March Healthcare News

Judge, Citing Harm to Customers, Blocks $48 Billion Anthem-Cigna Merger READ A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a proposed $48 billion merger of Anthem and Cigna, derailing another effort by top health insurers to reshape the industry by combining. The ruling, by Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the Federal District Court for the District of […]

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Harding Community Service Project

On Monday January 16th employees of MedBridge honored the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering their time and resources to Harding Elementary School in Santa Barbara, CA. Harding Elementary is in the Westside neighborhood which has been identified as a “high poverty tract” where there is a child poverty rate of about 38 percent. […]

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December Healthcare News

Here’s what happening in the healthcare industry this month: Pop-up pill could stay in stomach to release drugs for days READ A meeting between Bill Gates and Boston researchers four years ago has led to the development of a multi-dose capsule that, researchers said, could solve one of medicine’s more vexing problems: delivering oral drugs […]

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Thoughts on Healthcare Post Election

I must admit, I was so wrong on my prediction of yesterday’s election outcome that I was woefully unprepared to be asked the question, “What does a Trump Presidency mean to the healthcare industry and surgery centers in particular?” At about 11PM PST last night, when the result became inevitable, I started diving into everything […]

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November Healthcare News Update

Here’s what happening in the healthcare industry this month: Pediatricians weigh in on a fraught issue facing parents today: How much screen time is OK? READ On one hand, you know that capturing monsters in Pokemon Go or taking a portal to the Nether in Minecraft is probably not the healthiest way for your kids […]

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October Healthcare News Update

Raising an alarm, doctors fight to yank hospital ICUs into the modern era READ ICUs are one of the most crucial departments of any hospital — heroic places with devoted staff who pull the sickest of patients from death. But many ICU physicians say they’re also woefully — and often dangerously — out of date. […]

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Summit Surgery Center Recieves First Ever Total Joint Replacement Patient

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., September 1, 2016 — Dr. Graham Hurvitz of the Ryu Hurvitz Orthopedic Clinic in Santa Barbara has successfully piloted the first total joint replacement surgery, a reverse total shoulder replacement arthoplasty, at Summit Surgery Center in Santa Barbara. Summit Surgery Center is a multi-specialty outpatient surgical facility specializing in orthopedics. Total joint […]

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September News Update

Social Security Data Errors Can Turn People Into The Living Dead READ In 2011, an audit found that about 1,000 people a month in the U.S. were marked deceased when they were very much alive. Rona Lawson, who works in the Office of the Inspector General at the Social Security Administration, says that number has gone […]

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