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February 24, 2022

Around the nation: Fox Business host says he 'wouldn't be here' without the Covid-19 vaccine

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    After being hospitalized with "Covid pneumonia" for weeks, Fox Business host Neil Cavuto said he "wouldn't be here" if he had not been vaccinated against the coronavirus, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida and New York.

    • Florida: HCA Healthcare on Monday announced that Lisa Nummi would take over as CEO of Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Fla., effective March 21. Nummi, who currently serves as COO of Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Fla., will step into her new role following Ginger Carroll's retirement. Both Citrus Memorial and Blake Medical are part of HCA West Florida. Prior to joining Blake Medical in 2019, Nummi served as COO of HCA's Sunrise Medical Center and Sunrise Children's Hospital, in Las Vegas. (Gooch, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/22)
    • New York: Fox Business host Neil Cavuto on Monday revealed that he had been hospitalized with "Covid pneumonia" for weeks. "It landed me in intensive care for quite a while and it really was touch-and-go," said Cavuto, who is fully vaccinated but immunocompromised. "Let me be clear: Doctors say had I not been vaccinated at all, I wouldn't be here." Although he was infected with the coronavirus last year, Cavuto noted that this infection was "far more serious" than his previous one. "Because I've had cancer and right now I have Multiple Sclerosis, I'm among the vulnerable three percenters or so of the population that cannot sustain the full benefits of a vaccine," he added.(Falconer, Axios, 2/21)
    • New York: Community Memorial Hospital last week announced that Diane Chase would be retiring as VP of clinical services and chief nursing officer. Chase, who has been with the hospital for 33 years, has served as its chief nursing officer since 2021. "Diane has served Community Memorial and the Hamilton community with the utmost skill, dedication, and commitment," said Community Memorial Hospital President and CEO Jeffrey Coakley. "On behalf of our Hospital Board of Directors and our entire team, I thank her for her service and wish her all the best in her retirement." (Ellison, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/21)

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