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Get Heal Inc. Raises $20 Million for Doctor House Calls

Get Heal Inc., a Century City-based company that makes physician house calls at the touch of a mobile app, announced a $20 million funding round from investors, executives said May 22.

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Marlin Equity Partners Creates Digital Health Giant

Marlin Equity Partners has acquired Virgin Pulse Inc. and RedBrick Health Corp. to form a merger it says will create the world’s largest digital health company, the company announced May 22.

Riordan Foundation Gives $2M to Support Nursing at Mount Saint Mary’s

A foundation created by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has awarded $2 million to Mount Saint Mary’s University for the future of nursing education, the school announced May 21.

USC Awarded Nearly $44 Million to Track Cancer in Los Angeles County

A nearly half-century old cancer registry managed by USC has received nearly $44 million to track the disease in Los Angeles County for the next 10 years, the university announced May 21

Cedars-Sinai Awarded $2.6M to Study Depression in Heart Failure Patients

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has been awarded $2.6 million to study depression in patients with advanced heart failure.

City of Hope Taps Annette Walker to Develop $200M Cancer Center in OC

City of Hope has hired veteran health care executive Annette Walker to develop a $200 million cancer center in Irvine and expand health care operations throughout Orange County, the hospital announced May 17.

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Nurses at City of Hope Ratify Three-Year Contract

Registered nurses at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte have ratified a three-year contract that grants across-the-board wage increases of 16.5 percent.

USC Digital Health Center to Host ‘Hackathon’ to Help Those With Developmental Disabilities

Platoons of computer innovators will soon gather at a USC digital health center for an all-night "hackathon' to invent home-based “voice assistants” for seniors, veterans and those with developmental disabilities.

Southern California Business Groups Join Forces to Form Innovation Network

The Los Angeles Venture Association has joined business advocacy groups in Orange County and San Diego to form a network to help draw more capital for startup companies throughout the region.

UCLA Bioengineers Develop 3D Printer to Create Complex Biological Tissues

Bioengineers at UCLA have developed a 3D printer to make complex biological tissues that could be used in medical transplants and surgeries.

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Kite, a Gilead Co., of Santa Monica, Expands in Europe

Kite, a Gilead Company, a biopharmaceutical company based in Santa Monica, has leased a building in the Netherlands to produce its gene-based cancer therapies in Europe, the company announced May 15.

Prolacta Bioscience Raises $9 Million

Prolacta Bioscience Inc., a biomedical company that develops human milk-based premature-infant formula, has raised nearly $9 million during a funding round.

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UCLA Receives $13.6 Million to Study Dementia Care

The UCLA Division of Geriatrics has received $13.6 million to study the best way to serve a growing number of Americans suffering from dementia.

New President at Adventist Health Glendale

Alice Issai was previously with USC Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Hospital

Adventist Health has appointed Alice Issai as president of Adventist Health Glendale, the hospital system announced Monday. She will assume her post on July 2.

Aadi Bioscience Raises $23 Million

Aadi Bioscience Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company based in Pacific Palisades, has announced the finish of a $23 million series A funding round.