January 9, 2019

Around the nation: Moose wanders into Alaska hospital

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    The moose did not cause any injuries or harm, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alaska, Illinois, and Washington, D.C.

    • Alaska: A moose on Monday wandered into Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. According to Kjerstin Lastufka, a spokesperson the hospital, the moose's visit was "pretty calm." The moose entered through doors that were stuck open because of the extremely cold weather, ate some plants, and left after about 10 minutes, according to Lastufka. The moose did not cause any injuries or harm—other than the eaten plants (AP/CBS News, 1/8).
    • Illinois: Mercyhealth on Saturday opened Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic-Riverside in Rockford. The new $505 million hospital has about 200 beds and will focus on serving women and children (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 1/7).
    • Washington, D.C.: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday missed oral arguments as she recovers from receiving lung cancer surgery last month. Monday marked the first time Justice Ginsburg has missed oral arguments since she joined the Supreme Court in 1993, according to Reuters (Chung, Reuters, 1/7).

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