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February 14, 2019

Around the nation: After a snowstorm, this nursing director skied to work

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    Sue Childress, the director of nursing at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, said she "wanted to get in, in time to make sure [her] nurses were doing OK," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Ohio, Utah, and West Virginia.

    • Ohio: Nationwide Children's Hospital named Tim Robinson as its new CEO, effective July 1. Robinson, who started working for the hospital in 1995, currently serves as EVP and chief financial and administrative officer of the hospital. Robinson also served as interim president of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation between 2011 and 2013 (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/12).
    • Utah: Sue Childress, the director of nursing at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, skied two miles to the hospital last week to avoid missing work after a snowstorm. "[The] hospital runs 24/7. I wanted to get in, in time to make sure my nurses were doing okay," she said. Childress, who is a cross country skier, said she enjoyed the experience, especially since she didn't have to dig her car out of the snow (Tribune Media Wire/ Q13 Fox, 2/7).
    • West Virginia: The state Senate Health and Human Resources Committee on Tuesday moved a bill to the Senate Judiciary committee that would raise the state's minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. The bill includes all vaping and tobacco products. Currently, West Virginia has some of the highest youth smoking rates in the country, according to CDC (AP/Sacramento Bee, 2/13).

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