The American Red Cross has received $500,000 from HCA to help victims of Hurricane Florence in South Carolina, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
- Illinois: The Illinois Health and Hospital Association has awarded Central DuPage Hospital and Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital the 2018 Quality Excellence Achievement Award in Partnership. The two hospitals received the award for their joint initiative to improve acute stroke readmissions and transfers (Cook, Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control, 9/26).
- South Carolina/Tennessee: The American Red Cross has received $500,000 from HCA to help victims of Hurricane Florence in South Carolina. The health system has five hospital campuses throughout the state as well as almost 40 other care sites (Gooch, Becker's Hospital Review, 9/26).
- Tennessee: LifePoint Health announced on Wednesday that CEO Bill Carpenter would be retiring soon, following its merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners. David Dill, the health system's current president and COO, will succeed Carpenter, and Carpenter will join the company's board (Snyder, Nashville Business Journal, 9/26).
Reflections from Vidant Health Foundation on post-disaster relief
Following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017, the Philanthropy Leadership Council reached out to Scott Senatore, Vice President of Vidant Health Foundation in Greenville, N.C., to get a first-hand perspective on the nuances of the foundation's role following a natural disaster. The foundation supports Vidant Health, whose eight hospitals serve 29 counties in eastern North Carolina.
What we learned is that employee assistance should be a top priority.