Daily roundup: Sept. 20, 2013

Bite-sized hospital and health industry news

  • Florida: Officials from Florida Hospital this week broke ground on a new hospital campus in Winter Garden; construction will officially begin on Jan. 1. The system's ninth facility will be a three-story, 75,000-square-foot building, costing $65 million. The hospital's ED will open in 2014, and the second and third floors are slated to open in 2015 (Son, Orlando Business Journal, 9/17).

  • Pennsylvania: A Philadelphia nurse accused of assisting in the February suicide of her terminally ill father asked a judge this week to dismiss the charges filed against her. According to court documents, nurse Barbara Mancini provided her father with a lethal dose of morphine, but denies knowing what he was going to do with it. At the time of his death, 93-year-old Joe Yourshaw was suffering from end-stage diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and arthritis (AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 9/18).

  • Louisiana and Rhode Island: A partnership between New Orleans' Tulane University Medical School and Johnson &Wales culinary school in Providence aims to teach physicians-in-training about nutrition and healthy cooking. Through the partnership, fourth-year medical students take cooking classes with seasoned chefs. Johnson & Wales hopes that both doctors and chefs will better understand how healthy cooking plays a role in preventive health (Gourlay, The Salt, NPR, 9/18).


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