Amgen Partners With Jay Leno on Cholesterol Campaign

Amgen Inc., with the help of comedian and television host Jay Leno, has launched Cholesterol 911, a national initiative to reduce cardiovascular disease.

Providence, Cedars-Sinai Create Joint Venture for Tarzana Hospital

Providence St. Joseph Health and Cedars-Sinai have agreed to create a joint venture to own and operate Providence Tarzana Medical Center.

Jewish Home Opens Brandman Research Institute

Reseda’s Los Angeles Jewish Home opened a new research facility for geriatric health issues, the facility announced Monday.

Laura Gallardo Named COO for Kaiser Permanente in Panorama City

Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center has named Laura Gallardo as its new chief operating officer.

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Valley Presbyterian Unveils Remodeled Emergency Department

Valley Presbyterian Hospital held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for the newly restructured emergency department. The space, which initially was scheduled to take two years, ended up taking four years for construction to be completed.

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Pacifica Hospital Avoids Nurses Strike

A planned 10-day strike has been called off at Pacifica Hospital of the Valley in Sun Valley, the hospital announced Thursday.

Northridge Hospital Names Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Mark Dumais has accepted the position as chief medical officer at Northridge Hospital Medical Center effective March 11.

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MannKind Reports Much Smaller Quarterly Loss

Shares of MannKind Corp. increased more than 6 percent Wednesday after the company announced its quarterly results Tuesday.

Amgen Wins Court Decision for Cholesterol Drug Patents

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen Inc. has won in court battle as the jury upheld two patents for its cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha.

Valley Presbyterian Welcomes New Board Members

Robert Myrtle, Ellen Riley and Beth Zachary have joined the board of directors at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys.

Sienna Slumps on Secondary Offering Announcement

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc.’s announcement that it will conduct a secondary stock offering this week to raise $20 million sent shares down 18 percent on Wednesday.

Sherman Oaks Podiatrist Arrested

Podiatrist Schlomo Schmuel of Sherman Oaks surrendered to the California Insurance Department on two felony counts of fraud after allegedly inflating bills, according to an announcement from the insurance department.

Amgen Teams Up With San Diego Biotech

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen Inc. will collaborate with Abilita Bio, a privately held biotech company in San Diego focused on discovery and development of drugs targeting membrane proteins, according to a press release Wednesday.

West Hills Hospital Selects Chief Nursing Officer

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center has welcomed Janeen Gallego as its new chief nursing officer in January, according to the facility.

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Sienna’s Hair Removal Treatment Shows Promise in Study

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, a Westlake Village biotech company, announced positive results Friday for its topical pre-treatment to standard laser hair removal, referred to as SNA-001.