CLEVELAND-The medical school at Case Western Reserve University will develop a center for studying medical errors, the Mount Sinai Center for Medical Simulation, using a $10 million grant from Mount Sinai Health Care Foundation, it announced earlier this month. Open to both medical students and healthcare professionals, the center will use actors to portray patients in simulations designed to improve patient care and physician training.
ST. PAUL, Minn.-St. Jude Medical completed its $185 million acquisition earlier this month of Epicor Medical, Sunnyvale, Calif., a developer of ultrasound devices designed for surgically treating irregular heartbeats. St. Jude bought an initial stake in Epicor in May 2003 for $15 million and conditionally agreed to a full acquisition. St. Jude officials said the acquisition strengthens the company's position in the treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation.