February 26, 2018

Around the nation: Cedars-Sinai receives record-breaking $50M donation

Daily Briefing

    The donation, from the Smidt Foundation, is the largest Cedars-Sinai has received in its 116-year history, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alaska, Arizona, and California.

    • Alaska: A mumps outbreak in Alaska has topped 200 cases, reaching 214 confirmed cases and 33 probable cases, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. To address the outbreak, state health officials have modified the state's immunization guidelines so that people who received a second dose of the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine more than five years ago can get a third dose (Zimmerman, Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control, 2/22).

    • Arizona: Banner Health named Larry Goldberg as its next president. Goldberg will be in charge of three academic medical centers, including Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner-University Medical Center South, and Banner-University Medical Center Tucson, as well as Banner-University Medical Group. Goldberg previously served as the regional president and CEO of Trinity Health's Illinois region, including Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/22).

    • California: Cedars-Sinai has received the largest donation in its 116-year history from the Smidt Foundation. The $50 million gift will go towards establishing the Smidt Heart Institute, which will focus on research and innovations within cardiology and cardiology surgery (Paavola, Becker's Hospital CFO Report, 2/21).

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