HEALTH CARE

UCLA Leads the Nation in Organ Transplants

Ronald Reagan Medical Center led the nation last year in the number of organ transplants, with 641 surgeries performed at its Westwood campus.

Snyder Family Donates $1 Million to UCLA Stein Institute

The UCLA Stein Eye Institute has received a $1 million gift from Joan and Jerome Snyder to set up an endowed faculty chair in its department of ophthalmology.

Advanced TeleSensors Raises $2.8M to Back Baby Heart Monitor

Advanced TeleSensors Inc., a digital health company based in Pasadena marketing a wireless monitor for babies, has raised nearly $2.8 million from investors, according to a securities filing.

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Weingart Center of Downtown Names Warren Loui as Chairman

The Weingart Center, a downtown-based social service agency for the homeless with plans to build largest supportive housing project in Los Angeles, has named Warren Loui as chairman of the board.

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Anonymous Donor Gives $20 Million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to Expand ER

An anonymous philanthropist has donated $20 million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to expand and equip its overcrowded emergency room.

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Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Welcomes Nine New Digital Health Startups

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has ushered in nine digital health startups from across the globe into its business accelerator program.

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Cedars-Sinai Appoints New COO

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has named Dr. Jeffrey A. Smith to serve as its chief operating officer following a nationwide search.

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L.A. County Appoints Leaders to Head New Agency to Promote Bioscience

Los Angeles County has appointed two executives to launch a new agency to promote an emerging bioscience industry, officials announced on July 5.

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European Regulators Give an Early Nod to Cancer Treatments From Puma, Kite

European drug regulators have recommended the approval of two cancer treatments developed by two Los Angeles-area biotech companies – Puma Biotechnology Inc. of West L.A., and Kite, a Gilead Co., of Santa Monica.

Santa Monica-Based Casetabs Raises $2.3 Million From Investors

Casetabs Inc., a digital health company based in Santa Monica, has raised $2.3 million during a fundraising round, according to a securities filing.

Dozens of Los Angeles-Area Doctors and Others Charged for Felony Health Care Fraud

Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles have charged nearly three dozen physicians, pharmacists and others alleged to have tried to bilk insurers out of $660 million in fraudulent health care bills.

City of Hope Receives $3.7M to Conduct Stem Cell Research on Brain Cancer

The state stem cell agency awarded $3.7 million to City of Hope National Medical Center million to conduct stem cell research targeting glioblastoma, the hospital announced June 28.

City Attorney Wins $450,000 Settlement From Nursing Home Accused of Patient Dumping

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has reached a $450,000 settlement with a South L.A. nursing home alleged to have illegally discharged homeless patients.

Molina Healthcare Spins Off Medicaid Management Business for $200M

Molina Healthcare Inc. announced June 27 it would sell its Medicaid management information systems business for roughly $200 million.

Pasadena-Based HMRI Names New CEO

Huntington Medical Research Institutes, an independent biomedical research center in Pasadena, announced June 27 it appointed Julia Bradsher as chief executive.

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