Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has promoted Steve Davis to CEO, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, New York, and Ohio.
- California: In-home aides and workers in care facilities are now included in California's vaccine mandate—and they must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 30. Previously, the mandate applied only to people working in licensed facilities such as nursing homes. The expanded mandate will now include the workers who care for 89% of individuals in the state with disabilities who receive care in their homes or in group homes. Unvaccinated workers with qualifying exemptions will be required to wear high-grade masks and be tested weekly for Covid-19. (Fortiér, Kaiser Health News, 10/6)
- New York: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Monday announced that 95% of staff in the city's Department of Education are vaccinated as its employee vaccine mandate took effect. In a press conference, de Blasio told the mayors and governors of America, "Put these mandates in place. Put these incentives in place." He added, "They work. Do it now. Save lives and ultimately save this country from a longer crisis that could hold us down for months or even years." (Coleman, The Hill, 10/4)
- Ohio: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center on Monday announced that its COO, Steve Davis, will take over as CEO effective Nov. 22. According to Mark Jahnke, chair of the board of trustees, "A strong pool of qualified candidates was considered, and in the end, Steve was the clear choice." He said, "In addition to medical expertise, Steve brings exceptional problem-solving skills and a collaborative nature to the position of chief executive. He is 100% all in and inspires others with his work ethic, which ensures the best outcomes for the children in our care." (Jensik, Becker's Hospital Review, 10/4)