June 12, 2017

Around the nation: Trump names Norman Sharpless to head National Cancer Institute

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    • Maryland: President Trump on Friday announced that he intends to appoint Norman Sharpless to head the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Sharpless currently is the director of the University of North Carolina's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Trump is expected to make a final decision on the appointment, which does not require Senate confirmation, next month. Sharpless would succeed Douglas Lowy, who has been NCI's acting director since April 2015 (Troyer, Triad Business Journal, 6/12; UNC release, 6/10; McGinley, "To Your Health," Washington Post, 6/10).

    • Mississippi: Twelve-year-old Jacee Dellapena had the experience of a lifetime earlier this month when she got to help deliver her new baby brother. After Dellapena said she wanted to help, the doctor told her to "suit up" in scrubs and guided her through the delivery. In fact, not only did Dellapena get to deliver her baby brother, but she also got to cut the umbilical cord (Howard, MSNews Now, 6/8).

    • Ohio: Affinity Medical Center has named John Walsh as its CEO. Walsh, who most recently was the CEO of Trumbull Memorial Hospital, has previously held leadership positions at several hospitals, including St. Joseph Health System and Regency Hospital of Toledo. Walsh is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and also serves on the board of the Ohio Hospital Association (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 6/8).

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