Amy Stulick

Staff Reporter (Health Care, Law)

Email: astulick@sfvbj.com
Phone: 818-316-3121 Extension: 112

Recent Stories

Official: IT Workers Laid Off at Anthem

Anthem Inc. has laid off information technology professionals nationally with at least some of the affected employees in the Valley area, according to Kenn Phillips, the chief executive of the Valley Economic Alliance.

Good Results for Sienna’s Psoriasis Trial

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has seen promising biopsy data in its most recent clinical trial of a topical solution for psoriasis, according to a statement from the company on Tuesday.

IHOP Tweet Sparks Some Outrage on Internet

IHOP got some unwanted attention as a result of a controversial tweet on Mother’s Day.

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Not by Design

Special Report : Health Care

Former graphic artist Paula Wilson took roundabout path to become chief executive at Valley Community Healthcare in North Hollywood.

VALLEY INSIDER

Peer Group Provides Comfort Zone for CEOs

Peer group for CEOs.

Hospitals Get Bigger

Special Report : Health Care

Health care systems in the Valley need to expand their footprint as they plan more medical specialties and patient amenities.

Putting Out Fires

Special Report : Health Care

During her first year, Chief Executive Precious Mayes avoided 11 near-closures at Pacifica Hospital of the Valley.

Preview: Building Better Care

Hospitals cater to patient demand for treatment close to home.

Casamba Partners with Physical Therapy Software Company

Casamba, an electronic medical record provider, has added Milwaukee-based Alinea Engage to its partner network, according to a statement from the Agoura Hills company.

Newhall Hospital Opens Gift Shop After Remodel

Valencia’s Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital welcomed visitors to its reopened gift shop with a ribbon-cutting celebration.

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Disney Tops Earnings Estimates

Walt Disney Co. beat Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue in the fiscal second quarter. The Burbank entertainment and media giant on Wednesday reported net income of $5.4 billion ($1.61 a share) on revenue of $14.92 billion for the quarter ending March 30.

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Amgen Partnership to Further Oncology Research

Amgen Inc. will collaborate with San Francisco-based Syapse, a precision medicine company, to further oncology research, according to a statement from the Thousand Oaks company.

Biostatistics Professor Joins Simulations Plus Board

Dr. Lisa LaVange has joined the board at Simulations Plus, according to a statement from the Lancaster company.

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Amgen’s Breakaway Challenge Coincides with Cycling Tour

Ahead of its May cycling event, Amgen Inc. has launched the Breakaway Challenge initiative, a national social fitness program aimed at motivating people to be healthier in the face of heart disease and cancer.

Glendale Hires Consultant to Improve Traffic Flow

The City of Glendale has signed a contract with Santa Ana-based Iteris to design and integrate changes to improve traffic flow, the company announced Tuesday.

Behavioral Health Organization to Lay Off 74

Anka Behavioral Health has announced it is laying off employees in nine locations, including 74 individuals in Burbank and Glendale.

Medical Explorers Investigate Careers at Kaiser

EDUCATION: Field trips teach about job titles beyond nurse and doctor.

How Kaiser supports Medical Explorers.

Vertical Pot Startup

MANAGEMENT: Investors pour $58 million into building out a cannabis conglomerate.

Comprehensive approach to pot production funding.

HealthX Event Enjoys Its Fourth Year

The Valley Economic Alliance hosted its fourth annual HealthX conference Friday morning, with roughly 90 members of the L.A.-area health care community in attendance at Adventist Health Glendale.

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Amgen Settles Claim With Multi-Million Payment

Amgen Inc. will pay $24.75 million to settle claims linked to Sensipar, its hyperthyroidism drug, according to a Reuters article published Thursday.

Preview: Cannabis Company Plans Vertical Business Model

Vertical Cos., a medical and adult-use cannabis brand and distribution business, is living up to its name with a straight shot up in its funding trajectory.

L.A. City Council Recognizes New Horizons

The City of Los Angeles recognized New Horizons for 65 years of service to the community on April 17, according to a statement from the organization.

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Henry Mayo Hospital Reaches Deal With Nurses Union

The California Nurses Association has reached a tentative agreement with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, according to a statement from the association on Friday.

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Public Storage Promotes Top Lawyer

Public Storage has promoted Nathaniel Vitan to chief legal officer and corporate secretary as of April 20, the company said in a statement.

Casamba Partners with Florida-Based Health Tech Firm

Casamba, an electronic medical record company in Agoura Hills, has partnered with Forcura, a document management and health care communications firm in Jacksonville, Fla.

