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Clinicas sues Gold Coast Health, alleging loss of 20K patients

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Law, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Ventura County’s largest system of nonprofit health clinics is suing the entity that oversees the county’s Medi-Cal dollars, alleging that a breach of two contracts caused the clinics to lose 20,000 patients and at least $74,600 per month.

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A heartbeat away: Advances in diabetes tech promise better self-care

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2014  /  Health Care, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

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In May 1922, Dr. William Sansum injected a diabetes patient with insulin for the first time in the U.S., instantly increasing life expectancy from mere weeks to many years. His patient lived to 90.

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LTC beats on revenues, meets on profits

By   /  Wednesday, August 6th, 2014  /  Earnings, Health Care, Latest news, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Westlake Village-based LTC Properties beat revenue estimates in the second quarter as its funds from operations were up 17.8 percent to $22.5 million, or 64 cents per common diluted share, meeting Wall Street expectations.

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Allergan’s South Coast exit reshapes breast implant industry

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Health Care, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

The region’s status changed dramatically on July 21 when Irvine-based Allergan announced that it would shutter its Santa Barbara operations and eliminate 300 jobs there.

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Allergan to shutter Goleta facility, cut 300 jobs

By   /  Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014  /  Earnings, Health Care, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Allergan will close its Goleta facility and eliminate about 300 positions there as part of a broader cost tightening effort as the Irvine company fends off a hostile takeover attempt. Allergan makes Botox and other cosmetic drugs and devices. The company became a major South Coast employer in 2005 when it bought breast implant maker […]

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Ventura County to get $4.1M Health Care Innovation Award

By   /  Thursday, July 10th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off

The Ventura County Health Care Agency is slated to receive $4.1 million in federal funding to study treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, one of the most common lung conditions in the U.S.

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Home care job growth fuels wage debate

By   /  Friday, July 4th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off

The rise of home care in a region that is one of the most expensive areas to live in the country has thrust the future of the occupation into the middle of high-profile battles over government spending, the cost of care, wage standards and the future of unions.

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