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

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Allergan in $300M Deal for Aliso Viejo Eye Device Maker

Allergan PLC, which has its eye drug hub in Irvine, said today that it is buying Aliso Viejo-based AqueSys Inc. for $300 million up front, with the potential for milestone payments.

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CareTrust Buys Florida Facility

San Clemente-based CareTrust REIT Inc. said today that it spent $5.4 million to buy a secured memory care and assisted living facility in Pensacola, Fla.

Device Maker Gets $38M in New Round

San Clemente-based ReShape Medical Inc. received a $38 million round of financing.

Quality Systems CEO Reflects on Early Days on Job

Frantz Settles In, Focuses On Clients, Employees

Quality Systems Inc. Chief Executive Rusty Frantz is starting to “settle into my new role here” after replacing longtime leader Steven Plochocki in July.

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MemorialCare and Aetna Collaborating on Network

Fountain Valley-based MemorialCare Health System said today it is collaborating with West Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna Inc. on a new accountable care network.

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ReShape Gets $38M in Financing

San Clemente-based ReShape Medical Inc. said today it received a $38 million round of financing.

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St. Joseph Hoag, Masimo Plan Wellness Center

St. Joseph Hoag Health and Masimo Corp., both based in Irvine, said today that they plan to open a wellness center.

Innovation Institute Reaches Beyond Healthcare

Deloitte, Dell Sign On to La Palma-Based Consortium

The La Palma-based Innovation Institute LLC continues to rack up partners in its second year of existence.

Another Downgrade for Smile Brands

Irvine-based Smile Brands Group Inc. was hit with its second credit rating downgrade in the past nine months.

Bilt, Private Equity Backers in New Dental Enterprise

Smile Brands Cofounder, Former CFO Eye Buys

Veteran OC dental business services executive Steven Bilt has resurfaced with a new company.

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