March 6, 2019

Around the nation: Washington state health secretary calls for federal vaccine campaign

Daily Briefing

    John Wiesman, Washington state's health secretary, on Monday said the federal government needs to launch a national campaign similar to the one it launched against smoking to combat misinformation about childhood vaccinations, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Missouri, Nevada, and Washington.

    • Missouri: The construction crew leading the building of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission's B.E. Smith Family Center has raised almost $500,000 for the project through community outreach. The new building will house the Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center which will provide therapy and education to children with disabilities (Lieberman, Kansas City Business Journal, 3/4).
    • Nevada: Carson Tahoe Health has named Alan Garrett as CEO, effective April 1. Garrett most recently served as president and CEO of St. Mary Medical Center and as regional VP for St. Joseph Hoag Health, both in California. Garrett will succeed Ed Epperson, who retired at the end of last year (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 3/4).
    • Washington: John Wiesman, Washington state's health secretary, on Monday said the federal government needs to launch a national campaign similar to the one it launched against smoking to combat misinformation about childhood vaccinations. Washington is currently battling its worst measles outbreak in more than 20 years (Sun, Washington Post, 3/5).

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