October 31, 2017

Around the nation: Couple gets married in pediatric intensive care unit while baby recovers

Daily Briefing

    Mike and Katie Espinoza got married in the pediatric intensive care unit of Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, as their 11-day-old son recovered from surgery, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Nebraska, and Washington, D.C.

    • California: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital has selected Ted Sirotta to serve as SVP and CFO. Sirotta previously served as the SVP and CFO of Vail Health in Colorado and as SVP and CFO of Northwestern Medical Center in Vermont (Gooch, Becker's Hospital Review, 10/27).

    • Nebraska: Mike and Katie Espinoza got married in the pediatric intensive care unit of Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha as their 11-day-old son recovered from surgery. Their son, Elijah, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare heart disease that affects around 1,000 babies in the United States each year. The family said they wanted to ensure that Elijah, who will have to undergo three more surgeries over the next few years, could be part of his parents' wedding ceremony (Doan, KETV, 10/29).

    • Washington, D.C.: FDA on Oct. 15 reportedly hired Nina Devlin as the senior communications advisor for the agency, according to sources familiar with the decision. Devlin is the former head of global communications for Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 10/27).

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