June 19, 2018

Around the nation: California court reinstates law allowing physician-assisted death

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    A California appeals court on Friday ruled that the state's controversial physician-assisted death law should be reinstated, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Florida, and New York.

    • California: A California appeals court on Friday ruled that the state's controversial physician-assisted death law should be reinstated. The law, known as the End of Life Option Act, allows patients who have less than six months to live to access lethal medications through their doctors (Bermudez, Los Angeles Times, 6/15).

    • Florida: Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMH) has named Sharon Roush as the president of SMH's new south county hospital. Roush previously has served as CEO of South Bay Hospital and as CEO of Capital Regional Medical Center and Columbia Hospital (McMorris, Tampa Bay Business Journal, 6/15).

    • New York: Justin King has been named the executive director for the American Lung Association of the Northeast, which oversees operations in Buffalo, Rochester, and Burlington, Vermont. King previously was executive director of the Resource Council of WNY and for a decade worked in finance and marketing with the Boy Scouts of America Greater Niagara Frontier Council (Drury, Buffalo Business First, 6/15).

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