February 20, 2018

Around the nation: Pittsburgh hospital celebrates Team USA in maternity ward

Daily Briefing

    The maternity ward at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh is celebrating the Olympics by dressing babies in little caps and blankets with stars and stripes to support Team USA, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alaska, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.

    • Alaska: South Peninsula Hospital has named Joseph Woodin as CEO effective March 26. Woodin previously served as the president and CEO of Martha's Vineyard Hospital in Massachusetts, as well as president and CEO of Gifford Health Care and Gifford Medical Center in Vermont. Woodin, who is a fellow at Advisory Board, succeeds Robert Letson, who is retiring (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/15).

    • Georgia: Midtown Medical Center has opened a portable clinic outside its ED to handle an influx of patients with influenza, help streamline flu care, and stem the possible spread of infection among patients in the hospital's ED. The portable clinic, which was set up in a trailer in the hospital's parking lot, will treat all flu patients between the ages of two and 64 (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/15).

    • Pennsylvania: The maternity ward at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh is celebrating the Olympics by dressing babies in little caps and blankets with stars and stripes to support Team USA. The department also held a baby competition, with awards that included "best napper," "strongest lungs," and "most hair" (Dadourian, New York Post, 2/15).

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