Vita Reed covers healthcare, including health insurance, hospitals, medical devices and drug companies for the Orange County Business Journal. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaiser Permanente said today that Julie Miller-Phipps, vice president and executive director of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan in Orange County, was named president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia.
Irvine-based drug maker Allergan Inc. filed papers with state officials saying it will lay off 40 workers in Carlsbad, effective Nov. 28, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification notice filed with the state Employment Development Department.
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian said it’s invested an undisclosed amount of money in the Newport Bay Surgery Center in Newport Beach.
Sabra Healthcare REIT Inc., which is based in Irvine, said today that it bought eight properties in three states for $59.1 million.
Irvine-based Alphaeon Corp. has bought the worldwide licensing rights to TouchMD, a line of software for doctors, for $22 million.
Mission Viejo-based Ensign Group Inc. said today that it will buy nine skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, a home health agency, and a private home-care business in the San Diego area from El Cajon-based Shea Family Care.
HEALTHCARE: Joins insurer with 7 hospitals, health systems
Orange County’s hospital market is continuing its move toward networks and partnering in the age of healthcare reform.
Fountain Valley-based MemorialCare Health System said its MemorialCare Medical Foundation is now the sole owner of eight imaging centers in Orange County and Long Beach (see related story on page 4).
Eye-Device Exec Leads Aerie Financing Move
Longtime Orange County eye device executive Vicente Anido Jr.’s marching on with a new company.
Irvine-based Allergan Inc. said today that it expects to report a third-quarter profit more than 20% higher than previously expected.