Google has warned its employees that at least one person at the company's headquarters in Silicon Valley has been diagnosed with measles, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Oklahoma, and Texas.
- California: Google has warned its employees that at least one person at the company's headquarters in Silicon Valley has been diagnosed with measles. David Kaye, Google's occupational medicine physician, wrote in an email to some employees that the warning is "just a precaution." He added that Google is "working with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department," which asked that Google share the measles advisory with staff (Birnbaum, The Hill, 4/17; Los Angeles Times, 4/17).
- Oklahoma: Hillcrest Medical Center has named Xavier Villarreal as CEO. Villarreal most recently served as CEO of Medical City North Hills in Texas and has previously served as CEO of Navarro Regional Hospital, also in Texas, and Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 4/15).
- Texas: Las Palmas Medical Center on March 27 opened a three-story, $63 million maternity ward named the Las Palmas Women's Center. The ward includes 24 postpartum rooms, a 35-bed neonatal intensive care unit, as well as a vacant floor for future expansion (Haefner, Becker's Hospital Review, 4/16).
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