Orange County Business Journal

Vita Reed covers healthcare, including health insurance, hospitals, medical devices and drug companies for the Orange County Business Journal. She can be reached at reed@ocbj.com.

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Mazzo to German Device Maker

Jena, Germany-based Carl Zeiss Meditec AG said today that veteran Orange County medical device executive James Mazzo will be its new global president of ophthalmology.

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MemorialCare Taps Finance Execs

Fountain Valley-based MemorialCare Health System appointed a pair of financial executives for its Orange County hospitals.

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Edwards Beats on Q2

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. surpassed analysts' expectations on second-quarter revenue and profit and hiked its 2016 forecast in a report issued after markets closed today.

Hoag Expands on Claim in ‘Greater Irvine’ Area

HEALTHCARE: New center includes 4 institutes, urgent care

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is making an aggressive push to deliver comprehensive healthcare services beyond its traditional base in Newport Beach and put a firm claim on a market it calls “Greater Irvine” through a large development there.

Innovation Institute Buys IT Company

The La Palma-based Innovation Institute bought Corona-based information technology specialist Hospitality Business Network Solutions for an undisclosed price.

Abbott Gets FDA OK on Intraocular Lens for Cataracts

One Version of Lens Also Approved for Astigmatism

Santa Ana-based Abbott Medical Optics, a unit of Abbott Laboratories in Chicago, scored a regulatory approval this month.

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Glaukos CFO to Retire in 2017

Glaukos Corp. in Laguna Hills said Chief Financial Officer Richard Harrison will retire next year.

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Innovation Institute Buys IT Company

The La Palma-based Innovation Institute said today that it has acquired Corona-based information technology specialist Hospitality Business Network Solutions. A purchase price was not disclosed.

Analysts Open Edwards Coverage With Neutral Rating

Caution High Valuation Could Suffer With Slip-Up

Edwards Lifesciences Corp.’s effort to create a “catheterized revolution” in heart valve treatment has landed it new institutional analyst coverage.

System to Put $100M into Mental Health

The newly formed Providence St. Joseph Health said it’s launching a $100 million effort toward improving mental healthcare in communities it serves.

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