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September 19, 2018

Around the nation: Nationals assistant general manager auctioning World Series ring to help friend with cancer

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    Bob Miller won the ring in 2001 when he was with the Arizona Diamondbacks, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin.

    • Tennessee: Actor Chadwick Boseman, famous for his role as the title character in the superhero film "Black Panther," visited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital last Wednesday. Actress Marlo Thomas, who serves as the national outreach director for St. Jude's, tweeted that kids and adults alike were excited to meet Boseman (Anderson,, 9/12).

    • Washington, D.C.: Bob Miller, the assistant general manager for the Washington Nationals, is auctioning the World Series ring he won with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001 to help Doug Harris, the Nationals' assistant general manager and VP of player personnel, who was diagnosed with leukemia. Harris' wife also has started a GoFundMe page to help raise money for a CAR-T cell therapy treatment that will cost $400,000 (Janes, Washington Post, 9/15).

    • Wisconsin: Bellin Health Oconto has named Laura Cormier as CEO, effective Oct. 1. Cormier is currently the hospital's VP of operations and has previously worked as the operations director for Bellin Health Physician Partners (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 9/17).

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