Thursday, December 5, 2013
"Last month, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade announced more than $3 million in grants aimed at helping academic researchers and bioscience companies take research from labs like those at Skaggs to market...
...At CID4, which stands for Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development, the grant totaled more than $1.3 million. The agency helps early stage bioscience companies get their companies off the ground and, according to OEDIT, the money will “support operations and the development and management of life-science discoveries.”
Kevin Smith, CID4’s executive director, said the grant shows that the organization, which now has eight companies in its portfolio, is having success...
...April Giles, president and CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association, said that from the industry’s perspective, the grants are hugely important because they can bridge that gap between the research lab and the market place."
Link to the Aurora Sentinel
"Kentuckiana Medical Center opened its emergency room Sunday for the first time since the Clarksville hospital off U.S. 31 began serving the area in 2009...
...Michael Phillips, the hospital’s new CEO who relocated from Wichita, said Wednesday that completion of a multimillion-dollar expansion is expected early next year, including the final dozen of the originally planned 46 patient rooms, as well as adding telemetry-monitoring devices to some rooms and other new equipment.
Phillips said the hospital also plans on being able to guarantee ER patients that they’ll be seen within 15 minutes, a promise he said his company has fulfilled in Kansas.
The rooms boast lots of natural light and are all private rooms, 'which we find is good for patients,' Phillips said."
Link to Courier-Journal.com
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
"CLARKSVILLE — Kentuckiana Medical Center is under new management.
Galichia Hospital Group, a national healthcare development firm based in Wichita, Kan. has taken over the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, according to an announcement today.
Kentuckiana Medical Center, located off U.S. 31 in Clarksville, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July and a settlement agreement with the hospital’s creditors was reached in November, according to the release. The settlement paved the way for the new management team to take over the facility."
Link to The News and Tribune
"A physician-led turnaround company based in Wichita, Kan., Galichia Hospital Group, has taken over the management and operations of Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Ind.
KMC, a physician-owned hospital, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2010. In July, the hospital received approval for its bankruptcy plan, and in November, it reached a settlement agreement with creditors. KMC had gone through several different financing proposals during the past few years."
Link to Becker's Hospital Review
The Galichia organization has relocated Michael Phillips from its Wichita, Kansas, headquarters to Clarksville to serve as KMC’s CEO and lead the medical center’s expansion efforts going forward. Previously, Mr. Phillips served as the CEO for Galichia Medical Group, a large and growing multi-specialty physician group that provides comprehensive medical services to all of Wichita’s hospitals, and throughout the State of Kansas. Mr. Phillips served as a key member of the team that recently negotiated the sale of Galichia Heart Hospital to HCA, which closed February 2012.
Further, at the request of local physicians, KMC is also installing a large scope of new equipment at the facility.
Dr. Galichia explains: "We asked local physicians what tools they needed at Kentuckiana to provide the best possible care to patients, and we’ve purchased exactly what they requested. We had the physicians speak directly to vendors, so the physicians could offer input at every step of the process.
“Like KMC, our group’s Galichia Heart Hospital in Kansas also had its roots in cardiac and surgical care. Further, our team has had extensive hands-on experience adding an Emergency Department to the mix at a hospital much like KMC, and proven our ability to successfully reduce patient wait times for those needing emergency care.
To put it simply, the opportunity to provide leadership at Kentuckiana was a fit in many ways for our organization. We’re thrilled to now be part of the Clarksville community.”
GHG’s philosophy is to give physicians the tools they need to provide the highest quality care for their patients. "Our thinking is, who knows better than physicians how to care for patients, so we give them what they need," Dr. Galichia says, “In fact, for those area physicians reading this announcement who are looking for a ‘Physician Centric" environment to care for patients, we encourage them to contact the KMC management team for details regarding privileges at 812-284-6100.
