San Diego Business Journal

SD HEALTHCARE

Recent and archived news stories on: Biotechnology, Doctors, Drugs, Health Insurance, HMO's/PPO's, Hospitals, Medical Devices, Nursing...

Promise Hospital of San Diego to Close on April 30

Promise Hospital of San Diego, a long-term acute care facility that houses dozens and employs more than 250 people at 5550 University Ave., will soon close to make way for a mental health rehabilitation center.

By John Cox March 31, 2017 2:08 p.m. share »
Tease photo

Michael Yang Named Chief Commercial Officer at ACADIA

Local drugmaker ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recruited longtime Johnson & Johnson executive Michael Yang to serve as the company’s new chief commercial officer.

By Brittany Meiling March 30, 2017 2:02 p.m. share »
Tease photo

Echo Continues to Impress, Brings In $7.5 Million

One of San Diego’s most popular startups, Echo Laboratories Inc., just scored $7.5 million to boost production of the company’s new microscope.

By Brittany Meiling March 30, 2017 noon share »
Tease photo

Microsoft Exec to Lead Analytics Team at Human Longevity

A distinguished scientist and former director at Microsoft is joining San Diego’s health intelligence company, Human Longevity, as chief data scientist.

By Brittany Meiling March 29, 2017 4:34 p.m. share »
Tease photo

Two Veteran Businessmen Join Scripps Health Board

Two local businessmen, each with more than 30 years of professional experience, recently joined Scripps Health’s board of trustees.

By John Cox March 27, 2017 1:44 p.m. share »

Loan Will Help Tri-City Make Some Key Changes

Tri-City Healthcare District has secured its first long-term financing package in more than a quarter-century, an $85.8 million, federally backed mortgage loan its leaders expect will allow it to begin initial phases of a hospital redesign and state-required seismic retrofits.

By John Cox March 24, 2017 3:01 p.m. share »
Tease photo

John Orwin Joins Retrophin Board of Directors

San Diego drugmaker Retrophin Inc. has appointed longtime pharmaceutical executive John A. Orwin to the company’s board of directors.

By Brittany Meiling March 23, 2017 4:42 p.m. share »

Loan Enables Tri-City To Make Key Changes

Tri-City Healthcare District has secured its first long-term financing package in more than a quarter-century, an $85.8 million, federally backed mortgage loan its leaders expect will allow it to begin initial phases of a hospital redesign and state-required seismic retrofits.

By John Cox March 23, 2017 1:33 p.m. share »
Tease photo

Local Company Plots Moves For ACO Expansion

A local health care company formed a year ago to participate in a Medicare shared-savings program has big plans to expand as far east as the Mississippi River within three years.

By John Cox March 23, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »

Athena Partners with New Tech Accelerator

Athena San Diego is partnering with ScaleMatrix, the data storage company that just launched a new coworking space, to offer mentorship to women founders in science and tech.

By Brittany Meiling March 23, 2017 12:49 p.m. share »
Tease photo

Cannabis Drug Maker Quadrupling Footprint in Carlsbad

Cannabis has so far been relegated to the supplement and medical marijuana industries, with no FDA-approved drug (derived from the plant) available on the market. But a pharmaceutical company in Carlsbad is hoping to change that and it is about to quadruple in size.

By Brittany Meiling March 22, 2017 5:27 p.m. share »

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals to Raise $3.1 Million in Stock Offering

San Diego’s Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, a maker of compounded drugs, is raising $3.1 million in a stock offering to two accredited investors.

By Brittany Meiling March 22, 2017 4:32 p.m. share »

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Plans $100 Million Public Offering

Local drugmaker La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co. plans to raise up to $100 million in a public offering of its stock.

By Brittany Meiling March 22, 2017 12:46 p.m. share »

Medsphere Takes Electronic Health Record Product to Detroit

Carlsbad-based health-care IT company Medsphere Systems Corp. said it has implemented its cloud-based electronic health record system at two hospitals in the Detroit area.

By John Cox March 21, 2017 4:17 p.m. share »

How Many S.D. Companies Offer Health Insurance? The Answer Might Surprise You

No sooner has Congress taken up a proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act than a local survey highlights how widely – or narrowly – San Diego County’s business community has adopted the legislation better known as Obamacare.

By John Cox March 21, 2017 4:07 p.m. share »