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San Diego County recently named Sayone Thihalolipavan, M.D., M.P.H., as its new deputy public health officer.

The health care construction industry remains robust, while emergency room visits are on the rise despite the Affordable Care Act.

San Diego-based SupraMed announced that entrepreneurs and tech executives Tom Clancy and Steve Nye have joined its board of directors.

A DJO Global subsidiary has entered into an agreement with Zimmer Holdings Inc. to purchase products to help it invest in the fast-growing implant business.

The Palomar Health board of directors has approved the closure of the 14-acre downtown health center campus at 5555 East Valley Pkwy. that had served as the system’s main hospital in Escondido for decades until the Palomar Medical Center opened in August 2012.

Ambrx Inc., a San-Diego based biotechnology company, has named Tiecheng (Alex) Qiao its CEO effective immediately.

aTyr Pharma, a San Diego-based biotherapeutics company, announced that it suffered a $9.1 million operating loss in the first quarter of the year.

San Diego’s AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE: AHS), the country’s largest provider of health care staffing services, has won a sole source contract with Premier Inc. (Nasdaq: PINC) to offer staffing services and workforce solutions to its alliance of approximately 3,400 hospitals and 110,000 other health care facilities.

The University of California San Diego was awarded $109.3 million in grants during April, bringing its total for the fiscal year ending June 30, to $752.27 million.

Women in the United States who have taken commercial pregnancy tests spend $1 billion a year just to confirm what they already know — they’re pregnant.

After immigrating from Turkey, earning an MBA from San Diego State and assisting companies commercializing their technologies, Zeynep Ilgaz founded Confirm BioSciences Inc. in 2008. This self-funded company, which began in Ilgaz’s garage, manufactures and distributes home medical test kits, particularly instant drug test products for substance abuse. Now, Confirm Biosciences is a leader in substance abuse testing products, and their award-winning products can be purchased nationwide in chain stores, including Walmart.

As the eldest of 13 siblings, eight of whom work for him, Bill Keith is a born leader. When his father became very ill from skin cancer, 22-year-old Keith convinced his mom to sell the only piece of property they owned. In 2005, he used the money as startup capital for the bootstrapped family business, Perfect Bar. He took the family’s original, nutritional, all-natural Peanut Butter Perfect Bar recipe to another level by creating a line of refrigerated Perfect Bar flavors. Using an unconventional market strategy, he penetrated the crowded market and earned a distribution contract with Whole Foods. Recently, Perfect Bar debuted portion-controlled 100-calorie minis, as well as two new flavors.

In 2012, Jeffrey Church co-founded Suja Inc., which specializes in healthy, organic, non-GMO bottled juices. When restaurant and nightclub entrepreneur, James Brennan convinced Church to try a Green Supreme juice, Church was blown away by the taste. He figured if he liked it, anyone in America would, too. Brennan introduced Church to the product’s creators: Eric Ethans, a self-taught chef who crafts interesting combinations of fruit and vegetable juice with exotic ingredients, and his friend Annie Lawless, who grew up with celiac disease and had been supplementing her nutrition with fresh juice since she was a teenager. Together, the four of them created Suja. Church used his Harvard Business School degree and history of starting profitable companies to lead the company to large-scale success. Today, Suja is available on the shelves of multiple grocers and retail markets nationwide.

The Salk Institute announced the election of neuroscientist Dr. Thomas M. Jessell and businessman Daniel Tierney to its board of trustees.

San Diego-based Ignyta Inc. (Nasdaq: RXDX), a precision oncology biotechnology company, on Thursday announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of nearly 4.29 million shares of its common stock.

San Diego's nonprofit sector is thriving and ready to expand in the next few years, according to a report by The Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research.

Scripps Mercy Hospital has opened a $5.3 million, 3,600 square-foot center for breast health services at its medical building in Hillcrest, offering such services as 3-D digital imaging for better diagnostic accuracy, dexa scans to measure bone density and gynecologic and obstetric tracking.

The Downtown San Diego Partnership and U.S. Bank have teamed up to launch a summer wellness series designed to encourage downtown residents and visitors to flex both their physical and fiscal muscles this summer.

San Diego's AMN Healthcare has named Darren Findley as vice president of recruitment process outsourcing to help health care clients find the quality professionals they need.

Biocept Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOC), a molecular diagnostics company developing liquid biopsies to improve the detection and treatment of cancer, entered into a clinical collaboration with Sarah Cannon Research Institute, the research arm of Sarah Cannon, the global cancer enterprise of Hospital Corp. of America.

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