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Firms shape up for success with workplace wellness programs, perks

By   /  Friday, August 29th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Health Care, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Firms shape up for success with workplace wellness programs, perks

  At the San Luis Obispo headquarters for international software company Mindbody, employees can break away for noontime yoga or retreat to one of the building’s downstairs spa rooms for a massage or facial. Amid high ceilings, colorful beanbag chairs and exercise balls, employees at Mindbody are working in an atmosphere that’s anything but the Read More →

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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  /  Comments Off on Clinicas sues Gold Coast Health, alleging loss of 20K patients

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  /  Comments Off on A heartbeat away: Advances in diabetes tech promise better self-care

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  /  Comments Off on LTC beats on revenues, meets on profits

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  /  Comments Off on Allergan’s South Coast exit reshapes breast implant industry

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  /  Comments Off on Allergan to shutter Goleta facility, cut 300 jobs

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 Read More →

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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 on Ventura County to get $4.1M Health Care Innovation Award

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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