- Iowa: The Iowa City Council last week voted 6-1 to ban smoking, chewing tobacco, and e-cigarettes use from all city-owned parks. Clay Claussen, chair of Iowa City's Parks and Recreation Commission, said the new ban was enacted to address public health concerns. The city previously had banned smoking in some parks in the city (AP/Sacramento Bee, 10/19).
- Texas: Vaughan Bryant, a professor at Texas A&M University who has been receiving chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, said he will continue to conduct his research and teach his classes while he is in the hospital—even going so far as to request a microscope for research. Bryant is one of the country's leading experts on the study of pollen, Fernando Ramirez writes for the Houston Chronicle (Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, 10/13).
- Virginia: Stephen McDonnell has been named Chesapeake Regional Healthcare's next CFO. McDonnell most recently served as the VP and CFO of Mercy Hospital-Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems in Portland and as SVP, CFO, and COO of Sibley Memorial Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine in Washington, D.C. (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 10/19).
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