March 13, 2019

Around the nation: Patient allegedly stabs nurse at North Carolina ED

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     Eric Hammond, a nurse in the ED at Johnston Medical Center, on Saturday was allegedly stabbed by Connor Phillip Sullivan, a patient who was waiting to be treated, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
    • Illinois: Lisa Schumacher, a labor and delivery nurse at Edward Hospital, learned from Brett Cassidy, an OB-GYN at the hospital, that Cassidy's wife, Pam, needed a new kidney. Pam was suffering from IgA nephropathy, an autoimmune disease that causes kidney failure. After learning that Pam's condition was getting worse, Schumacher volunteered to give one of her kidney's to Pam. The surgery, which was completed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, was successful (The Herald-News, 3/12).
    • North Carolina: Eric Hammond, a nurse in the ED at Johnston Medical Center, on Saturday was allegedly stabbed by Connor Phillip Sullivan, who was waiting to be treated at the hospital. Sullivan was taken into custody by police, and Hammond was listed as being in fair condition on Monday (Lamb, WRAL, 3/9).
    • Tennessee: Le Bonheur Children's Hospital has named Michael Wiggins as president, effective April 8. Wiggins most recently served as the SVP of clinical operations and the northern market at Children's Health in Dallas, as well as administrator of the Children's Medical Center Plano. He will succeed Meri Armour, who is retiring (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 3/11).

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