Around the nation: Pennsylvania doctor to bike over 500 miles to raise money for cancer research

Bite-sized hospital and health industry news

Brian Kane, a physician at Kenhorst Family Medical Center, will participate in the Pennsylvania Perimeter Ride against Cancer, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

  • Florida: The Florida House of Representatives last week passed a bill that will allow out-of-state providers who register with the state to provide telehealth care to Florida residents. Under the bill, providers who provide emergency medical care will not have to register with the state (Drees, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/15).

  • Pennsylvania: Brian Kane, a physician at Kenhorst Family Medical Center, will participate in the Pennsylvania Perimeter Ride against Cancer, a 500-plus-mile bike ride fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. More than 70 people are expected to participate in the ride, which starts July 29 and is expected to last about six days (Shelly, Reading Eagle, 5/15).

  • Texas: St. David's South Austin Medical Center has named Charles Laird as its new CEO. Laird, who first worked at David's Medical Center as an administrative resident, most recently served as CEO of Menorah Medical Center in Kansas. Laird will succeed Todd Steward, who now serves as CEO of St. David's Medical Center in Austin (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/16).

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