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Suneva Medical raises $35M for skin treatments

By   /  Friday, January 10th, 2014  /  Health Care, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Suneva Medical raises $35M for skin treatments

Suneva Medical, a San Diego aesthetics company with executive offices in Santa Barbara, has raised $35 million in debt and equity financing, bringing its total funding to $70.5 million over the past two years.

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Seeing red tape: Individual policyholders forced out of insurance plans

By   /  Friday, January 10th, 2014  /  Features, Health Care, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Seeing red tape: Individual policyholders forced out of insurance plans

While many people now have insurance for the first time, another group of policyholders is cursing the new health care law: the self-employed and other individual policyholders.

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New Sierra Vista chief takes helm during health care overhaul

By   /  Friday, January 10th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Health Care, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on New Sierra Vista chief takes helm during health care overhaul

Joseph DeSchryver steps into his new role as chief executive at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo amid seismic changes in the health care industry.

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Blue Shield agrees to acquire tri-county Physicians Choice Health Plan

By   /  Wednesday, January 8th, 2014  /  Health Care, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Blue Shield agrees to acquire tri-county Physicians Choice Health Plan

Blue Shield of California has entered into an agreement to acquire Bakersfield-based GemCare Health Plan, which operates as Physicians Choice Health Plan in the Tri-Counties, the company announced Tuesday.

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Westlake Village founder’s trust gives $540M to cancer research

By   /  Monday, January 6th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Nonprofits, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Westlake Village founder’s trust gives $540M to cancer research

Ludwig Cancer Research, started by Westlake Village founding developer Daniel K. Ludwig, has donated $540 million to six U.S. Ludwig Centers on behalf of the late philanthropist’s trust, the organization announced Jan. 6.

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Thomas Aquinas prevails in suit over birth-control mandate

By   /  Monday, December 23rd, 2013  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Thomas Aquinas prevails in suit over birth-control mandate

Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, a Catholic four-year liberal arts college, has prevailed in a lawsuit challenging the birth-control mandate of the Affordable Care Act, the school said Dec. 23.

The U.S. District Court judge, however, ruled against Thomas Aquinas’ co-plaintiffs, including the Catholic University of America and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington, in the suit over the new health-care law.

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Sierra Vista names new chief executive

By   /  Monday, December 23rd, 2013  /  Central Coast, Health Care, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Sierra Vista names new chief executive

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo has named Joseph DeSchryver as its chief executive, effective Dec. 29. He previously served as the hospital’s chief operating officer.

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