Marian Wulffe, a coach for nursing students at Olivet Nazarene University, celebrated her 60th year of nursing last week, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, Illinois, and Michigan.
- Alabama: The Birmingham AIDS Outreach Center and the Knights & Orchids Society in Selma will both receive grants from a joint effort between the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, and the Aileen Getty Foundation, in an effort to combat AIDS in the Southern United States. The Birmingham center will receive $50,000, while the Knights & Orchids Society will receive $25,000 (Patchen, Birmingham Business Journal, 4/27).
- Illinois: Marian Wulffe, a coach for nursing students at Olivet Nazarene University, celebrated her 60th year of nursing last week and said she has no plans to retire. Wulffe, 79, began her nursing career at St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee and said, "I love what I do, and I do what I love" (Daily Journal, 4/26).
- Michigan: UP Health System Marquette in April 2019 plans to open a $300 million, 700,000 square-foot hospital to replace the existing facility. Construction on the new 275-bed hospital is expected to finish by the end of 2018, and patients will be transported from the current hospital to the new one in April 2019 (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 4/27).
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