April 6, 2018

Around the nation: Last victim of Parkland shooting released from hospital

Daily Briefing

    Anthony Borges, the last patient from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in February, was discharged Wednesday from Broward Health Medical Center, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Missouri, and Ohio.

    • Florida: Anthony Borges, the last patient from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in February, was discharged Wednesday from Broward Health Medical Center. The 15-year-old was the "most severely wounded survivor of the shooting," according to The Hill. He was shot five times and had to have a third of his lung removed. Borges when discharged said he "felt good," but his full recovery is expected to take several months (Sanchez, The Hill, 4/4; Held, "The Two-Way," NPR, 4/4).

    • Missouri: SSM Health has named Steve Little as its first-ever regional COO, effective May 1. Little is currently the president and CEO of Agnesian HealthCare in Wisconsin, and has previously served as SVP and CFO of Agnesian, as well as CFO of St. John's Medical Center in Wyoming (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 4/4).

    • Ohio: The Farmer Family Foundation has donated $5 million to Cincinnati Children's Hospital's Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM) to go toward stem cell research. The Farmer Family Foundation helped start CuSTOM last year with a $1 million grant to Michael Helmrath, CuSTOM's clinical translation director. The Foundation's $5 million donation is a challenge grant in the hopes that others will get involved with the hospital's research (Brunsman, Cincinnati Business Courier, 4/4).

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