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Hospital Network Shifts ER Strategy

Providence St. Joseph creates outpatient center to handle patients with mental illness. Medical network to launch an outpatient center to tend mentally ill ER patients.

Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center Earns Accreditation

A congenital heart disease center run by UCLA has just become the first nationally accredited center of its kind in Los Angeles, and the 11th in the U.S.

Two Million Could Lose Insurance Under Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill; Hospitals Face Revenue Hit

The Graham-Cassidy health care bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act could strip an estimated 2 million residents in Los Angeles County of their health insurance, according to a UC Berkeley study.

Cedars-Sinai Welcomes New Class of Startups to Incubator Program

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has welcomed 10 new startups to third iteration of its business incubator, the health care outfit announced Tuesday.

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Braille Institute Receives Largest Donation in Organization’s History

A $5 million gift from a foundation associated with Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries will help the Braille Institute of America offer free low-vision assistance across Southern California.

SoCal Universities Win $8 Million Grant to Develop Bionic Suit for Paralyzed Patients

People with paraplegia may someday be able to hit their stride in a so-called bionic suit thanks to an $8 million federal research grant to three Southern California universities, officials announced Wednesday.

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Kaiser Appoints Harvard Pediatrics Professor to Lead Company’s New Pasadena Medical School

A new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena has named an international leader in child, adolescent and family health to be its first chief executive and founding dean, Kaiser officials announced Tuesday.

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UCLA Launches First-of-Its-Kind Stem Cell Trial to Combat Cancer

Scientists at UCLA have launched the first genetically engineered blood stem cell clinical trial to fight cancer thanks to $20 million in voter-approved funds earmarked for stem cell research, university officials announced Monday.

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Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Acquires Capsa Healthcare

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Beverly Hills, partnered with management to purchase Capsa Healthcare, a global provider of mobile workstations, medication management tools and pharmacy automation systems, company officials announced Monday.

Providence St. Joseph Health Consolidates 14 Hospitals in SoCal

Providence St. Joseph Health has consolidated 14 hospitals across Southern California under new leadership based in Los Angeles, within a new umbrella organization spanning Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, officials announced Thursday.

Kids Dental Kare Sold to Western Dental Services

East Hollywood’s Kids Dental Kare has been sold to Western Dental Services Inc., one of the nation’s largest dental providers, company officials announced Thursday.

NantHealth to Market Cancer Diagnostic Test Throughout Southeast Asia

NantHealth Inc. has made a muscular bid to expand across Southeast Asia to shore up lagging sales of its GPS Cancer diagnostic test.

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More Litigation to Come After Beachbody Credit Card Renewal Settlement?

The settlement reached between the city of Santa Monica and Beachbody over the alleged practice of automatic credit card renewals may not be the last word in the dispute.

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USC Testing New Ultrasound Tech for Breast Cancer Screening

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is spearheading clinical trials of a new water mammogram technology for women with dense breast tissue.

Struggling Ambulance Companies See Hope in Rate Hike

To the Rescue?

L.A. ambulance businesses are pursuing a possibly life-saving rate hike from the city.

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