This annual report focuses on local health care and life science leaders, emerging treatments, programs and facilities.

  • Rehab like a pro: Tri-City Wellness Center offers advanced aquatic therapy pool

    Tri-City Medical Center’s Wellness Center in Carlsbad is home to the most advanced aquatic rehabilitation system available. Tri-City Wellness Center’s HydroWorx 2000 Aquatic Therapy pool harnesses the power of water to deliver unprecedented physical rehabilitation results for everyone from physical therapy patients to professional athletes.

  • St. Paul’s PACE helps seniors stay independent

    Nearly 65 years after the end of World War II, the Baby Boomer generation has entered its silver years and not all is golden. In the United States, about 3 million people work in direct-care jobs, mainly with the elderly, as nursing assistances, home health aides and personal care aides. San Diego county has more than 330,000 individuals who are 65 years of age and older. Within the next 20 years, that number, according to SANDAG, is expected to grow to about 741,362 individuals, a growth of 125 percent.

  • Government puts employers on notice over health costs

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration had a message Monday for employers who want to keep federal bureaucrats from rewriting the rules for their company medical plans: Don't jack up costs for workers, and you won't have to worry about interference from the new health care law.

  • Overtreating earliest cancers -- but which ones?

    WASHINGTON -- D.J. Soviero wanted the least treatment that would beat back her small, early-stage breast cancer, but her first doctor insisted she had only one option: tumor removal followed by radiation and chemotherapy.

  • Panel asks government to encourage less sodium intake

    WASHINGTON -- An advisory panel is encouraging the government to recommend that Americans reduce their salt intake -- even though they acknowledge that it won't be easy.

  • Doctors' group wants more accuracy from insurers

    CHICAGO -- One in five medical claims is processed inaccurately by commercial health insurers, often leaving physicians shortchanged, according to the nation's largest doctor's group.

  • DPR Construction prescribes team approach to remedy health care challenges

    Communication barriers, a tight schedule and budget, and highly complex technical designs are just a few of the challenges that general contractors face when building state-of-the-art health care facilities. When applied to a project the size and scale of the Palomar Medical Center, these challenges become exponentially more difficult. To tackle these difficult obstacles, DPR Construction implemented a high-performance team approach that requires the support of every individual on the project team to solve problems and make decisions to successfully complete projects.

  • Cardiovascular Health Institute: A new era in heart, vascular care

    Tri-City Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Health Institute, which opened in April, is bringing a new standard of heart health and wellness to North San Diego County and the entire region.

  • NCE Computer Group sponsors health care roundtable

    Several important issues were discussed at the recent health care roundtable sponsored by NCE Computer Group in San Diego, including security concerns and exchange of patient records, taking leadership in San Diego of a standard for data records formatting and the impact of the new health care reform legislation.

  • Life science market shows improvement

    The Mid-Year 2010 Laboratory Report by Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Life Sciences Practice Group shows that San Diego County leasing activity is on the rise. Current vacancy of 9.7 percent is slightly lower than the 10.06 percent at the end of the first quarter and should decline even further with more than 300,000 square feet of new transactions expected to close in the fall.

  • California Western graduates bring skills, perspective to federal and state courts

    Of the more than 1 million licensed attorneys in the United States, approximately 3 percent are members of the judiciary. It is an elite group that includes more than 120 graduates of California Western School of Law. California Western alumni serve as justices on U.S. district courts, state supreme courts and appellate courts, superior courts, U.S. military courts and as administrative law judges. The common threads among them are their commitment to justice and their passion for the law.

  • Putting a stop to fraudulent workers’ compensation claims

    The United States spends about $56 billion per year on workers’ compensation claims, and many of those claims are fraudulent. Sadly, the number of fraudulent claims becomes even more substantial in a weak economy.

  • Life science tenants can use real estate strategy to gain competitive edge

    For most businesses, facilities and payroll are the two most expensive variables affecting the bottom line, so proactively managing facilities through a period of market transition is important for every business. This is especially true in the world of research and development in the life sciences industry. Whether a company is virtual, contracting most lab functions to third parties and using mostly office space, or occupying a biology, chemistry or manufacturing facility, streamlining real estate-related overhead is crucial to a company’s success.

  • Small businesses have new options, new constraints under health care legislation

    Last month, nearly 60 San Diego small business owners attended an event hosted by the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and the nonpartisan Small Business Majority. Their goal? To learn about the new health care legislation and how it will impact their businesses.

  • San Diego nurtures growing field of bioinformatics

    If the Human Genome Project was designed to create a road map of the human gene structure, bioinformatics is the science of driving upon it.

Who's Who in Health & Life Sciences

Roundtables

  • Health care moves toward patient-oriented system

    The future of health care will involve some fundamental paradigm shifts: culturally, technologically and structurally, according to several health care professionals at a recent roundtable at the Daily Transcript offices.

Profiles

National News

  • Government puts employers on notice over health costs

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration had a message Monday for employers who want to keep federal bureaucrats from rewriting the rules for their company medical plans: Don't jack up costs for workers, and you won't have to worry about interference from the new health care law.

  • Overtreating earliest cancers -- but which ones?

    WASHINGTON -- D.J. Soviero wanted the least treatment that would beat back her small, early-stage breast cancer, but her first doctor insisted she had only one option: tumor removal followed by radiation and chemotherapy.

  • Panel asks government to encourage less sodium intake

    WASHINGTON -- An advisory panel is encouraging the government to recommend that Americans reduce their salt intake -- even though they acknowledge that it won't be easy.

  • Doctors' group wants more accuracy from insurers

    CHICAGO -- One in five medical claims is processed inaccurately by commercial health insurers, often leaving physicians shortchanged, according to the nation's largest doctor's group.

Archived Reports

Who's Who in Health & Life Sciences - 2012

This report focuses on local health care and life science leaders and emerging technologies.

Who's Who in Health & Life Sciences - 2011

This report focuses on local health care and life science leaders, emerging technologies, facilities and a debate on new industry regulations.

Who's Who in Health & Life Sciences - 2009

This annual publication recognizes some of the local leaders and innovators in these two competitive industries.