Around the nation: Nurse who aided Amtrak derailment victims receives award for valor

Bite-sized hospital and health industry news

Tanya Porter, a nurse in the critical care department at Madigan Army Medical Center, received the Army Award for Valor for aiding the victims of the Amtrak derailment that occurred in DuPont last year, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Georgia, and Washington.

  • California: San Francisco Giants' first baseman Brandon Belt underwent an appendectomy Friday evening and has been placed on the MLB's 10-day disabled list. Belt left Friday's game between the Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies in the third inning and was taken to the hospital. According to Giants manager Bruce Bochy, Belt had not been feeling well before the game and felt worse as the game went on (AP/USA Today, 6/2).

  • Georgia: Emory Healthcare is adding an innovation hub focused on developing a new technology business and raising a venture fund to support early-stage, consumer-focused health technologies and care models. Emory plans to identify up to eight strategic partners in the venture, according to Scott Boden, VP of business and innovation at Emory (Monegain, HealthcareITNews, 6/1).

  • Washington: Tanya Porter, a nurse in the critical care department at Madigan Army Medical Center, received the Army Award for Valor for aiding the victims of the Amtrak derailment that occurred in DuPont last year. According to the hospital, Porter "set up a casualty collection site and conducted triage amidst the wreckage to save injured passengers from the fatal crash" (Sailor, The News Tribune/Task & Purpose, 6/4).

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