February 27, 2018

Around the nation: NFL player wants 'MD' on uniform if he passes medical exam

Daily Briefing

    If he passes his medical exam in May, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a guard for the Kansas City Chiefs, wants to have "MD" added to the back of his uniform, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Missouri, and Pennsylvania.

    • Florida: Dustin Snyder, a 19-year-old who was battling a rare form of cancer, called synovial sarcoma cancer, died on Friday. Snyder passed away after fulfilling his last wish to marry his high school sweetheart, Sierra Siverio. The couple wed at the end of last month (WTSP-TV/USA Today, 2/23).

    • Missouri: If he passes his medical exam in May, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a guard for the Kansas City Chiefs, wants to have "MD" added to the back of his uniform. Duvernay-Tardif has attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal for the past seven years, and if he passes his exam, he will be the first NFL player to take the field as a physician (Rege, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/23).

    • Pennsylvania: Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital is planning a $148 million expansion project that is slated to start in the spring of 2018. The proposal calls for a three-floor expansion featuring a maternity ward, post-partum patient rooms, and an 18-bed pediatric acute care unit. The proposal still needs final approval from the Penn State Board of Trustees (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/23).

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