October 17, 2018

Around the nation: Wisconsin nurse saves car accident victim

Daily Briefing

    Stephanie Mortensen, a nurse at Aurora Medical Center's Lake Geneva Dermatology Clinic, rushed to aid a woman who was in a car accident that pushed her car into a ravine, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arkansas, California, and Wisconsin.

    • Arkansas: State officials on Monday announced an additional 4,100 Medicaid expansion beneficiaries will lose coverage for the remainder of the year for not complying with Arkansas' work requirements policy. The latest coverage losses bring the total number of adults who've lost coverage as a result of the work requirements to about 15,000 adults. The requirements are currently being challenged in court (Meyer, Modern Healthcare, 10/15).

    • California: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital last week completed more than $820 million worth of renovations. The renovations added 134,000-square feet, 90 beds, and two pavilions to the hospital (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 10/15).

    • Wisconsin: Stephanie Mortensen, a nurse who currently works at Aurora Medical Center's Lake Geneva Dermatology Clinic, rushed to aid a woman who was in a car accident that pushed her car into a ravine. The driver was trapped by the car's steering wheel and Mortensen attempted to move the woman's chest away from the wheel to help her breathe. Mortensen aided the driver for 45 minutes until paramedics arrived and extricated the woman from the car (Poyner, Kenosha News, 10/16).

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