July 26, 2018

Around the nation: First lady Melania Trump visits Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

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    First lady Melania Trump on Tuesday visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and participated in a roundtable discussion about neonatal abstinence syndrome, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

    • Georgia: CDC on Monday debuted a surveillance system to help health care professionals, policymakers, and researchers better understand vision loss, eye disorders, and eye care service use. The new Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System includes data from several sources, including national surveys, EHR registries, and administrative claims records (AHA News, 7/24).

    • Tennessee: First lady Melania Trump on Tuesday visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and participated in a roundtable discussion about neonatal abstinence syndrome. The visit was part of her "Be Best" campaign, which focuses on issues facing children, including opioid misuse and social media use (Vartorella, Becker's Hospital Review, 7/24; Mandell, USA Today, 7/24).

    • Wisconsin: Ascension All Saints Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin have partnered to provide 24-hour care for children at Ascension Wisconsin's Racine hospital. Doctors from Children's Hospital are expected to be fully in place at the Racine hospital by August 1 and will replace the short- and long-term contracted independent physicians who currently work at the hospital (Burke, The Journal Times, 7/24).

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