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May 7, 2018

Around the nation: Woman has 132-pound ovarian tumor removed

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    • Colorado: Longmont United Hospital has named Christina Johnson as CEO, effective May 14. Johnson previously served as COO of Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge. Johnson will succeed Mitchell Carson, who left Longmont in August 2017 (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/3).

    • Connecticut: Vaagn Andikyan, a gynecologic oncologist at Danbury Hospital, and a team of surgeons in February removed a 132-pound ovarian tumor from a Connecticut woman. Linus Chuang, chair of obstetrics and gynecology for the Western Connecticut Health Network, who was involved in the surgery, said that before the surgery the patient was unable to eat or walk because of the tumor, but Andikyan said she is now "resuming her normal functions"(WCVB, 5/3; Lieber, CNN, 5/5).

    • New York: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Thursday announced his support for the implementation of safe injection sites within the city. De Blasio said he would support a one-year pilot program in four city neighborhoods that would allow users to inject drugs under medical supervision in an effort to prevent overdoses and encourage treatment for drug misuse (Lopez, Vox, 5/3; King, Wall Street Journal, 5/3; Neuman, New York Times, 5/3).

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