Anne Klibanski, chief executive of Partners HealthCare, parent company of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), said, "We are very grateful for [the doctor's] efforts to shine a light on questions of surgical safety and quality that led to the development of important improvements in our institutional policies and improved the care we deliver at MGH," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, District of Columbia, and Massachusetts.
Bernard Tyson, chair and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, died unexpectedly at age 60 early Sunday morning, the nonprofit announced. In a statement, Kaiser remembered Tyson as "[a]n outstanding leader, visionary, and champion for high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans."
T.J. Abraham worked as an obstetrics and gynecology doctor at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital for years, but at age 42, he had to end his career because of a brain injury he likely sustained from years of playing football, Michael Powell reports for the New York Times.
Period-tracking apps like Flo and Clue are releasing assessments that help determine users' risk of hormonal disorders—but experts say the assessments are often inaccurate and might cause unnecessary worry, Natasha Singer reports for the New York Times.