Hospitals & Healthcare News

This section covers the managerial aspects in the Healthcare industry.

France's Mauna Kea eyes surgical technology partnership by end 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

French medical technology company Mauna Kea could sign a partnership by the end of the year that would allow it to accelerate the commercial development of a small microscope approved by US regulators for use in surgical procedures to diagnose cancer its chief executive told Reuters Cellvizio provi..

Los Angeles-based IPC Healthcare acquires Amity Health, Wichita

Saturday, November 14, 2015

IPC Healthcare Inc a leading national acute hospitalist and postacute provider organization announced that it has acquired Amity Health LLC in Wichita Kansas The acquisition complements IPC39s existing market presence for acute and postacute services in the Wichita area R Jeffrey Taylor president a..

Apollo Global Management to buy Warburg Pincus' Portfolio firm RegionalCare Hospital Partners

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management LLC is buying RegionalCare Hospital Partners Holdings Inc the parent company of RegionalCare Hospital Partners Inc While terms of the transaction have not yet been divulged the deal is expected to close before the end of 2015 RegionalCare partners with..

Swiss revenues give South Africa's Mediclinic a boost

Friday, November 13, 2015

South Africa39s largest private hospital group Mediclinic International posted a 16 percent jump in halfyear earnings on Thursday aided by revenue growth from its Swiss business Mediclinic which runs the largest private hospital network in Switzerland and is planning to double its business in the M..

Consumer coalition to fight U.S. health insurance mergers for preserving patient choice

Friday, November 13, 2015

Two US consumer groups announced the formation of a coalition with New York labor unions on Thursday to press antitrust regulators to oppose big insurance mergers that would cut the number of nationwide forprofit health insurers from five to three The Coalition to Preserve Patient Choice made up of..

Weedkiller glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer, observe European scientists

Friday, November 13, 2015

Glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer in humans the European Food Safety Authority EFSA said on Thursday and the agency proposed a higher limit on the daily amount of residue of the popular weed killer deemed safe if consumed The EFSA advises EU policymakers and its conclusion could lead the 28mem..

Pacific trade deal could limit the availability of affordable drugs, says world health chief Margaret Chan

Friday, November 13, 2015

A massive trade pact between 12 Pacific rim countries could limit the availability of affordable medicines the head of the World Health Organization said on Thursday joining a heated debate on the impact of the deal Margaret Chan told a conference there were some very serious concerns about the Tra..

Jersey Shore University hospital breaks ground on $265 million project

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Jersey Shore University Medical Center broke ground Wednesday on a 265 million 10story building that will house its cancer center imaging technologies and academic programs The building called Hope Tower is designed in part to help the hospital compete with cancer centers both at the Shore and in N..

Ohio's Union Hospital to open Union Physician Services Family Medicine Center North at Dover

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Construction has started for a new Union Physician Services UPS Family Medicine Center in the northern end of Dover that will house several providers and patient services consolidated into one location The UPS Family Medicine Center North will be located in the 3000 block of N Wooster Ave across fr..

Harris County approves $70 Million expansion for Ben Taub Hospital

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Harris County Commissioners approved 70 million in bonds today to expand Ben Taub Hospitals operating facilities The hospital will go from having 11 operating rooms to 18 George Masi is president and CEO of the Harris Health System He says the expansion came in response to warnings last year that B..

Philips healthcare wins C$300 million contract in Canada

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Philips said on Tuesday it has won a C300 million 226 mln longterm contract to act as medical technology supplier and consultant to Canadian healthcare provider Mackenzie Health CEO Frans van Houten said the 18year contract with Mackenzie is the kind of deal that will become increasingly important ..

UniQuest and UCLB team up on therapeutics collaborations

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A new international collaboration is set to uncover groundbreaking therapeuticbased discoveries and help progress them to the next crucial stage in their development UniQuest and UCL Business PLC UCLB the respective commercialisation companies of The University of Queensland UQ and University Colle..

GE Healthcare acquires leading healthcare advisory firm, The Camden Group

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

GE Healthcare announced it is expanding its US healthcare consulting business with the acquisition of The Camden Group one of the nations leading population health strategic advisory firms GE Healthcare Camden Group will act as the US business unit of GE Healthcares global advisory firm GE Healthca..

Healthcare group Pihlajalinna rises on Finland's reform plans

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Shares in Finnish healthcare services company Pihlajalinna were up more than 11 percent on Monday in response to government reforms that are expected to benefit private social and healthcare providers Finland on Saturday agreed a deal to cut future healthcare costs by 3 billion euros 323 billion as..

Paediatric Continuity Clinic opens at Hamad General Hospital, Doha

Monday, November 09, 2015

Hamad Medical Corporation HMC has opened a Paediatric Continuity Clinic PCC at Hamad General Hospitals HGH outpatient department The new clinic which was inaugurated by Hanan alKuwari managing director HMC features eight themed treatment rooms provides general outpatient continuity care for childre..

Ignyta, Inc. buys exclusive rights to Taladegib Oncology Program from Lilly

Monday, November 09, 2015

Ignyta Inc announced the exclusive license of worldwide rights relating to Eli Lilly and Company39s taladegib oncology development program in exchange for an upfront payment of 20 million in cash and the issuance to Lilly of approximately 12 million shares of Ignyta39s common stock Taladegib is a p..

Australian Govt funds 900 medical research projects

Monday, November 09, 2015

Hundreds of millions of dollars will be pumped into medical projects developing new drugs to remove scars and treat ice addiction depression and pancreatic cancer More than 600 million will be split across almost 900 research projects and 2000 researchers around the country contributing toward the ..

Indiana-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings wins first U.S. trial over NexGen Flex knee devices

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Indianabased medical device manufacturer Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc on Friday was cleared of liability in the first of more than 900 US lawsuits to go to trial over claims that its NexGen Flex knee replacements were prone to painful motionimpairing loosening Following a threeweek trial in the US Di..

FTC seeks to block merger of West Virginia hospitals

Saturday, November 07, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission has moved to block a merger between two Huntington West Virginia hospitals saying the resulting company39s market dominance would hurt patients Cabell Huntington Hospital announced that it planned to buy rival hospital St Mary39s Medical Center in November 2014 The FTC ..

Gene Editing Credited with Eliminating an Infant’s Aggressive Cancer in London

Friday, November 06, 2015

A novel geneediting technique has been used to eliminate an infants aggressive cancer a small but significant step in the quest to treat deadly diseases by altering the human genome When conventional treatments including chemotherapy and a bonemarrow transplant didnt work the girl was given just we..