LA HEALTHCARE

NantHealth President Robert Watson Steps Down

NantHealth Inc. announced Monday that President Robert Watson will step down and become a consultant for the company.

El Segundo Medical Firm Radiology Partners Raises $200 Million

Specialized medical firm Radiology Partners raised $200 million for an undisclosed stake from a group of new and old investors, the privately held El Segundo company announced this week.

Investor At Home in Medical Buildings, Senior Housing

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors bolstered its medical building and senior housing holdings last week, acquiring real estate investment trust Sentio Healthcare Properties of Orlando, Fla., for $825 million.

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Molina Healthcare Board Removes J. Mario, John Molina from Top Posts

The board of Molina Healthcare Inc. has removed the sons of the company’s founder from its top executive positions following disappointing financial results.

Museum Aims to Come Alive With Cadaver Show

NONPROFIT: Center hopes new ‘Body Worlds’ exhibit can live up to run in 2004.

California Science Center seeks lively attendance with the return of “Body Worlds” cadavers.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Patient Focus, Growth

It all began with two small hospitals in the early 1900s that had the goal of caring for the sick in L.A.’s Jewish community.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Shot in Arm For Children

In its first year, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles treated 14 patients in a house in Chinatown known as “the little house on Castelar Street.”

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Food Company Bowls Over Salad Maker as Healthy Target

French multinational food company Bonduelle acquired Irwindale prepackaged salad maker Ready Pac Foods Inc. last week for $409 million.

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Soon-Shiong’s NantOmics Acquires Gene Sequencing Startup Genos

Molecular diagnostics firm NantOmics, a subsidiary of billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s Culver City-based NantWorks, has acquired Genos, a genetic sequencing company.

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Avocados Not So Fruitful

FOOD: Poor harvest boosts prices, reduces availabilty as Cinco de Mayo closes in.

Off production year will pare back the availability of avocados for Cinco de Mayo.

Doctor Checks In to Court With Disabilities Act

health care: Lawsuit says San Gabriel broke law by denying residents clinic.

Doctor taps disability law to challenge San Gabriel’s rejection of his dialysis clinic.

Soon-Shiong’s NantHealth Reports $184 Million Loss

L.A. biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s diagnostics company, NantHealth Inc., reported this week it lost $184 million last year, largely due to lagging sales of its much-touted GPS Cancer diagnostic test.

Clearing The Air

Environmental consultancies see client pool expand along with increase in pollution regulations.

Increase in pollution policing has opened the door for firms that provide guidance on coming clean.

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Urban Farms Gain Ground as Way to Generate Produce, Improve Properties for Tenants

Growing Interest

Restaurateurs, art galleries, and developers are among the growing number of Angelenos seeing urban farms bear fruit.

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Rival Puts Bite On ‘Superfood’

FOOD: Overseas buyer grabs Essential Living on the cheap.

Bankrupt “superfood” dealer Essential Living proves a tasty target for snack company.

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