KMC employs close to 200 people and is located just off U.S. 31 in Clarksville, IN, which is part of the greater Louisville Metropolitan area. KMC recently received approval (as of July 30, 2013) for its Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization. KMC has been serving the community of Southern Indiana and Kentucky since 2009, while working to overcome significant financial distress during the 2008-2009 recession. Seiller Waterman, LLC, has exclusively represented the interests of KMC throughout the Chapter 11 process and successfully negotiated agreements with all of the affected creditors of the Plan. The successful confirmation of the Plan in July was a critical turning point for KMC and the subsequent release of payment to creditors on November 7, 2013. The settlement agreement will allow KMC, the physicians, and its new management team to move forward. For more information about Kentuckiana Medical Center, visit http://www.kentuckianamedcen.com.
About Galichia Hospital Group
Guided by Dr. Joseph Galichia, GHG’s mission is to provide integrated healthcare systems that provide the highest quality care possible. The Group’s model is to provide efficient, cost-effective health care services that meet the needs of the community while embracing the concept that patient care comes first. This vision is based on Dr. Galichia’s experience providing medical care in many international locales and various healthcare systems. For more information, visit: http://www.galichiahospitalgroup.com.
Link to the PR Newswire
Link to initial coverage on Kansas.com
Link to Business First in Louisville, KY
Link to coverage in the Wichita Business Journal
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Jane Dorsey, Cat Care Society Volunteer Coordinator, says "The Santa Paws Festival is a holiday tradition at our cat shelter in Lakewood, and the time when our dedicated volunteers show off their amazing baking skills and wreath making talents to help raise funds for our cat residents and community outreach programs.
New to the Festival this year are Jingle Cats created by CCS volunteers and the ‘Christmas Cats Auction.’ Saturday will be Family Day, with face painting and tree ornament crafting for children (9:30 to 12:30), The Original Dickens Carolers (11 to Noon), plus cat petting and free popcorn all day.”
Jingle Cats are debuting at the Santa Paws Festival this year with a total of 75 darling kitty tchotchkes spray painted ‘pearl mist’ and adorned with red ribbon collars and brass bells. Those spending $100 or more at the Festival will get “pick of the litter” for their ‘free gift’ Jingle Cat, regardless of size. The promotion starts at noon on Friday. Note: Supplies are limited, so the Jingle Cat free offer is first come, first served—limit one per person while supply lasts.
View Jingle Cats YouTube slide show: http://youtu.be/maU8LrNhHSk
Christmas Cats Auction – CCS volunteers have amassed a selection of twenty (20) awesome auction prizes for this year’s debut event. Prizes include: a Pandora Bracelet from Trice Jewelers; irresistible collectibles, including a charming Jim Shore figurine; gift cards from Massage Envy, Blissful Nails, Hallmark Gold Crown stores and Swarovski Boutiques; plus more. Christmas Cats Auction tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Winners will be announced at 4:30 on Saturday. Winners need not be present.
View Auction Items YouTube slide show: http://youtu.be/LCUPGLyE6I4
* Face Painting and Tree Ornament Crafting for children (9:30 to 12:30)
* The Original Dickens Carolers (11 to Noon)
* Cat petting and free popcorn all day at the shelter
Returning to the Santa Paws Festival are the annual bake sale, this year rebranded as ‘Ellen’s Bakery Shop;’ the ‘Deck The Halls’ Wreath Sale; the gently used cat curio sale, this year rebranded as “Cairo's Bazaar” of Collectible Treasures; Meow Mart shopping for new cat toys and supplies; plus shelter cat petting.
Favorites at ‘Ellen’s Bakery Shop’ are homemade candies, cookies, bar cookies, pies, jams, jellies, boxed cupcakes, Bundt cakes, spiced nuts, and FUDGE—all kinds of fudge. "Our Santa Paws' volunteer bakers are known for their creative and beautiful packaging, and many shoppers use purchases as hostess gifts at holiday parties and potlucks," Dorsey said. "Quite simply it’s the best bake sale in the history of the world—really! Plus, we serve refreshments, including Santa Paw's famous Cathouse Champagne Punch."
Link to the related newswire
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
"Bell Aquaculture, located at Redkey, in rural Indiana, is the world’s largest producer of yellow perch (Perca flavescens). The company has closed the perch lifecycle in land-based, closed-containment systems, and production is fully vertically integrated. It controls the broodstock, spawning, incubation, fry culture, growout, and year-round harvesting, processing and marketing of value-added fillets."
Link to the full article