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December 20, 2017

Around the nation: Star Wars stormtroopers visit children at Northwestern Medicine

Daily Briefing

    Dressed as stormtroopers, members of the Midwest Garrison division of the 501st Legion, a costuming club, visited the ED at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage to brighten the day of the children staying there, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

    • Illinois: Dressed as stormtroopers from the Star Wars movies, members of the Midwest Garrison division of the 501st Legion, a costuming club, visited pediatric patients at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage. The group even came with a remote-controlled R2-D2 robot that looked and sounded exactly like the famous droid from the film franchise (Smith, Daily Herald, 12/18).

    • Minnesota: The Mayo Clinic said it will allow physicians and staff to show their tattoos in a new dress code policy that will go into effect at the start of 2018. Under the new rule, tattoos "may be visible if the images or words do not convey violence, discrimination, profanity, or sexually explicit content." The Clinic in the rules added that it "reserves the right to judge the appearance of visible tattoos" (Rege, Becker's Hospital Review, 12/15).

    • Wisconsin: Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints has named Kristin McManmon president. McManmon most recently served as the president of ambulatory care for OhioHealth in Columbus and previously served as EVP and COO of SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Madison (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 12/15).

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