Providence St. Joseph Health, which runs 14 hospitals in Southern California, is in talks to merge with Ascension Health to create the nation’s largest hospital chain, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The largest health insurer in the U.S. will buy DaVita Medical Group of El Segundo, one of the nation’s largest physician groups, for $4.9 billion.
Biotech giant Gilead Sciences Inc. and its Kite Pharma Inc. subsidiary in Santa Monica are buying Cell Design Labs Inc. for up to $567 million as the battle to develop cancer-targeting cell therapies heats up.
Businesses across Southern California, from insurance companies to animal hospitals, are lending support to those affected by wildfires raging across Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
NantHealth Inc. will support University of California San Francisco breast cancer research, the company announced Monday.
City of Hope National Medical Center appointed this week cancer researcher Dr. Michael A. Caligiuri as president and head physician.
MemorialCare Health System planned to spend $16 million for seismic retrofitting on top of the undisclosed price it paid for the bunch of century-old buildings at a hospital campus in Long Beach six years ago. Those plans crumbled when an active fault was found running beneath the 18-building, 158-bed Community Medical Center Long Beach.
Two former employees of a Los Angeles-area ambulance company and a dialysis treatment center pleaded guilty on Monday to a Medicare fraud scheme that ran up nearly $7 million in fraudulent claims, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced Monday.
Doctors at Kaiser Permanente Southern California cut the odds of prescribing antibiotics for sinus infections by using digital health alerts to advise other physicians about their correct use, according to a study published Tuesday.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded a $1.5 million federal research grant to study what triggers inflammatory bowel disease in more than 1.5 million adults and children, officials said Monday.
It’s billed as “Apple store meets doctor’s office,” its chief executive hails from Google and its newest office opened last week in Westfield’s Century City mall instead of a medical building.
Employment in the Los Angeles life sciences sector has surpassed that of San Diego, vaulting the region to No. 2 in the Golden State, according to an industry report.
Keck Medicine of USC and Dr. John Meyer’s Institute of Sports Physical Therapy will operate at the Los Angeles Kings’ new orthopedic clinic and rehab facility in El Segundo when it is finished next year.
Two leading L.A. biotech companies reported third-quarter losses Thursday, while announcing increased sales of cancer treatments.