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April 12, 2018

Around the nation: As Kentucky Derby looms, Louisville fights a hep A outbreak

Daily Briefing

    The Louisville Health Department has lowered the price of the hepatitis A vaccine from $65 to $25 as the city fights an outbreak of the infection, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

    • Arizona/Florida: Florida-based Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has named Robert Gould as president and CEO of CTCA Phoenix. Gould previously served as president of Banner Health's Arizona West Division and as CFO and COO of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center in Alaska (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 4/10; Gonzales, Phoenix Business Journal, 4/11).

    • Kentucky: The Louisville Health Department has lowered the price of the hepatitis A vaccine from $65 to $25 in response to a hepatitis A outbreak that is surging as the city prepares to host the Kentucky Derby next month. The outbreak has affected over 100 patients since November 2017 (Paavola, Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control, 4/10).

    • Tennessee: Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is planning a $115 million expansion and modernization project, pending approval from Metropolitan Planning Commission and the Knoxville City Council. If approved, the expansion would add rooms to Fort Sanders Regional's ED, remodel and expand the ICU, and expand the facility's parking garage, among other updates (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 4/10).

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