Verily, the life sciences branch of Google's parent company Alphabet, is joining with Kettering Health Network and Premier Health to open an opioid rehabilitation center in 2020, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
- Massachusetts: South Shore Hospital has launched a pilot program that seeks to reduce the number of avoidable Caesarean deliveries. The program aims to do that by improving communication between patients and providers, according to Kim Dever, the hospital's chair of obstetrics and gynecology (Dumas, Boston25News, 2/7).
- Ohio: Verily, the life sciences branch of Google's parent company Alphabet, is joining with Kettering Health Network and Premier Health to open an opioid rehabilitation center in 2020. Verily said their goal is to develop a campus that offers both outpatient and inpatient services and uses a "variety of means" to treat substance misuse disorder (Spitzer, Becker's Health IT & CIO Report, 2/6).
- Pennsylvania: The Tull Family Foundation has donated $1.5 million to support pediatric research and art therapy programs at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. According to a press release, the donation will go to the Richard King Mellon Institute for Pediatric Research as well as creative and expressive art therapy programs at the hospital (Sheridan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/5).
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