June 13, 2017

Around the nation: Three more celebrities join star-studded lineup for Children's Mercy fundraiser

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    • Missouri: Children's Mercy's annual Big Slick fundraiser has added three more celebrities to its lineup of comedians and notable attendees. James Marsden, Samm Levine, and Blake Vogt will be joining hosts Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, David Koechner, and Eric Stonestreet. Since kicking off in 2010, the annual event has raised more than $4.5 million for the hospital. In this year's fundraiser, 27 celebrities will participate in a softball game at Kauffman Stadium, a bowling tournament, and the Big Slick party and auction (Reuter, Kansas City Business Journal, 6/9).

    • New York: Officers at a New York City police station in East Harlem have been advised not to shower at the station after one officer contracted Legionnaires' disease. Health officials are still investigating the station's water systems, but preliminary tests found traces of the disease-causing bacteria at the station. The officer who contracted the disease is currently recuperating at a hospital outside the city, Kristine Phillips writes for the Washington Post's "To Your Health" reports (Phillips, "To Your Health," Washington Post, 6/11).

    • South Carolina: Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital has named Stephen Porter as its new CEO. Porter previously served as corporate VP for Sentara Healthcare's northern Virginia region and as president of Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. Porter will be succeeding Allen Carroll, who retired from the company in May (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 6/9).

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