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Q&A

Healthcare is more often being delivered outside of traditional hospital walls, a trend that has been driven to some degree by the Affordable Care Act, as well as by technological improvements. Orange County hospitals are no stranger to the shift. The Business Journal’s Vita Reed talked to several hospital executives to discuss outpatient offerings and their purposes. Edited excerpts of their answers follow.

Big Hospitals’ Profits Drop 21% in Year Through Sept.

28 on List Have Second Down Year in a Row

Pretax profits dropped steeply at Orange County’s largest hospitals during the past year.

Community Benefits a Must for Private Nonprofits

Law Requires the Hospitals To Assume Social Obligation

More than a few of Orange County’s prominent hospital operators deliver something in addition to their standard healthcare: “community benefits.”

Whale of a Tie-In; NBFF Scores in UK; Doti at Shea Center

Here are a couple of big OC names that make a natural marketing match: Pacific Life and filmmaker MacGillivray Freeman.

Analyst Outlook Good for Tenet, Other For-Profits

Credits Bigger Post-Reform Medicaid Enrollee Numbers

Tenet Healthcare Corp. (see story, page TK), which owns three Orange County hospitals, should get a bump this year from increased Medicaid enrollment fueled by healthcare reform, according to one analyst.

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Chapman Pharmacy School Gets Initial Accreditation

Chapman University said its new School of Pharmacy earned “precandidate” accreditation by the Chicago-based Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

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Allergan Beats Analysts' Expectations

Irvine-based Allergan Inc. Wednesday reported mixed fourth-quarter financial results.

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Tenn. Company Adds Aliso Hospital

AAC Holdings Inc., a publicly traded operator of inpatient substance abuse treatment centers, is buying a hospital with a license for 84 beds in Aliso Viejo for $13.5 million, according to a news release.

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Edwards Beats Wall Street

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. after markets closed Tuesday reported fourth-quarter financial results that beat expectations.

UCI Could Reconfigure Duties for Medical Post

HEALTHCARE: Likely to oversee all of ‘medical enterprise’

The search for a new chief executive for UC Irvine Medical Center will likely take awhile as another key job gets reconfigured.

USGI Raises $19.5M for Launch of Pose

San Clemente-based USGI Medical Inc. raised more than $19.5 million from equity and debt investors.

Pearson Tells of ‘Miscalculations’ in Allergan Pursuit

Valeant CEO Talks To Financial Times

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s chief executive is speaking out on his company’s unsuccessful seven-month pursuit of Irvine-based drugmaker Allergan Inc.

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Jobs Site Signs 146 Western Dental Offices

Mission Viejo-based Jobrivet said it had signed to provide employment services to 146 offices in Southern California of Orange-based Western Dental Services Inc.

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$15M for Crossover Health

Aliso Viejo-based Crossover Health Inc. said it received $15 million in equity financing.

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USGI Medical Gets $19.5M

San Clemente-based USGI Medical Inc. has raised more than $19.5 million from equity and debt investors.