March 20, 2019

Around the nation: Mother gives birth to 15-pound baby, setting new hospital record

Daily Briefing

    Joy Buckley last week at gave birth to a daughter weighing 15 pounds and 5 ounces, a record for Arnot Ogden Medical Center, the hospital where the baby was born, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania.

    • Massachusetts: David Lincoln, president and CEO of Covenant Health, has announced he will retire on April 26. Lincoln has served as president and CEO of Covenant since its founding in 1986. Stephen Grubbs, Covenant's current interim CFO, will succeed Lincoln as president and CEO (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 3/18).
    • New York: Joy Buckley last week gave birth to a daughter weighing 15 pounds and 5 ounces, a record at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, where the baby was born. The baby was taken to the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit to have her sugar and oxygen levels monitored and will likely be going home soon, according to Buckley (WALB, 3/19).
    • Pennsylvania: Johnnie Barto, a former pediatrician in Johnstown, was sentenced on Monday to at least 79 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children. In 2000, Barto had been brought up on administrative charges that he molested two young girls in the 1990s. However, regulators threw the case out, saying the allegations were "incongruous to his reputation" (Rubinkam, Associated Press, 3/18).

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