Former President Jimmy Carter on Monday broke his hip after falling at his home, but was treated at a nearby hospital and underwent a successful surgery, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Georgia, and Maryland.
- California: James Whipple, CEO of Marshall Medical Center, has announced that he will retire, after 38 years of working at the hospital. Whipple was Marshall Medical's CFO prior to becoming CEO of the hospital. Whipple will be succeeded by Siri Nelson, who currently is CEO of Renown Health's South Meadows Medical Center in Nevada (Alvarez, Sacramento Business Journal, 5/13).
- Georgia: Former President Jimmy Carter this week underwent a successful surgery to repair a broken hip after he fell at his home while he was preparing to go turkey hunting, according to spokesperson Deanna Congileo. Congileo added that Carter's main concern was that Georgia's turkey hunting season was ending this week, and he had not yet reached his limit on turkeys (Thanawala, AP/Sacramento Bee, 5/13).
- Maryland: Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Monday signed into law a bill that raises the legal age to buy tobacco and nicotine products in Maryland from 18 to 21. The law applies to all types of tobacco products, including vaping devices (Weixel, The Hill, 5/13).
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