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How an Austin VC firm founder wants to solve the STEM jobs crisis

How an Austin VC firm founder wants to solve the STEM jobs crisis

There’s no shortage of pundits who sound the alarm about tech worker shortages or the need for more STEM graduates to fill those jobs, except that they don’t typically offer a solution. Then there’s Sara Brand, who has her own action plan to help solve the problem. […]

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UCHealth, Colorado State University exploring new med-school branch

UCHealth, Colorado State University exploring new med-school branch

University of Colorado Health unveiled a new partnership with Colorado State University Monday in which it will build and help staff a new health and medical center on the Fort Collins campus and will study the possibility of launching a new medical-school branch there as well. The […]

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Nashville's newest public company begins trading today

Nashville's newest public company begins trading today

Nashville officially has another publicly traded health care company. Franklin-based Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) has completed its spin-out of Quorum Health Corp., a collection of 38 hospitals and CHS’ advisory and consulting subsidiary, Quorum Health Resources. Quorum Health Corp. (NYSE: QHC) begins trading today on the […]

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Olathe Medical Center's $100M expansion includes new heart (lab)

Olathe Medical Center's $100M expansion includes new heart (lab)

Olathe Medical Center rolled out the second part of its $100 million multiyear capital project: the $7 million expansion of its cardiovascular center which includes a new heart lab. The Kansas Cardiovascular Center now features a state-of-the-art hybrid electrophysiology lab with technology that exposes patients to less […]

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Hickenlooper less optimistic as hospital-provider fee bill moves to Senate

Hickenlooper less optimistic as hospital-provider fee bill moves to Senate

A mix of 34 Democrats and five Republicans in the Colorado House of Representatives sent to the Senate Friday a bill that business leaders believe could increase both transportation and higher-education spending — but even Gov. John Hickenlooper, who backs the plan, admitted that he was less […]

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CHOP joins 'largest ever' autism genetics study

CHOP joins 'largest ever' autism genetics study

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has joined what organizers are calling the largest-ever genetics study on autism. The Center for Autism Research at CHOP was among the 21 research sites selected by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative for the study, called SPARK. The name is an […]

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Seattle Genetics, Alder BioPharmaceuticals report losses

Seattle Genetics, Alder BioPharmaceuticals report losses

Local biotech companies Seattle Genetics and Alder BioPharmaceuticals both posted losses in their earnings reports this week, keeping with the trend of biotechs opting for investment rather than profit. Cancer drug company Seattle Genetics (Nasdaq: SGEN) on Thursday reported higher sales of its Adcetris drug for the […]

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House overwhelmingly recommends Lynne to be lieutenant governor

House overwhelmingly recommends Lynne to be lieutenant governor

Kaiser Permanente executive Donna Lynne got significant bipartisan backing on Friday as the Colorado House recommended her to be the state’s next lieutenant governor. Philip Gordon Littler Mendelson P.C. A number of Democrats lauded her background in both public affairs — 20 years working for four New […]

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Imm named public affairs director at Md. Insurance Administration

Imm named public affairs director at Md. Insurance Administration

  Tracy Imm was appointed the new director of public affairs for the Maryland Insurance Administration’s (MIA). Tracy Imm The appointment was announced by Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. In her role, Imm will serve as the agency’s point of contact for external and internal communications. […]

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UnitedHealth to leave Kentucky, Iowa Obamacare exchanges

UnitedHealth to leave Kentucky, Iowa Obamacare exchanges

UnitedHealth Group Inc. will leave Kentucky’s individual health insurance market next year, bringing the total number of states the health insurer is quitting next year to at least 26. In addition, Iowa’s insurance commissioner announced that UnitedHealth is leaving that state’s individual market and SHOP exchange in […]

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