Tran is a family medicine physician who formerly served as VP of medical practice for Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri.
On Friday, James Harrison, an 81-year-old whose blood contains a rare, lifesaving antibody, gave the last of his record-setting 1,173 donations that the Australian Red Cross estimates have helped save 2.4 million babies, Amy Wang writes for the Washington Post's "To Your Health."
Health care workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are reporting two confirmed cases of Ebola, 22 probable cases of the virus, and 17 suspected Ebola cases in three zones of the country's Equateur province, as well as 432 people who might have come in contact with the virus.
A study published in Health Care Management Review found that hospitals that hired a new CEO externally outperformed those that hire from within—but regardless of where your organization looks for new talent, you can take these four steps to prepare for leadership transitions at all levels, writes Advisory Board's Craig Pirner.
Physicians and nurses see firsthand the devastating financial effects unforeseen health care events can have on uninsured or underinsured patients, but they also witness the increased cost-sharing and administrative burdens associated with insurance—leading some to drop their own coverage, Emma Ockerman reports for Bloomberg.