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Providence, Cedars Break Ground on Hospital Patient Tower

Providence St. Joseph Health and Cedars-Sinai officially broke ground on a patient tower in Tarzana on Monday evening, as part of the hospital’s Tarzana Reimagined project.

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Adventist Health to Outsource 60 Jobs

Adventist Health in Glendale and Simi Valley will eliminate certain in-house facility staff positions in favor of hiring Chicago-based commercial real estate services firm Jones Lange LaSalle Inc.

Simulations Plus to Develop Software to Study Heart Failure

Dilisym Services, a Simulations Plus company based in North Carolina, on Tuesday announced new software in development to treat heart failure.

Arcutis Biotherapeutics Launches IPO on Nasdaq

Westlake Village-based Arcutis Biotherapeutics debuted on the Nasdaq Friday with its shares gaining more than 28 percent on its first day of trading.

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Amgen Beats Expectations Despite Lower Revenue

Amgen Inc. announced fourth-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations.

Valley Presbyterian Joins Data Sharing Network

Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys is one of the first health centers to connect to CommonWell Health Alliance, a real-time data sharing service through Meditech.

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Reopens

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center on Sunday resumed full operation following the repair of a water main break incurred the previous weekend.

Update: Kaiser Closes ER Because of Broken Water Pipe

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center late Tuesday closed its urgent care services and its emergency department.

LTC Acquires Three Assisted Living Facilities for $33 Million

LTC Properties in Westlake Village has invested $33 million in out-of-state acquisitions.

Broken Water Pipe Cancels Surgeries at Kaiser Hospital

Following a water main break, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills has canceled surgeries and doctors’ appointments.

Amgen to Collaborate on Development of Lung Cancer Drug

Amgen Inc. on Monday announced it will collaborate with Guardant Health Inc. and Qiagen N.V. to further its research on AMG 510, a pipeline drug designed to treat metastatic lung cancer.

Jant Pharmacal Wins Contract to Supply Lab Test Kits

Jant Pharmacal Corp. has won a contract with health care performance improvement company Vizient Inc., starting Feb. 1.

Pfizer Exec Joining T.O. Biotech

A fairly low-profile pharmaceutical company in Thousand Oaks has brought on a longtime Pfizer executive and co-inventor of the drug Zoloft to be in a management position.

Endonovo Secures Patent for Stroke Device

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday issued a patent to Endonovo Therapeutics for usage of its SofPulse technology in stroke victims.

Dignity Health, Cigna End Insurance Contract

After months of negotiations, health insurance company Cigna announced its contract with Dignity Health ended Jan. 1.

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