Luci Baines Johnson—daughter of former President Lyndon Johnson—on Saturday received an honorary nursing degree from Georgetown University, where she delivered the nursing school's commencement address, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Indiana, Kentucky, and Washington, D.C.
Hospitals in recent years have changed significantly to meet the public's needs, but contrary to claims prominently made by Ezekiel Emanuel and others, they aren't becoming "obsolete," Northwell Health president and CEO Michael Dowling writes for Becker's Hospital Review.
When officials at Children's Mercy in Missouri discovered that holes in their recruitment strategy were allowing talented individuals to slip away, they adopted several innovative practices, Jennifer Thew reports for HealthLeaders Media. Advisory Board's Kate Vonderhaar and Micha'le Simmons explain why this strategy works so well—and the other steps you can take to improve your process.
President Trump, who earlier this year said enacting right-to-try legislation was one of his priorities, is expected to sign the bill, which would establish criteria to expand terminally ill patients' access to experimental drugs that have not yet received FDA approval.
The lawsuit, which involves the electronic health records vendor Epic, centers on whether employers are allowed to use arbitration clauses in employee contracts to prohibit workers from coming together in a class-action lawsuit to challenge potential labor law violations.
Michael Quick, the provost of the University of Southern California (USC), in a statement said, "First, and most importantly, I apologize to our students who were mistreated by Dr. Tyndall. Full stop. This should never happen to anyone, least of all to one of our students." Quick continued, "It is true that our system failed, but it is important that you know that [the] claim of a cover-up is patently false."