Biogen Inc. has scored breakthrough therapy designation for another, similar drug called lecanemab. The designation means that the FDA will now expedite its review of lecanemab for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, potentially paving the way for the Cambridge biotech (Nasdaq: BIIB) to have two drugs approved for the disease… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Providence Heart Institute receives key approval for heart transplants
"It ’s the end of the beginning" for the transplant program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Octave set out to end the wait for therapy. Then it got its own waitlist.
Octave's plans to expand its line of mental health clinics are back after hitting a pause due to the pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

As Washington readies to reopen June 30, health department keeps watchful eye on Covid variants
While the rest of the U.S. is concerned about the delta variant, it's the gamma variant first detected in Brazil that's worrying state epidemiologist Scott Lindquist. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Newly formed eye care group opens new office, planning more in Albany
The physician group plans to open two to five new offices in the next one to three years, focusing on the Albany area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

Kuni Foundation gives $1M to fight cancer, help those experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities
The haul includes three grants to Oregon Health& Science University. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Fifth Third acquiring health care-focused financial technology firm
Fifth Third Bancorp has reached a deal to acquire a financial technology company specializing in handling lending and banking for health care providers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Steve Watkins Source Type: news

Business group says court ruling on Medicaid expansion 'should not be the final word'
A St. Louis business group that backs the expansion of Missouri's Medicaid program said Wednesday that a court ruling "should not be the final word" on the matter. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled that Gov. Mike Parson acted lawfully when he refused to enact Medicaid expansion, according to the Associated Press. A group of low-income Missourians last month sued Parson and the state over the move. Parson said that he included funds for the expansi on in his budget proposal, but that the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

New medical office building proposed near future hospital in Winter Garden
It is proposed for vacant land. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

AI is the "Wild West" of health care — a Louisville company saddles up
This Louisville-based business has seen growth, even through the pandemic. It's now looking at expanding its horizons through artificial intelligence. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Md. life sciences firm recalls a product linked to infections amid a new patient lawsuit
Some patients who received the bone repair product said they suffered post-surgical infections, including tuberculosis. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news