Paul Locus, an obstetrician at Henry County Medical Center in Tennessee delivered a baby girl while decked out in his Halloween costume, complete with a green wig and white face paint, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Delaware, Idaho, and Tennessee.
- Delaware: Saint Francis Healthcare has named Daniel Sinnott as president and CEO. Sinnott is currently the SVP for business development at Saint Francis and previously served as the CEO of Sinnott Executive Consulting as well as CEO of Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 11/3).
- Idaho: Gamers in Idaho raised money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals during their Extra Life fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday, during which they played board games, card games, and video games for 24 hours. The fundraiser raised $1 million for Children's Miracle Network (Sevren, KIVI TV, 11/4; Extra Life tweet).
- Tennessee: Paul Locus, an obstetrician at Henry County Medical Center, delivered a baby girl while dressed as The Joker for Halloween, complete with a green wig and white face paint. According to the baby's parents, Justin and Brittany Selph, Locus hadn't planned on delivering a baby while in costume. However, after Locus told the couple during Brittany's initial check-in at the hospital that he was planning on heading home, passing out candy, and changing before his return to the hospital to help with the delivery, the couple told Locus that he could stay in the costume if he wanted. When he came back to deliver the baby, he was still in costume, and delivered the new arrival, Oaklyn Saige Selph, in costume (McKenzie, ABC News, 11/5; Inside Edition, 11/5).
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