General Health

Investigational Drug Vericiguat Significantly Reduced the Risk of the Composite Endpoint of Heart Failure Hospitalization or Cardiovascular Death, Compared to Placebo, When Given in Combination with Available Heart Failure Therapies

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Patients enrolled in VICTORIA were at high risk of hospitalization and cardiovascular death following a recent heart failure decompensation.

Key Points: 
  • Patients enrolled in VICTORIA were at high risk of hospitalization and cardiovascular death following a recent heart failure decompensation.
  • Vericiguat, when given in combination with available heart failure therapies, met the primary efficacy endpoint of reducing the risk for the composite endpoint of heart failure hospitalization or cardiovascular death in patients with worsening chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), compared to placebo.
  • In the VICTORIA trial, vericiguat met its primary endpoint, achieving a significant reduction in the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure in these patients overall when given in combination with available heart failure therapies.
  • The primary endpoint of the study is the composite of time to first occurrence of heart failure hospitalization or cardiovascular death.

Quorum Health Corporation Receives NYSE Continued Listing Standard Notice

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 9:45pm

The March 2020 Notice represents the second instance that the Company was not in compliance with this criterion.

Key Points: 
  • The March 2020 Notice represents the second instance that the Company was not in compliance with this criterion.
  • The Company currently remains out of compliance with the continued listing standard set forth in Section 802.01B.
  • Quorum Health Corporation is an operator of general acute care hospitals and outpatient services in the United States.
  • The terms QHC, Quorum Health, the Company, we, us or our refer to Quorum Health Corporation or one or more of its subsidiaries or affiliates as applicable.

Omega Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 9:18pm

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) today provided an update on the impact of COVID-19 on its business and operators.

Key Points: 
  • Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) today provided an update on the impact of COVID-19 on its business and operators.
  • This situation is rapidly evolving, and we expect to update our earnings guidance in conjunction with the release of our first quarter earnings.
  • Omega is a real estate investment trust that invests in the long-term healthcare industry, primarily in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
  • We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

Emerald Harvest Opens Doors, Makes Sanitizer to Fight Pandemic

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 8:22pm

Emerald Harvests production equipment includes deionized water systems, UV water treatment, an on-site lab and analysis capability.

Key Points: 
  • Emerald Harvests production equipment includes deionized water systems, UV water treatment, an on-site lab and analysis capability.
  • Located in Santa Rosa, Emerald Harvest is no stranger to community assistance during public emergencies.
  • We are simply doing what we can for our community, said Emerald Harvest President David Pratt.
  • To help the hydroponics industry during the pandemic, Emerald Harvest has dedicated its stainless-steel mixing equipmentnormally used for mixing fertilizersto produce thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer.

Castle Biosciences Posts Results of Collaborative Ocular Oncology Group Survey on the Management of Ocular Oncology Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 7:07pm

The Collaborative Ocular Oncology Group (COOG) represents most major ocular oncology centers in North America who manage patients with uveal melanoma and other ocular tumors.

Key Points: 
  • The Collaborative Ocular Oncology Group (COOG) represents most major ocular oncology centers in North America who manage patients with uveal melanoma and other ocular tumors.
  • Currently, most ocular oncology experts continue to promptly see new patients with eye cancers, such as uveal melanoma, retinoblastoma, intraocular metastasis and vitreoretinal lymphoma.
  • Summary results are attached, and detailed results are available on the Castle Biosciences DecisionDx-UM page: https://castlebiosciences.com/products/decisiondx-um/ .
  • The attached results were prepared by the COOG, and Castle Biosciences makes no representation or warranty as to their accuracy or completeness.

Anthem Simplifies Care Provider Protocols to Help Deliver Safe, Effective and Timely COVID-19 Care

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 6:00pm

Additionally, Anthem will cover respiratory services for acute treatment of COVID-19 along with in-network and out-of-network coverage for COVID-19 laboratory testing.

