Around the nation: RN saves pregnant woman involved in head-on collision

Bite-sized hospital and health industry news

Dawn Peshinski, an RN, was on her way to work when she witnessed a car carrying an eight-month pregnant woman crash head-on into another vehicle, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio.

  • Iowa: Clarinda Regional Health Center has named Chuck Nordyke CEO, effective July 1. Nordyke has worked at both short- and long-term acute care facilities and has seven years of executive leadership experience. Nordyke will succeed Christopher Stipe, who was released from his role as CEO by the hospital's board of trustees in December 2017 (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 4/26).

  • Michigan: Dawn Peshinski, an RN, was on her way to work when she witnessed a car carrying an eight-month pregnant woman crash head-on into another vehicle—and immediately sprang into action. Peshinski helped get the woman, Bridgette Roman, out of the car. Roman, who suffered a severely bruised hip and hurt one of her knees, reached out on social media to thank her rescuer (Campbell/Anderson, WXYZ, 4/25).

  • Ohio: ProMedica and Welltower—a real estate investor with a focus on health care—has purchased Quality Care Properties, which will soon own HCR ManorCare, the second-largest nursing home chain in the country. The $2.2 billion purchase creates a roughly $7 billion health care system with 70,000 employees in 30 states (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 4/26).

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