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MEDICINE: Institutions Say Staffing, Services Could Suffer
Another cut to government health care subsidies has San Diego hospital executives less than thrilled. The fiscal cliff deal helped stave off a 26.5 percent cut to Medicare reimbursements for physicians for a year. But to compensate for the $25-30 billion “doc fix,” hospitals will have to pick up about half the tab.
Vistage International Inc., a San Diego-based CEO peer advisory organization, released a report that CEO optimism is dropping.
Noble House Hotels & Resorts has purchased the 129-room Kona Kai Resort in San Diego, with plans for an extensive renovation of the Shelter Island property.
EdgeWave Inc., a locally based technology security company, recently announced the launch of EdgeWave Social, a cloud-based social media security solution for businesses.
Intercare Insurance Solutions, a San Diego-based business insurance brokerage, said it was acquired by Hub International Limited, based in Chicago, for an undisclosed price.
LifeProof, the locally based maker of protective cases for smartphones and tablets, announced a partnership with Belkin EMEA to distribute LifeProof products in Europe.
INSURANCE: Increase in Costs Coming, Including In Workers’ Compensation
After several years of declining premiums on their insurance coverage, businesses had a rude awakening last year when rates increased.
The region’s primary tourism promotion agency has started out the new year with a new moniker. The San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, also referred to as ConVis, recently changed its name to the San Diego Tourism Authority.
SCHOOLS: Mayor Sees Vision ‘Coming Together’
Chula Vista, the county’s second largest city, has long dreamed of building a four-year university, and those dreams got a bit closer to becoming reality when it recently entered into a negotiating agreement with developer HomeFed Corp. to explore a wider pact to create the long desired project.
This column is published on New Year’s Eve, so it is at least arguable this item should appear today. San Diego attorney Eric Ganci, a partner at Galente Ganci, APC, whose practice is exclusively Driving Under Influence defense work, discovered during the course of his work that a breath device used by California Highway Patrol and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department did not work properly, specifically the Intox EC/IR, manufactured by Intoximeters Inc.
Locally based Mexican restaurant El Vitral has opened its second San Diego County location at Otay Ranch Town Center in Chula Vista.
The Courtyard San Diego Sorrento Mesa/La Jolla recently underwent a $1.2 million renovation featuring updated guest rooms and a redesigned lobby.
The Golden Door Spa in San Marcos has been sold for $24.8 million, according to the listing broker for seller Golden Door Owner LLC of New York City. The name of the buyer was not disclosed.
MOGL, a locally based restaurant loyalty service, recently announced that the company donated 200,000 meals through their Meal for a Meal Program to Feeding America.
Brighton Management of Diamond Bar has purchased the 180-room Clarion Hotel in National City for $11.65 million, according to CoStar Group.