December 11, 2017

Around the nation: ED staff repairs little girl's Elf on the Shelf

Daily Briefing

    After the family dog tore apart their Elf on the Shelf, Jenn Thelen, a nurse manager at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, brought the toy into work to get a little help from her colleagues, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Maryland, and West Virginia.

    • Florida: After the family dog tore apart their Elf on the Shelf, Jenn Thelen, a nurse manager at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, brought the toy into work to get a little help from her colleagues. In a video posted on the hospital's Facebook page, the Arnold Palmer ED staff rolled the toy into the trauma bay, assessed the "injuries" the Elf had sustained (including a torn limb), and successfully glued the toy back together. The Elf was discharged later that day—but not before being sprinkled with a touch of glitter for good measure (Moran, Huffington Post, 12/7).

    • Maryland/West Virginia: Mark Boucot, president and CEO of Garrett Regional Medical Center, in Maryland in January 2018 will take over as administrator of Potomac Valley Hospital in West Virginia. Boucot will replace Linda Shroyer, who is retiring. The move comes as part of a management agreement between the two hospitals (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 12/6).

    • West Virginia: The state's Department of Health and Human Resources is allocating $3 million to purchase what used to be the Paul VI Pastoral Center and turn it into a drug treatment center for women. The treatment center, which is slated to open in 2018, will serve up to 100 women, with priority given to state residents and those who are actively using drugs or who have overdosed on drugs within the past 30 days (AP/Sacramento Bee, 12/8).

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