Richard Davis is currently president and CEO of Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maryland, Michigan, and New York.
- Maryland: The Montgomery County school board on Tuesday voted to offer condoms in the health rooms of more than 20 high schools, after cases of sexually transmitted infections in the county reached a 10-year high. School board officials said cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia in the county have increased at nearly double the rate of increase across the state. The board expects the cost of the initiative to be "modest" at less than $90 per 1,000 condoms (George, Washington Post, 9/11).
- Michigan: Richard Davis has been named CEO of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Davis, who will assume the new role Nov. 15, is currently president and CEO of Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. He previously served as VP of innovation and patient safety at Johns Hopkins Medicine, where he established the organization's Innovation Hub and founded what is now called the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 9/11).
- New York: New York University announced Monday that NIH will award the institution nearly $66 million over the next five years to research how environmental factors influence children's health and development. The funding will support two studies led by NYU researchers examining how a range of factors, including exposure to stress, chemicals, and air pollution, affect children from conception through early childhood. The award is part of a seven-year NIH initiative called the Environmental influences on Child Outcomes (ECHO) program, and is an extension of a $15 million award NYU received two years ago (Cook, Becker's Hospital Review, 9/11; NYU press release, 9/10).
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