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March 26, 2019

Around the nation: UPMC doctor named 'Everyday Hero' for Tree of Life shooting response

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    The Pennsylvania Medical Society has awarded Keith Murray the Everyday Hero Award, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Idaho, and Pennsylvania.

    • Georgia: At the age of 94 years and 172 days, former President Jimmy Carter on Friday became the longest-living president in U.S. history. Former President George H.W. Bush, who died last year, previously held the record for the longest-living president. The latest milestone comes three years after Carter announced he was receiving treatment for cancer (Stevens, New York Times, 3/22).
    • Idaho: St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center and St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center were recently approved as level III and level IV trauma centers, respectively. Both medical centers provided trauma care before receiving official designations. St. Luke's Magic Valley previously was recognized as a level II stroke center and level I STEMI center (Wootton-Greener, Magic Valley, 3/25).
    • Pennsylvania: Keith Murray, an emergency medicine physician at UPMC Mercy who responded to the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in October 2018, has received the Everyday Hero Award from the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Murray, who also serves as medical director for two SWAT teams in Pittsburgh, said he had never expected to receive the award (WTAE, 3/24).

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