January 4, 2018

Around the nation: Newlywed fighting breast cancer dies 18 hours after wedding

Daily Briefing

    Heather Lindsay, a 31-year-old who was fighting breast cancer, died just 18 hours after marrying David Mosher in the chapel of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Connecticut, Kansas, and Nevada.

    • Connecticut: Heather Lindsay, a 31-year-old who was fighting an aggressive form of breast cancer, died just 18 hours after marrying her fiancé, David Mosher, in the chapel of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Lindsay was diagnosed with cancer in December of 2016, got married on December 22, 2017, and died the following day (Henderson, The Republic/USA Today, 1/3).

    • Kansas: Norton County Hospital has named Gina Frack as permanent CEO. Frack had been serving as interim CEO since June 2017. Prior to that role, she had served as COO of the hospital, as well as administrator of the Norton County Health Department and Home Health Services (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 1/2).

    • Nevada: Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center on December 29, 2017, broke ground on a $130 million expansion. The expansion will include a five-story addition and will house 72 surgical and intensive care patient beds, as well as a pediatric cardiovascular unit and an imaging suite (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 1/2).

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