New Amgen Osteoporosis Drug Priced at $1,825 a Month

Amgen Inc.’s osteoporosis drug Evenity has been priced at $1,825 a month, or $21,900 a year.

Equity Experiment

FINANCE: Burbank’s Ikioo converts $41 million of seed funding into digital securities.

Health care firm converts to digital securities.

TOP GROWTH COMPANY

With the surge in immunotherapy research, HemaCare is ‘uniquely positioned’ to provide critical blood and tissue samples.

Blood is a high growth market for HemaCare.

Kaiser to Resume Talks With Union Coalition

LABOR: Previous contract with 2,500 caregivers in Valley expired last year.

More than 85,000 unionized health care workers are mobilizing as contract negotiations between the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions and the health care giant start again.

Preview: Equity Experiment

Burbank's Ikioo Technologies Inc., a digital health care company, has converted its $41.2 million of seed funding into "digital equity securities."

Mover of the Stars

Marshall Lambert, fourth generation president of Rene’s Van & Storage, serves an exclusive clientele

Mover to the stars Marshall Lambert.

Cinedigm Signs Development Deal for Digital Network

Sherman Oaks-based Cinedigm Corp. has signed a development deal with Outlook Co., a Baltimore multimedia organization run by former NFL star Trevor Pryce.

FDA Approves Amgen Osteoporosis Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Amgen Inc.’s Evenity, an osteoporosis drug, according to a statement from the Thousand Oaks company on Tuesday.

Woodland Hills Advisory Firm Looks East

CNM, a tech advisory firm in Woodland Hills, has expanded to the East Coast with an office in New York City. The company announced the move on Tuesday.

BioSolar Battery in Prototypes for Electric Cars, Power Tools

BioSolar Inc. has announced that its tech partners have begun production and testing of lithium-ion cells for power tool applications, as well as consumer electronics and electric vehicles.

Aligned Telehealth Expands Marketing Team

Aligned Telehealth, a behavioral health care provider, has named Miles Kramer as its new chief development officer.

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Agoura Hills Cannabis Firm Raises $58 Million

Vertical Cos., a medical and adult-use cannabis brand and distribution business based in Agoura Hills, closed its Series A financing round with $58 million on Tuesday.

MannKind Receives $12.5 Million Milestone Payment

MannKind Corp. announced the first of several development milestones under a licensing and collaboration agreement with United Therapeutics as of April 1.

Moms Call Mahmee

TECHNOLOGY: Maternity app finds venture capitalist investors.

Maternity app helps new mothers.

Providence, Cedars Team on Tarzana Hospital

JOINT VENTURE: Facility’s $542 million construction project will move ahead.

Providence, Cedars partner on Tarzana hospital.

Modeling Biology

Special Report: Biotech

John DiBella sells software that conducts computer simulations of a drug’s reactions inside the body.

T-Cell Therapies

Special Report: Biotech

Amgen’s Blincyto opens a new front in the battle against cancer. While the drug isn’t one of the company’s bestsellers, the technology holds potential for future breakthroughs.

HemaCare Partnership Aims to Accelerate Research Timeline

HemaCare Corp. has entered into a partnership with Tissue Solutions Ltd. to supply customers with a wider range of disease-state biomaterial for research.

Urgent Care Opens Near Calabasas

The UrgentMED Network has announced the opening of its Calabasas Urgent Care location, which actually is in Woodland Hills.

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Hilton Foundation Hires First PR Chief

Marshall Stowell will serve as the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s first-ever vice president for communications, the organization announced Wednesday.

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Los Robles Hospital Buys Surgery Robot

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center has spent $1 million to purchase a Stryker Mako Robotic-Arm for its Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital.

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Dyve Study Finds Relief for Gout Pain

Dyve Bioscience reported positive results for a study to reduce pain associated with gout.

Endonovo and SunMed Partner on Medical Device Distribution

Woodland Hills’ Endonovo Therapeutics has partnered with SunMed, a medical equipment distributor and claims company in Valencia, to distribute medical devices.

Nurses Ratify Contract with Pacifica Hospital

After months of negotiations and a near strike earlier this month, the nurses of SEIU Local 121 RN have ratified their contract with Pacifica Hospital of the Valley on Monday.

Biotech Incubator

Alfred Mann Foundation hopes to expand mission by helping existing life science firms improve their technology.

The Alfred Mann Foundation, which has developed its own breakthroughs in medical technology for the last 35 years, wants to expand by helping outside companies as part of a new business incubator.

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