November 2, 2017

Around the nation: OSF Healthcare has a new CEO

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    OSF Healthcare has appointed Robert Sehring as CEO, succeeding Kevin Schoeplein, who retired, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, Idaho, and Illinois.

    • Alabama: NIH has awarded two grants totaling $762,905 to a biology lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The lab plans to use the money to research the correlation between aging and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's (Patchen, Birmingham Business Journal, 10/31).

    • Idaho: St. Luke's Health System on Monday opened a 200,000-square-foot hospital with 87 beds, four operating rooms, and an ICU. The hospital, which is located in Nampa, Idaho, cost $114 million to build and is the first hospital in the state to have eight ICU rooms dedicated to neonatal care, Joe Parris reports for KTVB (Parris, KTVB, 10/30).

    • Illinois: OSF Healthcare has appointed Robert Sehring as CEO. Sehring previously served as CEO of OSF's central region, as well as CEO of OSF's ambulatory and accountable care and chief ministry services officer. He succeeds Kevin Schoeplein, who retired (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 10/31).

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