HEALTH CARE

L.A. County to Notify Doctors of Patient Opioid Deaths

Physicians across Los Angeles County will soon be notified by the Medical Examiner-Coroner if a patient has died of an opioid overdose.

USC Biomedical Engineers Awarded $2.4 Million to Combat Kidney Disease

Biomedical engineers at USC have been awarded a $2.4 million federal grant to study how nanoparticles can treat kidney disease, the university announced Oct. 2.

Molina Healthcare Spins Off IT Unit for $231 Million

Long Beach-based Molina Healthcare Inc. announced Oct. 1 it had completed the sale of its Molina Medicaid Solutions to DXC Technology Co. for $231 million.

DaVita Medical Holdings to Pay $270 Million Federal Settlement

Davita Medical Holdings, based in El Segundo, has agreed to pay a $270 million settlement to resolve federal allegations of Medicare billing fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Oct. 1.

PatientPop Adds Online Scheduling for 50+ Health Care Practices

PatientPop Inc., a physician marketing platform based in Santa Monica, has expanded its scheduling service to more than 50 new online sites for health care practices.

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Summit Pushes L.A. as Bioscience Leader

Ridley-Thomas touts county’s ability to overtake rival San Diego market

L.A. County’s new Bioscience Summit eyes taking industry limelight from San Diego.

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CHLA Pays $90M for Next-Door Parcel

Vons in sale, lease-back of 43,500-SF building

Children’s Hospital invests $90 million to buy neighboring Vons.

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Cedars Sets Sight on Stem Cells

Health Care: $2M grant; 450 jobs on tap

Cedars-Sinai invests in stem cell manufacturing.

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Aiva Health Gets Investments From Google and Amazon

Aiva Inc., a digital health startup based in West Hollywood, has snared two investments in one week from tech behemoths Google and Amazon.com Inc.

SCAN Health Plan of Long Beach Names New Legislative Advocate for Seniors

SCAN Health Plan, a Long Beach-based nonprofit insurer for Medicare Advantage, has appointed Adrienne Morrell to serve as its senior vice president of public, government and community affairs.

City of Lynwood Considers Buying St. Francis Medical Center

The City of Lynwood has expressed interest in buying St. Francis Medical Center a month after its nonprofit operator filed for bankruptcy.

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Cedars-Sinai Researchers Develop Drug to Combat Pancreatic Cancer

A new drug developed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center can prevent pancreatic cancer from growing in mice, while staving off resistance to chemotherapy agents commonly used by humans, according to a new study.

Dignity Health California Unveils Plans for New Hospital Tower at DTLA Campus

Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center on Sept. 24 unveiled plans to build a new patient care tower to serve as the hub for a $215 million campus makeover near downtown.

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Archstone Foundation Awards $1 Million to UCLA to Help Seniors

The Archstone Foundation has donated $1 million to UCLA to expand an endowed chair in geriatrics to improve the health care of older people.

Enspire Aims to Collaborate

Health Care: UCLA bioscience spinoff tests model

Enspire Bio unveils a new business model for biotech startups that utilizes collaboration.