November 14, 2018

Around the nation: 10 Michigan nurses claim $1M lottery ticket

Daily Briefing

    Each of the 10 nurses will take home $100,000 before taxes, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

    • California: On Monday, Washington Hospital in Fremont opened its $340 million emergency and critical care pavilion. The new building has 116 beds and an expanded ED and critical care unit (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 11/12).

    • Michigan: A group of 10 ED nurses in Michigan purchased more than 50 Mega Millions lottery tickets for a drawing on Oct. 23, and one of them ended up being worth $1 million. The nurses promised to split the prize evenly if any of the tickets one, meaning each member will take home $100,000 before taxes (Durr, MLive, 11/12).

    • Pennsylvania: St. Mary Medical Center has named Lawrence Brilliant as its president, effective Nov. 19. Brilliant was promoted to VP and CMO of St. Mary's in 2017. He will succeed James Woodward, who has been named president and CEO of Trinity Health's Mid-Atlantic regional health system, a five hospital health system that includes St. Mary (George, Philadelphia Business Journal, 11/12; Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 9/28).

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