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Can Now Be Used For A Different Procedure
Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp.’s Sapien XT replacement transcatheter heart valve gained another approval this month.
Boot Barn HQ, Printronix Office Also Part of Move
An expansion of Masimo Corp.’s local facilities appears to have set off a chain reaction of corporate relocations in the Irvine Spectrum area involving Boot Barn Holdings Inc. and Printronix Inc.
Mission Hospital said today that Tarek Salaway is its new chief operating officer.
Fountain Valley-based MemorialCare Health System said today that it will close its Saddleback Memorial Medical Center’s San Clemente campus on May 31.
Shares of Tustin-based drug developer Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell sharply today, a day after the company said it would discontinue a third-phase clinical trial.
Irvine-based patient monitor maker Masimo Corp. today reported financial results.
Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. appointed James Arnold Jr. to the post of chief financial officer, effective March 1.
Children’s Hospital of Orange County has joined the Cancer Moonshot 2020 initiative designed to speed development of cancer cures through immunotherapy.
HEALTHCARE: Aims to double number of lives saved to 50,000
Masimo Corp. Chief Executive Joe Kiani wants his brainchild, the Irvine-based Patient Safety Movement Foundation, to reach 50,000 lives saved this year through eliminating medical errors in hospitals.
Irvine-based St. Joseph Health bought 26 Nurse Next Door franchises with an option to buy 12 more.
Angel Investors Start Due Diligence on Pair of Startups
The Cove Fund I selected two startups to move on to the next stage—due diligence—after hosting a pitch session on Jan. 26.
Wants to Focus on Buys Pipeline Without Equity
San Clemente-based CareTrust REIT Inc. is keeping itself busy as February unfolds by reworking its credit, paying off debt and making deals.
Fountain Valley-based MemorialCare Health System said today that it has entered into a joint venture with Fresenius Medical Care North America to operate 15 kidney dialysis clinics in Orange and Los Angeles counties.
Orange County hospital and medical group executives say this year will be a busy one for them, with new outpatient centers, technology and changes in how they deliver healthcare. The Business Journal’s Vita Reed asked several local CEOs to share their plans as the year rolls out. Edited excerpts of their responses follow.
Plans Efficiencies, New Academic Programs, More
A new leader has taken the helm of UC Irvine Health, the University of California-Irvine’s healthcare enterprise, directly overseeing its academic work and with proximity and oversight of its clinical work, something he said is unique among the five UC campuses with extensive medical operations.