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May 16, 2018

Around the nation: Dang 'Don' Tran announced as new president of SSM Health Medical Group

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    SSM Health Medical Group has named Dang "Don" Tran its new president effective June 11, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri.

    • Kentucky: Norton Healthcare has named Emmett Ramser as the permanent chief administrative officer of Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville. Ramser has served as interim CAO since January. During his tenure at Norton Healthcare he has held several leadership roles, including system VP of facilities management at Norton Healthcare (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/14).

    • Maryland: First Lady Melania Trump on Monday underwent an embolization procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda to treat a benign kidney condition, according to the White House. The White House said the first lady is expected to remain in the hospital this week and make a full recovery (Wall Street Journal, 5/14)

    • Missouri: SSM Health Medical Group has named Dang "Don" Tran its new president effective June 11. Under the role, Tran will be responsible for growth and management of the health system's physician practices and the medical group's retail and urgent-care clinics. Tran is a family medicine physician who formerly served as VP of medical practice for Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services (Bannow, Modern Healthcare, 5/14).

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