Key Points: 
  • Additionally, Anthem will cover respiratory services for acute treatment of COVID-19 along with in-network and out-of-network coverage for COVID-19 laboratory testing.
  • To further ease the administrative demands on providers, Anthem will also temporarily adjust handling and monitoring of claims and audits.
  • Proactive steps are underway to communicate these changes to providers via Anthems provider portal and provider services team.
  • Online Symptom Assessment & Sydney Care App: Anthem launched a COVID-19 symptom assessment tool available online and via the Sydney Care mobile app.

Mercato Offers Unlimited Free Grocery Delivery to People Ages 60+ Powered by DoorDash

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 5:48pm

In partnership with its preferred delivery provider DoorDash , Mercato will provide unlimited, on-demand delivery of fresh groceries and pantry staples to seniors who feel safer ordering from their computer and getting food delivered to their doorstep within hours.

Key Points: 
  • In partnership with its preferred delivery provider DoorDash , Mercato will provide unlimited, on-demand delivery of fresh groceries and pantry staples to seniors who feel safer ordering from their computer and getting food delivered to their doorstep within hours.
  • To minimize contact between the customer and delivery person, customers can request a no-contact delivery at checkout and have the ability to provide instructions on where to leave their grocery order.
  • Mercato offers e-commerce and same-day delivery of high-quality groceries and specialty foods from more than 900 independently owned stores across the country.
  • By building the last-mile delivery infrastructure for local cities, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time.

LA Hotels Offer 10,000 Rooms as Temporary Shelter for Those in Need

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 5:07pm

More than 115 hotels throughout Los Angeles County have volunteered their hotels to the County Public Health Department, providing access to more than 10,000 rooms as temporary shelter to support the COVID-19 response, the Hotel Association of Los Angeles announced today.

Key Points: 
  • More than 115 hotels throughout Los Angeles County have volunteered their hotels to the County Public Health Department, providing access to more than 10,000 rooms as temporary shelter to support the COVID-19 response, the Hotel Association of Los Angeles announced today.
  • The unprecedented response by the Los Angeles hotel industry represents approximately 15 percent of all Los Angeles hotel rooms, which are available to protect and isolate population segments vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • HALA and member hotels have been working with Mayor Garcetti, City Councilmembers, County Supervisors and, importantly, County officials to determine how hotel rooms can best be deployed.
  • Our hotel rooms are available now and we know our public officials are working hard to assure the well-being of all Angelenos and individuals who may need temporary shelter, Rozman added.

i-Human Patients® by Kaplan to Host Free, Live Streaming Virtual Simulation Event for Physicians in Training: Determining if the Diagnosis is COVID-19 or Influenza

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 4:21pm

The incidents of influenza A outstrips those of COVID-19, but infection rates are on the rise.

Key Points: 
  • The incidents of influenza A outstrips those of COVID-19, but infection rates are on the rise.
  • While doctors and nurses are in the trenches helping patients infected with COVID-19, medical school students are heeding the call to action too .
  • Andrew Cuomo's "directive to get more physicians into the health system more quickly," the school said in a statement.
  • Note to editors: Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC)
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PPG to Donate 80,000 Masks to Hospitals in Pittsburgh, New York, Cleveland, Detroit, Huntsville to Support Coronavirus Relief Efforts

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 4:19pm

PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that it will donate 80,000 masks to hospitals in Pittsburgh, New York, Cleveland, Detroit and Huntsville, Ala., in support of Coronavirus relief efforts.

Key Points: 
  • PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that it will donate 80,000 masks to hospitals in Pittsburgh, New York, Cleveland, Detroit and Huntsville, Ala., in support of Coronavirus relief efforts.
  • A supply of 20,000 N95 masks were recently distributed to UPMC and Allegheny Health Network hospitals in Pittsburgh, PPGs global headquarters community.
  • As One PPG family, we will continue to work with our community partners to provide support and deploy resources wherever possible.
  • We protect and beautify the world is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.