Officials in Los Angeles County have warned travelers that a second person arrived at Los Angeles International Airport in March while infected with measles, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Delaware, and Rhode Island.
- California: Officials in Los Angeles County have warned travelers that a person arrived at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on March 5 while infected with measles. This is the second time this month officials have issued a warning about a traveler diagnosed with measles traveling through LAX (Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times, 3/20).
- Delaware: Christiana Care Health System has named Lisa Maxwell as its chief learning officer. Maxwell has worked as Christiana's associate chief learning officer and designated institutional officer since 2016. She previously served as co-program director for the health system's Emergency Medicine-Family Medicine Residency Program and director of Christiana's undergraduate medical educational program (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 3/19).
- Rhode Island: CVS Health, in partnership with the American Cancer Society and the Truth Initiative, has donated $1.4 million to 82 colleges and universities to support tobacco-free policies on campus. The grants will go toward helping students, faculty, and staff develop policies that limit the use of tobacco products on campus (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 3/19).
From outbreaks to hurricanes: How can hospitals prepare for disasters?
Hospitals must be prepared for myriad disasters that can stress health care systems to the breaking point and disrupt delivery of vital health care services.
Advisory Board has compiled step-by-step procedures for various threats your facility may encounter—though we hope you'll never need to use them.