The Maryland Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced that the West Nile virus was found in mosquitos in the Riverdale Park area, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maryland, Missouri, and New York.
- Maryland: The Maryland Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced that the West Nile virus was found in mosquitos in the Riverdale Park area, marking the first discovery of the virus in Maryland this year. The department said officials will spray the area in an effort to control the mosquito population (AP/Sacramento Bee, 7/25).
- Missouri: Children's Mercy Kansas City has named Paul Kempinski as president and CEO, effective November 1. Kempinski currently is president of Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Delaware, and the enterprise VP for Nemours Children's Health System (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 7/26).
- New York: Highland Hospital in Rochester will be adding four levels to its southeast wing and increase the number of private patient care rooms by 60, bringing the facility's total number of private medical/surgical beds to 214. Construction on the expansion is expected to begin in spring of 2020 and be completed by spring of 2022 (WHAM, 7/26).
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