July 19, 2018

Around the nation: Doctors warn of contagious stomach virus spreading throughout Illinois

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    Illinois doctors are warning residents about a highly contagious stomach virus spreading throughout the state that causes diarrhea, fever, and vomiting, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Idaho, Illinois, and Missouri.

    • Idaho: Lawerence Denney, Idaho's secretary of state, on Tuesday announced that the state's voters in November will decide whether Idaho will expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Idaho is one of 18 states that have not yet expanded Medicaid under the ACA. Supporters of the expansion say it would provide coverage for up to 62,000 Idaho residents (Weixel, The Hill, 7/17).

    • Illinois: Illinois doctors are warning residents about a highly contagious stomach virus spreading throughout the state that causes diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Symptoms last for just a few days, but doctors say carriers of the virus are contagious for up to two weeks (Youngs, KMOV, 7/17).

    • Missouri: Pike County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) has named Tylie Mills as CEO, effective August 3. Mills currently serves as the director of nursing at PCMH and has previously served as the hospital's ED and EMS director. Mills will succeed Justin Selle, who is leaving to work at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Wisconsin (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 7/17).

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