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September 17, 2018

Around the nation: Doctor delivers twins' babies—on the same day

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    Janelle Leopoldo said she learned she was pregnant just four days after her twin sister, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, Arizona, and Florida.

    • Alabama: A NICU volunteer has donated $1 million to USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital. Louis Mapp, who started volunteering at the hospital over a year ago, rocks, feeds, and burps babies at the NICU once a week. Mapp, who is 81 years old, said he and his wife Melinda "wanted something long after we are gone … to support these precious people and their families." The only condition of the gift is that the NICU staff decide how it should be spent (Cook, Becker's Hospital CFO Report, 9/13). 
    • Arizona: A physician at an Arizona hospital delivered the babies of twin sisters Jalynne Crawford and Janelle Leopoldo on the same day. Leopoldo, who learned she was pregnant four days after her sister, said the physician agreed to deliver the babies via caesarean section on the same day because they were due within the same week and were the same gestational age (Cook, Becker's Hospital Review, 9/13).
    • Florida: Fort Lauderdale-based Broward Health Medical Center on Wednesday named Jonathan Turton its new CEO. Turton previously served as CEO of Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio and as VP of clinical services for St. Joseph Health System (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 9/13; Boward Health, 9/12).

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