The deal, which the organizations are still finalizing, mark's Atrium's inroads into Georgia, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, the District of Columbia, Georgia, and North Carolina.
- District of Columbia: First lady Melania Trump visited Children's National Hospital on Thursday in keeping with White House tradition. The first lady met with families and children in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, where she read a holiday-themed story to patients (Swire, ABC News, 12/13).
- California: Dignity Health bought the naming rights to the StubHub Center. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the stadium, which is home of the LA Galaxy soccer team, will be renamed Dignity Health Sports Park. The health system will also create health and wellness programs for residents of the area, as well as in-stadium first aid and on-site wellness clinics (Haefner, Becker's Hospital Review, 12/13).
- Georgia/North Carolina: The boards of Georgia-based Navicent Health and North Carolina-based Atrium Health last week approved a merger between the two health systems. Under the merger, which has already been approved by the Georgia Attorney General's Office, Navicent Health will be Atrium Health's first Georgia facility and will serve as a "regional hub" for the company. The deal will be finalized in the next few weeks (Rege, Becker's Hospital Review, 12/13).
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