Orange County Business Journal


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USC’s Keck Buys OC-Based Practice for Cancer Network

Keck Medicine of USC, the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, has acquired Orange Coast Oncology Hematology Medical Associates for an undisclosed price as part of a cancer-treatment network allowing local patients to avoid trips to Los Angeles for care.

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Report: Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II in Sales Talks

Irvine’s Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, an owner of healthcare-related real estate properties, could be bought by New York-based NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., according to reports.

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Clinic Gets $2.5M From Catholic Bishops

The non-profit Birth Choice Health Clinics in Aliso Viejo has received a $2.5 million from Catholic Campaign for Human Development, a national anti-poverty program of the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Ackman, Pershing Square Present Allergan Board Candidates

Activist investor Bill Ackman and his Pershing Square Capital Management LP today unveiled a slate of director candidates for Irvine-based Allergan Inc.

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Fastest-Growing Private Companies Wanted for Annual List

The Business Journal is looking for Orange County-based companies that have seen their yearly sales grow rapidly from mid-2012 to mid-2014 for our annual list of fastest-growing privately held companies.

Dental Products Maker Buys in Oxnard

Orange-based dental products maker Kerr Corp. acquired a pair of business units in Oxnard in an effort to expand its portfolio of dental products and to venture into the animal healthcare market.

Intraocular Lenses Expected to Spur Abbott Growth

Recently Got European Approval for Device

Abbott Laboratories’ vision care unit, which has more than 600 workers in Orange County, represents “significant prospects” for the company, according to a recent article on the Seeking Alpha investor website.

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Mazda Named St. Jude Children’s Hospital Corporate Partner

Mazda North American Operations’ Drive for Good holiday promotion has grown into a new role as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s corporate partner of the year.

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Danaher Subsidiary Buys Two Business Lines

Orange-based dental products maker Kerr Corp. has acquired a couple of business units in Oxnard in a bid to expand its portfolio of dental products and to venture into the animal healthcare market.

St. Joseph’s Head Has Vision for Mission

Proctor Nurtures Passion for Healthcare

Deborah Proctor is cognizant of passion, skills, values and mission in her role as leader of one of Orange County’s dominant healthcare providers.

Edwards Comeback Continues on OK for Sapien XT

HEALTHCARE: Shares up nearly 30% after rough 2013

Edwards Lifesciences Corp.’s next generation of less-invasive heart valves is making its domestic debut, providing a boost that has extended a monthslong rally for shares of the Irvine-based heart valve maker.

Stretching Herself

Allergan Executive Yearned to Reach Beyond Medical Practice

Dr. Karen Smith sought a wider platform to help people beyond what she could do as a practicing physician, a path that led her into the business side of healthcare.

Santa Ana Healthcare Services Firm Sold

Capario, a Santa Ana-based healthcare technology services company, was sold for $115 million to Emdeon Inc. in Nashville, Tenn.

Allergan Founder Talks About Company’s History

Execs ‘Wore a Lot of Hats’ in Early Days

Gavin Herbert, founder of Irvine-based drug maker Allergan Inc., is keeping mum on his creation’s effort to fight off a hostile takeover bid by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

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Allergan Settles With Ackman on Poison Pill

Irvine-based drug maker Allergan Inc. said today that it reached a settlement with activist investor Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management LP that clears the way for the hedge fund to solicit backing for a special shareholders’ meeting.