May 21, 2018

Around the nation: Melania Trump returns home from the hospital

Daily Briefing

    Doctors last Monday performed an embolization on Trump for a benign kidney condition, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C.

    • Kentucky: Sally Davenport, president and CEO of Ephraim McDowell Health, will retire at the end of June. Davenport first became the CEO of Ephraim McDowell in 2015 on an interim basis and previously served as the health system's COO and CNO (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/17).

    • North Carolina: NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr.'s foundation has donated $1.2 million to Novant Health to help expand services in Charlotte. The donation will help establish the Novant Health Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Children's Emergency Department in Huntersville and the SherryStrong Integrative Medicine Oncology Clinic in Charlotte (Thomas, Charlotte Business Journal, 5/16).

    • Maryland/Washington, D.C.: First lady Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday after spending five days at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, where she underwent an embolization for a benign kidney condition last Monday. An aide said Trump returned home "in high spirits" (Nakamura, Washington Post, 5/19).

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