August 14, 2017

Around the nation: In viral post, tattooed nurse's son challenges hospitals' no-ink policy

Daily Briefing
  • Arkansas: Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) last week announced that four counties will each receive as much as $1.6 million to establish "crisis stabilization units." According to Hutchinson, the units will provide mental health care for individuals who might otherwise end up in jail (AP/Sacramento Bee, 8/10).

  • Ohio: In a Facebook post, the son of an RN who has multiple tattoos challenged hospitals that impose "no-ink" policies requiring staff to cover body art with long sleeves or other methods. "Tattoos don't define the person," Jordan Miller wrote. "My mom has more tattoos than I can count and it has never, ever affected her work ethic. She will wake up at the same time every day and save a life." The post has gotten over 135,000 likes and over 116,000 shares on Facebook (Bean, Becker's Hospital Review, 8/10).

  • Washington: PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center has named Cherelle Montanye its chief administrative officer. Montanye has previously served as regional VP at Mercy Medical Center in Iowa, CEO of Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa, and VP of business development and planning at St. Francis Health Center in Kansas (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 8/10).
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