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CenCal Health report details progress on strategic plan

By   /  Friday, March 29th, 2024  /  Central Coast, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Subscriber content, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on CenCal Health report details progress on strategic plan

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Two SLO County hospitals join Adventist Health

By   /  Friday, March 29th, 2024  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, middle, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Two SLO County hospitals join Adventist Health

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and Twin Cities Community Hospital in San Luis Obispo County formally joined Adventist Health effective March 29. The merging includes related physician practices and imaging centers. Sierra Vista in San Luis Obispo and Twin Cities in Templeton were purchased in February by Adventist from Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare for $550 million. “I am Read More →

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Blois Construction co-founder, political activist Jean Blois dies at 96

By   /  Monday, March 25th, 2024  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Blois Construction co-founder, political activist Jean Blois dies at 96

Jean Williamson Blois, one of the leading women in business and politics on the South Coast, died March 22 at age 96. Blois was a co-founder of the political movement that led to the successful effort to incorporate the City of Goleta. She served on its first city council and was instrumental in guiding Goleta Read More →

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GCHP invests $75M into Ventura County’s healthcare provider network

By   /  Friday, March 15th, 2024  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on GCHP invests $75M into Ventura County’s healthcare provider network

By Atmika Iyer Special to the Business Times  Gold Coast Health Plan — a health insurance agency based in the city of Camarillo — announced a $75 million investment on March 6 into its provider network to recruit more providers and expand access to quality healthcare in Ventura County.  Of the total investment, $50 million Read More →

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Mense, Kind Cup create menstrual product alternative 

By   /  Thursday, March 14th, 2024  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Mense, Kind Cup create menstrual product alternative 

In 2020 — the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic — there were already plenty of reasons to be scared for a loved one’s health.  McCall Brinskele of San Luis Obispo had one more reason to worry about her sister, who suffers from endometriosis and uterine fibroids. “She had been suffering from painful periods and when Read More →

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Women’s health services are thriving on Central Coast

By   /  Thursday, March 14th, 2024  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, left, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Women’s health services are thriving on Central Coast

Central Coast healthcare providers exemplify upcoming Women’s Health Month with an array of women-specific services.  The newest addition is the recent launch of Cottage Health’s Women’s Heart Clinic in Santa Barbara.  It’s designed to address the unique needs of women with cardiovascular diseases — their leading cause of death. Led by Dr. Bina Ahmed, an Read More →

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Cottage’s Gynecologic Clinic adds a pair of doctors

By   /  Monday, March 11th, 2024  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Cottage’s Gynecologic Clinic adds a pair of doctors

Cottage Health’s Gynecologic Oncology Clinic in Santa Barbara has expanded its practice with the hiring of Sumit Mehta, MD, and Heather Merrick, PA-C on March 11. Mehta and Merrick will be joining Dr. Anne Rodriguez in providing comprehensive services and personalized treatment for gynecologic and breast cancers, according to the press release. “We are excited Read More →