A set of conjoined identical twin girls who were connected at the chest and abdomen were successfully separated after a nearly seven-hour surgery at Texas Children's Hospital, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Illinois, and Texas.
- Florida: Baptist Health South Florida has named Patricia Rosello as CEO of Baptist Hospital in Miami. Rosello previously served as CEO of Baptist Outpatient Services and has worked at Baptist Health South Florida for over 20 years. Rosello will succeed Bo Boulenger, who recently became EVP and COO of Baptist Health South Florida (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/13).
- Illinois: Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest has announced that it will open its $399 million replacement hospital on March 3. The new hospital has 114 private inpatient rooms, 106 clinic examination rooms, 72 outpatient care spaces, and eight ORs. The new hospital will replace Lake Forest's old hospital, which will be partially demolished (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/13).
- Texas: A set of conjoined identical twin girls who were connected at the chest and abdomen were successfully separated after a nearly seven-hour surgery at Texas Children's Hospital. The team that separated the twins consisted of almost 75 anesthesiologists, cardiologists, nurses, and surgeons (Benito, USA Today, 2/13).
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