July 23, 2018

Around the nation: This toddler saved her dad's life by FaceTiming her mom

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    Three-year-old Molly McCabe saved her dad's life when he had a stroke by FaceTiming her mom, a nurse, who called 911, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    • Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Philadelphia could enact its so-called "soda tax." The city implemented the 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages last year, raising almost $79 million in the first 12 months that the tax was in effect (Scolforo, AP/ABC News, 7/18).

    • Virginia: Three-year-old Molly McCabe saved her dad's life when he had a stroke by FaceTiming her mom, a nurse, who called 911. According to USA Today's Sonja Haller, Molly's dad, Trevor, has a hole in his heart, making him more prone to strokes. He is recovering in the hospital and doctors are "really optimistic" that he'll make a full recovery, Haller writes (Haller, USA Today, 7/19).

    • Wisconsin: HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital has named Christopher Brabant as president and CEO, effective August 20. Brabant currently serves as executive director of HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division's surgical services for the Heart, Lung, and Vascular Center and Prevea Health Vascular Surgery. He will succeed Paula Hafeman, who currently is serving as interim president and CEO of HSHS St. Clare (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 7/19).

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