October 26, 2018

Around the nation: She performed lifesaving CPR on her husband—and three days later gave birth to their son

Daily Briefing

    Ashley Goette was 39 weeks pregnant when she saved her husband Andrew's life by performing CPR on him after she woke up and realized he was gasping for air in the bed next to her, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Indiana, Minnesota, and Utah.

    • Indiana: Anthem has named Udi Manber, former head of Google's core search products, as its top executive for artificial intelligence. Manber will work to build an engineering team at Anthem. Before working for Google, Manber worked as the chief scientist at Yahoo and the chief algorithms officer at Amazon (Truong, MedCity News, 10/25).

    • Minnesota: Ashley Goette was 39 weeks pregnant when she saved her husband Andrew's life by performing CPR on him after she woke up and realized he was gasping for air. Andrew was taken to the hospital and underwent a procedure the next day. Three days later, while still at the hospital, Ashley went into labor and gave birth to the couple's son via caesarean-section (Caron, New York Times, 10/24).

    • Utah: Singer Taylor Swift donated $15,500 to the GoFundMe campaign of a fan whose mother has been in a coma for three years. The fan, Sadie Bartell, said her mother became sick two days before attending a Swift concert, and that the family is concerned they may lose their home due to medical bills (AP/Sacramento Bee, 10/24).

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