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March 29, 2019

Around the nation: Doctor saves man's life after he collapses at a gym

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    After Gerald Jost collapsed following his workout at the San Angelo CrossFit, Stacy Beaty, an orthopedic surgeon at Shannon Medical Center who happened to also be at the gym, ran to help him and saved his life, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maine, New Hampshire, and Texas.

    • Maine: The board of directors at Northern Light Health has approved a merger with Mayo Regional Hospital. According to Michelle Hood, president and CEO of Northern Light, the merger will improve access to health care in some of the most remote parts of Maine (AP/Modern Healthcare, 3/25).

    • New Hampshire: Memorial Hospital has named Arthur Mathisen as its president. Mathisen most recently served as president and CEO of Copley Hospital in Vermont, and previously served as COO of the Munson Army Health Center in Kansas. Mathisen will succeed Scott McKinnon, who retired from Memorial Hospital last year (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 3/22).

    • Texas: Stacy Beaty, an orthopedic surgeon at Shannon Medical Center, who was working out San Angelo CrossFit, rushed to provide life-saving care to a man who'd collapsed after his workout. The man, Gerald Jost, went into cardiac arrest and said it was a "blessing" Beaty was there. Beaty and two nurses at the gym worked to revive Jost who was transported to Shannon Medical and is doing much better (Sutton, San Angelo Standard-Times, 3/27).

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