Orange County Business Journal


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Pyott Points to $10B Potential for Allergan Acquisitions This Year

HEALTHCARE: Plenty of cash, little debt, wider market focus

Put Allergan Inc. down as a big shopper this year, thanks to a full coffer of cash and a corporate credit score that could accommodate as much as $10 billion worth of deals.

I-Flow Moves From Lake Forest to Irvine

Dallas-based Kimberly-Clark Corp. said its I-Flow LLC business unit moved from Lake Forest to the Discovery Business Center in Irvine.

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Other items of interest in the Orange County Business Journal

The parent of Costa Mesa-based apparel company RVCA said it signed a new contract with founder and President Pat Tenore.

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Q&A Healthcare - Nurse Shortage

The shortage of registered nurses was one of the hottest topics in the Orange County and California healthcare sector in the late 1990s and early to mid-2000s.

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Hoag Orthopedic Aims for Transparency, Engagement

Institute’s Surgery Volume Ranks High Nationally

Hoag Orthopedic Institute, an Irvine-based specialty hospital, looks up to a role model for the type of healthcare it strives to provide.

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Hospitals Have Mixed Year as Profits for Some Dip

Profits of 30 Biggest Drop 7%, Revenue Up

Orange County’s largest hospitals posted mixed results on the profit side over the past year or so. Includes the 2014 OC's HOSPITALS list for download (pdf)

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Hospitals Stretch Selves Into More Innovation

Seek Entrepreneurs to Improve Healthcare, Bottom Lines

Orange County hospital systems are moving deeper into the “business of innovation” as they seek to respond to changes in the healthcare sector.

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Edwards’ Next-Generation Valve Gets European Nod

Sapien 3 Sports Cuff to Stop Leaks, Cut Problems

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. is adding another product to its less-invasive replacement heart valve lineup.

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Feb. 10-19, 2014

A listing of business events happening all around Orange County.

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Questcor Pharmaceuticals Names New Chief Financial Officer

Anaheim-based drug maker Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. said today that it appointed Rajesh Asarpota as its new chief financial officer. His appointment is effective Feb. 17.

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Allergan Beats Estimates, Issues Conservative Guidance

Irvine-based Allergan Inc. today reported fourth-quarter financial results that surpassed expectations and issued a cautious outlook for the current quarter.

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Kimberly-Clark Moves I-Flow Operating Unit to Irvine

Dallas-based Kimberly-Clark Corp. said today that its I-Flow LLC business unit moved from Lake Forest to the Discovery Business Center in Irvine. Lease terms were not disclosed.

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Big Crowd for 5 CFO Honorees

Members of the Orange County business community’s financial sector gathered Jan. 28 to laud five winners of the Business Journal’s Seventh Annual CFO of the Year Awards.


PHILANTHROPY Column by Kim Haman

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Quality Systems Tries to Improve Hospital Line

It’s Struggled Despite Its Promise Due to Reform

Irvine-based healthcare software maker Quality Systems Inc. has a plan to boost its struggling hospital business, its chief executive said late last month.