Doctors Medical Center in Modesto lets their child patients drive to their surgeries in toy cars, which the hospital says helps alleviate stress, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, California, and Maryland.
- Arizona: Bill Franke, chair of Frontier Airlines, and his wife Carolyn are donating $25 million to Mayo Clinic's new medical school in Scottsdale. The donation will support scholarships and operations for the new school (Gonzales, Phoenix Business Journal, 9/19).
- California: Doctors Medical Center in Modesto lets their child patients drive to their surgeries in toy cars, which the hospital says helps alleviate stress. According to Krista Deans, a spokesperson for the hospital, "When they find out they can go into the [OR] riding in a cool little car, they light up and, in most cases, their fears melt away" (Cook, Becker's Hospital Review, 9/18).
- Maryland: Lawrence Scanlan has been elected board chair of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH). Scanlan is president of Scanlan & Associates, a consulting and executive coaching firm. His appointment follows the retirement of Roger Schneider, who served as chair for 26 years (Aegis/Baltimore Sun, 9/19).
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