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CEO of Houston-based health care co. resigns after less than 5 months

CEO of Houston-based health care co. resigns after less than 5 months

The departing CEO joined the company in late December 2018 from Memorial Hermann. Source link

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New partnership to develop short-term beds for mental health and substance abuse care

New partnership to develop short-term beds for mental health and substance abuse care

The Hawaii Department of Health announced its partnership with Wahiawa General Hospital to provide short-term mental health “stabilization” beds in a hospital setting. Currently in the development phase, the project anticipates providing as many as 30 beds by next year. The beds will bridge a vital gap […]

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The Funded: Mixed results from Bay Area's non-Uber IPOs this week

The Funded: Mixed results from Bay Area's non-Uber IPOs this week

While Uber Technologies Inc.’s historic-sized IPO hogged the spotlight, two much smaller Bay Area offerings went public with mixed success on Thursday and Friday. Shares of South San Francisco-based Cortexyme Inc. (NASDAQ:CRTX) finished their first day of trading on Thursday at $32.89, about 93 percent above the […]

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Elica sells East Sac building 18 months after purchase

Elica sells East Sac building 18 months after purchase

The building was purchased during a period of executive turnover at the community health care nonprofit. Source link

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New facility eyed as UAB, JeffCo explore future of Cooper Green

New facility eyed as UAB, JeffCo explore future of Cooper Green

UAB and Jefferson County provide updates on Cooper Green, including new facility Source link

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Pot firms seek to open more storefronts in Florida

Pot firms seek to open more storefronts in Florida

Two medical marijuana operators want the state to give them the same treatment as Florida’s largest medical-cannabis firm, after health officials allowed Quincy-based Trulieve to open more dispensaries than a state law allowed. Trulieve challenged a limit on the number of storefronts that was included in a […]

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Hawaii's health preparedness improves, but is still below national average

Hawaii's health preparedness improves, but is still below national average

A study showed Hawaii’s preparedness for health emergencies improved since 2013. The sixth annual assessment of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released results Wednesday of the 2019 National Health Security Preparedness Index, which found Hawaii scored a 6.3 on a 10-point scale for preparedness, compared to a […]

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Why actress Glenn Close is tackling the stigma of mental illness in the Bay Area and beyond

Why actress Glenn Close is tackling the stigma of mental illness in the Bay Area and beyond

“Nothing will ever substitute for two eyes looking into two eyes,” Close said. “The best way for people to understand someone living with mental illness is to meet them and to talk to them and realize that they are not their illness.” Source link

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Vericel looks to market a gel for burns with new $142M licensing deal

Vericel looks to market a gel for burns with new $142M licensing deal

Cambridge-based cell therapy firm Vericel Corp. has forged a $142 million deal to license a gel used to help heal burns that made just over $3 million in sales last year at an Israeli company. Vericel (Nasdaq: VCEL) will pay $17.5 million upfront and up to $125 […]

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After $59M round, CRISPR startup launches with plans to tackle heart disease

After $59M round, CRISPR startup launches with plans to tackle heart disease

A new gene editing company, founded by two Harvard scientists and one of the men behind Editas Medicine, has launched with nearly $59 million to develop a single treatment for the leading cause of death worldwide. Verve Therapeutics emerged from stealth mode this week after a Series […]

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