Around the nation: NICU families reunite with doctors, nurses who treated their children

Bite-sized hospital and health industry news

The families of former patients in the neonatal intensive care unit at Banner University Medical Center on Saturday reunited with the doctors and nurses who treated their children when they were newborns, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, Florida, and Ohio.

  • Arizona: Families of patients who'd been treated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Banner University Medical Center reunited on Saturday with the doctors and nurses who helped save their babies' lives. This was the fourth annual reunion between the center's NICU providers and families. Ariel Carvajal, whose child was treated in the NICU, said, "The NICU as a whole is a family." He added, "All the nurses know you. The people who are there with you know who you are because you’re there day in and day out" (Blake, KTVK 3TV/KPHO, 4/13).
  • Florida: Baptist Health has named Brett McClung as president and CEO, effective in July. McClung has previously served as the EVP and chief operations leader for Texas Health Resources' northern zone. McClung will succeed Hugh Greene, who is retiring (Porter, HealthLeaders Media, 4/15).
  • Ohio: MetroHealth System on Sunday broke ground on an 11-story, 264-bed hospital, as part of a $946 million revamp project for the health system. Construction is expected to finish in 2022, and the hospital will be open to patients in 2023 (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 4/15).

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