August 8, 2017

Around the nation: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital welcomes first graduate class

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    • Maine: Acadia Hospital in Bangor has named Scott Oxley, the hospital's current VP and COO, as its new CEO. Oxley has worked for Acadia's parent company, Eastern Maine Health System, for 24 years, during which he has held various roles, including interim treasurer and CFO, VP of corporate services, VP and chief accounting officer, and CEO for Affiliated Healthcare (Vartorella, Becker's Hospital Review, 8/4).

    • Tennessee: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital on Friday held a ceremony welcoming 12 students, selected from 100 applicants, into its inaugural class of its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The five-year Ph.D. program is primarily focused on collaborative, translational research (Perry, Memphis Business Journal, 8/4).

    • Wisconsin: Officials in Wisconsin are requesting proposals for a substance misuse recovery charter school to open next year. For the first four years, the school will be funded by from the state's Office of Educational Opportunity; afterward, control of the school will be ceded to a school district, local government, or private operator. According to state officials, the plan is for the school to serve up to 15 students each year at no-cost, provided that the students are sober for 30 days prior to admission and are willing to be randomly tested for drugs. In addition to coursework that meets the state's standards for a high school diploma, the school will provide therapeutic services (AP/Sacramento Bee, 8/5).

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