December 4, 2019

Around the nation: Nurse snowshoes for 2.5 hours to get to work after blizzard

Daily Briefing

    Emily Ceglar, a nurse at St. Luke's Hospital, walked through nearly two feet of snow in snowshoes for 2.5 hours to get to work because road conditions weren't safe for driving, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Virginia.

    • Massachusetts: Partners HealthCare is rebranding to Mass General Brigham as it joins the multi-hospital health system formed by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. The new name is based on feedback from patients and employees along with market research (Morse, Healthcare Finance News, 12/2).

    • Minnesota: Emily Ceglar, a nurse at St. Luke's Hospital, walked through nearly two feet of snow in snowshoes for 2.5 hours to get to work because road conditions weren't safe for driving. Ceglar said she decided to walk rather than call an Uber or a taxi because she believed if it wasn't safe for her to drive, it wouldn't be safe for a taxi or Uber either (WDIO-TV, 12/2).

    • Virginia: Jim Cole, president and CEO of Virginia Hospital Center, announced on Monday that he will retire in 2020. Cole has served as CEO of Virginia Hospital Center for more than 25 years, and has worked at the medical center for 35 years (Rappleye, Becker's Hospital Review, 12/2).

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