Legacy Health's incoming COO Trent Green and Bryce Helgerson, who will serve as Legacy's new chief integration officer, most recently served as presidents of two Legacy Health medical centers, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Missouri, Ohio, and Oregon.
- Missouri: Ascension on Thursday announced that CEO Anthony Tersigni will retire at the end of the year, after serving as the health system's CEO for more than 15 years. Tersigni will continue to serve on the executive committee of Ascension's health care investment fund (Kacik, Modern Healthcare, 3/21).
- Ohio: Ohio lawmakers just introduced a bill that would ban mandatory overtime for nurses. The bill was proposed after a 2017 investigation by News 5 Cleveland found that mandatory overtime can harm nurses and patients. The investigation revealed that nurses who were ill or suffering from exhaustion were still required to work, which posed a threat to patient safety. If the bill becomes law, Ohio would be the 19th state to outlaw mandatory nurse overtime (Regan, News 5 Cleveland, 3/20).
- Oregon: Legacy Health on Wednesday announced that Trent Green will be promoted to chief operating officer and Bryce Helgerson will be promoted to chief integration officer, which is a new position for the system. Green most recently served as president of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Unity Center for Behavioral Health, and Helgerson recently served as president of Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. The appointments will be effective April 1 (3/20, Legacy Health release).
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