At least 33 children and three adults were sent to the hospital after falling ill at a summer camp in Lake Placid, Florida, in what Highlands County Fire Rescue and EMS referred to as a "mass casualty incident," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Connecticut, and Florida.
- California: Sutter Health has named Brian Fellner as CEO of Sutter Health Plus, the health system's HMO insurance plan, effective July 16. Fellner currently serves as Sutter Health Plus' CFO and has previously served as the CFO of Blue Cross of Idaho, as well as VP and CFO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (Webster, Sacramento Business Journal, 6/19).
- Connecticut: Cigna on Thursday announced an initiative aimed at reducing opioid-related overdoses by 25% by 2021 in specific communities in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia, as well as in the metropolitan areas of Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Cigna said it will use predictive analytics to identify members at the highest risk of opioid overdose (Roubein, The Hill, 6/21).
- Florida: At least 33 children and three adults were sent to the hospital after falling ill at a summer camp in Lake Placid, in what Highlands County Fire Rescue and EMS referred to as a "mass casualty incident." According to officials, the affected individuals experienced symptoms of headaches, nausea, and vomiting, but none of the victims were critically ill (Belleville, NBC2, 6/22; Zhao, Newsweek, 6/22).
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