Business Digest

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MyFamily reorganization

affects around 10% of jobs

Reorganization and expansion of the family of genealogy Web sites and services divisions has resulted in a turnover of about 10 percent of the company's 500 jobs.

Spokeswoman Mary Kay Evans said Wednesday that about 50 employees left the Provo company last week, even as about 60 new positions were opened.

Employees have been invited to apply for the new jobs, she said.

The work force shift came as proceeded with plans to split into five business units - the original Web site, Family History, Heritage Bankers (a direct sales company acquired last fall), Commerce (online/offline sales) and International.

The International division is growing fast, planning this year to add Italy, France and Germany sites to those already serving Britain and Canada.

- Bob Mims

Medicity Inc. acquires

iServices Group

Medicity Inc., a Salt Lake City provider of Web-based electronic health records services, has acquired Park City Solutions' iServices Group.

The combined organizations will operate under the Medicity name, continue to sell all products offered by both companies and anticipate no layoffs.

The expanded Medicity serves more than 1,200 health care organizations, among them hospitals, physician groups and clinical laboratories.

Kipp Lassetter will serve the new company as chairman and CEO, with corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City. Additional offices are in Chicago, Cleveland, Ohio and Chapel Hill, N.C.

"With this new combination of talent and product, Medicity is twice as smart, twice as big, and twice as experienced," Lassetter said Wednesday.

"All of our existing customers and future customers will benefit from this transaction."

- Bob Mims

Sorenson Legacy group

donates $2M to hospital

The Sorenson Legacy Foundation has donated $2 million to expand and develop a heart and lung center at Intermountain Health Care's Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.

The facility will be named the J.L. Sorenson Heart and Lung Center in honor of James LeVoy Sorenson, the billionaire biomedical entrepreneur who invented and produced many medical devices that are standard equipment in health care today

Sorenson is known foremost for developing the first computerized heart monitoring system, the disposable paper surgical mask, the plastic venous catheter and the first blood recycling system for trauma and surgical procedures.

In 2003, the Sorenson Legacy Foundation donated $14 million to the medical center IHC is building in Murray, according to a statement issued by the foundation.

- Linda Fantin