February 13, 2018

Around the nation: Memorial Hermann names new EVP and chief physician executive

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    Memorial Hermann Health System named James McCarthy as EVP and chief physician executive, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    • Texas: Memorial Hermann Health System named James McCarthy as EVP and chief physician executive, effective March 19. McCarthy previously served as associate professor and chair of the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth's department of emergency medicine. He also previously served as medical staff president of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/9).

    • West Virginia: HHS has issued Marshall University a $2.1 million grant to study obesity-related disorders at the university's Appalachian Center for Cellular Transport in Obesity-Related Disorders. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.), who announced the grant, said in a release that it will help researchers better understand obesity and related disorders (AP/Sacramento Bee, 2/12).

    • Wisconsin: Mayo Clinic filed preliminary plans to build a 100,000-square-foot facility in Hudson, Wisconsin. The facility will feature between 60 and 75 clinic rooms, as well as six to eight operating tables, four procedure suites, and two rooms for overnight stays. The facility will also offer outpatient surgery services, primary care, and specialty care (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/9).

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