WORKFORCE: Employers Add Discounts, Products And Services to Offerings
On the third Friday of every month, the five hospital Scripps Health system hosts what it calls a “farm stand” in the parking lot of its Scripps Memorial Hospital campus in La Jolla.
WORKFORCE: Tools Simplify Communication On Employee Benefits
While social media is already catching on for marketing purposes, companies may want to rethink their strategies and use social media as a benefits communication tool, especially to capture the younger generation’s attention.
ENTERPRISE: Women, Especially Latinas, Step Into Leadership Roles
Minority-owned and women-owned businesses make up a significant percentage of the total number of businesses in San Diego County, according to U.S. Census Bureau data crunched in 2007, the latest available.
Jesseca Saenz-Gonzalez is the chairwoman for the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
WORKFORCE: Minority, Women Owned Businesses Adapt to Tough Conditions
In the wake of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, many are asking is the glass half full or half empty for women- and minority-owned businesses compared with earlier years.
MEDICAL DEVICES: Reaching U.S. Markets Remains a Big Challenge
Success in the medical device business doesn’t come easy, particularly on the diagnostics side.
Don Casey is the CEO of the West Wireless Health Institute, an independent, nonprofit medical research organization whose mission is to lower health care costs through technology and innovation.
With health care reform under way, employers and consumers are increasingly concerned about the value their health care provider is delivering. With that in mind, the San Diego Business Journal asked top executives of major health care organizations three questions about the changing health care industry. Their answers are listed in alphabetical order by the name of their organization.
MEDICINE: Operating Expenses Are Also on the Rise for Some Facilities
Not too surprisingly, a comparison of the San Diego Business Journal’s Hospitals lists between 2006 and 2009 shows an increase in the number of licensed beds and operating expenses at hospitals in the county. Operating expenses are defined as the costs to run the hospital.
DINING: Food, entertainment combo; 50,000 SF minimum
John's Incredible Pizza ‘much more' than big-name rival
Conservation: Water Reduction Systems Pay Off for Some Biotechs
Gen-Probe Inc. is among a handful of San Diego biotechnology companies making a substantial investment in relatively low-tech systems that can save millions of gallons of water per year.
Lars Helgeson is the founder of GreenRope, a Web-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software package which includes email marketing, sales pipeline tracking, marketing automation, project management, event management, websites with e-commerce, Web analytics, forum, wiki, and social media management tools all integrated into one platform.