WellSpan York Hospital has introduced a five-minute dance video for pregnant women as part of a new labor initiative to help them manage their pain through distraction, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Louisiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
- Louisiana: Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge has named Barbara Griffith as its new CEO, effective this fall. Griffith currently is serving as CMO and chief of business operations for Duke Regional Hospital, and previously served as CFO of Durham Emergency Physicians, both in North Carolina. Griffith will succeed Robert Burgess, who currently is serving as Women's Hospital's interim CEO (Kacik, Modern Healthcare, 8/19).
- Ohio: MetroHealth System has partnered with Cleveland's Spanish American Committee to offer free training to nurses who moved to Cleveland from Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. While these nurses were licensed in Puerto Rico, they are unable to work in Ohio without a state-specific license (Kommers, Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control, 8/19).
- Pennsylvania: WellSpan York Hospital has introduced a five-minute dance video for pregnant women as part of a new labor initiative to help them manage their pain through distraction, according to Christa Bamburg, a midwife. "It gives you the chance to not focus only on the pain, and when you're on the bed it's easy to focus on that," Bamburg said (KDVR, 8/19).