November 20, 2017

Around the nation: J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital to build $152M, 10-story tower

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    J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital announced it will build a $152 million, 10-story tower to house WVU Medicine Children's, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Iowa, Texas, and West Virginia.

    • Iowa: Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines has announced that Karl Keeler will serve as its president starting in January 2018. Keeler, who currently works as the president of Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Idaho, has previously served in various leadership roles at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Keeler will succeed Bob Ritz, who in July became the CEO of Mercy Health Network (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 11/16).

    • Texas: The University of Texas Health Sciences Center has renamed its nursing school after receiving a $25 million donation, the largest in the school's history. In recognition of the donation, UTHealth renamed the nursing school the Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing (Paavola, Becker's Hospital CFO Report, 11/16).

    • West Virginia: J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital announced it will build a $152 million, 10-story tower to house WVU Medicine Children's, an entity currently located on the sixth floor of Memorial. The project, which will add 150 beds to the hospital, will include ICUs for pediatric and neonatal patients. The project is slated to take three years to finish (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 11/16).

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