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September 5, 2018

Around the nation: After a record-breaking 509 days in the hospital, this baby is finally going home

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    When Trammell Thompson was born, he weighed about 1 pound, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Missouri, and Washington.

    • Georgia: The Enoch Callaway Cancer Center at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange is planning a $21 million renovation. WellStar said the renovation will enable the hospital to better serve residents in Troup, Meriwether, Harris, Heard, and Randolph counties. (Allison, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 9/4).
    • Missouri: Saint Luke's Health System has named Steven Schieber as interim CEO of Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. Schieber is currently the CEO of Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe and has previously served as director of regional development for Saint Luke's (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 8/31).
    • Washington: When Trammell Thompson was born, he weighed 470 grams—about 1 pound—and didn't have an immune system, leaving him with an uncertain prognosis. Now, 509 days later, he's finally going home from Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, where he set a record for the longest stay of any baby (Lake, KXLY, 9/3).

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