At least a dozen companies in the Tri-Counties received more than $5 million each in Paycheck Protection Program funding since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released July 6 by the Trump administration. The companies’ names were listed because of the size of the loans they took out. All companies who took Read More →
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the demands on health care technology, so Santa Barbara-based Well Health accelerated its own. Partnering with health care systems and business partners like Amazon and Twilio, the company rolled out a rapid release program for its text message communication platform, adding thousands of doctors and millions of patients, and taking its Read More →
An exemption that allows for the re-opening of Santa Barbara County’s tasting rooms underscores one essential concept: for the region’s economic recovery to be successful, it must be truly regional. A consistent set of rules across the tri-county region will bring about a methodical reopening — a hodge-podge of rules will create chaos and create Read More →
Medical providers in the Tri-Counties have received almost $114.5 million in funding through the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. More than a thousand medical providers on the Central Coast have received funding from the Health Resources and Human Services Administration because of their roles in fighting COVID-19. Of Read More →
For insight on how COVID-19 has impacted tri-county health care, the Business Times reached out to some of the region’s leading medical professionals. In this edition of the Business Times Roundtable, our health care panelists include Dr. Kurt Ransohoff, CEO and chief medical officer for Santa Barbara-based Sansum Clinic; Ron Werft, president and CEO of Read More →
Telehealth has been around for years, but the coronavirus pandemic has given a jolt to utilization rates by tri-county health care providers. Large hospitals, physician networks like Sansum Clinic and managed care providers are all turning to it as an alternative to face-to-face meetings. It’s a low-cost way to screen patients, reduce personal protection equipment Read More →
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